IND vs OFF: The third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia is being played in Indore. The first day of this match was named after the spinners. India won the toss and decided to bat first. Kangaroo spinners dominated from the beginning on this pitch. Indore’s pitch was kind to the spinners in such a way that out of total 14 wickets that fell on the first day, spinners took 13 wickets, 1 run out.
Khawaja scored 60 runs in Indore, Indian batsman failed
On one hand, the legendary Indian batsmen could not stand on the pitch of Indore. On the other hand, Australian opener Usman Khawaja scored the highest 60 runs while playing on this pitch. However, he became a victim of Ravindra Jadeja by playing an unnecessary sweep shot and lost his wicket.
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Khawaja made a big statement about the pitch after the match
Usman Khawaja, who scored 60 runs, said after the match that ‘I cannot believe that I could play according to my plan on this pitch. I tried to score. When there was an opportunity to score, played the shots and respected the good balls. It was good to partner with Marnus. It felt like batting with the new ball was the most difficult time.
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Indore pitch not easy for batting – Khawaja
Regarding the Indore pitch, Usman Khawaja said that it is not an easy wicket. This pitch was spinning in the morning and afternoon. Which clearly shows that this is a spin friendly wicket. Although it is expected to get better. Tomorrow we will know more about this.
What did Khawaja say about the sweep shot?
Describing his plan regarding the sweep shot, Khawaja said that ‘I mostly sweep on the length ball. I used the sweep intermittently today. Let us tell you that Usman Khawaja was dismissed by catching Shubman Gill in the mid-wicket area while playing a sweep shot against Ravindra Jadeja.
Spinners blazed in Indore
The third Test between India and Australia is being played in Indore. On the first day, the spinners dominated the Indore pitch. Australia’s spinners bundled out Team India for 109 runs. Nathan Lyon 3 Matthew Kuhuman took 5 wickets for Australia and Todd Murphy took 1 wicket.
Jadeja took 4 wickets
Australia, who all out Team India for 109 runs in the first innings, have scored 156 runs losing 4 wickets till the first day’s play. The Kangaroo team has a lead of 47 runs. Indian spinner Ravindra Jadeja took all four wickets of Australia.