Team India have made a dream start in the fourth Test match against Australia at the Gabba. Rohit Sharma grabbed an outstanding catch at the second slip as Mohammed Siraj once again removed David Warner to give the visitors an early breakthrough.
India suffered a massive setback as Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah failed to recover to be available for selection for the final game of the tour. As a result, they had to field two more debutants in the form of T Natarajan, for whom it has been a dream tour, and Washington Sundar, who was so far in the squad as a net bowler.
While many ruled out the visitors even before the match started, but India have made an eventful start at the Gabba in the morning session of day 1. Rohit Sharma picked an outstanding catch as David Warner’s poor form in the consecutive match continues.
Rohit Sharma takes a brilliant catch to dismiss David Warner
This ball may not have carried to first slip, so Rohit Sharma dived across to the right to take a nice low catch. This was a fullish delivery angling across just outside off stump from Mohammed Siraj. David Warner probably expected some inward movement but it held its line to take a thick edge and Rohit did the rest at the slip cordon.
The ploy to play a not-fully-fit Warner isn’t working as Mohammed Siraj hit the right areas right from the start.
Watch the video here:
Mohammed Siraj gets David Warner early again ????
— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) January 15, 2021
Meanwhile, the fairytale start continued as Shardul Thakur, who is playing only his second Test match, removed the other opener, Marcus Harris, cheaply. Reeling at 17 for two and sensing early troubles, Australia will have to rebuild their innings and who better than Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne to do this.
On the other hand, India, who have an inexperienced bowling attack with Mohammed Siraj being the experienced one with two Tests under his belt, will have to keep their hard work going to get the Aussies out for a cheap first innings total.