The third Test match between India and Australia has been dominated by the Indore pitch. A total of 30 wickets have been lost in the first two days, and the batting gets tougher with each passing session. 14 wickets were lost on the first day, while as many as 16 were lost on the second.
Team India, who opted to bat first in the Test match, was bowled out for 109 on the opening day. After the first day of play, Australia had a score of 156/4. Matthew Kuhnemann made his Test debut under Steve Smith in the sixth over. India started the bowling with spin on day two as well. Australia’s first innings was over with a score of 197. India obtained a 163 in
Australian starting pitcher Matthew Hayden bemoaned the field’s terrible condition and how poorly it represented cricket. Both Australian and Indian cricket analysts have criticised the playing surface and its performance over the first few Tests. India’s coach, Rahul Dravid, grew upset after images of him having lunch with the pitch curator went viral online.
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly also made observations on the Indore pitch while watching a competition in Kolkata. See what happens when the Test is over, he said. It’s interesting to note that after the opening day of play in Indore, the former Indian captain kept his team ahead. They are moving.
While they are only defending 75 runs in their fourth innings, Team India is under pressure for the first time in the series. After being dismissed for 190 in the first innings, the Men in Blue were bowled out for 163 in the second. Cheteshwar Pujara (63) and Shreyas Iyer earned the most points for India in the second inning. The Aussies need to score 76 runs in their second innings to win the third Test.
Australia still has issues because Usman Khawaja was earlier bowled out in the first over on day three. The Australians scored 91 runs in the second innings of the Nagpur Test and 113 runs in the second innings of the Delhi Test, respectively. During Indore’s first innings,