LIVE Australia vs India 1st Test: Ishant Sharma got India off to the perfect start on Day 2 with the ball after India was bundled out for 250. Desperately eyeing a few wickets with the new ball, Ishant once again came good, showing he is the leader of the pace battery. It was pitched up and nipping back into the right-hander, Finch got a good stride forward on the drive, doesn’t cover for the line, gets an inside edge and the off and leg-stumps are sent cart-wheeling. Ishant loved the sight, so did the Indians. Kohli was pumped as he is always.
But, what commentators were speaking about is the reaction on Kohli’s face, which highlights the importance of the wicket.
One has to admit, we have all seen how animated Kohli gets, but this was something different. He was desperate to make a mark early after India was bundled out for 250. Kohli seemed over the moon as Ishant got a wicket with his third ball, just what the captain had asked for.
It would now be interesting to see if India can build on the good start and get a couple of more wickets with the new ball. It is Ishant and Bumrah operating with the brand new cherry for India.
At the time of filing the copy, Khawaja and Harris had settled the nerves and Australia was 12/1.