India vs Australia 2023

Comedy of errors as Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara involved in big mix up, Indian Captian gets run out

Rohit Sharma departed after scoring 31 off 20 balls.
Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara
Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara (Source: Twitter)

India and Australia went to battle against each other on Day 3 after Day 2 ended with Australia at a slight advantage. Australia dismissed India for 262 with a one-run lead. In the second innings, Australia ended the day at 61-1. The match changed hands on Day 3 as India wrested the initiative from Australia with Ravindra Jadeja picking up seven wickets.

In India’s second innings, India needed a target of 114 to win the Test match. Rohit Sharma was batting well and scored 31 off 20 balls, with three fours and two sixes. He was run out due to a terrible misunderstanding with Cheteshwar Pujara. This was poor running from the Indian seniors. It was a tossed-up ball and Rohit nudged it in front of the square and took the first run.

He then turned back for a second as did Pujara but he kept running. Rohit ran but suddenly stopped for some reason and let his partner cross him and walked away with a puzzled expression. Peter Handscomb threw the ball to Alex Carey who whipped the bails in a flash. The calling was very poor and in the end, Rohit had to pay the price.

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Ravindra Jadeja picked up a seven-wicket haul in the second innings of the Delhi Test

The match turned for India on Day 3 as the spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja wreaked havoc on the Australians. Jadeja picked up 7-42 in his 12.1 over spell. In his seven-wicket haul, five dismissals for Jadeja were clean bowled. He achieved the same feat to match Shoaib Akthar, who did it against New Zealand in 2002.

Australia’s best batters in the second innings were Travis Head, who opened in the second innings in the absence of David Warner and scored a solid 43 off 46 balls, with six fours and one six. Marnus Labuschagne was the other batter who did well for Australia. He got into double figures along with Head in the second innings. He scored 35 off 50 balls, with five fours. India have a 1-0 lead in the series, having won the first Test at Nagpur by an innings and 123 runs.

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