India’s captain Rohit Sharma had many reprieves on Day 1 of the third Test, which is now being played at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, as a result of two substantial DRS blunders committed by Australia. After hitting Mitchell Starc’s delivery behind Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey on the game’s first pitch, Rohit caused the incident. On the fourth ball, Starc’s inswinging delivery grazed Rohit’s pad. The replay showed Rohit was absent on both instances. On both occasions, Starc made a poor protest effort, but Australia’s acting captain Steve Smith disallowed the use of the DRS.
On the number 12, however, Matt Kuhnemann eventually fired Rohit.India’s skipper Rohit won the toss and elected to bat in the third Test against Australia, which is now taking place in Indore.
The hosts, who had a stronger team than the one that won in Delhi, took a 2-0 series lead to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.Shubman Gill took over as the opening batsman in lieu of KL Rahul, who had been having trouble.Mohammed Shami, who needed a break, was replaced by fast bowler Umesh Yadav.
Australia also made two changes when squad captain Pat Cummins returned home to his very ill mother.swift left arm Cameron replaced David Warner, who had been suspended, while Mitchell Starc took the place of Cummins.