The younger pacer of Australian team Aaron Hardie strikes again with the high profile wicket of India Captain Virat Kohli. Earlier,he has snare England Skipper Joe Root in last year match. On Day two of the four days Hardie the 19-year-old paceman had caught and bowled Kohli at 64. Hardie dismissed the machine man after Kohli smashed seven fours and a six against an inexperienced attack.
During the match, Kohli was going well with his on-field performance but did not able to predict the younger pace bowler mind though it turns easy to take his wicket. The moment Kohli hit the pacer ball Hardie took a very smooth catch no difficulties he found while grabbing the catch.
Getting the machine man of team India is the great achievement for the Australia team. In most of the match, Kohli hit a century and the strike is expected in a match against Aussies but the wicket fall at 64 is the biggest disappointment for the team.
In a day, India was dismissed for 358, with Hardie brilliant run out of Umesh Yadav at the non-striker’s end for a diamond duck the final wicket to fall. A right arm pace bowler- would go on to pick three more wickets which includes Rohit Sharma scalp.
Hardie, who ended with 4- 50 off 13 overs, is one of Western Australia’s most exciting prospects, having captained the state at under-17 and under-19 level, and earned a rookie contract for 2018-19.
On Wednesday, at the Sydney Cricket Ground India were keen to get in the middle for some batting in their only game ahead of the four-test series.
After Smith and Warner ban it is quite difficult to assume that the match is not manageable but the young player steals the eyes of everyone and makes his place in everyone hearts.