Welcome to the highlights of the 1st Test between Australia and India in the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023.
Watch Fall of Wickets – Australia 4th Innings and Winning moments
India vs Australia 1st 2023 – Day 1 Highlights:
The pitch report from Nagpur was done by Sanjay Manjrekar and Matthew Hayden. Both analysts agreed that the pitch is rough and will certainly be a turner and difficult to bat on against spin.
Australia won the toss and elected to bat
Pat Cummins won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first, given the nature of the pitch.
Australia lose Usman Khawaja in the 1st over
Mohammed Siraj got Usman Khawaja out LBW on a review on a ball that pitched on leg stump and straightened. A very good review taken by Rohit Sharma and the umpire had to overturn his original not out decision.
Stumps flying as Shami beats Warner’s defence
Shami joined the party in the second over as he bowled a ripper to Warner. The ball came in sharply and shattered Warner’s defence. Australia stranded at 2/2.
Jadeja takes two in two as India bounces back
After a threating partnership between Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith, Jadeja took two wickets in two deliveries to bring India back in the game. This came at a crucial time as runs scored in the first innings can prove to be vital on this pitch.
The first one to go was Labuschagne. Jadeja pushed some deliveries at him and then drew him out with a flighted turner giving KS Bharat his first stumping in International Test cricket.
The next ball to left handed Renshaw was bowled on the middle, puffed dust on the pitch, came in, stayed a bit low and caught him in front. Renshaw did review but got an umpire’s call as it was clipping the leg stump.
Jadeja on a roll – takes the key wicket of Steven Smith
A delivery that came in with the arm saw the end of Steven Smith who was disappointed as he would have wanted to stay longer and push Australia’s score
Ashwin takes his 450th Wicket
Australia All out for 177
Australia have been dismissed for 177. It is now India’s turn to face the pitch trial.
Jadeja’s 5 for 47 would be a cue for Australian spinners.
Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith were among the standout performers for Australia with 49 and 37 runs respectively.