Melbourne [Australia], December 27 (ANI): Former Australia pacer Glenn McGrath praised Shubman Gill and recalled how the Indian batsman had impressed him within the third ODI at Sydney.
Gill had scored 33 runs off 39 balls within the third ODI in opposition to Australia earlier this month. The correct-handed batsman additionally impressed the legendary bowler McGrath after his knock on the Boxing Day Take a look at on Saturday.
McGrath mentioned he felt Gill regarded like he belonged to worldwide cricket in the course of the ODI sequence. The correct-handed batsman, nevertheless, did not final too lengthy and was dismissed by Pat Cummins on day two of the Boxing Day Take a look at on Sunday.
“After I noticed him the opposite day within the ODI, I believed he had a great method, he regarded like he belonged to worldwide cricket,” McGrath mentioned on Sony Sports activities.
“It was a reasonably robust introduction to Take a look at cricket there with the way in which Starc and Cummins have been bowling, they (the batsmen) have been enjoying and lacking, there was that one edge that Labuschagne put down, however aside from that he regarded fairly strong,” he added.
Cummins offered Australia an ideal begin on day two. If Mitchell Starc gave Australia the breakthrough on day one, it was Cummins who stole the present together with his fiery spell.
It wasn’t a great begin for the hosts because the day began with an unsuccessful evaluate and a dropped catch however Cummins ensured Australia have been proper again on high courtesy of his fiery spell.
Cummins gave Australia an higher hand within the recreation after two wickets within the first session. The speedster despatched each Gill (45) and Pujara (17) again to the pavilion however Rahane and Vihari stood tall in opposition to the potent bowling assault and took India to lunch with no extra hiccups.
Resuming day two from 36/1, Gill and Pujara weathered the storm in the course of the first hour of the play. Nevertheless, their 61-run partnership was ended by Cummins as Gill fell wanting his maiden Take a look at half-century.
Cummins made positive Australia did not lose any momentum as he despatched again Pujara in his subsequent over. Skipper Tim Paine took an outstanding one-handed catch to depart India at 64/3.
Simply when it regarded like Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari had steadied the ship for India, Nathan Lyon spun an internet. Vihari departed proper after citing the 50-run stand with Rahane as he tried a sweep off Lyon and obtained caught by Steve Smith. (ANI)
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