Indian Cricket Team had an upset Day 2 of the 2021-23 ICC WTC final. Mohamed Siraj he played a key role in restricting Australia to 469. Mohamed Siraj he took a 4 wicket haul and conceded 108 runs in his 28.3 overs.
India’s best order was exposed when the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli misjudged the ball as the court was slowly turning treacherous. The Men in Blue were down to 71-4, and suddenly, batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja slowly began to rebuild the innings.
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Jadeja and Rahane were involved in an invaluable partnership of 71 runs off 99 balls as there was uneven rebounding on the surface, Nathan Lyon outplayed Jadeja as the left-handed batsman was sent off for 48 runs off 51 balls and hit 7 fours. and 1 six. India at the end of Day 2 is 151-5 and trailing by 318 runs
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I saw Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma in the middle yesterday morning… – Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting was having an interaction with ICC and said that the Men in Blue were let down by bowling too short. Ponting wanted the Indian bowlers to take 4-5 wickets in the morning session and took a unique stance that head coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma made decisions on what they wanted to do in the draw.
“I think where they let themselves down was in the first hour yesterday and bowling too short. With the wicket conditions, the superior conditions they had and the new Dukes ball, they had to bowl more full and get the ball back into the bowl. floor. said Ricky Ponting.
“They needed to have Australia four or five down at lunch and they only had them down two, which was a pretty good result (for Australia).” he claimed.
“I know that the captain bears the brunt (of the criticism), but I know that it is not just his decision. I saw Rahul Dravid and him (Rohit) in the middle of yesterday morning and they had a long discussion about what they wanted to do in the draw.” added.
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“If they wanted to bowl first, I think they had to bowl all four closers. So far I’d say it hasn’t been worth it, but there’s a long way to go and we probably shouldn’t be too quick to judge.” He concluded.
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Maybe sometimes Mohammed Siraj gets carried away- Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting stated that Mohammed Siraj looks like a great competitor. Ricky Ponting praised the handsome sprinter Mohammed Siraj and said that the pacer is rolling around the 86-87 mph mark, which is huge.
“I loved seeing that and he seems like the best competitor. Maybe sometimes Mohammed Siraj gets carried away and oversteps a little bit, but you need those guys by your side when things don’t go well.” Ricky Ponting said.
“He was the one who said today that I’m going to be the guy to turn things around and what I loved was that his pace didn’t slow down at all the entire inning. From the first ball yesterday morning until late afternoon, his pace was around 86 or 87 miles an hour and that says a lot about a great attitude.” added.
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