VIDEO: Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma Laugh Over Their Dismissals In Dressing Room: India were given a reality check, and a harsh one, by the Australian spinners in Indore, during Day 1 o the 3rd of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, as the hosts were bundled out for 109 runs in 33.2 overs on a raging turner at the Holkar stadium.
The fact that the highest score for India in their first innings, after electing to bat first, was 22, by Virat Kohli, tells the tale of India’s horror show with the bat.
Both the batters were dismissed in the first session, and India were reeling at 84/7 at Lunch.
Rohit Sharma scored 12 runs, and Virat Kohli scored 22 runs
Before the second session began, the cameras panned toward the Indian dressing room where Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were chatting with substitute Suryakumar Yadav. Both the senior Indian batters can be seen smirking when discussing the session goneby and how difficult it was batting on the extremely spin-friendly surface.
The video has now gone viral. You can watch it here:
Matthew Kuhnemann picks 5-wicket haul in his second Test
Mitchell Starc, returning after a finger injury, cause nerves for India in the first over: he could have had Rohit Sharma dismissed twice in the first over, but Australia didn’t take the review.
That didn’t hurt much as from the 6th over onward, when interim skipper Steve Smith introduced spinner Matthew Kuhnemann it was all crisis for India.
Matthew Kuhnemann struck in his first over with the wicket of Rohit Sharma, and in his second, dismissed Shubman Gill. From the other end, Nathan Lyon joined the party, getting rid of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja before Kuhnemann dismissed Shreyas Iyer.
Todd Murphy picked only one wickets, but it was the biggest one – that of Virat Kohli, who was India’s top-scorer with 22 runs in the first innings.
Kuhnemann and Lyon wrapped up the rest – Umesh Yadav did hit two sixes and a four giving the crowd something to cheer about – with the left-arm spinner taking his maiden Test five-fer in only his 2nd Test match.
Australia (Playing XI): Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith(c), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhnemann
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj