The primary match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 is underway in Nagpur, and India are presently in a fantastic place as they ended their innings on a rating of 400 and secured a 223-run lead over Australia.
Day 3 of the primary Check began with Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel resuming the play for India, however the former misplaced his wicket on 70 and fell in need of a well-deserved ton. Axar (84) additional, with the assist of Mohammed Shami (37), added some essential runs for the hosts and helped them construct a wholesome lead over Australia earlier than the conclusion of their innings.
In reply, trailing by 223 runs, Australia entered the third innings of the match with their premier openers, David Warner and Usman Khawaja. Nevertheless, Khawaja misplaced his wicket fairly early and fell sufferer to Ravichandran Ashwin’s magnificent supply.
On the fifth ball of the 2nd over, Ashwin bowled a magical turning supply to Khawaja, the ball after contacting the floor of the pitch, it modified its path, shifting away from the left-hander however discovered the sting of his bat and went straight into the fingers of Virat Kohli on the slip place. At slip, Kohli made no mistake and picked up the purple leather-based comfortably in a sitting posture.
After Khawaja’s wicket, Ashwin was thrilled as he celebrated the scalp with different teammates.
Right here’s the video:
Edged & taken! @ashwinravi99 strikes in his first over 👌 👌
Virat Kohli takes the catch 👍 👍
Australia lose Usman Khawaja.
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 11, 2023
Put up the dismissal of Khawaja, Ashwin additional added 4 extra wickets to his tally and took a fifer to dismantle the Australian line-up. The India off-spinner different wickets included Warner, Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb and Alex Carey. However, Jadeja additionally picked up two wickets within the third innings of the primary Check.
Within the meantime, Australia appears to be in nice bother as they’re seven wickets down and will lose the competition with an innings.