Indian spinners destroyed Aussie batting at Pune

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2017 | 0

The long awaited Test series between India and Australia has finally started yesterday at Pune Stadium where team Australia won the toss and came to bat. Though, Australia waited long enough for the series and due to that they did not use their top eleven against last New Zealand series and a T20I home series against Sri Lanka but their preparation seemed not work yesterday. They staged their best squad against the Blues but in front of Indian spinners, their batsmen could not last long but finished the first day of the test by losing nine wickets and scored just 256 runs. Starc and Hazlewood finished the inaugural day of the Pune Test with 57 and 1 run respectively.

At the beginning of the innings, team Australia started very carefully with two expert openers Renshaw and David Warner. But their partnership was broken by Yadav when Warner got out with 38 runs. Though, they lost one wicket but at the same time Renshaw also left the crease due to retired ill. Later, skipper Smith and S. Marsh stood for a while but Indian spinners continuously tried their best and in India, the spinners could change the match in any minutes which was proved again when S. Marsh was out. Later, Handscomb came up but scored only 22 runs. When Australia scored 149 runs, then Handscomb and Smith were out and every times, spinners took them. Later, Renshaw came again and scored highest 68 runs. He was out by Ashwin. Finally, Starc stood strong and finished the first day with a brilliant fifty. He with the last wicket Hazlewood stood till the last in the first day of the match.

India started to ball by Sharma who bowled just the first over of the match. SInce the 2nd over, Indian skipper Kohli started to use three spinners consecutively and they were Ashwin, Jadeja and Yadav. Among them Yadav took four wickets in the first day where Ashwin took two and Jadeja took two wickets for the team. Though, Kohli is almost a new Test skipper of the Blues but could take the decision very wisely. He would be one of the best captain in India.

Now, Kohli just wants to take the all wickets of Australia within very short time in 2nd day and it would happen because they just need one wicket and at the beginning of the second day, crease would help the bowlers.

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