The third day of the first Test in Nagpur saw Team India continue to rule. Team India retaliated with a huge 400 runs at the conclusion of its first innings after Australia managed to score 177 runs on Day 1 despite an excellent bowling effort by the Australians.
For Australia, there was no improvement because their difficulties persisted until the second innings. In an effort to make things difficult for Australia after Ravindra Jadeja’s five-wicket haul in the first innings, Ravichandran Ashwin this time took a fifer.
Usman Khawaja and David Warner both received dismissals from Ashwin after consecutively bad performances. Warner has been removed by Ashwin 11 times in Test matches, which is the joint-most batters Ashwin has dismissed.India wins the opening test in Nagpur.
The Australians struggled against India in the second innings after being bowled out for 177 in the first. Even though they could only muster 91 runs in their second innings, and Steve Smith was ultimately the sole hitter still on the field, India won the game by an innings and 132 runs thanks to Shami’s decisive dismissal of Scott Boland.
Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, and captain Rohit Sharma all played major roles in the Indian team’s achievement of a high score. Jadeja and Axar both reached their half-centuries, while Rohit delivered a magnificent innings of 120 off 212 balls. Mohammed Shami’s strike against India was also crucial; the 32-year-oldUsing three sixes and two fours, he scored 37 off 47 balls.
In addition to Ashwin’s five-wicket haul, India won the game thanks to Jadeja’s two wickets, Axar Patel’s one, and Shami’s two. Smith led Australia with a score of 25* in the second inning.