Australia vs India, 2nd Test: Mohammed Siraj celebrates a resignation on Day 1.© AFP
India pacemaker Mohammed Siraj said on Saturday that passing the Test cap prior to the Boxing Day Test against Australia is the greatest achievement of his life to date. Siraj then took on the wickets of Cameron Green and Marnus Labuschagne and he finished with numbers of 2/40 as India pooled the hosts for 195. “I felt really good, getting to the Indian test camp is the greatest achievement of my life ., the bowlers did really well, Ajinkya Rahane gave me the confidence and Jasprit Bumrah was always around me too, “Siraj told BCCI.TV.
“I was eager to bowl my first time, I started warming up in the first session, but I had to wait for my chance, I was really confident, after the lunch break I just tried to bowl balls and apply pressure While trying to throw the stumps off wide, I put on Cameron Green and got him ready for the in-swinger, ”he added.
India bundled Australia for 195 in the first innings after being asked to bowl first. For the visitors, Bumrah scalped four wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets.
With the Indian bowlers once again stole the show, it was an 11-overs test of quality tempo bowling for the batsmen in the opening day closing stages. While Shubman Gill came out with flying colors after hitting an unbeaten 38 ball 28, Mayank Agarwal failed to get up and get counted when he fell for a duck.
India’s Stump score was 36/1, with Gill hitting on 28 and Cheteshwar Pujara joining him on 7. The visitors followed 159 runs with nine wickets in the bag.
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