On the second day of the current first Test between India and Australia, Rohit Sharma became the first player in the series to register a century. His plan was to attack the bowlers right away and block off the excellent deliveries. He seemed to be in terrific form and was anticipating a huge inning today. He was on the crease as India passed Australia’s total and took the lead.
Some hitters took their time on the challenging pitch, where scoring runs was difficult. The Indian team’s stalwarts, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli took their time but could not capitalise on their strong start.
The same can be said about KS Bharat and Suryakumar Yadav, who are also debutants. The team’s all-rounders, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin provided solid assistance and formed partnerships with captain Rohit Sharma.
“Today’s innings was remarkable, showed terrific attitude,” Indian team batting coach Vikram Rathour stated in a news conference after the action on Day 2. Run-making required a certain temperament. He adjusts quite well; this is a trait he has. We know how he plays in India, but he adjusted his game in England. He also showed his versatility today “According to News18.
KL Rahul’s recent form was also discussed by the batting coach. “To be fair to KL (Rahul), he has a couple of fifties and a couple of hundreds in the past 10 innings he has played, I don’t believe we are there,” he remarked.”
India leads the first Test by 144 runs at stumps on Day 2 with two set batsmen, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel, remaining at the crease. The spin combo has already reached their fifties and is piling on the runs for India.
They have looked comfortable at the crease and will be seeking to extend India’s advantage on Day 3. Australia, on the other hand, will want to tie things up swiftly and begin their second innings.