Hits and Flops of the Adelaide Test between India and Australia

Shashi / 13 December 2014

The Adelaide Test match between India and Australia will go down as one of the finest Test match ever played on the Australian soil. The match did swing favours and finally it as Australia who won the match by 48 runs.

Here are the hits and flops of the match:

HITS:

1: Virat Kohli: Kohli silenced all his critics and scored century in both the innings if the Test match. On the way, he became the first Indian captain to do so on debut. But, all his efforts went in vain. The fact that both the innings came under pressure makes them more special, in addition that one was on the 5th day on a turning track.

2: David Warner: He also scored century in both the innings of the Test match and went after the bowlers right from the word go. He was the main reason on why the Indian bowlers could not stick to a good line and length. The best part was that his centuries came in quick time, giving Australia the extra time to bowl out India.

3: Nathan Lyon: He was the pick of the bowlers with the ball for Australia, troubling the Indian batsman with his off spin. The best part was that he kept it simple and sticked to just normal spinner’s deliveries at a time when most other off spinners in the world at trying to justify their action. 

4: Murali Vijay: He is surely coming of age and now has some good foreign outings for India. He, though did not score a century but his innings did provide stability to the Indian batting in both the innings.

5: Michael Clarke: He was not cent percent for the match and was suffered another injury during his innings and was retired hurt. He then came back and scored a century. He was pro-active with his captaincy also.

FLOPS:

1: Rohit Sharma: He though scored 43 in the 1st innings, but he threw away his wicket after getting a start and in the 2nd innings, he looked unsettled right from the word go.

2: ShikharDhawan: Though he got a wrong decision from the umpire in the 2nd innings but he never respected his wicket and was just looking to go after the bowlers.

3: Chris Rogers: He also failed in both the innings and a lot of questions will now be raised over his place in the side and rightly so, with Australia having so many other options.

4: Shane Watson:  He averages less than 35 in past 30 innings now and the situation gets worse if his century against England is excluded which came in a dead rubber cause. With Mitchell Marsh in the 11, his place as an All-Rounder in in serious threat now.

5: Karn Sharma:  Though on debut, he left no mark in the match. Someone who has played a big part of his career as a batsman also did not contribute anything with the bat too, something which Ashwin was good at. Also, he could not trouble the Australian batsman on a track where which was assisting the spinners. 

 

 

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