India’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami bowled a shooter to get rid of Australia’s pacer Pat Cummins. Shami got the ball to reverse and the ball kept low to breach Cummins defence. In fact, the stumps were knocked off and they were sent cart-wheeling. This was Shami second wicket of the innings. The Indian pacer had taken the wicket of Marnus Labuschagne on day three when Ajinkya Rahane had taken a fine catch at short mid-wicket.
Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami has bowled with fire in the ongoing series against Australia. He has asked the difficult questions from the Australian batsmen and has ticked the right boxes. Shami has scalped 16 wickets in the ongoing series and he is the third leading wicket-taker behind Jasprit Bumrah and Nathan Lyon.
On the other hand, Australia has been skittled out for 300 in their first innings. Kuldeep Yadav was the chief destroyer of the Australian innings as the chinaman scalped his second five-wicket haul in the red ball version.
Yadav took 5-99 which is second best bowling figures in the five-day format. The mystery chinaman bowler bowled with guile to breathe down the neck of the host’s batsman.
The southpaw spinner took three wickets on third day’s play whereas he took two wickets on the penultimate day of the Test match. In fact, the start of the fourth day’s play was delayed due to rain.
Indian captain Virat Kohli has enforced the follow-on as the visitors enjoy a healthy lead of 322 runs. Meanwhile, India had posted a huge total of 622 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant scoring daddy hundreds.
Here is the wicket of Pat Cummins: