After spending nearly, a day and half on field. The Indian team came out to bat at the end of day 2 in the final test match at Ahmedabad on Friday. India ended the day at 36/0 after having played out 10 overs while chasing the mammoth 480 run score by Australia in their 1st innings. Rohit Sharma was batting on 17, while Shubman Gill was on 18 as the stumps were drawn for the end of the day.
The story so far –
Usman Khawaja scored his 14th test century at the end of the 1st day’s play. Australia ended the day at 255/4 with Cameron Green batting on 49. For India it was Shami with 2 wickets who stole the show with the ball.
Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma waste yet another DRS –
Indian team and Rohit Sharma had a bad outing in Indore during the 3rd test match. India had wasted all the 3 DRS calls earlier in the test match and each of the time it happened to Ravindra Jadeja.
During the 2nd day at Ahmedabad, Jadeja went up for an appeal when Khawaja did not offer a shot. Much to everyone’s surprise, Jadeja managed to convince Rohit Sharma to go up for the DRS. The call came in favour of the batter as he was given not out and India wasted a review.
Khwaja and Green torment India –
Australian opener, Usman Khawaja started the day on 104, while Green was on 49. The duo had added 85 runs overnight after coming together with the score reading 170/4. The pair added 208 runs for the 5th wicket as they frustrated the Indian team on a hot day at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Ashwin picks six –
India came back into the game after Ashwin struck thrice in quick time. The 36 year old off spinner first got rid of Green for 114, before getting rid of Carey for a duck. Starc was caught by Iyer for 6. Ashwin then got rid of Murphy and Lyon to get his 32nd five wicket haul to end with figures of 6/91.
Khawaja top scores before Axar strikes –
The top scorer for Australia was opener Usman Khawaja as he played 422 balls for his 180. The left hander hit 21 fours in a innings which lasted for over 10 hours. Axar Patel got the key wicket just after tea as Khawaja played back to a ball and was out LBW after stand in skipper Pujara went up for the DRS.
Green gets to his 1st test ton –
It was a day to remember for Cameron Green as he scored his 1st test century for Australia. Green scored 114 off 170 balls in his 249 minute stay at the crease with 18 fours.
Murphy and Lyon add more misery as Australia score 480 –
India would have looked to bundle out Australia for under 450, but a 70 run stand for the 9th wicket frustrated India. Murphy scored career best 41 off 61 balls, while Lyon scored 34 before Australia were all out for 480.
Sharma and Gill start strong –
Australia batted with a run rate of 2.8 runs per over, India seemed determined to get off the blocks quick. Gill and Sharma added 36/0 from 10 overs with Rohit hitting 2 fours in his 17, while Gill hit 1 four and a six in his 18.
Twitter reacts –
The wasted DRS call did not sit down well with the Indian fans as they took to Twitter to have their say on the matter.
After seeing the ball tracker in the DRS 😅 pic.twitter.com/JEfiIl12aQ— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 10, 2023
India concede their 2nd 200 partnership (1st at Chepauk 2021) in a home Test in the last 10 years.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 10, 2023