In the ongoing third Test match between India and Australia, the home team has had a disastrous time with the bat. After getting to bat first for the first time in the series, the team didn’t have much luck. Only during the Mitchell Starc-Cameron Green spell with the new ball, the likes of Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma enjoyed their batting.
Since the introduction of spinners, the team started losing wickets and there was no stopping. It all started with Sharma getting stumped out trying to hoick Matthew Kuhnemann. Alex Carey grabbed the ball close to his chest and managed to execute the stumping. In the seventh over of the innings, Shubman Gill was caught at slips by Steve Smith off Kuhnemann.
Not to forget, Gill is playing in place of out-of-form KL Rahul in the side. Lead spinner Nathan Lyon took the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara who has troubled Lyon over the years. At 36/3, Ravindra Jadeja was promoted up the order. However, the in-form all-rounder couldn’t do much. Shreyas Iyer fell victim to a ball that was kept low as he was trying to hit a cut short against Kunhemann.
At 45/5, the likes of former skipper Virat Kohli and wicketkeeper batter KS Bharat tried to put up a partnership. They added 25 runs before the former was trapped lbw by Todd Murphy. Notably, Kohli was the highest scorer for the team with 22 runs to his name. With this, the home team failed to do much and was bowled out for 109 runs. Umesh Yadav hit two sixes and a four to take the team to this total.
Australia might have lost two wickets if not for Ravindra Jadeja overstepping
In reply, Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin started the bowling. The former trapped Travis Head for lbw. However, he would have gotten the wicket of Marnus Labuschagne. Apparently, the left-handed all-rounder overstepped the popping crease when Labuschagne chopped the ball onto the stumps.
This is how Twitter reacted
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 1, 2023
Matthew Kuhnemann takes his first five wicket haul in just his second Test match for Australia.
— Sports Freak (@OfficialSfreak) March 1, 2023
Virat Kohli became the highest run-scorer #INDvAUS 3rd test match Indore.
— Sunil Singh (@SunilSingh_0007) March 1, 2023
Not as challenging a strip by any means. Indian batsmen didn't bring out their A game which gives the Australians a great opportunity to boss the game. They could bat India out of the game here.#AUSvsIND #BorderGavaskarTrophy #BGT2023
— Akshay (@CricHat) March 1, 2023
— Sumit Jadhav (@sumit_jadhav14) March 1, 2023
Most time dismissed by a bowler in Test.
12 – Pujara vs Nathan Lyon*
12 – Pujara vs James Anderson
12 – Gavaskar vs D Underwood
11 – Gavaskar vs Michael Holding
11 – Gavaskar vs Imran Khan#NathanLyon #BGT2023 #BorderGavaskarTrophy #ViratKohli #TestCricket #INDvsAUS3rdTEST
— CricInformer (@CricInformer) March 1, 2023
— Mr. Tweet Jr. (@ikprav) March 1, 2023
Appalling pitch, not worthy of a test match. Just can't defend the poor quality of this strip. BCCI really think these pitches are a good advertisement for the game!. Shameful. #INDvAUS #BGT2023 #RohitSharma𓃵 #ViratKohli #BCCI #AUSvsIND
— NoEliteQBHere (@FootBallMisc) March 1, 2023
Degree of turn.
— Vishwas Agrawal (@agrawal1204) March 1, 2023
— Mishra Cric Talk (@MishraCric) March 1, 2023