Australia vs India 1st Test: Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has gone past MS Dhoni to take most catches at the Adelaide Oval where the first Test is being played. It took Pant just one inning to do that, for which the young keeper has to thank the Indian bowlers who did an extremely good job to bundle out Australia for 235 in the first innings, taking a nominal 15-run-lead. Pant becomes the most successful Indian wicketkeeper at a single venue in Australia. Also Read - 'Sort of a Slap' - Venkatesh Prasad on The Shot That Triggered His Famous Showdown With Aamer Sohail
He has six dismissals to his name in Adelaide, whereas Dhoni has five apiece at Melbourne Cricket Ground and Perth. Also Read - BCCI Planning to Hold Camp For Contracted Players in Dubai: Report
Meanwhile, India has polished off the Australian tail and have got a nominal 15-run lead, but it will give India a psychological edge. Pujara’s 123 proved to be the difference between the two sides in the first essay of the Australian summer.
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.
During the first 20 minutes of play, starting from overnight 191 for seven, Australia crossed 200 in the 91st over but India managed to sneak in a breakthrough before rain came again. Mitchell Starc (15) was caught behind off Jasprit Bumrah (3-47) as covers came on.