Skilful, relentless, versatile – The Indian quick bowlers have been described by many of these adjectives (and just a few others too) previously few years. The trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, and Mohammed Shami have been flag bearers of what has been time and once more described as one of the best Indian quick bowling unit in a very long time. Despite all this, even for Bumrah, Shami and Ishant, being described as ‘scary’ must be one thing to cherish for. Australia Test opener Marcus Harris revealed how he was scared to face the Indian seamers in 2nd Test match at Optus Stadium in Perth throughout India’s tour to Australia in 2018-19.
Arriving Down Under with arguably their strongest tempo assault, the Virat Kohli-led Indian facet left a mark straightaway by beating hosts Australia within the first Test at Adelaide to go 1-zero up within the 4-match sequence. The dominance of the Indian seamers, nevertheless went up a number of notches when each groups confronted one another within the 2nd Test match at Perth.
Harris, who had made his debut within the earlier Test, had scored 70 within the first innings to take Australia to 326 batting first. In reply, India had been bowled out for 283, regardless of a masterclass 123 from Virat Kohli.
Bumrah, Ishant, Shami and Umesh, nevertheless made that 43-run lead look slender within the 2nd innings. They got here charging, banged the ball briefly and gave nightmarish time to Australian prime-order.
“I was scared… Facing that attack (Indian fast bowlers) on that wicket (Perth) was scary. It might have looked good on TV, but it was scary in the middle,” Harris mentioned in Amazon’s lately-launched sequence ‘The Test’.
Harris was hit on the helmet whereas his opening accomplice Aaron Finch needed to retire harm after coping a blow in his proper index finger.
Mohammed Shami was the decide of the Indian bowlers as he returned with figures of 6 for 56. For Australia, Usman Khawaja prime-scored with 72 and Australia had been 243.
India crumbled of their second innings on a troublesome monitor and had been bowled out for 140 as Australia drew degree with a 146-run victory. The Virat Kohli-led facet made a roaring comeback within the boxing day Test in Melbourne, beating Australia by 137 runs and ensured they maintain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. A draw within the final Test in Adelaide resulting from rain meant India received their first Test sequence in Australia.