It was a perfect start for Australia when their vice-captain Josh Hazlewood struck on his third ball of the opening day of the final and fourth Test match. Hazlewood produced the outside edge of Rahul’s bat and Shaun Marsh took a good low catch at first slip. Consequently, Rahul who had got his chance because of unavailability of Rohit Sharma continued his dismal form going.
Meanwhile, KL Rahul once again got off to an uncertain start. Rahul was beaten on a couple of times by Mitchell Starc in the first over. The stylish right-hander scored nine runs and all of them came off the inside and outside edges.
On the other hand, Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first. India has made two changes as KL Rahul has come in for Rohit Sharma whereas Kuldeep Yadav has replaced Ishant Sharma.
The Indian experienced seamer had felt discomfort in the left rib cage and the team management didn’t want to risk him for the final game.
Meanwhile, India is currently leading the four-match series by 2-1 and have retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy. The visitors had won the third Test match at MCG by 137 runs.
Mayank Agarwal who had a dream debut in the previous Test match is once again looking good. The Karnataka batsman is currently batting on 23 and has played some mouth-watering drives. On the other hand, Cheteshwar Pujara has been once again rocked solid.
Mayank Agarwal had scored a fine knock of 76 in the first innings of the third Test to announce himself on the big stage. He had also scored 42 in the second essay.
Here is the dismissal of KL Rahul: