1st Test Adelaide: Full marks to Jasprit Bumrah for the effort, but he injured himself while trying to stop the ball in the first Test at Adelaide. The incident took place in the 38th over when Shaum Marsh cover drove a half-volley from Ashwin. Bumrah in order to stop the ball dived and landed awkwardly injuring himself. He was immediately attended to and taken off the field. Does not look too dangerous. On the face of it, it just seems a cautionary measure to have a look at him. Didn’t look in too much discomfort while walking off.
Meanwhile, Bumrah has come back on the field which is good news from India’s point of view as he is expected to play a huge role in the series. He picked up three important wickets in the first innings and was the pick of the bowlers along with Ravichandran Ashwin.
India needs six more wickets to win the first Test.
Earlier in the day, thanks to brilliant knocks from Pujara (71) and Rahane (70), India set Australia a daunting 323 to win. Such a target has never been chased by the hosts at the venue. The highest chase at the venue by Australia is 315 against England in 1902.
There was some drama in the first half of the Australian chase, when Finch was given out in the first over of the second innings by Ishant Sharma, but Finch then had opted for the DRS, which saved him as replays showed the Indian bowler had overstepped. Finch was on duck then.