Australian Team’s Return Back To Cricket With An Emotional Tribute To Deceased Hughes

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In their first match, Australians scored 354 runs at the loss of 6 wickets against India. This total includes in it the magnificent 145 runs of Warner on 163 balls and Smith’s 72 runs. The match is being played in Adelaide oval. Australian team started their day by offering emotional tribute to deceased Hughes. Unfortunately the day was followed by yet another bad luck in the form of Clark’s lower back injury. This thing left a question mark on Clark’s selection in the match since its third time he got injured in three months. Not only that his injury also suggests his bad management, since he not managing his health and fitness stuff in a way it should be.

The day since its very start put India in hard water. Firstly Virat Kohi- the Indian captain in place of Dhoni – lost toss which according to match conditions held significance and secondly unfavorable pitch conditions gave really tough time to Indian bowlers.

Karn Sharma the new leg spinner, who was playing his debut successfully took the important wicket of Warner to his credit. After Warner, smith and Mitchell marsh supported Australian team with their precious 87 runs. Varun Aaron led Marsh to the pavilion when he was caught off behind the wickets. The day came to an end with the wicket of Australian wicket keeper Brad Haddin.

It was of course very difficult for Australian players to come on the pitch and play match after Hughes death. They paid tribute to their deceased mate at many occasions. For instance, Warner raised his bat at 63 runs- the final score made by Hughes. He dedicated his century to Hughes as well.

The match that was supposed to take place in Brisbane was postponed due to Hughes untimely death, and was held later in Adelaide. Both teams paid tribute to Hughes soul wearing black armbands. To honor him further Hughes was included in Australian team as 13th player.

In context to 63 runs scored by Hughes in his final match, the spectators keep stood and applauded for 63 seconds while commentator Richie Benaud was giving the description of video made in honor of Hughes.

In cricket circuits, it is being debated that whether short pitched ball should be banned or not, but Indian paceman Aaron’s first ball which was short pitched was appreciated by spectators.

All match facts, lineups and scorecard here.


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