Australia’s pace spearhead Pat Cummins was once again in the scheme of things in India’s second innings in Adelaide, providing the much-required breakthrough. Pat Cummins claimed the wicket of Prithvi Shaw by disturbing his stumps in the fourth over of the game for four as Australia drew first blood. India ended the second day, ahead by 62 runs after bowling the hosts for 191 following managing 244.
Pat Cummins could have got the wicket of Mayank Agarwal in his previous over too as keeper Tim Paine could not cling on after the right-handed batsman got an inside edge. The delivery to Prithvi Shaw was a ripping in-swinger that rearranged the Indian opener’s stumps. Shaw had endured a second failure in the match, registering another second-figure score as his technique has hugely come under the scanner.
Australia’s batsmen could not have the momentum in their first innings as only keeper-batsman and captain Tim Paine and Marnus Labuschagne made telling scores that reduced the deficit to an extent. Tim Paine managed an unbeaten 73 runs while Marnus Labuschagne scored 47 runs after some strokes of luck. Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah plucked six wickets between them to limit the home side to a modest total.
Below is the clip of Pat Cummins rearranging Prithvi Shaw’s stumps:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 18, 2020