Australia vs India 1st Test: Seems like Indian are in no mood to take any nonsense from the Australians lying down. If it was Virat Kohli getting under the skin of his opposite number, then Josh Hazlewood tried to ruffle up India opener Murali Vijay with a few words, Vijay was not going take it at face value, he gave it back to the bowler. The incident featuring Vijay and Hazlewood happened in the second innings of the first Test at Adelaide.
The Test match well-poised after India dismissed the hosts for 235, taking a nominal 15-run lead. It seemed like Cheteshwar Pujara’s defining 123 is making all the difference, as that helped India get to 250 runs in their first innings, giving the bowlers something to bowl at.
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. They are 27/0 in 11 overs, just the kind of start they were after.
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.
Rain hampered play on day three of the opening Test before India took a 15-run lead in the first innings by bowling out Australia for 235 runs on Saturday. The visitors had scored 250 runs in their first innings. Inclement weather first delayed play by 45 minutes in the morning session, and then there were two more delays in the first session before lunch was taken at 1.12 pm local time.