India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja Star As India Dominate Australia On Opening Day
IND vs AUS, 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: Rohit Sharma led with an unbeaten 56 after India bowled out Australia for 177 runs at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur on Thursday.
India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: Rohit Sharma led with an unbeaten 56 after India bowled out Australia for 177 runs at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur on Thursday. Rohit and KL Rahul stitched 76 runs for the opening wicket before the latter fell for 20 runs on the bowling of Todd Murphy. India were 77 for 1 at stumps on Day 1. Earlier, hosts India bowled out Australia for a below-par total, thanks to Ravindra Jadeja's five-wicket haul and Ravichandran Ashwin's three wickets. Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj had reduced Australia to 2 for 2 in 2.1 overs to provide India a terrific start before the duo of Jadeja and Ashwin ran through the spine of Australian batting line-up. Marnus Labuschagne was the highest scorer for Australia with the score of 49. (SCORECARD)
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Srikar Bharat(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Scott Boland
Here are the Highlights of Day 1 of the 1st Test Match between India and Australia straight from Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur -
- 16:42 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: Stumps on Day 1!India end Day 1 at 77 for 1 in response to Australia's 177 all out. It was a day that belonged to Ravindra Jadeja, who took a five-wicket haul on his return to international cricket. Rohit Sharma then scored a dominating 56 not out to make sure India stay ahead in the game. The hosts trail Australia by 100 runs.IND 77/1 (24)
- 16:31 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: WICKET!Caught and bowled dismissal from Todd Murphy and that is the end of KL Rahul's struggle at the middle. India lose their first wicket at the score of 76. Ravichandran Ashwin comes as the nightwatchman as we have only 7 balls left in today's play.
- 16:26 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: Fifty for Rohit Sharma!Rohit Sharma has raced to his 15th Test half-century with a four. He then hit another four to Nathan Lyon on the very next ball. Rohit is now batting on 55 runs off 77 balls.IND 74/0 (22)
- 15:55 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: SIX!Here is the first six of the innings. Rohit Sharma hits Nathan Lyon for it. He is now on 38 off 46 balls with the help of six fours and a six.IND 46/0 (14)
- 15:44 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: India off to solid start!Rohit Sharma has started off on a superb note. He is unbeaten on 32 off 36 balls. On the other hand, KL Rahul has gotten off to a slow start. He is not out on 5 runs off 31 balls.IND 38/0 (11)
- 15:16 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: FOUR!Easy picking for Rohit Sharma! It was bowled on the pads from Pat Cummins and Rohit comfortably flicked it between the fine leg and square leg fielders for a four.IND 22/0 (4.3)
- 14:59 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: India's innings has started!Rohit Sharma kicked off the Indian innings with a boundary on the bowling of Pat Cummins, before hitting another two fours in the over and giving the strike to KL Rahul. 13 runs came off the first over.IND 13/0 (1)
- 14:48 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: WICKET!Wow! That's an absolute beauty from Ravichandran Ashwin that gets better of Scott Boland. Ashwin bowled a carrom ball and the batter had no clue. The ball pitched around middle stump before turning away from Boland and taking off his off stump. Australia are all out for 177.AUS 177 (63.5)
- 14:41 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: OUT! 5-wicket haul for Jadeja!Ravindra Jadeja has trapped Nathan Lyon in front of the stumps and that is the 11th five-wicket haul for the Indian spinner in Test cricket. Lyon has went for a review only to lose it as the ball is projected to have hit the middle of middle stump.AUS 176/9 (62.3)
- 14:32 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: 3rd session underway!The third session of play on the first day has started. Ravindra Jadeja will startthe session. Peter Handscomb will face him. Here we go!
- 14:18 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: Tea!Excellent session for India, especially Jadeja, who stood out with his four-wicket haul so far. Ashwin also claiming his 450th and 451st Test wickets. Australia reach 174/8 at tea.
- 14:10 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: OUT!Murphy is gone! He takes the DRS for a caught-behind but the third umpire gives an lbw after multiple checkAUS: 173/8 (58.5)
- 14:01 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: OUT!Edged and taken! Ashwin gets another one to take his tally to 451 wickets in Test cricket. Cummins pushed outside off, this one goes straight to Kohli at first slip. Good catchAUS: 172/7 (57.3)
- 13:44 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: WICKET!Alex Carey perishes! He was playing with fire and eventually burns himself with that. He tried to go for a reverse-sweep on the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin, failed to get the connection right and chopped the ball back on his stumps. Australia are six down.AUS 162/6 (53.1)
- 13:38 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: FOUR!Alex Carey is riding his luck. He went hard into a drive on the bowling of Mohammed Siraj but the edge fell well in the gap far away from the slip fielder. The ball raced for a four towards the third man.AUS 157/5 (52.1)
- 13:28 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: FOUR!A solid shot for a four from Alex Carey. Mohammed Siraj bowled it outside off stump and Carey finely struck past the right of short cover fielder.AUS 144/5 (49.4)
- 13:18 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: FOUR!A sweep from Alex Carey for a four. It eventually turned out to be a risky shot as he failed to keep the ball down and it went past the left hand of the fielder at leg gully. Carey is definitely playing with fire at the moment!AUS 134/5 (47.1)
- 13:08 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: FOUR!A reverse-sweep from Alex Carey for a four towards deep backward point. It was a fuller ball from Ravindra Jadeja and Carey executed the shot to perfection.AUS 124/5 (45.1)
- 12:54 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: WICKET!Steve Smith is gone! What a superb performance this is turning out to be from Ravindra Jadeja. He has cleaned up Smith. This is a big-big wicket for the hosts and Australia are five down now with no set batter at the crease. Smith departs for 37 off 107 balls as Jadeja claims his third wicket of the innings.AUS 109/5 (42)
- 12:49 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: FOUR! 100 up for Australia!Two fours from Steve Smith on the first three balls of Axar Patel's over and that takes Australia over 100 runs. Meanwhile, Smith ends the over with another four.AUS 105/4 (41)
- 12:42 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: Jadeja misses hat-trick!Ravindra Jadeja had struck twice on the last two balls of his previous over, but the first ball of the following over from him saw Peter Handscomb doing a good defence. This deprives the Indian spinner of a hat-trick. Nonetheless, the twin strikes from Jadeja has dented Australia's progress.
- 12:33 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: WICKET!Two in two for Ravindra Jadeja. Matt Renshaw departs for a first-ball duck after getting dismissed LBW. Umpire had raised his finger but Renshaw decided to go upstairs. The ball was clipping the leg stump, hence Australia saved the review, though they lost another wicket.AUS 84/4 (36)
- 12:28 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: WICKET!Here is the much-needed breakthrough for India! Ravindra Jadeja has gotten rid of Marnus Labuschagne with a beauty. It was a good length ball that pitched around off stump and missed Labuschagne's outside edge. KS Bharat did some good glove work to stump the batter out for the score of 49.AUS 84/3 (35.5)
- 12:14 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: FOUR!A short ball from Mohammed Shami and Steve Smith has pulled it beautifully for a four towards the square leg fence.AUS 80/2 (32.3)
- 12:11 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: We are back!Mohammed Shami will start the play in the second session. Steve Smith is on strike and here we go!
- 11:52 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: In case you missed it!Suryakumar Yadav made his Test debut today, while KS Bharat is playing his first game for India. Watch the moments when the two were handed Test debut caps:
SKY makes his TEST DEBUT as he receives the Test cap from former Head Coach @RaviShastriOfc— BCCI (@BCCI) February 9, 2023
Good luck @surya_14kumar #TeamIndia | #INDvAUS | @mastercardindia pic.twitter.com/JVRyK0Vh4u
Debut in international cricket for @KonaBharat— BCCI (@BCCI) February 9, 2023
A special moment for him as he receives his Test cap from @cheteshwar1 #TeamIndia | #INDvAUS | @mastercardindia pic.twitter.com/dRxQy8IRvZ
- 11:39 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: Lunch!It's lunch on the first day of the first Test between India and Australia. It was a shared session as India started on a high with Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami both claiming a wicket each to reduce Australia to 2/2 in 2.1 overs, but Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith added unbeaten 74 runs to help the guests make a mini comeback.AUS 76/2 (32)
- 11:25 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: FOUR!A beautiful paddle shot from Marnus Labuschagne and the ball runs away for a four past the short backward square leg fielder. Labuschagne gets a single off the very next ball and he is now on 47.AUS 75/2 (30)
- 11:20 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: FOUR!A fuller delivery from Ravindra Jadeja on the pads of Marnus Labuschagne and the batter drives it for a four. Labuschagne had to find the gap between the mid-on and mid-wicket fielders and he did that with ease.AUS 65/2 (28.1)
- 11:05 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: 50-run partnership!A four from Steve Smith through extra cover and there comes the 50-run partnership between him and Marnus Labuschagne for the third wicket. Australia were in huge trouble after losing the first two wickets for two runs within 13 balls, but the current pair has revived the innings.AUS 54/2 (22.4)
- 10:54 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: FOUR!Another good shot from Marnus Labuschagne for a four. He adjusted himself beautifully on the delivery of Axar Patel and hit the ball past the short leg for a four. The short mid-wicket fielder did give a run but the ball comfortably raced to the boundary.AUS 48/2 (19.4)
- 10:49 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: FOUR!Marnus Labuschagne uses the depth of the crease really well to get a four on the bowling of Axar Patel. It was cut shot from the backfoot that helped Labuschagne get a boundary.AUS 44/2 (17.4)
- 10:48 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: FOUR!A good wristy shot from Steve Smith and he will get a four off it. It was a good lentth ball from Ravindra Jadeja but Smith danced down the track to flick it over mid-wicket for a four.AUS 40/2 (17)
- 10:42 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: Kohli drops Smith's catch!Oh! It could have been the third wicket for India, but Virat Kohli has dropped the catch of Steve Smith at first slip on the bowling of Axar Patel. It was a fuller ball from Axar and Smith went for the powerful drive. He got a thick edge and the ball flew to Kohli's right hand at first slip in no time. Kohli failed to hold on to it and Smith survived. It was a tough chance.
- 10:40 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: FOUR!A tad fuller from outside off stump from Mohammed Shami and Marnus Labuschagne comfortably drives it away for a four. He is now on 19 off 55 balls. A slow but really crucial knock this is turning out to be for Australia.AUS 33/2 (14.5)
- 10:32 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: Smith-Labuschagne pair solid!The duo of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne have added 27 runs off 65 balls so far. With the two early strikes at the start of day, Australia were in big trouble, but the two batting mainstays have helped the side make a mini comeback.AUS 29/2 (13)
- 10:10 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: Australia careful against spin!After Ravindra Jadeja, the next over was bowled by Axar Patel. Of the overall 12 balls of spin, Australia could score only one run that too came off a leg bye. Both Smith and Labuschagne are taking their time at the middle, rightly so!
- 10:04 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: Introduction of spin!Here is what we all have been waiting for. The spin has been introduced with Ravindra Jadeja bowling the first over. Marnus Labuschagne will face him with Steve Smith at the other end of the wicket. Here we go!AUS 25/2 (6)
- 09:55 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: FOUR!Outside off stump from Mohammed Shami and Steve Smith hits it for a four. A simple but classy shot from Smith this was!AUS 20/2 (4.3)
- 09:50 (IST)IND vs AUS Live: WICKETAnother one bites the dust! This was an absolute ripper from Mohammed Shami that got the better of David Warner. It is just 13 balls after the start of the game and both the Australian openers are back to the dugout. What a start for India this is!AUS 2/2 in 2.1 overs