Team India riding way ahead of Australia in the Boxing Day Test match suffers a big blow as their strike bowler Umesh Yadav sustains an injury and has walked out of the field. He looked in amazing shape and was bowling brilliantly. He dismissed Aussie opener Joe Burns on a peach of a delivery.
The tourists have been suffering from injury woes since the beginning of the tour. Earlier, Ishant Sharma got ruled out as he was not fully fit to be part of any international match. The biggest of all was of Mohammed Shami, who got ruled out of the whole Test series. He fractured his arm while batting in the 1st Test in Adelaide. Meanwhile, there were questions around the fitness of Rohit Sharma as well. But, he has successfully recovered from his hamstring and will be available for the last two games.
Umesh Yadav Suffers Injury On Day-3, Big Setback For Team India Boxing Day
The instance happened in the 8th over of the second innings. Umesh Yadav bowled the third delivery of the over and limped in his follow-through. The Indian pacer quickly called for aid and the physio quickly came. But, Umesh Yadav looked in severe pain and he walked off the field.
He was one of the bowlers to strike for Team India in the 2nd innings. At the moment, the bowlers are not getting enough swing and they can only unsettle batsmen with the variation in their pace. This is the reason why Umesh Yadav’s presence on the field becomes more important.
Coming onto the game, Team India got dismissed at a score of 326 runs in the first innings. On the other hand, Australia got off to the worse possible start as their opener Joe Burns got out after scoring just 4 runs. His dismissal put extra pressure on the hosts, who already had a trail of 131 runs in the 2nd innings.
The Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bagged the second breakthrough of the day for Team India on Day-3. He dismissed Marnus Labuschagne in the 2nd innings. The Aussie batsman amassed 28 runs off 49 balls before throwing his wicket. Now, the score of Australia is 42 runs for a loss of 2 wickets.