India Today – India – India paceman Ishant Sharma was all praise for captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane for their batting show on the second day of the second Test in Perth on Saturday.

Summary

  • India paceman Ishant Sharma was all praise for captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane for their batting show on the second day of the second Test in Perth on Saturday.
  • The India talisman was 82 not out off 181 balls while Rahane was batting on 51 as the visitors reached 172 for 3 at the close of play in reply to Australia’s 326.
  • Kohli and Pujara initially rebuilt India’s innings with a 74-run partnership after a shaky start saw them lose openers Murali Vijay and Lokesh Rahul cheaply either side of lunch.
  • Ishant was found guilty of bowling no balls a few times in the first Test, whereas on two instances India were denied wickets.
  • Ishant, who was the pick of the Indian bowlers finishing with 4 for 41, will start Australia’s second innings on a hat-trick after running through the tail as the home side lost their last four wickets for 16 runs.


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