Jasprit Bumrah struck again to pick 6 wickets in the Melbourne test today to give a solid stature for India. He ended his spell at 6/33 to collapse the Australian innings. Though Australians were bowled out at 151 runs in the first innings Virat Kohli decided to bat again in the second innings though Indians could ask the hosts for a follow-on.
Indians declared the first innings at the score of 443/7 in 169.4 overs and bowled out Australians at 151 within 66.5 overs. Though the Melbourne cricket ground is known as a variant bouncy pitch, the hosts struggled to give a strong answer to a mammoth-like score posted by the Indians.
Bumrah picked his first scalp by dismissing Marcus Harris with a fine bouncer and dismissed Shaun Marsh and Travis Head cheaply. Later, to pick three wickets, who took just 11 balls and one run. He managed to bowl out Tim Paine, Nathan Lyon, and Josh Hazelwood with mighty Yorkers and registered one of the finest records against Australia. Tim Paine was caught by Rishabh Pant at the score of 22 runs and later Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazelwood were dismissed at ducks.
Ishant Sharma managed to pick one wicket and Ravindra Jadeja managed to pick two wickets by the end of their spells. Indians succeeded to register a lead of 292 runs by the end of Australian innings.
Earlier, Australian batsmen like Aaron Finch, Usman Khwaja, and Shaun Marsh failed to make decent scores and the Australian top order collapsed very earlier after they started the day with 8/0 and by strikes of Jasprit Bumrah, they lost four wickets at the score of 89 runs before lunch. Undoubtedly, Jasprit Bumrah managed to record one of his best performances on the Australian soil.