Srinagar: While Australia batters have done reasonably well, India star pacer Mohammad Shami also made stumps fly high.
While earlier in the day, Mohammad Shami had already outfoxed Marnus Labuschagne, it was turn of well set Peter Handscomb in the after lunch session to face music from Shami.
Prior to calling Mohammed Shami, back to the spell, Australian batter Handscomb was looking dangerous against Umesh Yadav.
Indian skipper Rohit asked Umesh Yadav to rest from his bowling spell and called in Mohammed Shami who seem to have come with plan which included a dangerous bouncer and a lethal stump-breaking delivery.
Though the stumps couldn’t be broken, Shami was successful in hitting the off stump, sending back Peter Handscomb to pavilion.
With that India has bagged four wickets with visitors having scored 170 runs.
Earlier in the day, Shami, ran in sharply and hit the deck hard. The skiddy nature that Shami has, meant the ball just kissed the surface and hurried onto Marnus Labuschagne. The right-hander wanted to push the ball towards the off-side but got an inside edge. The ball cannoned onto his leg stump. Labuschagne was guilty of being rooted to the crease. His ultra-defensive mindset may have had a role in it.