Australia must be really praying to the rain gods, as they provided them with much-needed relief after Indian captain Virat Kohli asked Australia to follow on in the fourth Test at SCG.
Australia was bowled out for 300 in their first innings in the first innings, after resuming on day four on 236/6. The main destroyer of the Australian innings was Kuldeep Yadav, who picked 5/99, his first fifer against Australia and in Australia. With Peter Handscomb falling to Bumrah and Cummins falling to Shami; Kuldeep came back to wrap up the tail, picking off Lyon and Hazlewood to complete his fifer.
India ended up with a lead of 322 runs and Virat Kohli wasted no time in asking Australia to bat again, which they did, scoring 6 runs before rain gods came down hard on the Sydney ground and no further play was possible.
After the debacle of his selection at Lord’s, Kuldeep was picked at SCG after the pitch was tipped to support spin and he proved his selection correct and was praised by all corners of cricket community.
The cricket fraternity was praiseful of Kuldeep’s five-wicket haul at SCG and here are some tweets: