Jun 10, 2023, 20:07 IST

Watch! Twitter reacts as Cameron Green falls to the most unluckiest of dismissals


India were set a target of 444 to win the World Test Championship final by Australia on Saturday. The Indian bowlers tried their best to contain Australia to an achievable target. The Australians though ran away with the game thanks to a half century by Alex Carey and a stunning counter attack by Mitchell Starc post lunch.

The story so far –

Cameron Green, who turned heads with his explosive batting during TATA IPL 2023 was finding the going tough. The young Australian all rounder was the overnight batter along with Labuschagne when the Aussies came out to bat on day 4. The two overnight batters found it tough going against an inspired Indian bowling unit.

Jadeja leaves Green in shock –

India went in with Ravindra Jadeja as the sole spinner much to the shock of many Indian fans. The left arm spinner on Friday had gone past Bishan Singh Bedi’s 266 wicket mark to become India’s leading wicket taker for a left arm spinner.

Jadeja resorted to round the wicket tactics in a bid to use the rough to the right handers as well dry up the run scoring. One such ball was the down fall of Green, as the tall right hander shouldered arms to a Jadeja delivery only for it to roll back and dislodge the bails. Green was in disbelief as he walked back to the hut for 25 off 95 balls with 4 fours.

India strikes early –

The Australians were pinning their hopes on Marnus Labuschagne to give the team a flier on Saturday. Umesh Yadav though had other plans as he had the Australian number 3 all at sea. The misery for Labuschagne was finally over when he was caught at slip by Pujara for 41.

Carey and Starc’s carnage helps Australia with a lead of 443 –

Australia were 167/6 when Cameron Green fell, but then there was a 93 run stand for the 7 wicket. The stand was between Alex Carey and Mitchell Starc which came off 20 overs either side of lunch. Carey was not out on 66 off 105 balls with 8 fours while Starc scored 41 off 57 balls with 7 fours. Shami got the wickets of Starc and Cummins before Australia declared with an overall lead of 443 with 4 sessions left in the game.

Twitter reacts –

Indian cricket fans took to Twitter to have their say on the Cameron Green wicket. You can read all the tweets on the unlucky dismissal below.