1st Test Adelaide: Tempers were flaring at the Adelaide Oval during the 1st Test. Australian captain Tim Paine lost his cool when he appealed after KL Rahul looked to pick up the ball after playing a shot. Paine appealed for handling the ball. The umpire was not interested. It happened in the 18th over of the second innings when Paine was seen in a deep conversation with the umpire over the incident. The ball fell dead near him after hitting the pads. Rahu then picked up the ball and threw it back to the bowler. Paine was initially looking to pick up the ball, but instead, Rahul did it for him.Also Read - IND vs SA 2nd T20: Snake Crawls Onto The Field, Interrupts Play But Hogs Limelight
Watch the incident take place. Also Read - IND vs SA 1st T20I: Suryakumar Yadav-KL Rahul Star As India Beat South Africa By 8 Wickets To Take 1-0 Lead
It seems that the intensity of the game got to the inexperienced Australian captain, who could have handled it in a better way. Also Read - Virat Kohli or KL Rahul - Who Should Open With Captain Rohit Sharma? Ravi Shastri Answers BIG Question Ahead of T20 WC
Meanwhile, KL Rahul’s enterprising 44 off 67 balls and Cheteshwar Pujara’s obduracy culminated in a 166-run lead on Saturday. Virat Kohli was dismissed late in the final session as India reached 151 for three at stumps on day three at the Adelaide Oval. The Indian skipper lunged forward to defend off Nathan Lyon (1-48) but was caught at short leg for an uncharacteristic knock of 34 (104 balls). At close of play, Cheteshwar Pujara was unbeaten on 40 runs, while Ajinkya Rahane was batting on 1 not out. India led by 166 runs.
Post-tea, Kohli and Pujara took their third-wicket partnership to 71 runs, albeit it was low on strike-rate, coming off 197 balls. Pujara survived early in the last session, courtesy DRS again, as the ball seemed to miss the stumps on account of bounce in the 40th over by Lyon.