Washington Sundar, on Saturday, castled a well-set Cameron Green with a fine delivery to give India a big wicket on day two of the ongoing fourth Test against Australia in Brisbane. Starting the day on 274 for 5, the hosts were off to a solid start. Skipper Tim Paine and Green started the proceedings with the bat for the home side and took the team past the 300-run mark in no time.
The Indians bowler, however, were quick to strike back and eventually wrapped up the Australian innings for 369. Shardul Thakur gave India the much-needed first breakthrough when he dismissed Paine for 50. The dismissal also ended the 98-run stand between the wicketkeeper-batsman and the allrounder.
And just two runs later, Washington Sundar struck to remove Green for 47. With Green in good form, India needed something special to get rid of him and Washington Sundar provided exactly that. Playing his first-ever Test, the young spinner sent back Green by dismissing him with an absolute beauty. He went with a flatter one with an angle, but the slow speed prodded Green to come forward. Green perhaps expected the ball to turn as he tried to play for it but the ball went straight through him to knock down the stumps.
Here is a clip of the wicket:
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Two runs after Green’s dismissal, Thakur struck again to remove Pat Cummins and reduce Australia to 315 for 8 from 311 for 5. It was followed by a 39-run stand between Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc. Washington Sundar ended the stand when he bowled Lyon for 24. T Natarajan then wrapped up the Australian innings by dismissing Josh Hazlewood.