Laced with a few hiccups, Australia was on course to lunch after a steady start—they were poised at 82 after 27 overs when the ball was handed over to Umesh Yadav. And what does Yadav do: gets a set David Warner, playing a ball off the front foot only to get a thick edge on to his stumps. The timber is disturbed! There was an instance earlier when Jayant Yadav got David Warner bowled around his legs, but it was declared no-ball. The miss, however, didn’t prove costly as he fell prey to Umesh Yadav.
But our focus is on what transpired next. The score was 82 for one when Renshaw started feeling the pinch and left the ground only to be diagnosed with an upset stomach later. Must be the Indian spice that has got the better of the Australian southpaw.
After the two set openers left, it seemed a different ball game altogether. The ball was spinning viciously, the batsman could not come to terms with the pitch. India at the stroke of lunch looked very promising to come after lunch to pick another wicket in the form of Shaun Marsh.
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) February 23, 2017
So wasn’t it strange to see one ball get two wickets? Cricket is truly a funny game. But as Indians, we want a real good showdown. Therefore, we would want Matthew Renshaw to come back for the fight that has just begun and four more days of gruelling cricket is still left.