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Bad Light Frustrates Twitter after Kuldeep Heroics Forces Follow On

Bad weather played spoilsport on Day 4 of the fourth and final Test at the SCG but allowed India just enough time to bowl the Australians out for 300 in their first innings and enforce the follow-on before bad light forced early stumps.

Cricketnext Staff |January 6, 2019, 12:21 PM IST
Bad Light Frustrates Twitter after Kuldeep Heroics Forces Follow On

Bad weather played spoilsport on Day 4 of the fourth and final Test at the SCG but allowed India just enough time to bowl the Australians out for 300 in their first innings and enforce the follow-on before bad light forced early stumps. The tourists will go into the final day of the Test series needing ten wickets to win the series 3-1.

Play was supposed to begin early but inclement weather saw the entire first session washed out due to rain.

Once play began, it was Mohammed Shami who struck first to castle Pat Cummins with one that kept low.

The ever-so-reliable Jasprit Bumrah then got the set Peter Handscomb to chop one onto his stumps.

Nathan Lyon was out lbw to Kuldeep Yadav but did not review it. Replays showed the ball hit him outside off and had he reviewed, the on-field call would have been overturned.

The last wicket stand between Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc frustrated the Indians before Kuldeep completed his second five-wicket haul, his first outside India to help his side bowl out the hosts for 300.

 

It is not often that Australia are asked to follow-on at home and hence when India enforced the follow-on, it was historic.

Bad light though saw the players being taken off the field after only four overs, much to the ire of both fans and cricket experts around the globe.

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