- On the first day of the first cricket test of day-night against Australia, India scored 233 losing six wickets.
- Batting first after winning the toss, captain Virat Kohli scored 74 and Cheteshwar Pujara scored 43 runs for India.
- The speed and swing of the pink ball in the milky light could not withstand the lower middle order batsmen
India captain Virat Kohli, who was seen playing with one end, suffered the brunt of being run out at the wrong time and on Thursday, Australia removed his six wickets for 233 runs on the opening day of the first cricket Test of the night. Kohli had scored 74 runs and was looking to score a century. Deputy captain Ajinkya Rahane called him out for a run but later backed down. Shortly before the second new ball was taken, Kohli was run out.
This is the second occasion in Test cricket while Kohli was run out. Earlier in 2012, he was run out in Adelaide. At one time India’s score was 188 for three which was 206 for six. The speed and swing of the pink ball in the milky light could not withstand the lower middle order batsmen. At the end of the first day’s play, Ravichandran Ashwin was 15 and Wriddhiman Saha was on nine. The pitch on the first day was quite challenging for the batsmen. First Cheteshwar Pujara and then Kohli batted very well.
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Kohli faced 180 balls in his innings. At the same time, Pujara scored 43 runs in 160 balls. Rahane played a 91-ball 42. Kohli and Rahane added 88 runs in the third session and looked to lead India to a good score that Kohli was out. After this Rahane also lost his wicket to Mitchell Starc, who took two wickets for 49 runs. Earlier in both seasons, Indian batsmen showed a very defensive game and after winning the toss, the start was slow. Pujara waited for 148 balls to hit a four.
After dinner, spinner Nathan Lyon harassed him. He hit Leon for two fours but his off-break ball was dismissed by an easy catch to Marnus Labuschen in the lane. He shared a 68-run partnership with captain Virat Kohli for the third wicket but could not take the pressure off. Kohli and Pujara scored runs in 55 overs at an average of 1.94. Pujara used the pads as a defense shield in front of Leon while Kohli used the forward defense. Earlier in the morning, once again Prithvi Sau’s weak technique opened and India lost two wickets for 41 runs in the opening session.
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Without opening the account, he was dismissed on the second ball of the match. He was bowled by Mitchell Starc. Sav’s poor form continued unabated. The decision to give him preference over in-form Shubman Gill was shocking anyway. Opener Mayank Agarwal was the victim of Pat Cummins scoring 17 off 40 balls. Agarwal hit India’s first boundary in the cover of Hazelwood while Stark hit the second four.
Australian fast bowler Stark took two for 49 in 19 overs and Cummins took one wicket for 42 runs in 19 overs. Josh Hazlewood gave 47 runs in 20 overs and got one wicket. Pujara faced the new ball well in the morning session. That 2018. The series of 19 also stood like a rock in front of the Australian invasion. However, the Australian fast bowlers had created so much pressure that Pujara played 34 dot balls in a row.