The ball waved like a snake, 6 batsmen could not score 4 runs together, who made the kangaroos sleepless
There was hot news that parts of ‘Ghalib’ would fly.
We also went to see but there was no spectacle.
The news of India-Australia Test match may start with this lion of Ghalib that you may find strange. But the condition of this Test match played in Nagpur was exactly the same as Ghalib’s lion. Before this Test match which started on Thursday, big things happened on the pitch. Especially the Australian media started counting the shortcomings of the pitch even before the start of the match. When Australia was batting, then this thing seemed correct to some extent. But as soon as the Indian batting came, the talk of the pitch got blown away. Indian captain Rohit Sharma and vice-captain KL Rahul shared a 76-run partnership for the first wicket.
The India vs Australia Test series began in Nagpur on Thursday. Australian captain Pat Cummins won the toss and decided to bat first. Cummins must be thinking that Australia should make a big score in the first innings. But this could not happen. Both Australia’s openers became successful by scoring one run each. India also took this dream start to the right end and bundled out the visiting team for 177 runs. Australia’s poor batting can be gauged from the fact that even its 6 batters together could score only 3 runs. These 6 batters were David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Man Renshaw, Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon and Scott Boland. Of these, Better Renshaw, Murphy and Nathan Lyon could not even open the account. Warner, Khawaja and Boland scored one run each.
Australia’s top scorer was Marnus Labushen. He played an innings of 49 runs and shared an 82-run partnership with Steven Smith. Labushen and Smith took Australia to 84 runs after losing 2 wickets for just 2 runs. Ravindra Jadeja, returning to Team India, broke the pair by getting Labushen stumped. Labushen was stumped by Shrikar Bharat i.e. KS Bharat, playing a debut test match. Jadeja took 5 wickets in the match. Ravichandran Ashwin also impressed the Kangaroos a lot. He took three wickets.
After this came India’s batting. When Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul started batting, the magic of the pitch disappeared. The same pitch started looking easy, on which Ravindra Jadeja waved the ball like a snake. Rohit and KL Rahul shared a 76-run partnership in 22.5 overs. At the end of the first day’s play, Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten after scoring 56 runs off 69 balls. KL Rahul got out after scoring 20 runs.
When News18 Hindi questioned former cricketer Lalchand Rajput on this kich-kich of the pitch, his answer was clear. Rajput, who was the coach of Team India, said that it was like a traditional pitch of India. Most of the pitches in India are like this. Most of the Ranji matches take place on similar pitches. That’s why there is no need to link the performance of batsmen or bowlers with the pitch. Ravindra Jadeja bowled well. There was variation in his balls, which baffled the batters. The pitch definitely helped. But in reality it was Jadeja’s amazing bowling, which forced the kangaroos to surrender.
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Tags: Australia, India vs Australia, Lalchand Rajput, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit sharma, team india
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 09, 2023, 18:24 IST