3rd Test Australia vs India Melbourne: Hanuma Vihari was hit by a well-directed nasty bouncer from Pat Cummins during the third Test at Melbourne. The incident happened in the 13th over. After he was hit, the ball went to the leg side as Hanuma Vihari scrambled for a single. As he came to the other end, umpire Ian Gould went up to him and asked him if he was all right. The batsman confirmed he was all right and play continued. Vihari opened for the first time in Tests with debutant Mayank Agarwal. Vihari managed eight off 66 balls. He may not have got among the runs like he would have liked, but he ensured he had seen off the new ball, something that Vijay and Rahul have been unable to do.
Here is the bouncer that hit him.
Meanwhile, Mayank Agarwal did everything possible to leave a lasting impact in his first international outing for India in a highly-anticipated Boxing Day contest against Australia. The India opener passed the test with flying colours while taking on Australia’s daunting pace battery at the iconic MCG. But, just before the Tea on day 1, the nerves got the better of the young opener as he got a brilliant delivery from fast-bowling warhorse Pat Cummins.
Before getting dismissed, debutant Mayank produced a confident 76-run knock as India made a steady start to the third Test against Australia at the MCG. The visitors did not put many runs on the board, taking tea ay 123 for two, as the batsmen largely remained cautious in the first two sessions.
At the time of filing the copy, Australia had taken the new ball with Kohli 47* and Pujara 62* were in the middle with the score on 202/2.