Mohammad Shami likely to be ruled out from second Test due to groin injury

Australia vs India 1st Test: Australia Win in two and half days as India record its Lowest Score in Tests. Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli said 'Shami is going for a scan, couldn't even lift his arm. We will get the reports in the evening and see what's it like.''

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 19, 2020 18:52 IST
Mohammad Shami likely to be ruled out from second Test due to groin injury
Australia vs India 1st Test

Australia vs India 1st Test: A rampaging Australia sealed an emphatic 8-wicket win inside two and half days in the opening Test of the Border-Gavaskar series at Adelaide Oval. The Indian cricket team under Virat Kohli faced its worst hour of embarrassment while collapsing to its lowest-ever Test total at a paltry 36 all-out. During the match, Indian pacemen Mohammad Shami is likely to be ruled out of playing the remaining three matches as he sustained a groin injury while facing Pat Cummins' lethal delivery during India's drastic second innings.

The suspense of playing Shami due to his right-arm gets injured looms large as medical fitness report will decide on his playing in the upcoming matches. Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli said "Shami is going for a scan, couldn't even lift his arm. We will get the reports in the evening and see what's it like in the late evening."

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Earlier, a dramatic turnaround on day three as the Indian cricket team dramatically collapsed to their lowest-ever Test score of 36 against Australia in Adelaide on Dec 19, 2020, their lowest score of the 21st century. India hadn't lost any of their 25 Tests when Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss prior to today's unexpected fall of wickets. It took an unbelievable effort from Australia's bowlers to end that winning streak.

With this, India has now lost three successive Tests well inside three days with two being in New Zealand earlier this year. The Aussie pacemen Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins displayed a peak of the bowling in Test cricket and came out with magical figures.