During the ongoing four-match series between India National Cricket Team led by Rohit Sharma and Australia National Cricket Team led by Litton Cummins, the second test is currently being played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Meanwhile, India’s vice-captain KL Rahul, who scored 20 runs in the first test match at Nagpur, has been struggling for runs and was dismissed for only 1 run in the second innings against Australia in Delhi. This poor form may put his spot in the team in jeopardy.
On Day 3 of the Test match, Australia was reduced to 113 in their second innings by R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, giving the hosts a target of 115 runs. Starting from an overnight total of 61/1, the visitors could only add 52 runs while losing nine wickets, with Jadeja taking seven and Ashwin three. Ashwin got the crucial wicket of Travis Head for 43 in the first over.
A little later, Steve Smith, who had been given out LBW for nine, was reprieved. After dismissing Marnus Labuschagne for 35, Jadeja joined in the celebration. The last Australian batsman to be dismissed was Matt Kuhnemann, as the Indian spinners continued to wreak havoc.
KL Rahul’s poor form continued as he scored just one run in India’s second innings in Delhi. His dismissal was unfortunate, as Lyon batted away his delivery, and the ball ricocheted off the forward short leg and into the air, where it was caught by Carey.
Since 2022, KL Rahul has played in several Test matches, scoring 50, 8, 12, 10, 22, 23, 10, 2, 20, and 17. As a result, there is mounting pressure on him to score runs. Although he still has a chance to turn things around, he risks losing his place in the team if he continues to underperform, as in-form Shubman Gill is waiting in the wings to take his spot at the top.