India v Australia, 2nd Test – India Player Ratings
Published - Mar 7, 2017 7:36 pm | Updated - Mar 7, 2017 7:54 pm
Virat Kohli promised the Indian fans that the brand of cricket in Bangalore will improve. They were thrashed in Pune by 333 runs and the Bangalore test did not start well for them. Abhinav Mukund had a shocker of a comeback and Indian batting apart from KL Rahul was again taken apart by the Australian spinners.
India managed only an 189 on what was supposed to be a good batting pitch and couldn’t capitalise on the same. Australia, on the other hand, batted intelligently, they showed patience and took an 87 run lead. India came back hard and took the most important session of the game on day 3 which took the game away from Australia.
Pujara and Rahane batted with intent and focused hard on taking India out of their misery. There were many great performances in this test but some failed to impress as well.
Here are ratings of all the eleven Indian players:
Abhinav Mukund – 2/10
Abhinav Mukund failed in his comeback test. He was coming into the team on the back of a brilliant Ranji trophy season but hardly got going. Scoring a 0 and 16 in two innings, he was not at all at his best. In the first innings he was outdone by a brilliant yorker by Mitchell Starc but in the second innings, after getting off to a start, the Tamil Nadu batsman lost his bearing as he was clean bowled by Josh Hazlewood.
There is a huge question mark on his future as the selectors now have options for the opening slot with Rohit Sharma coming back from injury. Mukund certainly has blown this great opportunity.