India’s first innings in the Nagpur Test has ended. In response to Australia’s 177 runs, India scored 400 runs in the first innings. In this way, India took a lead of 223 runs over Australia. This lead means India’s victory over Australia is certain. We are saying this because the Test record of the Indian team after 2010 is something like this. Before the Nagpur Test, India made a lead of more than 200 runs in 10 Tests since 2010 and won all of them.
Now if the history is golden then there will be hope of a sure victory in Nagpur also. However, let us tell you that India’s first innings ended in the first session of the third day. In the first innings of the Nagpur Test, apart from Rohit, Jadeja and Akshar were the stars of the bat. Where Rohit Sharma hit a century, Ravindra Jadeja got out after scoring 70 runs on the third day. Apart from this, Akshar Patel also scored a half-century in the first innings. Akshar Patel got out after scoring 82 runs.
India’s first innings was limited to 400 runs.
In Nagpur Test, India started playing ahead of 321 runs for 7 wickets on the third day. Akshar and Jadeja could not increase their partnership much on the second day. Todd Murphy broke it. But, after this, there was a half-century partnership between Shami and Akshar for the 9th wicket. Shami’s contribution was 37 runs in this. After this, while Siraj and Akshar together added 20 runs for the 10th wicket. The result was that in the third day’s play, India managed to add 79 more runs to its score board on the second day.
Todd Murphy was Australia’s most successful bowler
Todd Murphy was the most successful bowler from Australia, who targeted 7 Indian batsmen in the first innings. Murphy took 7 wickets for 124 runs in 47 overs in the first innings of his debut test. However, India has taken a good lead due to the nature of the Nagpur pitch. Now if Australia has to return to the match from here, then in the second innings they will have to perform more than expected.