Jun 9, 2023, 19:45 IST

Watch! Hilarious scenes seen involving the Australian players after Siraj reviews

Indian team on Friday put up a brave fight against the Australian team on the 3rd day of at Oval. The Finals of the World Test Championships took a turn when Ajinkya Rahane and Shardul Thakur staged a fightback to give India a semblance of chance on a pitch which is getting increasingly difficult to bat. India began the day at 152/5 with KS Bharat and Ajinkya Rahane the overnight batters. The world number 1 test side were still 317 runs in arrears with 117 runs more needed to avoid the follow on.

Cameron Green gets the wicket of Mohammad Siraj or does he?

Indian team were 294/9 with Cameron Green bowling to Mohammad Siraj. The Australian bowler got one to tail back in and it looked as if Siraj had missed the line of the ball. Umpire was quick to give it out. The Australian fielders were seen running to the dugout as they felt that was the end of the innings.

Hilarious scenes after Siraj decides to review –

Mohammad Siraj, decided to throw the spanner in the works for the Australian team. The 29 year old decided to go for the DRS as most of the Aussies made their way off the field. Once the DRS was taken it was seen that there was a huge edge on the bat and Siraj survived. The decision was overturned as the Aussies made their way back on the field in a hurry.

Rahane and Thakur stage a mini comeback –

It didn’t take Scott Boland to strike as he got through the defenses of Bharat to dismiss him for 5. Just when it looked all over, two boys from Mumbai decided to fightback. The pair added 108 runs as India went on the offensive and went into lunch at 260/6 from 60 overs. Rahane scored his 25th test fifty as he went past 5000 test runs and became the 13th Indian to achieve this feat.

Thakur wages a lone battle as India are all out for 296 –

Australia struck after lunch as they got the wicket of Rahane for 89. Pat Cummins got the big wicket caught by Green, as Rahane’s knock came off 129 balls with 11 fours and a six. The follow on was avoided thanks to Shardul Thakur who scored his 4th test fifty and 3rd in a row at Oval. Thakur was out for 51 off 109 balls with 6 fours as India were all out for 296 to give Australia a huge lead of 173.

For the Australians, it was Pat Cummins who did the damage with 3/83. Starc, Boland and Green took two each while Lyon got the big wicket of Jadeja.