1st Test Adelaide: Rishabh Pant from behind the stumps got under the skin of the Australian batsmen who are not in a good position in the ongoing Test at Adelaide. Pant asked Cummins to hit a six off Ravichandran Ashwin and it was audible on the stump mic. There has been a lot of banter in the Test, which has also made it interesting. He said, “Let’s see some sixes, come on Patty.” The incident happened in the 75th over of the match when Pat Cummins had just come into bat and was on zero. Also Read - COVID-19 Pandemic: BCCI Donates Rs 51 Crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Relief Fund
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It was hilarious as Pant said it is not easy to survive Patty. Pat Cummins did not fall for it. Cummins was solid in dense as he was unbeaten at lunch on 5 along with his captain at the other end on 40. Australia still needs 137 runs to win with four wickets in hand. India picked up two wickets in the morning session and those were the wickets of Shaun Marsh (60) and Travis Head (14).
Ashwin has been the pick of the Indian bowlers, he has picked up two wickets and is making the most of the rough outside the off stump.
Meanwhile, for India, they are on the cusp of creating history. If they win at Adelaide, it will be the first time India would have won the first Test of the series ever in Australia.
Earlier, it was Cheteshwar Pujara’s gritty 123 and 71 that set it up for India. Pujara showed why he is considered a great Test batsman. He showed patience and solid technique on a pitch that had something for the bowlers.