Udayavni Special

Siraj gets Labuschagne on debut as India reduce Australia to 136/5


PTI, Dec 26, 2020, 11:00 AM IST

Debutant Mohammed Siraj removed a well-set Marnus Labuschagne as India made further inroads leaving Australia reeling at 136 for 5 at tea on the first day of the second ‘Boxing Day’ Test here on Saturday. Labuchagne (48, 132 balls) and Travis Head (38, 92 balls) added 86 runs for the fourth wicket but Jasprit Bumrah (2/24 in 12 overs) and Siraj (1/25 in 9 overs) removed the duo in quick succession.

Their resistance was finally broken in the 42nd over when became Bumrah’s second victim of the day, caught by skipper Ajinkya Rahane a gully as the batsman poked at a short ball outside off stump. Introduced into the attack just after lunch, debutant Siraj proved to be a tad expensive, giving away 24 runs off six overs in his first spell.

But the pacer was lucky with his maiden scalp when a delivery that was drifting down the leg-side was glanced by Labuschagne to the other debutant Shubman Gill stationed at backward square leg. Gill took it inches off the ground. His innings had for boundaries.

At the final break of the day, sskipper Tim Paine was batting on nought in the company of Cameroon Green (6). Earlier, senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s double strike including that of Steve Smith was highlight of the first session.

Skipper Rahane made some impressive captaincy moves which enabled India gain the upper-hand on a track that offered turn and bounce on the first session of a Test match. Bumrah struck for the visitors in the fifth over, removing Joe Burns for a duck as the batsman nicked a delivery that just moved a bit after hitting the seam to Rishabh Pant behind the stumps.

Introduced into the attack in the 11th over, Ashwin struck in his second over when Matthew Wade (30 off 39) went for a glory shot over square-leg, only to get a top-edge and Jadeja holding on to the catch despite a collision with an onrushing debutant Shubman Gill. An over later, Ashwin was again on the money, this time accounting for the big fish Smith (0) as he got one that was tossed and the former skipper tried to glance one only to find new vice-captain Cheteshwar Pujara pouch it at leg gully.

Labuschagne did hit some good shots before the break but also looked a bit edgy in between. He survived a leg before decision when Ashwin trapped him with flight but the Umpires Review showed that the ball was missing the stumps.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Protesting farmer leaders allege conspiracy hatched to kill 4 of them, disrupt tractor rally

PM pays tributes to Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary

With 14,256 fresh cases, India’s COVID-19 tally climbs to 1,06,39,684

5 y-o Udupi girl comes first in nat’l level Bhagvad Gita recitation competition

India developing infrastructure in border areas, will not reduce troops unless China initiates process: Rajnath Singh

Too early to draw Covid-19 origin conclusions: WHO

No motorcycle stunts at R-Day parade this year; spectators size cut to 25K


Related Articles More

IPL auction likely on February 18: BCCI official

Rajasthan Royals trade Uthappa to Chennai Super Kings

Dhoni comparisons amazing but Pant wants a name for himself in Indian cricket

Lasith Malinga retires from franchise cricket

IPL 2021: RCB retains 12 players from IPL 2020

MUST WATCH

Mangaluru: Police arrest nine students for alleged ragging

Remembering Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose | Asha Raghuvamshi

Inter-state Ganja smuggling racket busted: 7 held, 44.630 kgs of Marijuana seized

explosion sound around shivamogga

Mangaluru harassment in bus case: Young woman narrates her ordeal

Latest Additions

Protesting farmer leaders allege conspiracy hatched to kill 4 of them, disrupt tractor rally

PM pays tributes to Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary

With 14,256 fresh cases, India’s COVID-19 tally climbs to 1,06,39,684

GoAir offers 1 million seats at Rs 859 each on domestic travel

5 y-o Udupi girl comes first in nat’l level Bhagvad Gita recitation competition

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.