India scored 571 runs in the first innings.
Virat Kohli played a giant inning.
New Delhi. The last Test between India and Australia looked full of excitement. The Australian team won the toss and decided to bat first. After which Team India scored a huge score of 480 runs in the first innings. When Team India’s batting started, without Shreyas Iyer, the Indian batsmen showed the stars to the Kangaroo team during the day. Iyer’s absence proved to be a luck factor for the Australian team.
In the presence of Shreyas Iyer, there was a lot of depth in India’s batting. But Iyer complained of pain in his lower back due to the match. After which he was sent for scan. BCCI gave this information. Thanks to Virat Kohli’s 186, Akshar Patel’s 79 and Shubman Gill’s century, Team India took a lead of 91 runs. But Iyer proved to be the luck factor for Australia. According to the rules, the Indian team did not get his replacement in the form of Shreyas Iyer. Had he been there, this lead would have been above 100.
What does the rule say?
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According to the rule, if the batsman gets a deep injury to the head or hand while batting in the field. During that time the team can field another player as his replacement. But if a player has back pain or some other problem outside the field, then the game will have to proceed without a batsman. Something similar happened with Team India, India’s first innings ended with 10 batters.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 12, 2023, 17:42 IST