Ishant Sharma was the only economical bowler in the first eight overs © Getty Images (File Photo)
Ishant Sharma was the only economical bowler in the first eight overs © Getty Images (File Photo)

Dec 9, 2014

Ishant Sharma broke a dangerous opening partnership for Australia against India in the first Test at Adelaide when he had Chris Rogers edge to Shikhar Dhawan at second slip. Australia had raced away to 50 for one in the eighth over before Ishant struck. David Warner had scored 38 in the partnership as Shane Watson came in at No. 3.

Earlier, David Warner got Australia off to a flying start. Mohammed Shami and Varun Aaron opened the bowling for India, and Shami started well with just two off the first over. Thereafter, Warner went ballistic, hitting three boundaries off Aaron’s first over before continuing his charge against Shami as well. Warner propelled Australia to 40 for no loss in just four overs.

Earlier, Indian leg-spinner Karn Sharma was announced to be in India’s playing XI against Australia in the first Test at Adelaide. Karn had earlier taken a few wickets in the practice match against Cricket Australia XI, but had also been quite expensive going at an economy rate of over six for his first few overs. Late batsman Phillip Hughes was named as Australia’s 13th man.

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