India is currently involved in a highly anticipated pink ball test game against Australia at Adelaide Oval. Day 2 of the marquee test saw a lot of drama happening in the middle as the bowlers dominated the show. India started the day with a score of 206 out of 6 with Wriddhiman Saha and Ravichandran Ashwin performing the tasks with the willow.
However, it took the Australian bowling team just 25 deliveries to fire the visiting team with a score of 244. Like the hosts, the Indian team’s pacing attack was lethal at its best, as they managed to scare the teams away. rival batters with their consistency and control over their length and pace. Jasprit Bumrah gave the visitors first teasers by choosing the grounds of the opening duo of Matthew Wade and Joe Burns.
Ashwin was also at his best on the ball when he thrashed at Australia’s middle order and ended up choosing four crucial fields from Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green and Nathan Lyon. Pacer Umesh Yadav also finished with 3 wickets while playing with an economy of 2.5.
Shane Warne opens with Mohammed Shami’s broken shoe
Indian sailor Mohammed Shami, who has become the backbone of the Indian bowling lineup in all formats, was also decent with the ball throughout the day. However, he left spectators confused when he graced the field while sporting a broken shoe on his left foot.
Former Australian bowler and cricket analyst Shane Warne cleared up the mystery behind Shami’s broken shoe by stating that Shami’s left toe needs more space when the locksmith executes his high-arm bowling action. Thus, to avoid any negative impact on his bowling alley, the Indian cricket player entered the field with a broken shoe.
The veteran further stressed that the torn part allows his left toe to be free while the foot is landing and helps Shami to successfully execute a delivery. Furthermore, Warne also joked about the entire stage saying that the Indian right arm stitcher would never dare to wear these ripped shoes while he was hitting as the Australians would hurt him by shooting consecutive yorkers.
In the ongoing test against Australia, Shami was unable to pick a single wicket, but he threw many point balls to ensure his economy stays below 2.5.