India vs Australia First Test, Day 2: 5 Talking points
#4 Steve O’ Keefe arrives on the international stage
Australia returned from the lunch break and knew that they had to pick up wickets. The sight of Steve O’ Keefe with the ball did not please a number of experts in the commentary box, who believed that the team’s best spinner, Nathan Lyon should have instead begun proceedings.
A change of ends would change O’ Keefe’s fortunes. First was KL Rahul, who absolutely threw his wicket away. That was the shot in the arm that O’ Keefe needed as he went on to torment the Indian batsman.
He snared the wickets of Rahul, Rahane and Wriddhiman Saha in one over. He added the wickets of Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav and Umesh Yadav to take his first career 5-wicket haul and end with figures of 6/35.