It took all of 38 mins for a Australian bowling conflict led by Steve O’Keefe’s drastic 6 wicket bid to move a India batting crashing down in a opening Test in Pune on Day 2. At lunch, India were 70/3 with KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane in a middle. Trio of Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli were already behind in a hovel yet there was copiousness of batting to come.
But a genuine misunderstanding began only after 12.30 PM internal time.
94/4: With a object withering down during a MCA Stadium, hosting a Test for a really initial time, KL Rahul walked behind during 64 having looked impossibly grand in his batting so far. He was confident in his shots and playing calmly with copiousness to do ahead. He came charging down to O’Keefe and looked to play over long-off. Though he couldn’t utterly get to a representation of a round and a shot skews off a outward corner to be taken by David Warner. There were bigger concerns yet as he retained his shoulder and indispensable a physio’s assistance to travel back.
95/5: Three mins later, Rahane, his partner in a 50-run partnership, was taken during second trip by Peter Handscomb. Rahane attempted to play a round into a leg side yet didn’t govern it ideally and was credit contingency be given to Handscomb to decider that catch.
95/6: Three mins and dual balls later, O’Keefe struck again with Wriddhiman Saha a Indian batsman left out this time around. On a final smoothness of a 33rd over and with dual wickets taken already in a over, O’Keefe wasn’t finished and Saha thankful with a wicket. A good length round from a left arm bowler pointed into center and has Saha poking during it yet it draws an outward corner that kisses a keeper’s gloves to go on to be taken by Steve Smith in a slips.
95/7: In a conflict of a spinners, Nathan Lyon got R Ashwin with a Indian offie charity a defensive shot yet a round hits a toe, jumps adult and is taken by Handscomb during brief leg. India remove 4 wickets in 7 balls.
98/8: O’Keefe adds a fourth wicket to his name with Jayant Yadav falling. The Haryana spinner went a bit too distant in his widen to urge and Matt Wade was discerning to take off a bails with Jayant’s feet on a line.
101/9: O’Keefe bagged a fifer with a wicket of Ravindra Jadeja who raced down a representation and attempted to take divided a excitability and tragedy by going for a large hit. But in a process, he slogs to low midwicket and is taken by Mitchell Starc.
105 all out: India’s rain and O’Keefe’s six-for were finish with Umesh Yadav a final wicket to go. Once again, an Indian batsman attempted to toil yet doesn’t execute it perfectly. Ends adult removing a thick outward corner with Steve Smith holding a catch. With that, what started during 12:37 PM IST with a fourth wicket, finishes with a horrific fall during 1:15 PM IST.