Team India wicket-keeper KS Bharat had an impressive outing in the first session of the World Test Championship final against Australia on Wednesday, June 7 at The Kennington Oval in London. He took two brilliant catches in the session to dismiss Australian openers and keep India in the hunt in the summit clash.
Before the start of the World Test Championship final, Team India was posed with the dilemma of choosing the wicket-keeper between Ishan Kishan and KS Bharat. The team management went ahead with the latter, as they chose to bowl first. Bharat did not disappoint and pulled off two catches in the first session. His catch to dismiss David Warner left everyone amazed.
In the 22nd over, Shardul Thakur bowled a short delivery, which was strangled down the leg side. David Warner tried to help the delivery on its way for a few runs. However, he got a thin edge on the ball and was caught by the wicketkeeper. KS Bharat moved swiftly to his right and dived to pull off a stunning catch.
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India picked two wickets in the first session
Team India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first at The Kennington Oval in London. They finished the first session with two wickets, conceding 73 runs. Mohammed Siraj took the first wicket, dismissing Usman Khawaja for a duck. Meanwhile, Shardul Thakur sent Warner back for 43 runs off 60 deliveries, with eight boundaries.
Steve Smith joined Marnus Labuschagne at the crease after David Warner’s dismissal. At the end of the session, Labuschagne is unbeaten on 26 runs. Meanwhile, Steve Smith has scored two during his short stay so far. Australia will be keen that the duo gets a big partnership in the match, to put them ahead.