Australia has set a target of 287 runs for India to win the second test in Perth. Tim Paine side was bowled out at 243 in their second innings on the fourth day of the test on a pitch that is presenting uneven bounce. India bowlers didn’t get any wicket in the first session before Lunch but came back strongly after the Lunch break to take 6 wickets for 51 runs.
Shami was the pick of the bowlers who took wickets 6/56. Shami was at his fiery best and reduced the hosts to 207/9 from 192/5 at Lunch. It looked like India would wrap up the ‘tail’ quickly, but, the final pair of Mitchel Starc and Hazelwood added 36 crucial runs to take the total lead beyond 250. Usman Khawaja was the top scorer for the Australia with 72 runs.
As Vijay and KL Rahul opened the innings for team India, to our disappointment, KL Rahul got out in the very first over. Intending to leave the delivery of Mitchel Starc, KL Rahul got it into the stumps by getting inside edge. In the first innings he got out on 2.
Frustrated netizens started roasting him brutally for being abad opener. Check out some of them here :
என்னது எக்குத்தப்பா பவுன்ஸாகுதா? அப்பறம் ஏண்டா அங்கயே நிக்கறீங்க ரூம்புல ஏசி இருக்கு வாங்கடா ~ கே எல் ராகுல் மாம்ஸ் pic.twitter.com/1eT0eZF8N2
— ~ (@SuDLX) December 17, 2018
ராகுல் செஞ்சுரி எல்லாம் அடிக்கனுமுன்னா ட்விட்டர்ல இருக்க நாம தான் போய் பவுலிங் போடனும்
— கேபிள் ராஜா (@VinoArul) December 17, 2018
EA Cricket தான் அவனுக்கான களம்.. https://t.co/LvkMSUKBm4
— The SUPER ONE AK™ 😎🔥 (@RJAadhi) December 17, 2018
Thank You KL Rahul for Promoting #Zero
— #ZERO Fan (@NextToSRK) December 17, 2018
— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) December 17, 2018
— Bharath Shastry (@bharathshastry) December 17, 2018
KL Rahul’s last 17 dismissals in Test cricket:
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) December 17, 2018
KL Rahul: My job is to see off the new ball.
New Ball: My job is to see off KL Rahul.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) December 17, 2018
still a better opener than kl rahul pic.twitter.com/PAeoDfZ8l4
— 🙂🙂 (@nalove_da) December 17, 2018
— Mahipal Singh (@Maahiwords) December 17, 2018
— Vinod Ramnath (@NaanumEngineer) December 17, 2018
— Aditii🎀 (@Sassy_Soul_) December 17, 2018
Can someone stop KL Rahul if he goes to net practise immediately after the dismissal..
— CricBeat (@Cric_beat) December 17, 2018
12:00 PM IST: KL Rahul bowled by starc
12:01 PM IST: KL Rahul hit the nets to prepare for the 3rd test match.
— I ᴀᴍ G.Ѳ.А.T (@itz_vj) December 17, 2018
KL Rahul has been dismissed ‘Bowled’ seven times out of his last 11 Test innings. Notorious! #AUSvIND
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) December 17, 2018
Indian fans waiting for Kl Rahul to tweet or post 🤣 pic.twitter.com/ww81ScpTcb
— AayusH🇮🇳 (@Cricketician_) December 17, 2018
No words for gr8 kl Rahul ..now even Virat Kohli can’t save him.still commentrators defending this guy…still if this guy choosen I will stop watching India’s matches….#AUSvIND #INDvAUS @bhogleharsha @virendersehwag pic.twitter.com/TrBK87PaMz
— Vaibhav (@TharVaibhav) December 17, 2018
— PANDYA HATERS KO MAARO (@pandyawarrior) December 17, 2018
— Shivam Sharma (@Oye_Jahazi) December 17, 2018
1894 runs in his small test career,
149 vs England in England is my favourite one!
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 17, 2018
KL Rahul has all it takes to enjoy a long run in the Indian team.
✔️ Hipster hairdo
✔️ Hipster beard
✔️ Social media savviness
✔️ Selfies with Kohli
✔️ Workouts with Kohli
— Sohini (@Mittermaniac) December 17, 2018
Biggest Scam in Indian
— Sir Chahal😤 (@SirChahal) December 17, 2018
If anybody says KL Rahul deserves a world cup spot, give me your address, I’ll beat your ass personally #AUSvIND
— VK is 🐐 (@BleedBlueForeva) December 17, 2018
Don’t abuse KL Rahul.. he was instructed to promote Bhabhi Anushka’s upcoming movie Zero #INDvAUS
— 🔥MAHROOF🔥 (@KingsSRKian_) December 17, 2018
It’s not going to be epic for this guy KL Rahul and definitely he is not going to stay in Australia for the next two months pic.twitter.com/3Vld1oy7jO
— Prasanna (@prasannaravi14) December 17, 2018
— Surojit Gupta (@gupta_surojit) December 17, 2018
— Boring… (@graphicalcomic) December 17, 2018
— The Cricket Show (@TheCricketShow_) December 17, 2018
— Amit (@Imit4510) December 17, 2018
Earlier in the day, resuming at their overnight total of 132 runs, the Australia did not lose any wicket in the first session of the day taking their score to 190 runs and lead of 233 runs till the lunch break.
India lead the series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Adelaide.
Comment your views on K L Rahul’s performance !!