Umesh’s entertaining 13-ball 17 knock was a lone spark in India’s first innings outing as for a brief moment, it gave fans something to cheer about on a disappointing day.
The two sixes that Umesh hit helped the lower-order batter equal Kohli’s 24 sixes in Test cricket. The maximums also helped Umesh surpass former India all-rounder Ravi Shastri (22).
Umesh is currently 17th in the list of Indian cricketers with most Test sixes which is led by Virender Sehwag (91) followed by MS Dhoni (78).
Reaction of Kohli to Umesh’s one of the sixes also went viral on social media.
#ViratKohli and Rahul Dravid’s contrasting reactions on #UmeshYadav’s six 😂@imVkohli @y_umesh #IndvsAus… https://t.co/K8aDTX3dzO
— Anmol Narang (@Anmol_Narang_) 1677666030000
Australia ended the day on top, posting 156 for 4, taking crucial 47-run lead at the close of play.
India earlier retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead after winning the Nagpur and Delhi Tests.