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AUS Vs IND, 1st Test: Prithvi Shaw Drops Marnus Labuschagne To Draw Ire From Fans - WATCH

Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne lived a charmed life against India as he was dropped at least twice

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AUS Vs IND, 1st Test: Prithvi Shaw Drops Marnus Labuschagne To Draw Ire From Fans - WATCH
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AUS Vs IND, 1st Test: Prithvi Shaw Drops Marnus Labuschagne To Draw Ire From Fans - WATCH
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2020-12-18T13:01:30+05:30

Nothing seems to be working for Prithvi Shaw. The Indian opener got out for a second-ball duck on Day 1 of the first Test against Australia, then dropped a sitter on Friday at Adelaide Oval.

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After managing 244 all out in their first innings of the pink-ball Test, India hit back by removing both the Aussie openers Matthew Wade and Joe Burns cheaply.

Then, the wicket-taker Jasprit Bumrah dropped Marnus Labuschagne Bumrah off Mohammed Shami before the dinner break, and soon after the resumption of the match, Shaw failed to take a sitter. And the beneficiary, Labuschagne again. This time the bowler was Bumrah.

It happened off the fourth ball of 23rd over. Labuschagne tried to hook the ball, but ended up getting a top-edge and Shaw at square leg failed to judge the flight and dropped it.

Watch it here:

And fans soon took to social media sites to slam Shaw. Here are some reactions:

Earlier, Bumrah bowled a brilliant opening spell to send back Australia's openers, leaving the hosts tottering at 35 for 2 after their pacers dismissed India for 244 during an eventful first session.

Burns (8 off 41 balls) and Wade (8 off 51 balls) were prepared to play the tough waiting game till Bumrah bowled fast and full to trap both of them leg before as India ended on the right side of 'Umpires Call' on both occasions.

At the start of the day, India's tail-enders contributed precious little as the first innings folded in just 93.1 overs.

Mitchell Starc (4/53 in 21 overs) and Pat Cummins (3/48 in 21.1 overs) dismissed the last four batsmen for an addition of only 11 runs to the overnight score.

In fact, India lost seven wickets for 56 runs starting with skipper Virat Kohli's run-out caused by a poor call from vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.


Bowling change. Ravichandran Ashwin on with his off spin. A double off the first ball as Marnus Labuschagne played it square. Then Labuschagne almost ran Steve Smith out. Tight call at the non-striker's end off the second ball. Direct hit would have done the job for India.

But Ashwin got his man. Smith caught at first slip by Ajinkya Rahane. Smith made one off 29. AUS - 45/3 (27).


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