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AUS v IND 2020: Ricky Ponting anticipates Test series result

By Bet Barter

December 18, 2020

The keenly awaited India vs Australia Test series is already in action. The first match has started with the Day-Night Test being played with the pink-ball. The Indian side displayed some brilliant performances during their last tour in 2018. The same is expected from them to grab the limelight once again. 

Many cricket experts expressed their opinions about the ongoing series. Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting is one of them.

Former Australian captain came up with a tweet that had a picture with former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar. In that tweet, Ponting had predicted the results of the Test series. Firstly, the legendary batsman added that he is looking forward to doing commentary alongside Gavaskar. Adding to that he also predicted the Test series result as 2-1 in favor of the hosts.

Ricky Ponting Tweets in favor of Australia

It is going to be exciting to watch which nation will clinch the limelight in the widely-publicized event. After winning the toss in the first pink-ball Test, Kohli and company decided to walk down the field batting first. The Australian bowlers started to dominate on the very first day itself. Prithvi Shaw got out in the second ball of Starc.

On the other hand, Agarwal who was starting to settle on the crease, got out by Cummins. In the third session, Kohli and Rahane were moving in fine line to take the team long. Kohli scored 74 in 180 deliveries where Rahane fell short of 8 runs to complete his half-century. The Vice-captain smashed 42 runs in 92 balls.

Captain Kohli was looking set to hit a century, but confusion with Rahane in the middle ended his innings at 74. Virat hit eight boundaries during his 180-ball knock.

India’s Test deputy Rahane tried his best to gain the rhythm. He will be taking over the skipper’s hat in the absence of Kohli from the second Test onwards. The visitors finished the first of the day/night Test against Australia with 233 runs. India lost six wickets by the end of the day.

As expected, Starc was the most successful bowler for Australia picking up two wickets. Whereas Hazlewood, Cummins, and Lyon also managed to take a wicket each. The visitors will continue their innings on the second day of the pink-ball Test in Adelaide. Saha and Ashwin will come to bat and continue batting from 233/6.

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