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Sydney Test: India stun Australia into follow-on

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Sydney: Indian bowlers managed to stun the Australian batsmen into a follow-on. This was the highlight of the day amidst recurring rainfall and bad weather.

The hosts got all out for 300 in their First innings and were forced to follow-on by the guests India. They lost their remaining four wickets across 25.1 overs bowled.

Kuldeep Yadav tore throught the Aussie batting line-up by taking 5 wickets. Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammad Shami took 2 wickets each. Jasprit Bumrah took 1 wicket.

Historic Follow-on

Forcing the Australian team for a follow on and that too on their home ground has been a long awaited dream for every Indian cricket fanatic. Current Indian cricket test team, under the able leadership of Virat Kohli have been able to achieve that.

And the ecstatic feeling is difficult to express in mere words.

It was in 1988 last when Aussies were made to follow on in their home ground, while playing against England. India had never done this before. After 30 long years, a visiting team achieved this feat. This match is historic.

Yes, the Australian team management do argue that without the presence of currently suspended Smith and Warner, the team is not at its best. But then again every team goes through that phase when a cricketing great stops playing for the team, for whatever feasible reason.

The bench strength of any team needs to be strong enough at all points of time. Indian domestic circuit is brimming with talent today. Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant are a few successful examples.

Lucrative IPL also helps the youngsters hone their talent while having the chance to play with cricket legends.

Recurring rainfall kept interrupting fourth day’s play. Aussies faced just 4 overs, scoring 6 runs and all wickets intact.

India is leading Border-Gavaskar trophy with a 2-1. As of now all they need to make it a 3-1 is getting the Australian team all out.

Also Read: Sydney Test: Australia Trail By 316 Runs With 10 Wickets Remaining

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