2nd Test Australia vs India: India opener Murali Vijay seems to be watching the ball big. During the first net session ahead of the 2nd Test at Perth, Vijay was spotted facing some throwdowns from batting coach Sanjay Bangar and he looked to time the ball really well. But a certain shot that caught our eye was when Vijay kept out a yorker from Bangar. His eyes were on the ball till the last second, in line with the ball and then he brings his bat down just in time to keep it out, just perfect one may say. Vijay scored 11 and 18 in the Adelaide Test and would like to get something bigger at Perth.
Here is the video of the shot.
Meanwhile, the touring side has taken a valuable 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series by beating hosts by 31 runs at Adelaide. Cheteshwar Pujara who bagged the Man of the Match seemed to have made all the difference with his brilliant knocks of 123 and 71.
Meanwhile, India captain Virat Kohli has maintained his top spot, Cheteshwar Pujara returned to top five while Jasprit Bumrah achieved a career-high ranking of 33 in the latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen and bowlers. Pujara’s knocks of 123 and 71 were the cornerstoneof India’s victory in the opening Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. Pujara has now moved ahead of Joe Root and David Warner in the fourth position. He trails third-ranked Smith by 55 points, and leads Root by 39 points.
India fast bowler Bumrah has achieved a career-high ranking of 33rd, after his three for 47 and three for 68 at Adelaide helped him to rise five places.