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After a dominant performance by the Indian bowlers on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test, former batsman Mohammad Kaif thinks the running series will be a match between hitting the visitors and Australia’s bowling. The first day of the Boxing Day Test has further reinforced my opinion that this series is a match between the batter of India and the bowling of Australia. To win the battle, the batsmen of India must fire the #cricket #AusvInd seal it, ”Kaif tweeted.
The first day of the Boxing Day Test further reinforced my view that this series is a match between the batter of India and the bowling of Australia. To win the battle, the batsmen of India must fire and make the deal #cricket #AusvInd
– Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 26, 2020
India bundled Australia for 195 in the first innings after being asked to bowl first. For the visitors, Jasprit claimed four wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets. Debutant Mohammad Siraj ended with figures of 2/40.
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, who played his first Test, 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.
In stumps India was 36/1 with Gill on 28 and Cheteshwar Pujara joined him on 7. The visitors follow Australia with 159 runs with nine wickets in hand.
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