Ravichandran Ashwin picked up three wickets, while Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah shared four as India reduced Australia to 191/7 after putting up 250. India bowlers kept things tight with a disciplined line and length as the hosts found it tough to get away with it. Moreover, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant tried to sledge Australian batsmen during the second days of play.
Meanwhile, three wickets fell in the first innings for Australia; however, Usman Khawaja led the fightback with a discipline to prevent further damage. He along with Peter Handscomb added 28 runs in 69 balls. The batters didn’t take any risk whatsoever and played the Indian bowlers with utmost care. On the other hand, the Indian bowlers kept hitting the right channels time and again.
Here is how the Twitter reacted as Rishabh Pant tried to sledge the opposition:
"Everyone is not Pujara here guys, come on!"
If Kohli said these lines then media👇
– "Doesn't know how to respect opposition"
– "No Indian Captain behaved this way on-field till date"
– "Always sledges opposition in Overseas but doesn't win matches/series" #AUSvsIND #INDvsAUS
— K Vijayendra (@k_vijayendra8) December 7, 2018
"Everyone is not Pujara here, lads!" – Rishabh Pant chirps 😂
Good self-assessment I must say. 🤦🏽♂#AusvsInd
— Ananthasubramanian (@_chinmusic) December 7, 2018
"Everyone is not Pujara here" – Pant from behind the wickets! 😂😅
— Alexander Supertramp 😕 (@IntoTheWildGuy) December 7, 2018
— Aap chronology samjhiye (@anas707) December 7, 2018
— Bhargav (@bhargavac) December 7, 2018
Oh my word, Pant needs to shut up. He’s forever talking. It’s sledging apparently. Saying that “not everyone is Pujara here” isn’t creative and we all saw how pujara like your stay at the crease was 🤦🏻♀️ #AUSvIND.
— Zubeda Ismail (@zubedaismail) December 7, 2018