Twitter Reacts As India Lose 2 Wickets In Response To Australia's 369 On A Rain-Marred Day In Brisbane

Twitter Reacts As India Lose 2 Wickets In Response To Australia’s 369 On A Rain-Marred Day In Brisbane

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Australia (Credits: Twitter)

Thunderstorms and the subsequent wet-outfield ensured that the third session of the 2nd day between Australia and India ended in a damp squib but not before the hosts took complete control of the game by restricting India to 2/62 in response to their first innings total of 369.

Resuming the innings at 5/274, the Australian duo of Tim Paine and Cameron Green came out with the same attacking intent as they had shown in the evening session of the first day.

The Indian bowlers created opportunities but they were also guilty of dishing out a poor delivery to release all the pressure as the duo cashed in on the freebies to push the total past 300.

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Shardul Thakur [Image Credits: Twitter]
Shardul Thakur eventually proved to be the partnership-break as Tim Paine, in an attempt to cream him past the cover region, edged it to Rohit Sharma at second slip. Australia 6-311.

Thakur trapped Pat Cummins leg-before wicket in his next over while Washington Sundar got rid of Cameron Green and all of a sudden, Australia were 8 down for 315.

But once again the Australian tail wagged as Nathan Lyon (24 off 22), Mitchell Starc (20* off 35) and Josh Hazlewood (11 off 27) chipped-in with handy runs to ensure that Australia finished with 369.

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Pat Cummins [Image Credits: Twitter]
In reply, India got off to a horrible start as they lost Shubman Gill for an 11-ball 7 in just the 7th over of the innings

However, Rohit Sharma once again looked imperious in his strokeplay during his 74-ball 44. Sharma played a plethora of eye-catching strokes; none better than the check drive down the ground off Josh Hazlewood.

Rohit Sharma, Sunil Gavaskar
Rohit Sharma [Image Credits: Twitter]
But, as has seen been the case in previous innings, the talented opener squandered his start thanks to a sudden rush of blood he holed out at deep midwicket against Nathan Lyon, undoing all the hard work he had done in the afternoon session.

India finished the afternoon session at 2/62. However, no play was possible in the post-Tea session due to thunderstorms and the subsequent wet outfield at the Gabba forcing the officials to call it stumps prematurely.

 

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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