Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023: Australia vs India 1st Test Highlights Day 1
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In the opening match of the Border Gavaskar Test series, India's spin bowlers dominated as Australia was dismissed for just 177 runs.
The Indian pacers made a strong start, putting Australia in a difficult position. They dominated the first session by taking two quick wickets for just two runs.
Usman Khawaja was dismissed lbw by Mohammed Siraj while David Warner was clean bowled by Mohammed Shami. These early strikes left Australia with a precarious two-wicket deficit.
Labuschagne and Steve Smith attempted to rebuild the innings after the early wickets. The pair were cautious in their approach, ensuring that Australia did not lose another wicket before the lunch break.
72/2 at the Lunch break
Following the lunch break, Ravindra Jadeja made a crucial breakthrough in the partnership between Labuschagne and Steve Smith with a brilliant delivery (35.5) by taking wicket of Labuschagne. Debutant Srikar Bharat contributed by stumping Labuschagne for 49 runs (123 balls).
Matt Renshaw was quickly dismissed for 0 runs when he came to the crease, lbw by Ravindra Jadeja.
Jadeja continued to impress by bowling out Steve Smith for 37 runs (107 balls) in the 41st over. This reduced Australia to five wickets down for 113 runs.
After that, Ravichandran Ashwin clean-bowled the hard-hitting Wicketkeeper Alex Carey for 36 runs (33 balls) with an excellent delivery in the 53rd over. Pat Cummins was dismissed for 6 runs (14 balls) after giving a catch to Kohli off the bowling of Ashwin.
Ashwin at Forefront.
Ravindra Jadeja then dismissed Todd Murphy (0 runs) who came to the crease in the 58.5th over. Handscomb was sent to the pavilion lbw in the 62.3rd over.
Ravichandran Ashwin clean-bowled Boland, the final wicket in the 63rd over, resulting in Australia being dismissed for 177 runs in their first innings.
Ravindra Jadeja, who made a comeback after overcoming an injury, took 5 wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 wickets, while Mohammed Shami and Siraj claimed one wicket each.
Ravichandran Ashwin achieved a milestone of 450 wickets in this Test match. The honor of being his 450th wicket went to Australian batsman Alex Carey. Ashwin broke the previous record set by Anil Kumble to become the fastest Indian bowler to reach this feat, achieving it in just his 89th Test match.
Ashwin @450 Wickets
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma opened for India and provided a solid start. Unlike the Australian innings, Rohit bewildered the opposition by striking three boundaries in the first over.
The pair of Rohit and Rahul added 76 runs for the first wicket. However, at 76 runs, Rahul (20 runs) gave a reflex catch to Todd Murphy and was dismissed.
Rohit (56*) and Ravichandran Ashwin (0*) are currently at the crease, with Rohit scoring a half-century. India is still 100 runs behind Australia in the first innings.