India lost the indoor test. Team India lost in the third match of Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023. In this match held in Indore, the Indian team had to suffer a heavy defeat by 9 wickets. Here the Australian team defeated India in just two and a half overs. To win, Australia needed only 76 runs on the third day of the match, which they scored in the first session itself.
Here on the third day, Australia got off to a rough start as they chased down the target of 76 runs in the first session, but then the Kangaroo batsmen batted very cautiously and then ran rampantly to win. Australia lost the wicket of Usman Khawaja (0) in the first over on the third day. After this, it was hoped that the Indian team would not allow Australia to achieve this target easily, but a 78-run partnership between Travis Head (49) and Marnus Labuschagne (28) eased Australia’s way.
It was the same story throughout the Test match
Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first in this match which is being held at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Rohit and Shubman put on a quick 27-run partnership in front of the Australian fast bowlers here, but as soon as captain Steve Smith gave the ball to his spinners, the situation for the Indian batsmen took a turn for the worse. Team India lost five wickets in 18 runs. After this, the lower order batsmen put up a bit of a fight but could only take Team India to 109 runs. Here all the wickets were taken by Australia’s spin trio. Matthew Kuneman took 5 wickets, Nathan Lyon 3 wickets and Todd Murphy 2 wickets.
Australia took a lead of 88 runs in the first innings
After this, Australia started their innings steadily, Usman Khawaja (60), Marnus Labuschran (31) and Steve Smith (26) scoring 156 runs for the loss of 4 wickets at the end of the first day. But on the second day Australia added only 41 runs to the score and were bowled out for 197 runs. In Australia’s first innings, Jadeja took 4 wickets, Umesh Yadav and Ashwin took 3 wickets each.
India’s second innings also collapsed to 163 runs.
The second innings of Team India started in the first session on the second day of the match. Team India’s batsmen failed here once again and except for Cheteshwar Pujara (59) no other batsman could stay on the pitch for long. As a result, the Indian team was all out for 163 runs at the end of the second day’s play. Here Nathan Lyon took 8 wickets. As a result, Australia, who entered the ring with a target of just 76 runs on the third day, easily broke through after losing one wicket.