After being bundled out for 109 of their first innings of the continuing third Take a look at at Indore’s Holkar Stadium, India returned to bowl and restricted Australia to 197 on Day 2 of the match.
Resuming their play on Thursday (March 2), Australia managed to secure only 88 runs lead over India. It was Ravindra Jadeja who shined with the ball for the hosts and picked up 4 wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav additionally grabbed three scalps every for his or her group. Nevertheless, Ashwin was purchased very late into the assault by Rohit Sharma.
At first of Day 2, Rohit went with Mohammed Siraj and Ravindra Jadeja and later changed Siraj with Axar Patel., whereas Ashwin was saved ready by the Indian skipper. The Tamil Nadu off-spinner was given the ball only some minutes earlier than the drinks break. Quickly after coming into the assault, he broke the dangerous-looking partnership of Peter Handscomb and Cameron Inexperienced in his very subsequent over.
India legend Sunil Gavaskar didn’t appear to love Rohit’s determination and questioned why a top quality bowler like Ashwin was launched so late. He additionally criticised the match-up ploy of Rohit.
“I don’t perceive this an excessive amount of give attention to the match-up factor. As a result of there have been two right-handers within the crease, Ashwin wasn’t introduced on until the final over earlier than the drinks break. Due to these match-ups, the 2 left-armers bowled, then what occurred? Who will get the breakthrough? Ravichandran Ashwin. He will get the wicket of Handscomb. He’s a high participant, he’s going to get wickets, doesn’t matter if it’s a right-hander or a left-hander. He is a good bowler. Ashwin has 450-plus wickets and he ought to have been given the ball loads earlier,” Gavaskar stated on Star Sports activities within the post-lunch session,” stated Gavaskar on Star Sports activities.
Notably, Ashwin is the second-highest wicket-taker for India within the ongoing BGT 2023 and is at the moment the world’s no. 1 ranked Take a look at bowler.