Pat Cummins in motion on Day 1 of the primary Check in opposition to India.© AFP
Australia have been closely outplayed by India on the primary day of the primary Check of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Nagpur on Thursday. Ravindrta Jadeja returned figures of 5-47 and fellow spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took three extra to bowl out Australia for 177 within the last session on a turning wicket. In reply, India have been 77 for one at stumps, with skipper Rohit Sharma on 56 and Ashwin, but to attain, on the crease. The hosts nonetheless path Australia by 100 runs.
Rohit batted with ease on a pitch which just a few Australian pundits steered was “doctored” after studies stated the bone-dry wicket was selectively watered to offer undue benefit to the Indian spinners. For Australia, solely Todd Murphy took a wicket dismissing KL Rahul. Australia skipper Pat Cummins returned with figures of 4-1-27-0. His efficiency was criticised by Australia greats Matthew Hayden and Mark Waugh.
“Pat Cummins, the captain of the side, playing away from home has to lead the side. He bowled rubbish today. He was too full and he didn’t know where he was going with his line and length. If you look at the pitch map, it was way too much that was straying there as well. And it was just a matter of that momentum because Rohit Sharma was standing right at the other end. It does get away from you know,” stated Matthew Hayden.
“Pat Cummins in particular got nothing out of the surface, nothing through the air. It was tougher to bat against the new ball this morning and those two early wickets, of Khwaja really setback for Australia. Those two ducks and three guys for one(run). That’s what you got to avoid when you play in India. That is getting out on low scores,” stated Mark Waugh.
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