IND vs OFF: In the Test match between India and Australia at Indore, Team India got caught in its trap. In this four-match Test series, the Indian team won the first two matches by making a spin pitch. In the third Test, the spin track also became fatal. Australia’s spinners restricted Team India’s first innings to just 109 runs on this spin-friendly wicket in Indore.
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. Australian captain Steve Smith first bowled the ball to fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green. Here, the Indian batsmen started making bold runs to the fast bowlers. After this, as soon as captain Smith gave the ball to his spinners, the Indian team surrendered.
Half the team reached the pavilion at 45 runs
Mathew Kuhneman sent Rohit Sharma (12) and Shubman Gill (21) to the pavilion in back-to-back overs who put on a partnership of 27 runs for the first wicket. After this Nathan Lyon also wreaked havoc and did not give Cheteshwar Pujara (1) and Ravindra Jadeja (4) a chance to stand up. In the 12th over of the match, Kuhneman dismissed Shreyas Iyer (0) and gave the fifth blow to the Indian team. Thus, half of the Indian team reached the pavilion for a total of 45 runs.
Australia’s spin trio is fired up
A solid 25-run partnership between Virat Kohli and KS Bharat for the sixth wicket, but here Kohli (22) was bowled by Todd Murphy and after that the wickets began to fall again. KS Bharat (17), R Ashwin (3), Umesh Yadav (17) and Mohammed Siraj (0) quickly reached the pavilion. As a result, the Indian team was bowled out for just 109 runs in the second session on the first day. 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.