WATCH: Rahul Dravid celebrates after Mohammed Siraj sends Usman Khawaja packing | Cricket News
Siraj, bowling for the first time in the match, beat a bowler to open the scoring for Australia Usman Khawaja and hit his ball with the first serve of the game. Then there was a loud call from lbw, but the referee Nitin menon doesn’t seem convincing. Siraj comes to Rohit and convinces him to go upstairs.
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Rohit chats with newly debuted goalkeeper KS Bharat and goes upstairs.
The ball tracker shows three red colors. Captain Rohit and his team cheered after India’s early success. Khawaja, who has been in great form recently, came away with a score of 1. The scoreboard was 2/1.
Australia captain Pat Cummins won the pitch and chose to play India. Tourists made the international debut of off-shoulder pitcher Todd Murphy on Nagpur Stadium, where it was expected to be fierce.
India awarded the Test cap to Twenty20 hitter Suryakumar Yadav and Andhra Pradesh goalie hitter Srikar Bharat. Both players’ families were present on the pitch.