India v Australia First Test Day 3 Nagpur Match Report 2023

Ravichandran Ashwin claimed figures of 5/37 as India thumped Australia by an innings and 132 runs at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Saturday.

Resuming Day 3 on 321/7, India lost Ravindra Jadeja (70), as he left at a delivery outside off from Todd Murphy and was bowled.

The pair of Axar Patel along with Mohammed Shami featured in a 52 run stand for the ninth wicket before the latter top-edged a slog off Murphy to wicket keeper Alex Carey for an entertaining 37.

Axar along with Mohammed Siraj took India past the 400 run mark. However Pat Cummins wrapped up the innings by dismissing the former (84) bowled, while trying to smash a full delivery outside off.

In the end the Indians were bowled out for 400, with an overall lead of 223.

In response, Australia lost Usman Khawaja (5) early, edging at a delivery from Ravi Ashwin to Virat Kohli at slip.

Ravindra Jadeja then got into the act by trapping the in form Marnus Labuschagne (17) leg before wicket.

David Warner who was dropped early on by Kohli at slip on 1, failed to capitalize on the opportunity and was trapped right in front of the stumps by Ashwin for 10.

Matt Renshaw (2) and Peter Handscomb (6) fell soon after as the visitors lost half their side for 52.

The star off spinner claimed his five wicket haul as Alex Carey missed a reverse sweep and was dismissed leg before wicket for 10.

Jadega claimed his second wicket as skipper Pat Cummins (1) nicked one to wicket keeper Srikar Bharat.

Axar claimed a solitary wicket by dismissing Todd Murphy (2) caught at mid wicket by Rohit Sharma.

Mohammed Shami then wrapped up the innings by dismissing both Nathan Lyon and Scott Boland in quick succession, as the visitors were bundled out for a paltry total of 91, giving the hosts a win by an innings and 132 runs.

Steve Smith remained unbeaten on 25.

India 400 (Rohit 120, Axar 84, Murphy 7-124) beat Australia 177 and 91 (Smith 25*, Ashwin 5-37) by an innings and 132 runs.

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