New Delhi. Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc is garnering a lot of praise for his dedication towards the Australian women’s cricket team. The left-arm pacer gifted his women’s teammates shoes with long spikes during the ongoing pink ball Test against India. Former Australia cricketer and commentator Lisa Sthalekar told how Starc has gifted women fast bowlers a pair of long spikes.
Lisa Sthalekar told 7Cricket, “It was actually the first day of the game, when Stella [कैंपबेल] Was bowling. They [क्रीज] But put a little blemish on it. He did this so that there is no problem in bowling. In such a situation, fast bowler Mitchell Starc went there and asked him, do you have your long spikes? The girls’ reaction was something like, Long spikes? We just got our normal spikes. So what Stark did was heart-wrenching. He actually went out and bought the long spikes of all the bowlers so that they would have a different set depending on the conditions.”
The long spikes helped the Australian bowlers gain a foothold in the game as they kept up the pressure. Improved his line and length on the second day of the match and of course on the third day. Speaking to ABC Radio, Stella Campbell commented on Stark’s influence. Stella took two wickets with strong bowling on the third day of the match and got some bounce. He said, “Getting me the Baggy Green Cap was the highlight of my career. Very unbelievable to me and something I have dreamed of. It was amazing getting this cap from Mitchell Starc’s hands. That moment was so special.”
Indian batsman Smriti Mandhana scored her maiden Test century on the second day of the historic Test match. Her combative innings made her the first Indian woman to score a century in a day-night Test. Along with this, she also became the first woman player from India to score a century in red-ball cricket on Australian soil. In the same match, Australia’s Ellyse Perry also achieved the feat of taking 300 international wickets.
Let us inform that India had declared its first innings at 377 for eight and thus got a lead of 136 runs. In reply, the Australian team scored 241 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. After this, the Indian team could score 135 runs in the second innings. The Australian team scored 36 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in the second innings and with this the historic Pink Ball Test match being played between India and Australia was drawn.