Veteran batsman Ajay Jadeja specified that Rohit Sharma has raised the level of his game in the second innings of the Sydney Test. The opening batsman crushed it out in the middle when the Australian bowlers had the upper hand in the innings.
Rohit Sharma notched up 52 runs in India's second innings. He also shared a 71-run opening partnership with the young batsman Shubman Gill. This was the first time since 1968 that an Indian opening duet shared 50 run stands in both innings of a Test match in Australia.
During the fourth day's play, Ajay Jadeja and Mohammad Kaif shared their views about Rohit Sharma's excellent knock. The former cricketers talked about his untimely dismissal a few minutes before the end of the day.
Veteran batsman Jadeja praised Rohit Sharma for showing the ability to play the waiting game during his 50-run knock. This was when the Australian bowling attack was in the ascendancy. Ajay Jadeja also observed that Rohit Sharma had shown a whole new side of his game during his knock on the Sydney Test's fourth day.
Rohit Sharma getting out at the end of the day gave me a fright: Mohammad Kaif
Mohammad Kaif underlined Rohit Sharma's skill to take the attack of the opposition. He further said that the visitors would have stood a chance to win the Sydney Test if had he stayed at the crease.
Mohammed Kaif concluded by stating that Rohit Sharma's dismissal caused him a massive disappointment. The final day's play would have been an entertaining affair if the opening batsman had stayed around. Rohit Sharma was looking all prepared to play the vast innings after seeing the new ball's threat.
Australia resumed their innings on 103/2 and posted a healthy 312/6. The hosts declared the innings with Steve Smith and Cameron Green scoring half-centuries. A few dropped catches and six spectators were ejected out of the stadium for discriminatory remarks towards Mohammed Siraj.
The visitors finished the day on 98/2 after Australia set them 407 to win. Rahane and team need another 309 runs to win on the final day. On the other end Australia requiring another 8 wickets to go 2-1 up. The Indian team will be seen toiling hard to survive through the last session of the final day a few of their players have sustained injuries.