Australia dominated the first day on the Indore wicket and bundled out the hosts for just 109 runs on Wednesday. The spinners sent both the Indian openers to the pavilion. But the highlight of the day was the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara as he was troubled by the extra spin of Nathan Lyon.
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During the ninth over of the match, Australia’s veteran spinner Nathan Lyon bowled a short ball outside off stump and Pujara was trying to cut the ball towards the point area, but the ball took a turn and hit the stumps. Pujara was completely shocked as he had no idea. Indian captain Rohit Sharma was also surprised to see this sharp turn.
Australia scored in reply to India’s 109 runs 156 for four in their first innings at stumps on the first day of the third Test on Wednesday. Usman Khawaja starred with the bat for Australia as he scored 60 off 147 balls and shared a 96-run stand with Marnus Labuschagne for the second wicket to take Australia to a decent total.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja continued his top form and took all four wickets for India, but the day completely belonged to the visitors, who were heavily criticized in this Test match.
At the end of the day’s play, the scoreboard showed Australia 47 runs ahead with 6 wickets in hand and Peter Handscomb and Cameron Green out in the middle. Jadeja was the only wicket-taker for India, but was guilty of bowling a no-ball on which he removed Labuschagne before his stand with Khawaja’s perfection, helping Australia seal the day. Got it.
Earlier, Gilchrist told ANI, “It’s been a tough series and so far India have outplayed them, so the series is over and they can’t win it, but they can salvage a lot from it. This is the challenge. Look, Australia have faced a very skilful India team here. But there’s no reason Australia can’t save some of it. Of course, the World Test Championship is something that is on offer for both the teams. So that makes it quite interesting”.
Earlier, Virat Kohli (22) and Shubman Gill (21) were the top scorers for India in a flop show by the batsmen on the spinning track.