Tim Paine’s brilliant look behind the stumps ended the knock of Cheteshwar Puajra.© Twitter
Australia captain Tim Paine put down a “screamer” despite being on the wrong foot in returning India’s batting mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara on Day 2 of the ongoing second test at the MCG. India’s number three looked good and negotiated everything the Australian bowlers threw at him. However, Pat Cummins, casting a nine overs marathon spell on the trot, managed to find the outer edge of Pujara’s bat and Paine dove to the right and managed to hold onto the ball. Shane Warne, who commented live on the game, called the catch a screamer. ‘Screamer, it wouldn’t have gone wild. Excellent catch from the wicket-keeper, ”Warne said.
Cummins also got the first wicket to fall in the first session on Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The Australian pacemaker threw a full delivery outside the stump, putting Shubman Gill on an expansive ride. The Indian opener got a weak edge and Paine made an easy catch behind the stumps.
Gill, who was dropped twice, scored 45 points in his Test debut for India. During his stay in the center he touched eight boundaries.
The visitors managed to add 54 runs to their overnight score of 36 for one in the first session on Day 2.
During the lunch break, India was 105 runs behind Australia’s first innings of a total of 195 with seven wickets in hand.
On Saturday, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin helped India on the opening day of the second Test.
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