India v Australia Third Test Day 1 Indore Match Report 2023

Australian left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann claimed his maiden five wicket haul to put the visitors firmly in control at the end of Day 1 of the third test against India in Indore on Wednesday.

India made two changes to their playing XI, with Shubman Gill replacing out-of-form KL Rahul and Umesh Yadav coming in for Mohammed Shami, who was rested. The Aussies on the other hand brought back Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green for Pat Cummins and David Warner respectively.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Rohit got a reprieve twice in the first over off Starc, as Australia failed to take the review on both the occassions.

However the Mumbai Indians skipper failed to capitalize on the opportunity as he was stumped by wicket keeper Alex Carey off Kuhnemann for 12.

Gill looked good in his knock 21, before being undone by a fine delivery by left arm spinner that spun away and was caught by stand-in captain Steve Smith at first slip.

Cheteshwar Pujara (1) was then cleaned up by Nathan Lyon as he went back to cut a delivery that spun back sharply.

Ravindra Jadeja’s (4) promotion did not work as he was caught at short extra cover off Lyon.

Shreyas Iyer fell for a duck as he chopped at a delivery from Kuhnemann back onto his stumps.

Todd Murphy then struck a crucial blow by claiming the well set Virat Kohli leg before wicket for 22, leaving the hosts reeling at 70/6.

KS Bharat (17) and Ravichandran Ashwin (3) then fell to Lyon and Kuhnemann. Umesh Yadav struck a couple of lusty blows to take India past the 100 run mark.

However the 26 year old Kuhnemann claimed a well deserved five-fer by trapping Umesh leg before wicket for 17.

The Indian innings ended when Mohammed Siraj (0) was run-out following a mix-up with Axar Patel, as the hosts were bundled out for 109 in just 33.2 overs.

In response, Ravi Jadeja drew first blood by trapping Travis Head (9) leg before wicket as he missed a flick.

The pair of Usman Khawaja along with Marnus Labuschagne added 96 runs for the second wicket stand before the latter was castled by Jadeja for 31.

Khawaja looked good for a big score, before top-edging slog sweep to Gill at deep midwicket for 60.

The left arm spinner Jadeja claimed his fourth wicket by dismissing stand in skipper Smith caught behind the stumps for 26.

The Aussies ended the opening day at 156/4, with an overall lead of 47.

Stumps at the end of Day 1

Australia 156 for 4 (Khawaja 60, Jadeja 4-63) lead India 109 (Kuhnemann 5-16, Lyon 3-35) by 47 runs

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