News – Having produced his best Test figures against Australia, Ishant Sharma took great delight in rubbishing the notion his no-ball dramas were the reason for a skittish start to the game in Perth.

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  • Having produced his best Test figures against Australia, Ishant Sharma took great delight in rubbishing the notion his no-ball dramas were the reason for a skittish start to the game in Perth.
  • Sharma dismissed Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood with consecutive deliveries on Saturday to end Australia’s first innings of the second Test and finish with 4-41.
  • Sharma emphatically denied the headlines, including a report that revealed he should have been called for 16 no-balls in Australia’s first innings of the first Test, affected his mindset at Optus Stadium.
  • Nonetheless, the veteran was far from his best early on day one of the second Test.
  • Kohli suggested prior to the second Test Sharma was filthy with himself for overstepping so often in Adelaide and determined to make amends.


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