The bad form of the Indian team continues, after having a shameful defeat in the very first test match of the series. After the very first match, where the home team had lost to the Australian side it seems that the stars are not shining very bright for Virat Kohli’s side. The team has faltered again on the very first day of the second test match.
Batting Collapse Yet Again For The No. 1 Test Side
The Indian team, after having won the toss, decided to bat first on the Chinnaswamy pitch. However, it was not a great opening for the team, as they did loose Abhinav Mukund very early in the match. The player making a comeback in the national team after years failed to leave his mark. It was then for Pujara and K.L Rahul to take on with the innings and they carried on with the team steadily before Pujara fell to Lyon with the scoreboard reading 72. Kohli is not having a good tour and once again he did fall to Lyon after having scored a mere 12 runs of 17 deliveries. It was 88 for 3 then, for India. Rahane made his presence felt with just 17 runs and left with 118 runs on the board.
There was then a brief [artnership between KL Rahul and KK Nair. However, KK Nair fell for Lyon again in the 57th over. This was the onset of the collapse of the Indian team. From 156 for 5, the team as a whole collapsed for just 189 runs on the board and all the 10 men back in the pavilion. With one of the most disappointing performance by the Indian cricket team, the only saving grace from the team was the 90-runs innings played by KL Rahul. The temperament shown by the batsman, even when wickets were falling at regular intervals from the other end is really commendable.
After the first day of the second test match, India definitely seems to be in the back seat. The Australian team have played 16 overs and have scored as many as 40 runs and has not lost any wicket.