The dismal performance of Indian fielders continues unabated in the first match of the Test series after the ODI and T20 series. On the second day of the day-night match being played against Australia at the Adelaide Oval ground here, the Indian fielders missed a number of catches of Australian batsmen on Friday. Indian bowlers bowled Australia for 192 runs in the first innings but this score could have been further reduced had the Indian fielder caught the catch. Indian fielders dropped four catches.
On the other hand, Indian captain Virat Kohli has done R.K. Cameron Green (11) caught the catch of Ashwin with a jump in the air at midwicket. Speaking of missed catches, captain Tim Paine scored 73 not out from Australia. Penn also got life. Bumrah’s bouncer on the fifth ball of the 55th over was played by Penn towards the square leg where Mayank Agarwal left his catch.
Then on the last ball of the 59th over, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha dropped Mitchell Starc’s catch, although it was a difficult catch. The bowler was Bumrah whose bouncer took the upper edge of Stark’s bat in the air. Saha ran back but could not judge the ball and missed the catch.
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After Penn, Australia’s highest score was Marnus Labushane who scored 47 runs, but Labushane got two lives on personal scores of 12 and 21 runs. In the first session of the day, Mohammad Shami’s ball was played by Labushane on the final leg and Bumrah, standing there, dropped his catch. Bumrah felt that he would hit the boundary line, so he was caught in a hurry to catch the ball and throw it out.
After this, Prithvi Shaw gave life to Labushane on the fourth ball of the 23rd over on a personal score of 21. When captain Virat Kohli caught Ravichandran Ashwin off Nathan Lyon, Kohli breathed a sigh of relief after catching the catch, his reaction tells that he is not happy with the team’s filming. Kohli caught Cameron Green’s great catch at midwicket off Ashwin.