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Prithvi Shaw dismissal: Watch Pat Cummins sends back Indian opener cheaply in Adelaide Test

Dixit Bhargav

Prithvi Shaw dismissal: Watch Pat Cummins sends back Indian opener cheaply in Adelaide Test

Prithvi Shaw dismissal: The Australian quick once again exploited the Indian opening batsman’s weakness at the Adelaide Oval.

During the second day of the first Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Adelaide, India opening batsman Prithvi Shaw once again became victim of an incoming delivery which led to his dismissal.

It all happened on the first delivery of the fourth over when Shaw had no answer whatsoever against Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins’ brilliant delivery.

Having pitched on the off-stump, Cummins brought the ball into Shaw who once again left a substantial gap between the bat and pad only to let the ball pass through it and hit the stumps.

Opening the batting with Mayank Agarwal (5*) in a scenario where India needed their openers to bat for 5-6 overs, Shaw couldn’t fulfill the ask as he departed after scoring 4 (4). Although against left-arm Mitchell Starc, Shaw had got out in the first innings in a similar manner which will now further raise questions not only over a clear weakness but on his position in the XI as well.

With India finishing Day 2 on 9-1 in six overs, they now lead by 62 runs with a fascinating day of Test cricket coming up tomorrow.

After bundling out India for 244 in 93.1 overs in the morning, the hosts themselves got dismissed on 191 in 72.1 overs. Had it not been a laudable eighth half-century from captain Tim Paine (73*), Australia might have found themselves in deeper trouble today.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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