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BCCI files complaint over racial abuse of Bumrah and Siraj

The Border Gavaskar Trophy series saw Australia and India posing a major threat to each other in the first two Test matches. While the hosts got the better of the visitors in the Adelaide Oval, they missed out on delivering the goods in the second match as Ajinkya Rahane and Co rose to the occasion and scripted a memorable win at the MCG.

The ongoing four-match Test series is currently level at 1-1. Both the heavyweights are giving everything to clinch the third Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia managed to score 338 in the first innings with the help of Steve Smith’s 131 and Marnus Labuschagne’s 91.

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Ravindra Jadeja produced a top-class bowling performance as he accounted for 4 dismissals. In reply, India were bowled out for 244 in the first innings. Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill scored a half-century while Rishabh Pant scored 36. Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts as he took 4 wickets.

BCCI lodges a complaint about racial abuse of 2 Indian pacers

During the second and third day of the SCG Test, Indian pacers namely Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj were harshly treated by a crowd member at the stadium. The pacers were racially abused during the game and the incident came to light after stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane and senior off-spinner reported the entire incident to the on-field umpires.

The Indian team management has now filed a complaint about racial abuse of Bumrah and Siraj. However, ICC is yet to respond to the issue. “BCCI lodged a formal complaint with ICC match referee David Boon about two of their players Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj being abused by a drunk spectator,” a source told news agency PTI.

Australia are batting extremely well in the second innings. They already extended a healthy lead of more than 200 runs and made things really tough for the Indians. As things stand, Australia are the clear favourites to win the third Test.

Marnus Labuschagne who played well in the first innings continued his good form in the second innings. He scored a terrific 73 and helped the team add valuable runs.

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