ICC World Test Championship Final: Watch - Mohammed Siraj Knocks Over Nathan Lyon During WTC Final
ICC World Test Championship Final: Watch - Mohammed Siraj Knocks Over Nathan Lyon During WTC Final {PC: Twitter}

Indian cricket team had an ideal start to Day 2. Mohammed Siraj got the priced wicket of Travis Head as the short ball barrage technique worked for the Men in Blue. Mohammed Siraj bowled impeccable lines & lengths.

Steve Smith smashed his 31st hundred and was quite delighted. There was a mini collapse as the Australians lost 4 wickets for 41 runs. Mohammed Shami took a key wicket of Cameron Green and was dismissed cheaply.

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The star batter Steve Smith was undone by the sheer brilliance of Shardul Thakur as the pacer cramped Smith for room and he chopped onto his stumps as Smith could have inflicted a lot of damage. Smith was dismissed on 121 runs in 268 balls and struck 25 fours and 1 six.

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Watch- Mohammed Siraj Bamboozles Nathan Lyon

At the end of 119 overs, Australia’s score was 463-8. Mohammed Siraj was introduced into the attack and was bowling the 120th over, on the 5th delivery Siraj bowled an inswinger and Lyon wanted to play a cover drive shot but missed it completely and his stumps were crashed.

 

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Mohammed Siraj now has 50 Test match scalps to his name which is a great attainment. Nathan Lyon was dismissed on 9 runs in 25 balls and struck 1 four. Australia’s score at 119.5 overs was 468-9.

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Critical Phase for India

If the last wicket partnership takes Australia over 500 runs then India would require a helluva of effort to stamp their authority in the crunch match. Skipper Pat Cummins would be aiming to take most of the crease as he can smash lusty blows which would be priceless.

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Skipper Rohit Sharma would be aware of the fact that the side has a long rally ahead to make a comeback in the match. There are chances that the pitch may deteriorate and we should not forget that India will bat last on the surface (*4th innings).

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