Indore: Australia scored 156 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the first innings of the 3rd Test against India. In the first innings, the Indian team was bowled out for 109 runs by the spinners of the Australian team.
The Border-Gavaskar Cup Test cricket series between India and Australia is underway. In this series of 4 Tests and 3 ODIs, 2 Tests have already been completed. India is leading 2-0 in this.
Meanwhile, the 3rd Test match started yesterday at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat. 2 changes were made in the Indian team. KL Shubman Gill replaced Rahul and Umesh Yadav replaced Mohammad Shami.
Rohit and Shubman Gill were the openers. Gill was on a roll right from the start. While Rohit had scored 12 runs, Kuneman was stumped by the bowling. Shubman Gill was on 21 when Kuneman bowled and was dismissed by captain Smith.
This was followed by Pujara 1, Virat Kohli 22, Ravindra Jadeja 4, Shreyas Iyer 0, wicketkeeper Srikar Bharat 17, Axar Patel 12, Ashwin 3 and Umesh Yadav 17. 22 runs scored by Kohli was the highest score among the team players.
As a result, the Indian team was bowled out for 109 runs in 33.2 overs. Kunemann bowled brilliantly and conceded only 16 runs and took 5 wickets. Nathan Lyon took 3 wickets and Todd Murphy took one wicket.
Jadeja sent Australian opener Travis Head to the pavilion for 9 runs after starting his first innings. Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuchen, who paired up for the 2nd wicket, calmly added to the score. Labuschenne was on 31 when Jadeja got out. Usman Khawaja played calmly and passed his half-century. He fell when he scored 60 off 147 balls.
Captain Steven Smith added 26 runs and was dismissed after Jadeja was caught by wicketkeeper Bharath. Jadeja took 4 wickets for the Indian team.
At the end of the first day’s play, the Australian team scored 156 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Cameron Green scored 6 runs and Peter Handschamp scored 7 runs. Having taken a 47-run lead in the first innings, Australia will continue the match on Day 2 today.
> Jadeja bowled the ball cleanly when the Australian Labuschenne did not start the run count. But luck was on his side. He escaped as it was declared a no-ball. Then Labusche was dismissed after adding 31 runs.
> For the first time, Australian player Kunemann has taken 5 wickets in an innings in Test matches. He bowled 9 overs giving away 16 runs and claiming 5 wickets.
> The Aussie scored his 21st half-century in Test matches. The opener of the team Usman Khawaja recorded.
> During the batting of the Australian team, the Indian team was reviewed 3 times. But unfortunately all 3 review opportunities were denied as not out. It is noteworthy that all these 3 review opportunities were taken during Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling.
3rd time Murphy out on the ball: Aussie in this series. Indian star player Virat Kohli has been dismissed for the 3rd time by Todd Murphy. Also, Virat Kohli’s poor form continues in this series. Virat Kohli, who scored 12 in the Nagpur Test, 44 and 20 in the Delhi Test, was bowled out for 22 in the Indore Test.
4th Minimum Score: With 109 runs, India posted the 4th lowest domestic score against Australia. Earlier, the Indian team was bowled out by 104 runs in Mumbai (2004) and 105 and 107 runs in Pune (2017). And overall, the Indian team posted the 8th lowest score against Australia.
2 Rohit Sharma Escapes: In the first over of the match, the captain of the Indian team, Rohit Sharma, had a chance to be dismissed twice. Once caught by the wicket keeper and 2nd time lbw was called out. But the umpire did not give out. At the same time, the Australian team did not ask for a review. Had the Australian players asked for a review, Rohit would have been dismissed. However, Rohit failed to capitalize on this opportunity and returned to the pavilion on just 12 runs.