Watch: Umesh Yadav slips during his first ball in Australian summer
Indian right-arm fast bowler Umesh Yadav didn’t get a nice start to his Australian summer as the pacer slipped in his very first ball in Australian summer.
India arrived in Australia for a long summer on the island. They finished the shortest format of the game after leveling the series 1-1. Now the halt has come to the longest format of the game as both teams will take on in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy from December 6.
Ahead of the Test series, India are currently playing in a four-day warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI in Sydney Cricket Ground. Day 1 of the warm-up game was washed out due to rain.
The play started on day 2 as India won the toss and elected to bat first. India had a good day with the bat on day 2 as the visiting batsmen, barring KL Rahul, amongst the runs, with as many as 5 fifties being witnessed by the visitors.
Prithvi Shaw emerged as the top run-scorer for India with 66 runs off 69 balls. Cheteshwar Pujara (54), Kohli (64), Ajinkya Rahane (56*), Hanuma Vihari (53), all got half-centuries while Rohit Sharma (40) and Rahul (3) were the only recognized batsmen to have failed to reach the milestone.
In the first innings of Cricket Australia XI, the incident happened as Umesh Yadav had a slip during the very first ball he bowled. Umesh ran in well but at the time of delivery, his back leg slipped and then he fell and then tumbled over. He was lucky to have escaped an injury.
The pacer looked completely alright after that incident bowled in his normal rhythm which is no threat regarding him for the management.
Here is the video:
An awkward moment for Umesh Yadav with his first ball in Australia this summer…
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 29, 2018