Shami bowls to Handscomb and hits the off-stump for a bowled dismissal. It was an exceptional delivery that landed on a good length and straightened off the deck, leaving Handscomb in a difficult position on the back foot as he attempted to defend it.
Despite hitting some impressive boundaries, Handscomb was unable to capitalize on his start and make a substantial contribution to the team’s score. This wicket marks the fourth one down for the team.
Shami delivers a magnificent ball, hitting the deck perfectly on a good length and straightening off the deck. Handscomb, caught on the back foot trying to defend, is easily beaten by the delivery. The ball strikes the off stump with force, leading to another wicket falling for Australia.
The delivery was truly flawless, leaving Handscomb with little chance of survival. This wicket comes at a time when Australia was experiencing a dip in form after Tea, with wickets suddenly falling at an alarming rate.
Australia chose to bat first in the fourth and final Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. At Tea, they had built their total to 149/2 in 62 overs and were looking to continue their momentum in the post-Tea session. Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb were at the crease, playing cautiously as they aimed to increase their score. Khawaja had already reached a half-century and was striving for a century.
However, India had managed to take some key wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed opener Travis Head (32), who was looking confident in the early stages. Mohammed Shami claimed the wicket of Marnus Labuschagne (3), while Ravindra Jadeja removed Steve Smith (38). The match is highly significant for both teams as it could impact their standing in the World Test Championship. A positive outcome for India would see them join Australia in the finals, which is scheduled to be held at The Oval in June.