AUS vs IND: David Warner has been fired most often by Ravichandran Ashwin in Tests.© AFP
Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin turned down Australian opening batsman David Warner for the 10th time in the longest format of the game on Saturday. On the third day of the ongoing Pink Test between India and Australia, Ashwin sent Warner back to the pavilion in the 10th of the second innings. Warner tops the list of batsmen most often fired by Ashwin. The off-spinner has fired England’s Alistair Cook nine times, while he fired Ben Stokes seven times in the longest format of the match. Only the English Stuart Broad has fired Warner more than once than Ashwin. Broad has prevailed over Warner 12 times in Test cricket.
Ashwin threw a slider at Warner and the left-handed batsman chose the sweep, but he was hit by the ball and it hit his path. The Indians started to appeal and field umpire Paul Reiffel called out the batsman.
Warner opted for a review, but it turned out to be the umpire’s decision and as a result, the decision was left on the field. Warner scored 13 runs in the second innings off 29 balls using one boundary.
Earlier, on day three of the third test, India’s middle and lower classes didn’t get going, throwing out the visitors for 244 during the second session here at the SCG.
As a result, Australia took a 94-run lead over the visitors. In the second session, six wickets fell for 64 runs. Pujara and Shubman Gill scored half centuries for India, while Cummins scalped four wickets.
In the first innings, India had bundled Australia for 338 in the first innings. Steve Smith scored the highest score for the hosts when he played an innings of 131 runs, while Ravindra Jadeja picked four wickets for the hosts.
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