David Warner Run Out: Virat Kohli lost the toss for 2nd consecutive time in the series and they were sent to hunt the leather in the field by the destructive openers in the world, Aaron Finch and David Warner. The wicket looked good for batting and the in-form Australian openers punished the Indian bowlers barring Mohammad Shami for erring in their line and length time and again.
Although, the wicket has that extra bounce in it, the batsmen can trust their instincts to go for the shots and there is every value for their shots. It was yet another 100 run partnership for Australia as both their openers reached their half-century in pretty quick time but two back to back wickets courtesy Mohammad Shami and Shreyas Iyer has pegged back the momentum.
After a 142 run opening stand, Aaron Finch got out to Mohammad Shami after making 69 ball 60. He looked on course to smash his 2nd century of the series but Mohammad Shami got rewarded for bowling his heart out.
One wicket brought the other wicket and this time it was due to the brilliance of Shreyas Iyer who was magnificent in the field as he effected a run-out to send David Warner packing to the dressing room.
David Warner departed for a well made 83 of just 77 deliveries and gave the much needed platform for the lower order batsmen. He was in sublime touch and these are danger signs for India going forward.
Australia haven’t lost their momentum even after losing 2 back to back wickets thank to their crisis man in Steve Smith and his clone Marnus Labuschagne. They aren’t troubled by the Indian bowlers even one bit and they are accumulating runs for fun.
With a lot of firepower to come down the order, it will require a herculean task from the Indian bowlers to restrict Australia to a chase-able total.