Aaron Finch, Australia vs India 2018/19, Brad Hogg
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Well, Aaron Finch has experienced his first drop from the Test format, after receiving the Test cap in the recent past. He failed repeatedly in the first three games against India, which saw him being away from the playing XI. Meanwhile, the former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg unhappy with the call to drop him.

Apart from that, Brad Hogg also highlighted the fact that Cricket Australia failed to leave Aaron Finch to Melbourne Renegades. He went on to add saying that it was poor marketing skills by the respective board in regard to Aaron Finch.

Digging into his tweet, it read ”Pity Finch did not get an opportunity down the order in the Baggy Green, but not releasing him for the Melbourne Renegades in his hometown @GeelongCC is a CA marketing blunder.”

As it happened:

Coming to the Day 1 play, it was India, who was on top of the game at the conclusion of an initial couple of sessions. Earlier, it was Virat Kohli, who won the toss and asked the home side to bowl first.

Aaron Finch, Australia vs India 2018/19, Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara (Credits – Getty)

The comeback of KL Rahul yet again showed a poor result, as he walked back for a single digit. Unfortunately, once again,  he succumbed to Josh Hazlewood. Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal, yet again, impressed one and all.

He knocked a brilliant 77 to his name before being dismissed to Nathan Lyon. However, on the other end, Cheteshwar Pujara showed his class to knock the third century of the series. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli failed to showcase his class.

Cheteshwar Pujara was brilliant on Day 1, who remained unbeaten with 130* runs to his name. His stunning knock helped India to put 303/4 on the board at the end of Day 1 stumps. Hanuma Vihari (39*) is at the crease with Pujara.

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