Former Indian cricketer Sairaj Bahatule praised the bowling onslaught and said that the bowlers could succeed on any surface. Team India defeated Australia in the first test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy (BGT) 2023 by an innings-and-132-run record. The hosts finished the opening game of the four-match Test series in three days.
The Australian batting squad struggled against the Indian spinners in Nagpur, as seen by the 177 and 91 runs that they were dismissed for in turn overs. Ravindra Jadeja, who was playing for the first time in six months, claimed five wickets in the first innings, and his spin bowling partner, Ravichandran Ashwin, also claimed five in the second. There were 15 of the visitors’ 20 wickets taken.
Sairaj Bahutule praised both the Indian batsmen and bowlers for rising to the challenge on a good Test match track. He emphasised that all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel, who batted later in the order, both scored fifty runs on a surface when none of Australia’s hitters achieved that mark.
“I thought the pitch was suitable for a Test match. Given that this is India, we will definitely take advantage of this. However, there wasn’t a surface that made playing on it difficult. Rohit (Sharma) scored 100 runs on the same pitch.
And as you are aware, the No. 9 (Axar) scored 84 runs and the No. 7 (Jadeja) hit a 70, proving that one could score runs if they put in the effort. Having said that, Bahutule claims that our strategy works on any surface.
ye.and (NCA). To assist the Indian spinners during the Test series, the Indian team management brought in the Mumbai leg spinner.
According to Sairaj Bahutule, the team played as a unit to overcome Australia and the spinners effectively utilised their skills.
Every player worked very hard for this victory. According to Bahutule, the spinners also contributed and made effective use of their experience.
India and Australia will play the second Test of their four-game series on Friday, February 17, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The World Test Title (WTC) championship game will be played at the Oval in England on June 8; if the hosts win this game, they will almost probably be guaranteed a spot in it.