The last and decisive Test match of the Border-Gavaskar series between India and Australia was played at Brisbane’s Gaba ground. On the fourth day of the match, David Warner and Marcus Harris started well together. Australia was eyeing a big target against India, Harris and Warner were scoring runs, but after that the Indian bowlers had a great comeback. Shardul Thakur gave India the first success by dismissing Harris. Shardul has told the story behind Harris’s wicket.
Talking to Sports Today, Shardul said, ‘We had similar hopes that he would score fast against us and it happened. He got off to a good start. The day’s play ended after a six-over match and then the next day we came back refreshed. The next day, both batsmen were busy scoring fast runs. So his plan was clear that by scoring fast, aim big in front of us.
He further said, ‘But at that time as a bowler, I felt that if we take a wicket here, then he will not be able to score fast. The idea was to put the ball on which the wicket came out. If I talk about my spell, I had put several good length balls to Harris, I felt that the time had come to throw a bouncer. I tried and I got his wicket. After this, our bowlers made a tremendous comeback, all of it filled with different energy and the match was completely reversed. Shardul took four wickets for 61 runs in the second innings, while Mohammad Siraj took five wickets for 73 runs. Australia were all out for 294 runs in the second innings.