The Indian team has suffered a crushing defeat in the Indore Test. Australia has defeated India by nine wickets on the third day itself. The strong and stormy innings of Australian batsmen Travis Head and Marnus Labushen won Australia the match.
The Indian team has suffered a humiliating defeat in the third Test match of the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. In the match played in Indore, the Indian team had to face defeat by nine wickets. The final match of this four-Test Border Gavaskar Trophy is going to be intense as the final match is going to be very decisive.
In just two days in the Indore Test, the Australian team made the Indian team taste defeat. Australia needed 76 runs on the third day to win, which the team achieved in the first session itself. During the first session on the third day, when the Australian team got off to chase the target, they got off to a bad start. However, the Kangaroos later managed to stay at the crease and win by scoring 76 runs. In the first over for Australia, Usman Khawaja returned to the pavilion without opening the account. After this, the strong and stormy innings of Travis Head and Marnus Labushen won the match for Australia. Travis Head scored 49 and Marnus Labuschagne scored 28, leading to a 78-run partnership between the two. Due to the partnership of both the batsmen, Australia easily won the third test match.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma decided to bat first after winning the toss in the Test. The Indian team got off to a slow start and both the opening pair shared a 27-run partnership. After this, the condition of the Indian team worsened as India’s five wickets returned to the pavilion within 18 runs. After this, the lower order batsmen tried to save India’s shame and succeeded in taking the team to 109 runs. However, even with this score, the Indian team could not gain much strength. For Australia, Matthew Kuhneman took 5 wickets, Nathan Lyon 3 and Todd Murphy took 2 wickets.
After a shaky start from India, Australia made a steady start in the first innings. Usman Khawaja scored 60, Marnus Labushen scored 31 and Steve Smith scored 26 runs. Australia’s score was 156 runs after losing four wickets in the first innings. On the second day, Australia could score 41 runs and were all out for 197. Indian bowlers Ravindra Jadeja (four wickets), Umesh Yadav (three wickets) and Ravichandran Ashwin (three wickets) had a big hand in bringing Australia’s team to the pavilion.
Australia got the lead in the second innings
In the first session of the second day, the second innings of the Indian team started. Even in this innings, the Indian batsmen could not show their bat power. Most of the batsmen of the team looked flop. Even before the end of the second day’s play, the entire team was reduced to 163 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara scored 59 runs, while apart from him no batsman could show amazing on the pitch. After the second innings, Australia got a target of 76 runs, which Australia completed in the first session and won the Indore Test.