IND vs AUS: Nathan Lyon, Matthew Kuhemann strike 6 wickets in 1st session, India in deep trouble now
The decision to bat first after winning the toss in Indore did not prove to be right for Rohit Sharma. Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, Cheteshwar Pujara, and captain Rohit Sharma were dismissed within an hour of the start of the match.
Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat first. He opened the innings with Shubman Gill, Rohit got 2 extra chances in the very first over. But he could not take advantage of it. India’s first wicket fell in the form of Rohit Sharma. Matthew Kuhemann got Rohit stumped on the last ball of the sixth over.
IND vs AUS 3rd Test: India’s top order collapsed like cards
India won the toss and elected to bat first, but Rohit Sharma’s bet backfired. The captain himself could not do anything amazing and lost his wicket on a total score of 27 runs. After this, Gill, who came in place of KL Rahul, could not stay at the crease for much, he too got out after scoring 21 runs. India’s entire top order looked helpless in front of the Australian spinners, while Australia’s spinners took full advantage of the turning pitch. Matthew Kuhemann and Nathan Lyon took 3-3 wickets while Todd Murphy got one wicket, the most important one of former skipper Virat Kohli.
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Fall of Indian wickets
India’s first wicket – Rohit Sharma (12): Matthew has given India the first big blow to Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma got caught in the spin of Kuhemann on a personal score of 12 runs and returned to the pavilion after being stumped.
India’s second wicket – Shubman Gill (21): Matthew Kuhemann gave another big blow to India, Gill was dismissed after scoring 21 runs, Smith caught him in the slip.
India’s third wicket – Cheteshwar Pujara (1): Cheteshwar Pujara had no answer to a superb off-spin ball from Nathan Lyon, the ball turned inside out and uprooted Pujara’s middle stump. Pujara scored only 1 run.
India’s fourth wicket – Ravindra Jadeja (4): India lost its fourth wicket on the ball of Nathan Lyon, Jadeja was dismissed after scoring 4 runs. Lyon was saved from being LBW but he was dismissed on the next ball.
India’s fifth wicket – Shreyas Iyer (0): India’s star batsman Shreyas Iyer was dismissed without opening the account, half of India’s team was reduced to 68 balls.
India’s sixth wicket – Virat Kohli (22): Murphy gave the sixth blow to India by dismissing India’s star batsman Virat Kohli LBW. Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion after scoring 22 runs.
India’s seventh wicket – Shrikar Bharat (17): India’s innings has faltered badly, Indian batsmen are unable to stand in front of Australian spinners. India got the seventh blow in the form of Shrikar Bharat, Bharat got out after scoring 17 runs.
IND vs AUS 3rd Test Playing XI
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Shrikar Bharat(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Australia Playing XI: Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith(c), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhemann.
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