India disappoints on Day 1 of the Indore test, Border Gavaskar Trophy


Indian cricket fans were disappointed when the Indian team lost their first day of the third Test against Australia in Indore. India decided to bat first and made a steady start with a partnership of 27 runs between Rohit and Shubman Gill. However, the Australian team brought in their spin bowlers and India lost five wickets in just 18 runs. Rohit was the first to be dismissed, followed by Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shreyas Iyer, and Ravindra Jadeja.

The two Australian spin bowlers Kuhnemann and Nathan Lyon, were the most successful taking five and three wickets respectively. The Indian team and their fans were left heartbroken when Jadeja was dismissed.
After moving up in the batting order, the spin all-rounder was dismissed early by Nathan Lyon for only four runs.

Jadeja survived DRS but got out the next ball

In the 11th over, Lyon appealed for an LBW, which the on-field umpire gave as out. Jadeja then challenged the decision by calling for a DRS which showed that the ball had touched his bat, and he survived the appeal. This made the India dugout feel relieved, but their joy didn’t last long. On the very next delivery, Jadeja hit the ball directly into the hands of Kuhnemann, and he had to leave the field.

During the match, Jadeja was returning to the team’s dugout, the camera caught a glimpse of the disappointed face of Kohli. He was standing at the non-striker’s end, which is the position of a player who is not currently batting. Kohli’s expression indicated that he was unhappy with Jadeja’s performance.

The camera then moved on to Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, who was sitting in the team’s dugout. He too appeared dismayed by the events that had unfolded on the field. This sequence of events suggests that the Indian team was struggling during this particular match against their Australian opponents.

On the first day, the Australian spin bowlers played a key role in restricting India to a low score of 109 runs. Australia was attempting to fight back in the four-match series, having lost the first two matches heavily. Australia introduced spin bowling as early which proved to be a successful tactic.

India and Australia both made two changes in XI

India changed two players in their team from the last match. Gill replaced Rahul, and fast bowler Yadav came in for the rested Mohammed Shami.

Australia also made two changes in their team. Smith was leading the team as Pat Cummins was not playing. Cameron Green was brought in to replace injured David Warner, while Starc took the place of Cummins.

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