India and Australia squared off within the first Check of the 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Vidarbha Cricket Affiliation Stadium in Nagpur. The spinners dominated the proceedings within the fixture as India annihilated Australia by an innings and 132 runs.
Ravindra Jadeja (5/47) picked up a fifer within the first essay whereas Ravichandran Ashwin bagged his thirty first five-wicket haul in Check cricket in the course of the third innings of the match. For Australia, debutant Todd Murphy scalped 7 wickets for 124 runs.
Therefore, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting didn’t face any issue in naming the bowler who will end because the main wicket-taker of ongoing India versus Australia collection.
Talking on the ICC Evaluate, the Australia legend heaped praises on Crew India’s comeback man, Jadeja.
“I had seen his return to first-class cricket final week and he bought some 11 wickets or one thing. As quickly as I noticed that I knew Aussies had been in for a nightmare.
“Due to how he bowls on these form of wickets – the tempo that he bowls, the road that he bowls to right-handers particularly, the place he’s pitching the ball on the stumps on a regular basis, and one would flip and one will slide on, like we noticed, with the dismissal of Steve Smith. I imply they’re two similar deliveries. One simply occurred to show and the opposite one went straight on and went again by the gate and bowled him,” stated Ponting.
The 48-year-old additionally predicted that if Jadeja performs all 4 Check matches, he would be the main wicket-taker of this collection.
“Because the collection goes on, if his physique holds up and he can get by the 4 Check matches, I believe he might very properly be the main wicket-taker on this whole collection,” added Panting.
Jadeja even smashed an excellent half-century with the bat in his comeback sport for Crew India. His 70-run helped the hosts take a giant lead over the touring occasion.