From 94/3 to 105 all out: Watch India’s dramatic collapse vs Australia in 1st Test – After winning back to back in their home season, various critics considered Australia just a formality before IPL. Looking at the form and shape team India is, Virat Kohli and the side were the favourites before the 1st Test match. The 1st Test between India and Australia kicked off at Pune which made its Test match debut on 23rd February. Winning the toss, Aussies decided to bat first on a track which Shane Warne termed as the eighth-day wicket. The wicket was dry and dusty favouring Indian spinners. It was not a surprise to see R Ashwin opening the bowling attack in Test for India. At the end of day’s play, Australia had exceeded their score more than 250 with the loss of 9 wickets.
The second day was all about wrapping visitors and batting out Aussies out of 1st Test. As expected the final wicket was taken by Ashwin in 1st over of the day itself. Trailing by 260 runs in 1st innings, lots of expectations were on Indian batsmen. The openers started steady but the team lost Vijay, Pujara and Virat for cheap scores. It was surprising to see skipper Virat Kohli to lose his wicket without troubling the scorers. On the 2nd ball itself, Starc managed to send Kohli back to the pavilion. KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane continued to pickup runs for Indian side before one of the historic collapses world cricket ever saw. From 94/3 Indian side collapsed to 105. 7 wickets in 11 runs are one of the most historic collapses worlds has ever seen in modern day cricket.
Indian side which is known for its batting order was exposed by Australian spinner Steve O’keefe. Steve O’keefe managed to wrap Indian batting order with an outstanding figure of 6 for 35. Even Starc managed to get two important wickets of Pujara and Virat Kohli. While Josh Hazelwood and Nathan Lyon picked one wicket each.
Twitter went trolling after India’s historic collapse. Many cicket fans from all over the world have reacted to the situation on social media. Even many former cricketers and commentators had their say on Friday.
Last 7 wickets for 11 runs in 7.5 overs .
Just proves again,when you are set,you should make it count.
155 is a huge lead for Aus.#IndvAus
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 24 February 2017
The spider looking vulnerable in its own web……
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 24 February 2017
Gone in 38 minutes. #INDvAUS
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 24 February 2017
SOK….. very well deserved. He has worked extremely hard to get this opportunity. Great captaincy from @stevesmith49 as well.
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) 24 February 2017