The Indian top-order crumbled like a pack of cards in front of the Australian bowlers on Thursday, the second day of the World Test Championship final. The team’s score at one time was four wickets for 71 runs. At stumps on the second day, India were 150 for five in 38 overs. Ajinkya Rahane and KS Bharat are standing at the crease. Australia scored 469 runs in the first innings and is ahead by 318 runs. Now the danger of follow on is looming over India.
The fall of wickets started when the skipper started with Rohit Sharma. He was dismissed lbw by Pat Cummins in the seventh over. Shubman Gill was bowled by Pat Cummins in the very next over. Cheteshwar Pujara was bowled by Cameron Green after the tea break.
Like Gill, Pujara also got bowled in the process of leaving the ball. Mitchell Starc sent Virat Kohli to the pavilion.
71 runs partnership between Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja
After this, there was a 71-run partnership between Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja. Shortly before the end of the day’s play, Jadeja scored 48 runs and was dismissed by Steve Smith at the hands of Nathan Lyon. Australia is ahead by 318 runs now. Now India does not have much batting left. In such a situation, there is a danger of follow on.
follow on rule in test cricket
test cricket According to the rule of follow-on, if the team batting first has a lead of at least 200 runs, then it can give the follow-on to the other team. In this case, the team batting in the second innings also plays in the third innings. In the WTC final, India need to score 270, 199 runs less than Australia’s first innings 469, to avoid the follow-on. i.e. Team India If 119 more runs are scored then the follow on will be saved.