Watch: Virat Kohli's Expression After Getting Out Says It All As Australia Tighten Grip On India In WTC Final
The Indian top-order did not live up to its reputation as the likes of Rohit Sharma (15), Shubman Gill (13), Cheteshwar Pujara (14) and Virat Kohli (14) failed to strike big
India were left reeling on the second day of the World Test Championship final at The Oval in London, with Australian pacers dominating the show. The Indian top-order did not live up to its reputation as the likes of Rohit Sharma (15), Shubman Gill (13), Cheteshwar Pujara (14) and Virat Kohli (14) failed to strike big. Virat Kohli's innings promised to be a gritty one with wickets falling at the other end. But in the 19th over of the Indian 1st innings, Mitchell Starc produced a slanted delivery that moved from a length and as Kohli attempted to defend he edged on to the second slip, where Steve Smith took an overhead catch. That left India four-down and Kohli was dejected.
Watch: Kohli's Face After Getting Out Says It All As Australia Dominate
India reached 151 for five at stumps on the second day of the World Test Championship Final against Australia on Thursday, trailing their opponents by 318 runs in the first innings. The Australians were bowled out for 469 in their first essay, having resumed from overnight 327 for three at The Oval.
The Indian pacers did well to restrict Australia after struggling against centurions Steve Smith and Travis Head on the first day.
While Head went on to make a counterattacking 163, Smith notched up his 31st Test hundred before getting dismissed for a solid 121.
Mohammed Siraj was the most successful Indian bowler, finishing with figures of 4/108 in 28.3 overs, while there were two wickets apiece for Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur.
With PTI inputs