India vs Australia 4th test match Day 1: KULDEEP’S SURPRISING DEBUT PERFORMANCE TOOK THE MATCH TO ANOTHER LEVEL
What will be the fortunes of the two teams over the next four days as we look down in Dhramshala
The pitch was good to bat on but India had an X-factor in Kuldeep Yadav who picked up 4 wickets on debut. After that success the way he bowled actually speaks the volume of young man’s temperament. It is taken India so long to spot a left arm wrist spinner someone with an element of surprise and skill. He had couple of seasons of domestic first class cricket and he is honed his skills and now he made his debut and it’s been an outstanding debut. With his debut, Kuldeep Yadav has joined the likes of Garfield Sobbers, Paul Adams, Lakshan Sandakan and Brad Hogg among the ‘chinaman’ bowlers to have played test match cricket. Expect him to grab a lot of eyeballs when he will be playing for Kolkata Knight Riders during 10th season of Indian Premier League.
I am impressed with @imkuldeep18's variations and the way he has started. Keep going strong, this can be your match to shine.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 25, 2017
The one man who overshadowed today was Australia’s Captain Steve Smith, they scored 300 runs and 111 runs scored by skipper Steve Smith. 3 hundreds in 4 test matches and 7 hundreds in 8 test matches against India, he shown the world that why he is amongst the fab 5 that the cricketing world is talking about. And his performances in this series particularly on unfamiliar pitches shows that he is a premier batsman in the world.
The first session clearly went to the Australians, 131 for 1 from there on they were 300 all out,
At that stage when they were 140 for 1 it look like India Would be chasing maybe 450 or even 500.
So for the comeback that they have done in restricting Australia to 300 certainly means that India have really done well. But 300 is a descent score. So India will have to really bat well to get a substantial lead and then think in terms of not batting again in the second innings. As we saw that one over Josh Hazlewood bowled there is a little bit carry there for the Australian fast bowlers so India will have to be very watch full for the first couple of hours tomorrow.