Australia vs India 1st Test: One thing is clear, Indians are in no mood to hold back. They are there with a purpose and that is to create history. KL Rahul looked to take on Pat Cummins, failed as the bowler walked up to him and said something. The next ball was short and wide, Rahul was not going to hold back. He threw the kitchen sink at it and the ball flew over slips for a boundary, Cummins again walked up to the Indian opener and tried to get under his skin, but the batsman avoided any conversation and turned his back. The series has already got spiced up. Also Read - Kohli vs Cummins, Smith And Warner vs Bumrah a Tantalising Prospect: Langer
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The incident took place in the 11th over of the Indian second innings when the tourists had not lost a wicket and the hosts were getting a little impatient.
Earlier, India did not get off to a good start after Kohli won the toss on Day 1. It still seems Cheteshwar Pujara’s old-school 123 is making all the difference between the two nations. The Indian bowlers rose to the occasion and bowlers emphatically to bundle out the hosts for 235 runs and get a nominal 15 runs lead in the first innings which should give them the psychological advantage.
India will need to bat long in the second innings and they will hope Murali Vijay and KL Rahul gets among the runs early on in the Australian summer. As we speak, India has got off to a slow start in the second essay.
It will not be easy for the Indian batter on Day 3, which is called the moving day in Test cricket. The wet conditions and overcast skies will the only aide the Australian new ball bowlers. India will have to look at this as an opportunity of redeeming themselves from the mistakes they made in the first innings. India has to be careful with their shot selection.