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Rohit Sharma with an undesired record after getting dismissed by Nathan Lyon

By Bet Barter

January 17, 2021

India's Test vice-captain ended up gifting his wicket on Day 2 of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. This time he was dismissed by Nathan Lyon in the fourth and final Test. The Indian opening batsman certainly looked prepared for a big score but had to leave the crease while trying to attack the Australian off-spinner.

Rohit Sharma played a decent knock of 44 runs. The batsman tried hitting a six off Lyon but ended up losing his wicket. It was the sixth time when Nathan Lyon dismissed the opening batsman Rohit Sharma. Nathan has now taken Rohit's wicket the most significant number of times in the format. He surpassed Kagiso Rabada in the process. 

Australia's off-spinner has claimed Rohit's wicket six times in 258 deliveries. On the other end, the South African pacer Kagiso Rabada has taken 204 balls to dismiss the opening batsman five times. Rabada's fellow teammate, Vernon Philander grabbed Rohit's wicket three times in Tests.

Rohit Sharma's dismissal at Brisbane was widely criticised

Rohit Sharma, who looked set for a big total, lost his wicket because of an irresponsible shot from the batsman. He faced the new ball and played with discipline in the initial overs. Sharma started smashing boundaries as the conditions got favourable and reached the 40s. Rohit's dismissal fetched him a lot of criticism from cricket experts and the fans as well. This was the third time that he threw his wicket away after getting himself in. The batsman would be hoping to set things right during India's second innings at the Brisbane Cricket Ground.

Rohit Sharma has not enjoyed much success in the purest format of the game in Australia. He has so far featured in 13 innings, and on four instances he has been dismissed for scores under 10. In the remaining nine cases the batsman has scored in between 26 & 63 Down Under. Rain played spoilsport on Day 2, and the match between Australia and India failed to continue after the Tea break. Team India finished at 62 for two at Stumps, after the Australian line-up were bundled out for 369 before the Lunch break. India's opening batsman Shubhman Gill had to depart early after scoring 7 runs.  

The entire third session of the match was lost as wet outfield did not allow play to resume. Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Ajinkya Rahane will continue India's batting on Sunday morning. The Indian team are still trailing by 307 runs.

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