Australian pacer Pat Cummins showcased his unbelievable expertise to dismiss Mayank Agarwal on the opening day of the Pink Ball Check in Adelaide. After India confronted a setback within the very first over with the wicket of Prithvi Shaw, Agarwal, together with Cheteshwar Pujara, did nicely to stabilise the Indian innings earlier than Cummins castled the previous’s stumps with a nipped-back supply.
It was a bowling masterclass from the bowler who endured with the identical line in opposition to Mayank Agarwal throughout a number of overs, and ultimately reaped the reward.
Cummins performed with a line marginally outdoors off on the nice size, largely seaming the supply away from Agarwal with ocassiona nip-backers. On the wicket-taking supply, the bowler pitches the supply close to the off-stump and Mayank decides to play a flat-footed shot, maintaining in thoughts the nice size.
Nevertheless, this leaves the batsman with an enormous bat-pad hole and the ball takes a pointy nip-back into the stumps. Based on Cricviz, there was a 1.four levels of seam on the supply, which was probably the most Cummins had extracted within the innings.
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Earlier, Mitchell Starc exploited Prithvi Shaw‘s weak footwork outdoors off-stump to lure him on the second supply of the sport. With the ball angling again into the right-hander, Starc castled Shaw’s stumps after the batsman had dedicated for a drive by covers.
At Dinner, India had been 41/2 in 25 overs, with Cheteshwar Pujara exhibiting some resilience for his 88-ball 17, whereas captain Virat Kohli (5*) had joined him on the crease.
India had gained the toss and opted to bat.