It took just two balls for the first innings hero – Jasprit Bumrah to strike first blood in the second innings. Indian skipper Virat Kohli who was standing at second slip took a sharp catch to send back Aaron Finch. The ball was travelling at the good pace and Kohli was able to grab the catch with his fingers pointing skywards. Bumrah was able to hit Aaron Finch on the pads on the first ball of his second dig spell.
Indian team made a loud appeal but umpire Ian Gould turned down the appeal. However, Virat Kohli and Co. decided not to go for the review. In fact, Sunil Gavaskar in the commentary box made a good point that it doesn’t make a lot of sense to go for a review against the batsman who is not in good form.
Bumrah continues to breathe down the neck of the Australians.
Meanwhile, India finally declared their second innings at 106-8 to give an imposing target of 399 to the hosts. There was a massive difference between the first two days and the third day’s play.
Read More: Most Wickets in IPL 2018.
In fact, only seven wickets fell on the first two days of the third Test. However, things changed on the third day when as many as 15 wickets were taken by both side bowlers.
Jasprit Bumrah was the star of the show in the first essay as the talisman fast bowler scalped his best bowling figures (6-33) in red ball version. Bumrah had bowled with his tail up and will like to repeat his first innings heroics.
Read More: Most Runs in IPL 2018.
Bumrah also became the first Asian bowler to scalp five-wicket hauls in South Africa, England and Australia in the same calendar year. The Indian gun pacer is going to play a key role in the second innings as well. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli will like to be smart in his captaincy.
Here is Aaron Finch wicket:
— ye cricket hai (@cricket_ye) December 29, 2018