The day two for the Indians went quite well as the visitors posted a total of 358 runs on the board with five players making half-centuries at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the on-going practice game. But day three was far from being good for the visitors. First, it was Prithvi Shaw’s injury that bothered the Indians and then the visitors toiled hard to restrict Cricket Australia to get to the score. Then walked in another reason which added to Virat Kohli’s frustration. A very good run-out appeal by the Indians against D’arcy Short was turned down by the square-leg umpire. Virat Kohli Bowling Video: Watch Indian Captain Bowl a Couple of Overs During India vs Cricket Australia XI Practice Match at Adelaide.
It all happened in the 10th over when Cricket Australia was batting and D'Arcy Short and Max Bryant were on the crease. India was just about to get their first breakthrough when Bryant flicked the ball through the mid-wicket area and the batsmen were in the bid to get three runs. After they finished two, a fielder threw the ball back to Umesh Yadav who was handling the bowling duties. The Indian pacer got a direct run-out and the Indian fielder appealed for the same. Sunil Gavaskar Criticises Australian Style of Cricket, Says 'Players Tend to Break the Line Between Cheating and Gamesmanship!'
But the appeal was turned down by the square-leg umpire. Virat, then asked the third umpire to chip in but there was no provision for the same due to the absence of cameras. The replays showed that it was a close call. But the decision went in favour of England and India finally got a breakthrough in the 19th over. D’arcy Short and Max Bryant contributed with 114 runs to the side. The hosts have made 356 runs for the loss of six wickets.