IND vs AUS: Usman Khawaja’s breathtaking catch ends Shreyas Iyer’s innings

On Day 3 at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, Australia strengthened its hold on the third Test after building a lead of 88 runs in the first innings. In response to India’s 109 total from their first innings, the Kangaroos scored 197.

India needed to eliminate a sizable disadvantage before setting a goal for Australia. Nathan Lyon caused chaos in the second innings after Matthew Kuhnemann picked up a fifer in the first.

The seasoned spinner reduced India to 78/4 after taking three wickets in the opening 31 overs of the innings. Shreyas Iyer entered at position five and immediately looked to attack the spinners. He went straight to 26 off.With the help of three boundaries and two sixes, 25 balls were needed. When Steve Smith saw Iyer take on the spinners, he reintroduced speedster Mitchell Starc to the assault, and the plan immediately paid off.

Iyer attempted to keep down a delivery that he flicked towards mid-wicket on the first ball of the over but failed. In order to send Iyer back into the pavilion, Usman Khawaja, who was positioned at short midwicket, dove to his left and made a fantastic catch.

With a magnificent catch by Khawaja, Shreyas Iyer, who was playing fanatically, was dismissed. INDvAUS, AUSvIND, axarpatel, Rohit Sharma, Ashwin, virat Kohli, and pants

Returning to India’s innings, only Cheteshwar Pujara was able to withstand Nathan Lyon’s dominance of the spin department by scoring a superb half-century. TheThe valuable scalps of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Srikar Bharat led the Australian spinner to pick up a five-wicket haul.

Pujara (51) and Axar Patel (1) were at the crease, and India had 53 runs advantage after 49 overs with just three wickets remaining (at the time of writing this article).

Earlier in the day, after taking three wickets apiece in the opening session, Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav precipitated a shocking collapse of the Australian batting order. Australia improved thanks to their efforts, going from 186/4 to 197 all out. After 20.3 overs, Ashwin finished with a score of 3/44, while Yadav recorded a score of 3/12. Moreover, Ravindra Jadeja recorded 4/78 in 32 overs.

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