It was a day to forget for the Indian fans as they saw their team put on one of most horrific performances in recent times. The Indian team came into Indore after winning the 1st two tests at Nagpur and Delhi. With the help of this 2-0 lead India had retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The story as it happened –
India won the toss and chose to bat first on a pitch which had a lot on it for the spinners. Both the teams made two changes each, as India got in Gill and Umesh Yadav for Rahul and Shami. Australia got in Cameron Green and Mitchell Starc for Pat Cummins and Matt Renshaw.
India wastes two DRS appeals as Rohit Sharma gets upset at Jadeja –
Ravindra Jadeja had given the breakthrough when he had Travis Head out LBW . Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne then began the repair work. As the pair had added a few crucial runs, Jadeja had a close call for LBW against Khawaja turned down. Rohit Sharma went up for DRS only to see the ball pitched outside leg.
A few overs later, there was yet another shout by Jadeja against the same batter. This time again Rohit was compelled to go up for a DRS check. This time though the replays showed that the ball had missed the stumps due to its sharp turn. Once the replays came on the screen Rohit wasn’t happy one bit and cursed at Ravindra Jadeja.
Jadeja claims all four wickets to fall –
Australia ended the day with an overall lead of 47 with 4 wickets down. Jadeja got the wicket of Head for 9. The left arm spinner then broke the 96 run stand for the 2nd wicket when he castled Labuschagne with a ball that kept low.
Usman Khawaja tried to go for a slog sweep as Shubman Gill was placed right at the boundary to take a good catch. The 4th wicket came when Jadeja had skipper Steve Smith edging behind to be caught by Bharat for 28. Jadeja during his 4 wicket haul also became the 2nd Indian to score 5000 runs and take 500 wickets and has now gone past Danish Kaneria who had 261 test wickets.