The Times Of India |
Jan 08, 2021 , 07:55:44 IST
Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith started the day well for Australia. There were two small rain disruptions in the first session. Labuschagne was looking good for his century till he fell to Jadeja. But the Aussies will be more than relieved to see Smith back in form who is batting confidently and looks set to get to his hundred. Wade fell to a needless shot against Jadeja and Bumrah put the second new ball to good use by dismissing Green for a duck.
It is a flat wicket and good to bat on. Our plan was to build pressure and hit the area. The wicket is easy for the batsman. Even the bouncer is not working.
Nice to spend a bit of time out there and nice to stitch in a partnership with Marnus (Labuschagne)
It was a pretty incredible experience, it meant everything to me to be honest. It was a very nice batting wicket and I’m hopeful with the amount of batting that’s in now and what we’ve got to come that we can post a really good total.