The Indian cricket team won its opening match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 against Australia by an innings and 132 runs. Three days into the series opener at Nagpur’s VCA stadium, the hosts’ all-around performance brought an end to the game. In addition to taking a 1-0 series lead, Rohit Sharma and company moved one step closer to securing a place in the World Test Championship (WTC) championship match.
Dominant India defeats Australia by an innings and 132 runs to end the first test in Nagpur in three days.
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All-rounder Axar Patel, who took over after India lost Ravindra Jadeja to Todd Murphy, produced a tenacious innings during the opening session of the third day. The youthful spinner, who claimed a 7-wicket haul, bowled out the comeback player to end the 88-run eighth-wicket stand. A fifty-run partnership was formed by Axar and Mohammad Shami for the ninth wicket. The left-hander was getting closer to scoring his first Test century but fell victim to Australia captain Pat Cummins at a score of 84.
Day three highlights from the first test between Australia and India
After Axar was dismissed and India was bowled out for 400, taking a 223-run advantage after the first inning, the lunch was consumed. A visit by the Australians was anticipated.After the 40-minute lunch break, not much changed. The team led by Rohit Sharma returned to use the ball to batter the visitors, and they finished the job in a single session.