AUS vs IND: Ajinkya Rahane’s brilliant effort helped India get rid of Marnus Labuschagne.© AFP
India’s stand-in skipper, fielding at first slip, took a “sharp catch” off Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling to get rid of Marnus Labuschagne for 91 on on Friday. The and the duo of Steve Smith and Labuschagne kept Indian bowlers at bay for the initial hour and brought up a 100-run stand between them. With both batsmen set and batting with full confidence, the visitors were pushed on the backfoot. Jadeja provided India with the crucial breakthrough when he . The dismissal saw Labuschagne take the long walk back to the pavilion after missing out on a century by just nine runs.
Sharing the video of Labuschagne’s wicket, the cricket.com.au tweeted, “Out – Labuschagne is out for 91 following a sharp catch from Rahane at slip”.
Here’s the Labuschagne’s dismissal:
Out – Labuschagne is out for 91 following a sharp catch from Rahane at slip.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau)
After Labuschagne’s wicket, Jadeja picked up one more wicket as he dismissed Matthew Wade who was batting in the middle order for the first time this series.
During his short stay at the crease, Wade tried to take on the Indian spinners with his sweep shots but paid the price for too much aggression as he was caught at mid-on, withtaking a simple catch.
With just couple of minutes left for lunch, Bumrah trapped Australia all-rounder Cameron Green leg before for a duck as India finished the morning session on a strong note.
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