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India vs Australia 1st Test Highlights: IND thrash AUS by an innings and 132 runs, take 1-0 lead in series

India vs Australia 1st Test Highlights: Ravichandran Ashwin took five wickets while Ravindra Jadeja took two as Australia were bowled out within half a session to be comprehensively beaten by India.
India vs Australia 1st Test Highlights: Ashwin and Jadeja took the Australian batting lineup apart
India vs Australia 1st Test Highlights: Ashwin and Jadeja took the Australian batting lineup apart

India vs Australia 1st Test Highlights: Australia crumbled to Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, with Axar Patel and Mohammed Shami backing them up, collapsing to a score of 91. They were all out within a session for a score which is their second lowest Test cricket against India. Steve Smith remained unbeaten on 25 off 51 as his teammates fell at the other end. Ashwin ended the Australian second innings with figures of 5/37 while Jadeja took 2/34 to follow up on his 5/47 in the first. India were earlier all out for 400, taking a lead of 223 runs. Jadeja and Axar, whose partnership had blown the wind out of Australia's sails towards the end of the second day, could not add too much to their stand. However, the latter hung around while Mohammed Shami scored a quickfire 37 off 47 balls. Axar was the last Indian wicket to fall, having made 84 off 174 balls. ...Read More

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Feb 11, 2023 2:53 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: Ravindra Jadeja is the player of the match

“Feeling amazing. When you come back after five months and give your 100 percent, scoring runs and taking wickets.. feels amazing. Was working hard at the NCA. Would like to thank the NCA staff, physios. They have been working hard with me, even on Sundays. Was looking to bowl in good areas. Ball was spinning, going straight, keeping low. Kept telling myself to bowl at the stumps - if they make mistake, I have a chance. I look to keep things simple. Try not to change things with my batting. It's a crucial number - 5, 6, 7.”

Feb 11, 2023 2:52 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: Rohit Sharma talks

“Very important at the start of the series. Happy that I could put the performance for the team. Was unfortunate that I had to miss few Tests because of injuries but I'm happy to be back. Since I was appointed Test captain, have played just two Tests. Got Covid in England, missed South Africa, got a freak injury against Bangladesh. Was ready for this one. The last few years, the kind of pitches we are playing in India, you need to have application and some sort of plan to score runs. I've grown up playing a lot in Mumbai on surfaces that turns a lot. You need to be slightly unorthodox as well, use your feet. Need to put pressure on bowlers as well by doing something different. And that different could be whatever suits you - using your feet, sweeping, reverse-sweeping. It was the first two overs from the seamers. 2/2 - starting a game like that, you're in the ascendancy. Opposition is under pressure from there. We know we have quality in our spin department. But the seamers can be threatening as well on a pitch like that.”

Feb 11, 2023 2:48 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: Jadeja fined, docked a demerit point!

“Ravindra Jadeja was found to have breached Article 2.20 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to displaying conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game,” the ICC says in its statement. This was for him applying soothing cream on his fingers without the umpire's consent. Footage of it had led to a few questions as to whether the Indians were doing anything funny with the ball but the match officials are satisified that it had no effect.    

Feb 11, 2023 2:48 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: Pat Cummins talks

The game moves pretty quickly here at times in India. They played very well. The spinners are always going to be hard work when it's spinning. Rohit played very well. The wicket spun (in the first innings) but wasn't unplayable. Should've scored 100 more runs. Starting here is tough but 3-4 of our guys got in. When you do get in, got to score big scores. Murphy was fantastic.

Feb 11, 2023 2:46 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: The presentation ceremony

Sanjay Manjrekar introduces the dignitaries. The player of the match trophy should be a throw up between Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin, although Ravindra Jadeja also has a strong case. 

Feb 11, 2023 2:40 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: Ashwin talks

“You know how things work from the third day onwards here in Test matches. I'd credit the batting unit, they really dug deep and kept them on the field for a long while. It's going to be tough for the team coming out and bat. The early wickets really set the tone today. (Nightwatchman) I've really struggled to cope up with sitting inside and watching the guys bat sometimes, I am too nervous these days. I've been asking them for an opportunity to go out and bat early if there's an opportunity and it presented itself. My friend Pujara just let it go, he said I need a nightwatchman, 20 minutes to go.' I took the opportunity gladly. I thought this wicket was quite slow. You need to get the batsman driving on this. Getting them to drive was a good way for me to lure them into shots and induce the other half of the bat as well. The carry and bounce seemed a little low. (Bowling with Jadeja) Massive help is an understatement. He's been in phenomenal form. The way he's batted, the way he's bowled and we don't have to talk about how well he moves in the field. He's been a fantastic cricketer. I'm so thankful for the fact that I've got a partner like him to be bowling alongside me and Axar is no ordinary bowler either. We've got a very good set of spinners and all of us who can bat.”

Feb 11, 2023 2:20 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: India beat Australia by an innings and 132 runs

Shami dismisses Boland and Australia are all out for 91 runs. India have been brilliant today but this has also been an abjectly disappointing performance from Australia. They were neck and neck with India until maybe the second half of the second session on Friday. That partnership between Jadeja and Axar seemed to have knocked the wind out of their sails and then, it was only Steve Smith who seemed to have an answer to Jadeja and Ashwin's spin bowling. 

Feb 11, 2023 2:17 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: Play extended for half an hour

This is normally when tea is taken but Australia are nine down and it is hard to see them surviving for even three more overs. The umpires have extended play. 

Feb 11, 2023 2:14 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: NO BALL DELAYS THE RESULT!

Oh Jadeja had bowled through Steve Smith's defence and knocked him over. The Indians were all celebrating but they had to stop abruptly when they understood that the third umpire is checking for no ball and the hooter goes off eventually. That was a truly beautiful delivery. 

Feb 11, 2023 2:11 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: BOWLED HIM! Shami knocks over the leg stump!

Lyon plays all around the inswinger and the leg stump takes a hop. Wonder if Smith will try to take more strike after this. Lyon has played an extraordinary number of balls in this stand. 

Lyon b Mohammed Shami 8 (20), Australia 88/9

Feb 11, 2023 1:57 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: OUT! Catching practice for Rohit

First wicket of the day for Axar Patel. Murphy just chips it straight into the hands of Indian captain Rohit Sharma at midwicket. Matter of time now. 

Murphy c Sharma b Patel 2 (15), Australia 75/8 

Feb 11, 2023 1:43 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: AUS collapse continues, 7 down

Another one bites the dust. Jadeja gets it to turn from off stump, Cummins edges it to the wicketkeeper who does well to read the ball and complete the catch. 

Cummins c Bharat b Jadeja 1 (13), Australia 67/7

Feb 11, 2023 1:32 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: OUT! Make that 5 for Ashwin

Alex Carey was sweeping away for almost every ball of spin that he faced and so it was just a matter of time before he would have been dismissed. He misses a reverse sweep, the ball thumps him on the pads and he is stump. 

Alex Carey lbw b Ashwin 10 (6), Australia 64/6

Feb 11, 2023 1:21 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: OUT! Ashwin gets four!

Half of the Australian team is back in the hut and this one will hurt Australia. Handscomb was one of the better players of spin and he has been sent back form cheap. Umpire had turned down the LBW appeal but Rohit took the review on advice from KS Bharat and Ashwin. It Handscomb on the knee roll in front of the stumps and there are three reds. 

Handscomb lbw b Ashwin 6 (6), Australia 52/5, trail by 171 runs

Feb 11, 2023 1:17 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: FOUR! Smith takes Australia past 50

Smith probably trying to push the field back to try and threat those singles and doubles out. Fantastic bottom-handed whip from Smith off Jadeja through midwicket. 

Feb 11, 2023 1:14 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: Australia hoping for a miracle

They have Steve Smith out there but what they don't seem to have thus far is someone who can give him any kind of company. It is Peter Handscomb at the other end and he looked pretty good in the first innings. Australia are trailing by 175 runs with just six wickets left. 

Feb 11, 2023 1:12 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: OUT! Ashwin gets three!

The Australian batting card is in tatters already. Another big appeal for LBW that the umpire gives and Renshaw calls for DRS. This time it is three reds so Australia lose a review. Renshaw lbw b Ashwin 2 (7), Australia 42/4, trail by 181 runs

Feb 11, 2023 1:09 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: SIX! Clean hit from Smith!

Smith steps down the track and sends Jadeja over his own head past the ropes. Australia need to throw some pressure back at India and Smith trying to do exactly that. 

Feb 11, 2023 1:03 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: GONE! 

As plumb as it gets, umpire raises his finger but Warner goes for the DRS anyhow after some persuasion from Smith. As it turns out, it was worth a try, Smith is rarely wrong about these things. No contact with the bat, impact is in line but it's umpire's call on whether it makes contact with the stumps or not. 

Warner lbw b Ashwin 10 (41), Australia 34/3, trail by 189 runs

Feb 11, 2023 1:03 PM IST

IND vs AUS live score: BACK TO BACK FOURS!

Warner had gone into a bit of a penance and these two shots give him some breathing space. He comes down the pitch to Ashwin flicks the third ball straight down the ground. Ashwin then pitches the next one up and Warner drives it through cover for another boundary. 

Feb 11, 2023 12:53 PM IST

IND vs AUS Live score 1 Test Day 3 Updates: Jadeja strikes

Australia lose their second wicket as Labuschagne departs. That's absolutely plumb! Labuschagne is sure, but consults Warner. But there is no second thought of taking a review. Jadeja picks his first in the second innings, his sixth in the match now. Australia 26/2

Feb 11, 2023 12:47 PM IST

India vs Australia: Jadeja bowls his 1st over

Just two runs off it. It is spin at both ends now, with Ashwin continuing as well. Warner has scored 2 in 24 balls, Labuschagne is on 13 off 23.

Feb 11, 2023 12:39 PM IST

India vs Australia: Siraj replaces Shami

Short bursts for the fast bowlers today. Shami taken off after three overs and here comes Siraj to bowl the eighth, Australia are 20/1. 

Feb 11, 2023 12:34 PM IST

India vs Australia: DROPPED! Kohli gives Warner a lifeline!

That's a dolly and Warner can consider himself very lucky. Ashwin had done the batsman in completely, the ball drops in front of Warner, it takes the outside edge. Kohlu moves to his right, he had got there, and still he drops it. 

Feb 11, 2023 12:32 PM IST

India vs Australia: FOUR! Australia 18/1

Thick outside edge from Marnus Labuschagne off Ashwin, it stays on the ground and goes past the slips. 

Feb 11, 2023 12:22 PM IST

India vs Australia: Big appeal against Labuschagne!

Labuschagne could be in big trouble here. The third ball of the third over from Shami goes past the bat and deflects off the back pad really. Umpire turns down the LBW appeal and India go for the DRS. It is umpire's call on impact and the stumps so India retain their review.  

Feb 11, 2023 12:16 PM IST

India vs Australia: OUT! Ashwin strikes and Khawaja goes!

Ashwin tosses it up and gets it to drop outside off. Khawaja had driven Ashwin for a four two balls ago, he goes for the drive again, this time, it spins away off the rough, takes the outside edge and Kohli makes no mistake with the catch at slip. 

Khawaja c Kohli b Ashwin 5 (9), Australia 8/1 in 2 overs

Feb 11, 2023 12:09 PM IST

India vs Australia: Shami starts off with a no-ball

Mohammed Shami bowls the first over and he oversteps for the first ball. Usman Khawaja is on strike with David Warner at the other end. How Australia would love a strong stand between these two. 

Feb 11, 2023 12:07 PM IST

India vs Australia: The Indian fielders are out!

They are waiting for the Australian openers. Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli are rehearsing a dance move of some sort. The Indians are upbeat and up for it. 

Feb 11, 2023 11:46 AM IST

India vs Australia: Dravid takes a look at the pitch

Rahul Dravid walked out to take a look at the surface during the break. There was a lot of turn but the Indian tailenders seem to find it pretty comfortable to negate it. Wonder how the Indian spinners themselves will fare now. 

Feb 11, 2023 11:28 AM IST

India vs Australia: India bowled out for 400, lead by 223

Axar Patel is bowled by Pat Cummins and that ends the Indian innings. Lunch has been taken as well. Full delivery outside off from Cummins, Axar goers for a big swing towards the leg side, gets a thin inside edge and the ball just clips the off stump and dislodges a bail. 

Feb 11, 2023 11:25 AM IST

India vs Australia: 400 up for India!

That must be agonising for Pat Cummins. Siraj is on strike and he gets an outside edge off the first ball of the over, the ball rolls behind and the batters run a comfortable single. Australia have, incredibly, reached 400 now and their lead is 223. 

Feb 11, 2023 11:24 AM IST

India vs Australia: 19-run stand for the last wicket 

Axar has scored four, Siraj yet to get off the mark. Another frustrating stand this for the Australians. India are 399/9, lead by 222 runs. 

Feb 11, 2023 11:16 AM IST

India vs Australia: Cummins brings himself in

Pace at last and Cummins would do well to bring Boland in as well. The Indian batters couldn't really score freely off him, it is quite illogical to think that the tail enders would be able to hold up for too long. 

Feb 11, 2023 11:12 AM IST

India vs Australia: SIX! Axar into the 80s

Fantastic footwork and Axar sends Murphy sailing over long-on. Axar moves to 82 off 166 and India are 397/9, lead by 220.  

Feb 11, 2023 11:12 AM IST

India vs Australia: The ball spinning away

It is kicking and turning from the middle as well, which is a great sign for Indian spinners. Australia seem to be caught in a loop though, they have decided to go with just spin and nothing else today despite the fact that Murphy and Lyon have leaked runs. 

Feb 11, 2023 11:06 AM IST

India vs Australia: FOUR! India 391/1

Fabulous stroke from Axar, goes inside out over cover off Murphy. He gets to 76 off 160, India lead by 214 runs. 

Feb 11, 2023 10:55 AM IST

India vs Australia: OUT! Shami's cameo ends

Shami swings accross the line, it takes a top edge and wicketkeeper Alex Carey claims it. That partnership ends on 52 off 86. 

Shami c Carey b Murphy 37 (47), India 380/9, lead by 203

Feb 11, 2023 10:48 AM IST

India vs Australia: 50 partnership up, lead goes past 200!

A single off the last ball of that over, which cost Australia a total of 14 runs. India have reached 378/8 in 131 overs. 

Feb 11, 2023 10:47 AM IST

India vs Australia: BACK TO BACK SIXES!

Tossed up again, Shami takes it on again, and this time clears midwicket! The lead has reached 198 with that shot. 

Feb 11, 2023 10:46 AM IST

India vs Australia: SIX! Shami again!

Tossed up on off by Todd Murphy, Shami sends that over mid-off for his second maximum. 

Feb 11, 2023 10:42 AM IST

India vs Australia: FOUR! How good is that from Shami!

Lyon gets it to spin into Shami, doesn't matter. The Indian no.10 makes room, goes on the back foot and hits it against the spin through the off side. Top order batters in both teams would have been proud of that shot. India 364/8, lead by 187 runs. The partnership between these two is on 36 off 71 balls. 

Feb 11, 2023 10:41 AM IST

India vs Australia: FOUR! Axar moves to 68

Murphy goes full outside off, Axar throws his hands at it and it goes just past the diving third man. Frustration all round for Australia.  

Feb 11, 2023 10:31 AM IST

India vs Australia: India go past 350

The players take drinks. India are 352/8 in 128 overs, lead by 175. They are here after being 168/5 yesterday. The partnership between Shami and Jadeja has now reached 24 off 58 balls. 

Feb 11, 2023 10:19 AM IST

India vs Australia: SIX! Shami goes aerial!

Fire can be contained for only so long. After a lot of uncharacteristic blocks and pushes and a delay caused by the spider-cam, Shami makes a big slog sweep and sends Murphy over square leg. India 348/8, lead by 171. 

Feb 11, 2023 10:15 AM IST

India vs Australia: India 340/8, lead by 163

Shami has scored 8 in 20, he has been far more mellow than his usual self. Axar has reached 61 off 130. 

Feb 11, 2023 10:05 AM IST

India vs Australia: DROPPED! Boland puts down a dolly!

That is not a pretty sight. Shami goes for the big heave-ho off Lyon, doesn't get anything in the middle and the ball goes high up in the air. Boland is positioned nicely but he is standing in the shade, seems to lose the ball in the sky and the ball goes right through his fingers. 

Feb 11, 2023 9:57 AM IST

India vs Australia: FOUR! Shami gets one to the boundary

Well Shami had channeled his inner Azharuddin to whip away a short one from Lyon that stays low to take two runs off the second ball of that over. Then Shami cuts the third, which has bounced off a similar length, to the boundary. He has all the shots in the world, does Shami. 

Feb 11, 2023 9:50 AM IST

India vs Australia: GONE! Murphy gets six, Jadeja goes!

Jadeja out leaving the ball! Murphy had sent this one in flat and it seems to make a slight turn into the left hander and hits the stumps. The bookish wonderkid Murphy has now taken six!

Jadeja b Murphy 70 (185), India 328/8, lead by 151 runs

Feb 11, 2023 9:43 AM IST

India vs Australia: Big spin, Murphy comes in

The last ball of the over also turns heavily from middle and off, despite the fact that it's not been too long since the light roller was used. India lead by 147 and these conditions make that look like and incredibly difficult number for Australia to overturn already. 

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