Australia tasted follow-on at home after 31 years

Australia tasted follow-on at home after 31 years. Picking 300 runs on the first inning, Australia got all-out.

Australia needed 187 runs to escape from follow-on. When they lost their last wicket then India was 322 runs apart from them. So, Indian bowlers picked last 4 wickets for 64 runs. So Australia had to bat again on Sydney test. Australia had another follow on in Melbourne but India came to the batting then.

Due to rain and an insufficient light fourth day missed 16.3 overs. Virat Kohli took new balls after the session. Mohammad Shami picked Pat Commins and proves the rationality. Two lower order Michel Stark and Josh Hazlewood made 42 runs partnership and tried their level best. But Kuldip Yadav broke their defense.

Kuldip Yadav picked 5 wickets for 99 runs. He becomes the first foreign Left-hander 5 wicket taker of last 64 years in Australia. Englishman Johny Wardle held the record from 1955.

Kohli decided to follow-on Australia on the first inning. Team Australia face this experience after 31 years after 1988 against England. On the other hand, they are tasting follow on after 2005 Trent Bridge test on the basis of international venue.

Finally,Australia tasted follow-on at home after 31 years but had to survive the fifth day in Sydney to save the match. On the other hand they India will try to pack up Aussie wickets to win the match.

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