Aus vs Ind: Labuschagne’s ton put Australia at better plight
After the end of day 1, Australia stood strong with a total of 274/5. Marnus Labuschagne slammed his 5th Test hundred and score a monstrous 108 in 204 balls. He was dropped on 37 at gully by Ajinkya Rahane but was later got caught by Rishabh Pant at square leg bowled by T Natarajan. The inexperienced Indian bowling line-up was unable to stop the storm of Australia. Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan, and Washington Sundar are the youngster played for India today.
Natarajan got 2 wickets and put a stop to the storm of Australia. Steve Smith and Labuschagne added 60 runs for the third wicket with a formal looking flaunt in particular. Labuschagne and Wade were looking disastrous today and both were sent back to the pavilion by T Natarajan. Wade scored 45 runs and gave an upper-hand to Australia. India lost the toss in the crucial decider and also at Australia’s strongest venue.
India also lost Saini halfway due to injury that became more difficult for India to make a grip in the match. Australia got a ready-made recipe for disaster. The day ends with Australian skipper Tim Paine and Cameron Green on crease with 38 and 28 runs respectively. Navdeep Saini was the only bowler to remain wicketless on day 1. This was a far-from-perfect catching day for India as they dropped many catches throughout the game. Rohit Sharma also completed the spell of Navdeep Saini which also showed how India is struggling to have a good playing 11.