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

Updated on Feb 11, 2023 03:08 PM IST

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 (AFP)

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. 

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  • Feb 11, 2023 02:53 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 02:52 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 02:48 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 02:48 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 02:46 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 02:40 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 02:20 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 02:17 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 02:14 PM IST


    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 02:11 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 01:57 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 01:43 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 01:32 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 01:21 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 01:17 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 01:14 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 01:12 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 01:09 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 01:03 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 01:03 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 09:57 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 09:50 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 09:43 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. 

  • Feb 11, 2023 09:39 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Big appeal against Axar!

    Sharp spin from Lyon for the third ball of the delivery, the ball goes past his outside edge and the wicketkeeper also takes off the bail. Umpire doesn't respond and Cummins takes the DRS but, as it turns out, the umpires themselves went upstairs to check for a stumping. In the end, there was clear gap between bat and ball and Axar had grounded his backfoot. Unclear if Australia keep their review or not. 

  • Feb 11, 2023 09:35 AM IST

    India vs Australia: India 324/7, lead by 147

    Two runs for Axar and one for Jadeja in that first over of the day by Cummins. Nathan Lyon is coming in from the other end, not Todd Murphy. This was the 115th over of the innings. 

  • Feb 11, 2023 09:31 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Cummins bowls the first over

    The Australian captain is steaming in for his 19th over of the innings, Axar Patel is on strike with Ravindra Jadeja at the other end. 

  • Feb 11, 2023 09:26 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Minutes away from start of play

    Right here we go then, the players will make their way out into the middle, 9.30am is when play should start so that is about four minutes away. 

  • Feb 11, 2023 09:18 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Kapil talks about Kohli

    Virat Kohli could only score 12 off 26 before falling off the very first ball of the second session. This just extended his poor recent form in Test cricket but former India captain Kapil Dev feels that Kohli can turn things around soon, just as he has done in recent months in limited overs. "I think he will make an impact, because he still has a lot of hunger left in him, which we all can see. The first match is very important. If he makes runs, then his playing style changes. When there is a bigger player the first Test match is always important. If he even makes 50, then I can predict that he will make 2-3 centuries in this series because both teams will get two chances. We need to keep that in mind," Kapil said on YouTube channel 'Uncut'.

  • Feb 11, 2023 09:06 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Australian squad on the ground

    The entire Australian squad gathered in the middle, something that has not really happened often since Andrew McDonald took over. Australia have to do some serious catch up today, starting maybe a wicket or two in the very first over itself, if they want to avoid a big loss in this match at this point. 

  • Feb 11, 2023 08:50 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma joins a unique club

    The century yesterday was Rohit's ninth of his Test career and his first as captain of the team. This made him just the fourth player to have scored a century in all three formats as captain of a side. The others are South Africa's Faf du Plessis, Sri Lanka's Tilakaratne Dilshan and current Pakistan skipper Babar Azam. 

  • Feb 11, 2023 08:38 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Suryakumar Yadav's debut

    Before he was known as a reincarnation of AB de Villiers in T20 Internationals, Suryakumar Yadav was known for being a dependable hand in Mumbai's middle order in domestic cricket. We saw a glimpse of that side of his game during his brief stay in the middle but the manner in which he was dismissed would be a disappointment for him. SKY, facing Nathan Lyon for the first time in his career, went for an expansive drive first ball and the delivery snuck into the kilometres of space he left between bat and pad and took his stumps. There were quite a few voices questioning SKY's selection ahead of the marauding Sarfaraz Khan and this showing would not help his case at all. 

  • Feb 11, 2023 08:22 AM IST

    India vs Australia: What Axar said after his maiden Test half century

    “Have been doing well with the bat for the last one year. That confidence is coming in handy. My technique - I always knew it was good. I work on it when I get a break. Work with the coaching staff. They tell me that I have the ability, so I try to contribute. When you go in to bat you find some difficulty (on that pitch), but it gets easier after spending some time. The talk with Jadeja was to not lose focus. Till the time we bat tomorrow the pitch will play well, and when we get the chance to bowl - we'll find help (laughs).”

  • Feb 11, 2023 08:14 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Australia XI

    David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Scott Boland

  • Feb 11, 2023 08:09 AM IST

    India vs Australia: India's XI

    Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Srikar Bharat(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

  • Feb 11, 2023 08:00 AM IST

    India vs Australia: The legend of Jadeja

    It would be hard to find a player more consistent than Ravindra Jadeja at the moment in all departments of the sport of cricket. His fielding standards have never fallen, he delivers with the ball in nearly all conditions and he is a hard, hard man to dismiss anywhere in the world. Jadeja ended big partnerships and fast tracked the collapse of Australia's bottom five on Day 1 and is now threatening to bat Australia into oblivion. 

  • Feb 11, 2023 07:49 AM IST

    India vs Australia: What Murphy had to say 

    “Coming into the game, I was sort of hoping to get one wicket at least. To finish the day with five on debut is a special day. It's been a pretty surreal week, it's all happened quite fast. From the moment I found out I'll be playing until now, just tried to embrace it and enjoy everything that comes with it. I try to make sure that my body language is quite good and I believe in myself. The message I got from a lot of guys was don't change anything that I've been doing in state cricket. I looked at Jadeja, Ashwin and Axar, they were so consistent with what they were doing. They didn't go searching for too much. That was something I was looking at - putting enough balls in that area to ask questions for long enough. It's awesome to have them (family) here, I found out two nights before, it was mad rush for them. They had a 2 AM leave from home to get to the airport. they're really grateful that they had the opportunity to get in here.”

  • Feb 11, 2023 07:37 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Murphy (lays down the) Law

    It is not often you see a player being fast tracked into the Test team in Australia and Murphy showed why it was him and not the more experienced Ashton Agar who was chosen as Nathan Lyon's spin partner. He was easily Australia's most dangerous bowler and ended the day with figures of 5/82 in 36 overs. The 22-year-old is only playing his eighth first class match and he has never bowled even close to the number of overs he has here in an innings before. This is also his first first class fifer overall. 

  • Feb 11, 2023 07:12 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Day 3 looms ahead!

    At the end of Day 2, Australia were in the phase where a number of visiting teams have been in recent Test matches - where they get the Indian batting lineup down to their last three or two wickets for a score that can't be considered too competitive before a partnership just sucks the life out of them. Normally, it is helmed by Rishabh Pant and then by Ravindra Jadeja, this time, it is between Jadeja and Axar Patel. Pretty much India's last recognised batting pair, the score was 240/7 when Axar joined Jadeja in the middle, their lead 63 runs. At Stumps, the pair took India's score to 321/7 and their lead on 144, which is a mountain on this pitch. Their partnership is on 81 off 185 balls, India's best of this innings. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 09:38 PM IST

    India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma sets a new Indian record!

    Rohit Sharma set a new Indian record on Day 2, by becoming the first captain from the country to slam a ton across all three formats in international cricket. The batter smacked 120 runs off 212 balls, packed with 15 fours and two sixes.

  • Feb 10, 2023 07:38 PM IST

    India vs Australia: Ravindra Jadeja breaks a huge Kapil Dev record!

    Jadeja bagged a five-wicket haul on Day 1 and then followed it up with an unbeaten half-century on Day 2. Achieving the feat, Jadeja broke Kapil Dev's (4) record of registering a fifty and picking a fifer in the same match and became the only Indian do so.

  • Feb 10, 2023 05:11 PM IST

    India vs Australia: STUMPS! IND LEAD BY 144 RUNS!

    A good delivery by Lyon and a solid front-foot defence from Jadeja to end the day! No run!

    India: 321/7 (114)

    India lead by 144 runs!

  • Feb 10, 2023 04:53 PM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! India lead by 144 runs!

    A full delivery by Renshaw and Jadeja glances it wide of midwicket for a four!

    India: 321/7 (112)

    India lead by 144 runs

  • Feb 10, 2023 04:49 PM IST

    India vs Australia: HALF-CENTURY FOR AXAR PATEL!

    Axar directs this delivery by Murphy to long-off and gets his second Test fifty! CRUCIAL KNOCK AND HE RAISES HIS BAT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE APPLAUSE!

  • Feb 10, 2023 04:26 PM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! India go past 300

    The very first ball of that over is dispatched to the boundary by Axar. India's lead reaches 125. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 04:22 PM IST

    India vs Australia: India 297/7, lead by 120 runs

    Labuschagne is about to bowl and he and Cummins has some conversation with the umpire. Seems to be something about his bowling action, in the way that Labuschagne seems to be intimating the umpire how he about to bowl. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 04:11 PM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! 50 partnership

    Juicy half-volley from Cummins and Axar drives him back down the ground to the boundary. 50-run stand has come in 110 balls. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 04:06 PM IST

    India vs Australia: 100 overs done, India 287/7, lead by 110 runs

    India are inching closer to 300 now and Australia have a real mountain to climb. The partnership between these two is close to 50 and the visitors have to first blink the fatigue out of their eyes to keep at the batters and not let them run away with the score. Then, whenever they do manage to get India all out, they have consider how is it that they will go about chasing this lead down, leave alone setting a strong target. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 04:03 PM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! Axar motors along

    Short from Lyon, Axar hangs back and cuts it, Warner in play once again and puts in a spirited effort but cannot stop it. Australia are starting to look tired, a lot of red faces around the ground. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 04:00 PM IST

    India vs Australia: Drinks taken after Jadeja leaves the field

    India are 282/7 in 99 overs. Jadeja has left the field, probably for a toilet break, and the umpires have called for drinks in the meanwhile. India's lead has reached 105 and the partnership between Jadeja and Axar is on 42 off 95. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 03:58 PM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR!

    The second ball of the 99th over from Murphy just about misses off stump. That is followed up by a loose, almost tired delivery that Axar cuts away for four. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 03:55 PM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! India 277/7

    Cut away by Jadeja, Warner gives chase but the ball just about eludes him. He moves to 57 off 130, India's lead reaches 100. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 03:42 PM IST

    India vs Australia: Drinks! India 265/7, lead by 88 runs

    Axar sent the last ball of the 95th from Scott Boland to the boundary with a drive wide of mid-off. He has scored 11 in 36 balls, Jadeja on 51 off 122.  

  • Feb 10, 2023 03:31 PM IST

    India vs Australia: 50 for Ravindra Jadeja!

    A five wicket haul in the Australian innings and a half century during the Indian innings. He is pretty much two players in one at the moment, three if you count the fact that he is among the best fielders in the world. He gets there in 114 balls, India 257/7, lead by 80. That is Jadeja's 18th Test fifty. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 03:22 PM IST

    India vs Australia: Half chance off Axar!

    What does Scott Boland have to do to get a wicket today. Squares up Axar and the outside edge falls just short of Smith at first slip. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 03:14 PM IST

    India vs Australia: 250 up for India 

    India's lead is now 73. This has been an attritional day and India seem to be creeping ahead once again now. Batting is only going to get more difficult from here and 

  • Feb 10, 2023 03:04 PM IST

    India vs Australia: India 246/7, lead by 69 runs

    Pat Cummins is at his best at the moment and Jadeja has done well to negate him thus far. He is on 42 off 94 while Axar Patel at the other end has scored one run in 10 balls. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 02:50 PM IST

    India vs Australia: GONE! Fifer on debut for Murphy!

    Murphy's debut just gets better and better and considering India are down to their last three wickets, it could get even better from here. Big appeal for LBW turned down by the umpire, Cummins calls for the DRS. Full and sped onto Bharat quickly, no bat on it at all and smashing into middle after pitching in line.

    KS Bharat lbw b Murphy 8 (10), India 240/7 

  • Feb 10, 2023 02:49 PM IST

    India vs Australia: India 240/6, lead by 63

    KS Bharat is on eight off nine, Jadeja on 37 off 87. Murphy and Cummins are alternating and Bharat got his first boundary off the former. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 02:39 PM IST

    India vs Australia: GONE! Cummins gets Rohit

    Off the very next ball! Cummins goes full and straight, maybe a slight movement and it squares up Rohit. Fantastic delivery from the Australian captain to end his Indian counterpart's epic innings. Nagpur applauds Rohit as he walks off. 

    Rohit Sharma b Cummins 120 (212), India 229/6, lead by 52 runs

  • Feb 10, 2023 02:36 PM IST

    India vs Australia: DROPPED! 

    Smith has given Rohit a lifeline here. Thick outside edge, Smith not too quick to react as the ball comes to his right. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 02:33 PM IST

    India vs Australia: The players return

    Pat Cummins bowls the first over after Tea, Rohit Sharma is on strike. Australia have taken the new ball. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 02:14 PM IST

    India vs Australia: Tea! India 226/5 in 80 overs, lead by 49 runs. 

    Rohit is on 118 off 207 balls, Jadeja on 34 off 82. The partnership between them is on 58 off 125 which is India's best since the 76-run opening stand between Rohit and Rahul. Rohit's innings, safe to say, is now gaining epic proportions. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 02:03 PM IST

    India vs Australia: CLOSE CALL FOR JADEJA!

    Big shout for LBW from Murphy and the Australians, umpire shakes his head and Cummins takes the review. It is umpire's call on impact and the Australians have their hands in their heads. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 01:58 PM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! India 223/5

    Jadeja cuts Labuschagne away square and Boland is a little late to react to it there. The ball rolls away to the boundary. Jadeja moves to 33 off 71, partnership between him and Rohit is now on 55 off 107. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 01:54 PM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR!

    Rohit gets down the pitch early and whips Murphy wide of short midwicket. His movement converted the ball into a half volley, no chance for the long-on fielder to come accross. Rohit moves to 115. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 01:43 PM IST

    India vs Australia: India 210/5 in 74 overs

    Rohit Sharma is on 109 off 188, Ravindra Jadeja is on 27 off 65. India's lead is 33 and slowly, the damage that those two early wickets had done in this session is being undone. India have another run scorer yet to come remember in Axar Patel. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 01:34 PM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! Lucky one for Jadeja!

    Outside edge and it dies just in front of Smith at first slip. The ball then runs behind for the boundary. Almost a well-deserved wicket there for Boland but such is the game. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 01:30 PM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! 

    Jadeja cuts it late, which is probably why it wasn't a catching chance despite taking the edge. That and the fact that the ball did not pick any part of the pad on its way to the bat as Lyon gets it to keep moving into the right hander. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 01:27 PM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! Jadeja is the first to hit Boland for a boundary

    Wide and pitched up, probably the first delivery from Boland in this innings that was hittable and Jadeja drives wide of mid-off. The first four to have been hit off Boland and it has come in his 12th over. A complement for the bowler as much as it is for the batsman. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 01:14 PM IST

    India vs Australia: Drinks, India 189/5, lead by 12 runs

    Rohit is on 103 off 178 and Jadeja on 12 off 33. The two batters seem to have shored things up after that little gap opened with Kohli and SKY's dismissals. Australia will want to keep plugging away here, they are both batters who can really switch gears and so the longer they stay, the more the chances of them being just batted out. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 01:02 PM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! Jadeja motoring along

    Short outside off from Murphy, Jadeja cuts it away to the boundary. He moves to 11 off 22. The Australians have given Jadeja a couple of freebies, they don't want the pressure that's on the Indians to dissipate in any way. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 12:58 PM IST

    India vs Australia: India 178/5

    That was an extraordinary shot to say the least from Rohit to get to his century. A single off the next ball helped India level the scores and they moved into the lead after a single off the last one. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 12:54 PM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! Century for Rohit Sharma!

    There it is, a big wide smile as he points his bat to the dressing room. Rohit's ninth Test century, his first as captain and his first against Australia. That was hit against the spin inside out over mid-off and cover, a brilliant shot, there have been many that can be called that in this innings. Rohit has reached three figures in 171 balls.  

  • Feb 10, 2023 12:44 PM IST

    India vs Australia: India 170/5, trail by seven runs

    Now the two teams are absolutely evenly poised, in fact one could say that Australia have taken the advantage for this session at least with the wickets of Kohli and SKY. Strange decision from Suryakumar to try and hit a cover drive against the spin off the very first ball that he faced from Nathan Lyon, a bowler he has never faced before in his life. Ravindra Jadeja is now in the middle after which there will be Axar Patel and then, Australia will be into the Indian tail. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 12:39 PM IST

    India vs Australia: BOWLED HIM! Lyon gets SKY!

    What a delivery that is from Lyon and SKY falls first ball of the 60th over. Lyon draws SKY into the drive with a tossed up delivery outside off, the batter misses as the ball spins through the gigantic gap he left between bat and pad and the ball hits the stumps. This is a great start to the session from Australia. 

    Suryakumar Yadav b Lyon 8 (20), India 168/5, trail by 9 runs

  • Feb 10, 2023 12:35 PM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! Rohit into the 90s!

    That is a beauty. He owns the pull shot, takes it from outside off and sends it backward of square. He moves to 93 with that shot. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 12:24 PM IST

    India vs Australia: India 159/4, trail by 18 runs

    Suryakumar Yadav got off the mark with a four, as you would expect and is currently sitting on six off 12 balls. Rohit, on the other hand, is on 87 off 147. Anyone who is familiar with SKY's Ranji career would know that his normal first class strike rate is nothing out of the ordinary. Don't expect any forced fireworks here, SKY will hit 'em only if he feels it is the right way to go. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 12:13 PM IST

    India vs Australia: GONE! Virat Kohli goes first ball after Lunch!

    Oh Kohli has been strangled down the leg side and Alex Carey takes quite a spectactular catch! Todd Murphy has four! The perfect debut for the spinner. Murphy bowls this one well outside off, Kohli tries to tuck it away, ends up getting an edge to it. Carey does brilliantly to move with the ball and take it in two attempts.

    Kohli c Carey b Murphy 12 (26), India 151/4 

  • Feb 10, 2023 12:02 PM IST

    India vs Australia: Off-field spice courtesy Mr. Manjrekar

    Sanjay Manjrekar said during commentary before the start of the day's play that he was “surprised” that Murali Vijay sat at the top of conversion rates for centuries among Indian players at home. Vijay, as one would expect, hasn't taken that too kindly. “Surprised wow,” he tweeted. He then said in another tweet that “Some Mumbai ex players can never be appreciative of the south” with some handy hashtags likes “#showsomelove” “#equality” and  “#fairplayforall”

  • Feb 10, 2023 11:55 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Rohit inching closer to a century

    He has scored centuries in all formats of the game and as captain, he has scored centuries in ODIs and T20Is. Now he could complete the set with a Test century. Rohit Sharma has look pretty much indestructible in this innings. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 11:32 AM IST

    India vs Australia: LUNCH! India 151/3, trail Australia by 26 runs

    74 runs and two wickets in this session. Rohit Sharma is on 85 off 142 balls, Kohli on 12 off 25. Another intriguing session of Test cricket and one gets the feeling that India do need Rohit and Kohli to put up a strong stand to cement their advantage in this match. The second session will be an interesting one indeed and crucial to deciding which way this game goes. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 11:29 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Last over before Lunch

    India are 150/3 in 51 overs. Nathan Lyon is bowling the over, Virat Kohli is on strike on 11 off 24, Rohit Sharma on 85 off 137. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 11:23 AM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! Kohli clobbers it down the ground

    Nathan Lyon pitches it up from around the wicket, Kohli takes a step down and utterly smashes it along the ground through mid-on. That ball reached the boundary in a couple of seconds, Kohli reaches 9 in 19 balls. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 11:18 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Almost a mix-up!

    Kohli nearly ran out Rohit there. He plays it to leg and instinctively starts running down the pitch. He then sees the ball has gone straight to midwicket and reverses the call but Rohit is almost halfway up the pitch already. He turns around and puts in a dive and luckily for him the throw was off-target. India 142/3. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 11:14 AM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! Kohli off the mark with a four

    Murphy errs in length for the first time to Kohli and the latter punishes him for it. He puts away the half volley on off along the ground past the bowler for four. India 142/3 in 47 overs, Kohli moves to 5 off 11 and he will face Nathan Lyon in the next. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 11:05 AM IST

    India vs Australia: OUT! Pujara falls, Murphy gets his third!

    A bit of a gift for Murphy, Pujara falls to his aggressive frame of mind really. Loose ball outside leg, Pujara goes down on one and tries to sweep it fine. Failss to keep it down and is caught at fine leg. That is as uncharacteristic a dismissal as it gets for Cheteshwar Pujara.  

    Pujara c Boland b Murphy 7 (14), India 135/3, trail by 42 runs

  • Feb 10, 2023 10:59 AM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! India 134/2 

    Murphy strays down the leg side and Rohit it flicks it away for another four. He moves to 81 off 118. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 10:57 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Rohit survives a DRS call

    Appeal for LBW and caught at slips. Both denied and Australia review. As it turns out there was no bat involved and the ball was missing the stumps so they lose a review. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 10:55 AM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR!

    Straight half-volley from Murphy, Rohit latches on to it. He flicks it to the boundary through midwicket, moves to 77. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 10:48 AM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! Pujara the hitter!

    Cheteshwar Pujara has come in with an intention to score some runs allright. He flicked two runs off the first ball he faced, then tried a punch to cover and then came down the track for the ball after that as well. Then Murphy sends in a bit of a gift and Pujara doesn't let it go, rocks back and punches through square for four. He has scored six runs in five balls. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 10:44 AM IST

    India vs Australia: OUT! Ashwin goes!

    Big sigh of relief, they have got the “nightwatchman” at last. It was three reds from the ball-tracker and Ashwin seemed to be telling Rohit Sharma that he knows he is done for before the replays started rolling. 

    Ashwin lbw b Murphy 23 (62), India 118/2, trail Australia by 59 runs

  • Feb 10, 2023 10:42 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Big appeal against Ashwin

    Murphy continues to be the chief source of danger. Fullish delivery from around the wicket, straightens into the right hander and it hits Ashwin on the front pad. The umpire had shaken his head and Australia go for the DRS. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 10:36 AM IST

    India vs Australia: India 117/1 in 39 overs

    Rohit on 73 off 108 balls and Ashwin 22 off 56. Australia might be feeling a bit cheated here considering the fact that India's “nightwatchman” is playing like a top order batter. Ashwin is looking just as solid as Rohit and they both are pretty much sharing the strike now. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 10:24 AM IST

    India vs Australia: India 117/1 

    Partnership between Ashwin and Rohit has now reached 41 off 85 balls. Just six runs in the last four overs so Australia have been able to plug the flow of runs temporarily at least. They need wickets, though, for now India are as comfortable as they can be. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 10:15 AM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! Rohit into the 70s!

    Last ball from Lyon in the 35th over is a straight one, takes a thick edge off Rohit's bat but it stays nicely on the ground and races towards the boundary. Lyon goes down on his haunches with a wry smile, Rohit moves to 72 off 97. India trail by 62. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 10:12 AM IST

    India vs Australia: India 111/1, trail AUS by 66 runs

    Rohit Sharma is on 68 off 91 and Ashwin is on 21 off 43. Scott Boland bowled the 34th over, his first over of the day. His best Test figures are a ridiculous 6/7 and how Australia would love to have that now. He is doing a good job of containing the Indians thus far though, with this one being a maiden. Boland has given just four runs in as many overs, two of which have been maidens. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 10:04 AM IST

    India vs Australia: SIX! Now Ashwin goes for one!

    Lyon sends the second ball of the next over full, Ashwin goes down on one knee and fetches it from outside off with a slog-sweep and the ball goes sailing over the boundary. No fielder could have ever got anywhere close to this one. Ashwin moves to 20 off 36!

  • Feb 10, 2023 10:02 AM IST

    India vs Australia: SIX! Just over the fielder!

    India 102/1. The Rohit Sharma pull shot is in the house and where is the fun in it if he does not hit it right over a fielder's head for six. Short from Cummins, Rohit pulls and it is just out of reach for deep square leg. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 09:57 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Nervy moment for Ashwin

    He got squared up a bit by Lyon off the second last ball of the 31st over. Then saw Rohit Sharma darting up the pitch and was a second late to respond. In the end, Ashwin runs hard and reaches the non-striker's end safely and the throw missed the stumps by a few feet anyhow. Ashwin immediately apologises to Rohit. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 09:49 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Ashwin hoggs strike

    He has faced 24 balls and scored 12 runs, he was on zero when the day started, remember. India are 94/1, trail Australia by 83 runs. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 09:43 AM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR! It's Ashwin again

    Outside edge again, a thickish one off Pat Cummins, but it was in control and along the ground all along. Pretty good start from Ashwin today.  

  • Feb 10, 2023 09:42 AM IST

    India vs Australia: FOUR!

    First boundary of the day is a streaky one. Lyon bowls the third over from the end that Murphy bowled from and Ashwin played for the turn but it comes in straight. Takes the edge and runs wide of third man to the boundary. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 09:38 AM IST

    India vs Australia: India 80/1 after 26 overs

    Todd Murphy bowled the first over of the day and Rohit Sharma ran a single in that. Australia captain Pat Cummins bowled the second and it was a much better over than any he bowled yesterday. Just two runs off it. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 09:30 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Play resumes!

    Todd Murphy bowling the first over of the day, 24th over of the innings overall. Rohit Sharma is on strike with Ravichandran Ashwin at the other end. Here we go!

  • Feb 10, 2023 09:27 AM IST

    India vs Australia: All cooking up nicely at the VCA

    There is a good crowd slowly building up at the stadium. Play resumes at 9.30am, remember. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 09:18 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Odds against Australia

    The temperature in Nagpur is expected to stay in the mid-30s today and if Australia can't get India out quickly, they will cut a ragged bunch towards the end of the day. Thus far, it is not Lyon and Cummins but Boland and Murphy who have fared well in containing the Indians. This pitch is only going to wear down further, which means that there will be something for the Aussie spinners to use but the same applies for the Indian spinners as well. If the visitors don't get India out within the first session, they could be staring down the barrell of an inning defeat. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 09:11 AM IST

    India vs Australia: A look at SKY

    If India have a good batting day, Suryakumar Yadav may be required to do what he does in T20 cricket, if he does get to bat - smash a few big ones to extend India's lead as much as possible before they declare. There were quite a few who questioned his selection ahead of Shubman Gill but now that he is here, it will  be interesting to see how he fares. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 09:02 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Record man Ashwin

    Ashwin's three wickets took his career tally to 452 Test wickets yesterday. He is the first Indian since Anil Kumble to have crossed the 450-Test wickets mark. He has got there in 89 matches, second-fastest bowler to the milestone, behind Muthiah Muralidaran (80). Ashwin is now only the ninth player to take 450-plus Test wickets and the second Indian after Anil Kumble (619).

  • Feb 10, 2023 08:46 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Rohit's innings so far

    Rohit Sharma has hit nine fours and a six, the only maximum of the match thus far accross the Australian and Indian innings. He started the innings with two fours off the first two balls of the Indian innings. That first over bowled by Pat Cummins produced 13 runs, all scored by Rohit.

  • Feb 10, 2023 08:26 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Ball tampering questions

    Ravindra Jadeja was seen on camera seemingly applying something on the ball or on his hands near the ball and former England captain Michael Vaughan was one of the earliest to point it out on social media. While there is nothing conclusive in the footage, it does look like Jadeja is taking something from Mohammed Siraj and then rubbing his hands and finger near and around the ball. "Interesting," was all former Australia captain Tim Paine had to say about it on Twitter. It isn't just a social media war though, match referee Pycroft brought the issue to the notice of India captain Rohit Sharma and Jadeja. According to reports, the Indian team management told the referee that Jadeja only used pain relief on his finger.

  • Feb 10, 2023 08:11 AM IST

    India vs Australia: What Jadeja said yesterday

    “Very happy with the way I was bowling. I was enjoying my bowling. Playing after 5 months, playing Test cricket, it's tough. I was prepared for it and I was working hard on my fitness as well as on my skills at NCA. I played a first-class game (Ranji) after a long time and I bowled almost 42 overs. It gave me a lot of confidence to come here and play a Test match. There was no bounce on the wicket, I was targeting the stump-to-stump line. The odd ball was spinning and the odd ball was going straight. Being a left-arm spinner, if you get batsmen out caught behind or stumped, you always give credit to the ball. In Test match cricket, whatever wicket you take, you are happy with that. I was working hard on my bowling when I was in Bangalore at the NCA. I was bowling 10-12 hours everyday and that helped me a lot. I was working on my rhythm because I knew that I have to play Test match and I have to bowl long spells.”

  • Feb 10, 2023 08:04 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Murphy radios in 

    The bespectacled Todd Murphy reminded Mark Waugh of a young Dan Vettori. Whether he will have a career as illustrious as the former NZ captain and current Australian bowling coach remains to be seen but he made a fantastic start to it. Murphy was pretty much the most accurate Australian bowler on Day 1 and deservedly got his first Test wicket in KL Rahul towards the end of the final session. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 07:57 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Kohli watch

    The former India skipper had a checquered stay in the first slip region. He dropped Steve Smith in the first session, which was one of the few clear-cut chances that came his way, leading to Mark Waugh to utterly slate his fielding technique in the commentary box. He eventually held on to Pat Cummins's edge off R Ashwin later in the day though. Now, it remains to be seen how he fairs against off-spin, his nemesis in recent years, and whether he can shake off his poor Test form just as he has done in white-ball cricket in the last few months. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 07:52 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Pat Cummins's mini-nightmare

    The Australia captain is widely rated as the best Test fast bowler in the world and with good reason but anyone watching him yesterday would have questioned his credentials to be in the team, let alone at the top of the pecking order in the world. Cummins either bowled too straight and full or strayed to the pads too much and was hammered by his India counterpart Rohit Sharma every time he did that. He bowled four overs and gave away 27 runs at an economy of 6.75. The next worst economy was spinner Nathan Lyon's at 3.30 in a whopping 10 overs. Scott Boland, Australia's second pacer, in stark contrast gave just four runs in three overs, although that could be down to the fact that he mostly bowled to the far more docile KL Rahul.

  • Feb 10, 2023 07:43 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Australia's innings

    The visitors got off to a shaky start, losing their openers even before Rohit Sharma even considered tossing the ball to his spinners. It then looked like Marnus Labuschagne and Streve Smith had the bit between their teeth, looking as comfortable as ever against Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin and Axar Patel. That was until Jadeja's bowling and some lightning-fast glove work from debutant wicketkeeper KS Bharat sent back Labuschagne on 49 off 123 balls. Jadeja got Matt Renshaw out off the very next ball and a couple of overs later, it was Smith's turn to fall to the all-rounder. The former Australia skipper walked back after scoring 37 off 107 but Australia didn't really crumble after that. Alex Carey's counter-punch helped ensure that they scored over 100 runs in the second session despite losing those wickets. He put up a 53-run stand off 68 balls with Peter Handscomb before falling on 36 off 33 to R Ashwin. Handscomb held on as Australia's longish tail started falling before himself being sent back by Jadeja on 31 off 84. Australia eventually folded for 177.  

  • Feb 10, 2023 07:36 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Australia XI

    David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Scott Boland

  • Feb 10, 2023 07:35 AM IST

    India vs Australia: India XI

    Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Srikar Bharat(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

  • Feb 10, 2023 07:29 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Ashwin as nightwatchman

    The nightwatchman is the sacrificial lamb of a Test batting order and India have got Ashwin in that role at the moment, a batter who averages 27.41 in 126 innings, has scored 3043 runs with a whopping five Test centuries. Quite a peculiar choice for a sacrificial lamb. Wonder if Ashwin is in there as much more than just someone to guard the wicket.

  • Feb 10, 2023 07:17 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Day 2 beckons…

    India made a strong start to their innings after bowling out Australia for 177 thanks to captain Rohit Sharma racing to his half century in just 66 balls. He put up a 76-run opening stand with KL Rahul, who was much more circumspect with his knock and fell on 20 off 71 balls towards the end of the day's play. Ravichandran Ashwin, who had been sent in as nightwatchman, will be giving Rohit company when play resumes on Day 2. India trail Australia by 100 runs. 

  • Feb 10, 2023 12:19 AM IST

    India vs Australia: Eyes on Rohit

    This will be the final update for the day as the focus will be on Rohit Sharma, when action resumes on Day 2. The Indian skipper has already completed his half-century and will be hoping to convert this into a daddy hundred. 

    India at stumps were batting at 77/1, trailing by 100 runs. 

    R Ashwin, who walked in as the night watchman, will lead the proceedings alongside the skipper. The spinner is yet to open his account.

  • Feb 09, 2023 10:24 PM IST

    India vs Australia: Vengsarkar weighs in on pitch chatter

    “You just can’t get bogged down on this pitch and just try and survive. The thing is you have to look for runs, that is important. You have to keep the scoreboard moving. You can’t allow the bowlers to get on top,” - Dilip Vengsarkar

  • Feb 09, 2023 09:32 PM IST

    India vs Australia: 'Thor in the side' 

    In an interesting turn of events, former Australia batter Mark Waugh reserved the ultimate praise for Cheteshwar Pujara. 

    While doing commentary on Day 1 of the first Test in Nagpur, the ex-Australia cricketer said: “Rohit Sharma class player, Virat Kohli world class, Pujara - Thor in the side.”

  • Feb 09, 2023 08:51 PM IST

    India vs Australia: A look at AUS' 1st innings

    Two Australian batters got out for ducks while three batters including both openers were dismissed after scoring just one run in the first innings.

  • Feb 09, 2023 07:56 PM IST

    India vs Australia: 'Cummins bowled rubbish'

    "Pat Cummins,the captain of the side and 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." - Hayden.

  • Feb 09, 2023 07:46 PM IST

    India vs Australia: Hayden blasts at Cummins

    "Pat Cummins, in particular got nothing out of the surface, nothing through the air. It was tougher to bat against the new ball and those two early wickets, of Khwaja was really one of the setback for Australia. Those two ducks and three guys for one(run). That's what you got to avoid when you play in India." -Matthew Hayden

  • Feb 09, 2023 07:12 PM IST

    India vs Australia: ‘Stump-to-stump tactic’

    "When you play first-class cricket, you get to bowl to quality batters. I played against Tamil Nadu, their batting was strong. So my preparation was good. It was a similar wicket in Chennai, the bounce was less. I repeated the stump-to-stump tactic." - Jadeja 

  • Feb 09, 2023 06:13 PM IST

    India vs Australia: Jadeja on his fifer

    "The ball was coming out of the hands well, the line and length were also good. The wicket doesn't have much bounce so I was focusing on bowling stump to stump. I knew, if I do that, I can bring LBW and bowled into play."

  • Feb 09, 2023 06:00 PM IST

    India vs Australia: Jadeja with dream figures on return

    Ravindra Jadeja completed his dream return as he completed his 11th five-wicket haul, ensuring India finish the opening day on a commanding note. His figures read 5/47.  

  • Feb 09, 2023 05:28 PM IST

    India vs Australia: Dinesh Karthik and Mark Waugh get into an argument

    Amidst some exciting cricket, fans also witnessed some off field tussle between former Australia batter Mark Waugh and India wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik. 

    Dinesh Karthik: “I do feel India will bat only once in the Test match.”

    Mark Waugh: “We'll see about that DK, we'll see about that.”

    Dinesh Karthik: “Mark my words Mark.”

    Mark Waugh: “What time is it. It's five past three. I'll write that in my diary. He could be right. It's not going to be easy, it's not going to be a stroll in the park.”

    Dinesh Karthik: “But at the same time, it's not as tough as the Aussie batters made it out to be either.”

    Mark Waugh: “All I'm saying is never judge a pitch until two sides have bat. Lets see how things unfold. It's a big session, Australia won't let India get away. This Indian Test batters not as good as some of the Australians. I can't see two guys averaging 60."

    Dinesh Karthik: “Well there was just one there in India, that average 60.”

    Mark Waugh: “Rohit Sharma class player, Virat Kohli world class, Pujara Thor in the side.”

  • Feb 09, 2023 04:34 PM IST

    India vs Australia: India 77/1 on Day 1, trail Australia by 100 runs

    India's day through and through in the end. Rohit Sharma's half century is the one that stamped it for them. While their spinners did a great job of getting Australia all out for 177, the fact is that they had scored at a good click in the second session and a few early wickets here for Australia would have put them in the driver's seat. Instead what ended up happening was almost a T20-esque opening stand for India with Rohit being the aggressor and Rahul holding up one end. Australia have their task cut out tomorrow, India would be eyeing a big lead considering the amount of good batting they have left. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 04:31 PM IST

    India vs Australia: Last over of the day

    Ashwin has coming out as nightwatchman. Peculiar choice for a nightwatchman, considering Ashwin is pretty much a genuine all-rounder, they could have sent in Siraj or Shami for this but this is a chance for Ashwin to make a big total now. Nathan Lyon to bowl the last over. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 04:28 PM IST

    India vs Australia: GONE! That's it for KL Rahul!

    Todd Murphy's first Test wicket is KL Rahul! Rahul looking to flick this delivery that is tossed up from around the wicket, ends up scooping it back to the bowler. 

    KL Rahul c & b Murphy 20 (71), India 76/1

  • Feb 09, 2023 04:23 PM IST

    India vs Australia: Half century for Rohit Sharma!

    Sweeps Lyon to the boundary behind fine leg and gets to 51 off 66. What a way to get to the half century, what an innings this has been from the Indian captain. He has hammered Australia everywhere. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 04:16 PM IST

    India vs Australia: India 60/0 in 20 overs

    Rohit Sharma has moved to 43 off 62 while Rahul is on 16 off 59. Murphy and Lyon bowling consecutive overs after Cummins sent one in. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 04:00 PM IST

    India vs Australia: 50-run partnership between Rohit and Rahul

    Most of it has come from the bat of Rohit, 38 of it to be specific. This is exactly the kind of start India needed and it does look like they are bound to dominate this match. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 03:52 PM IST

    India vs Australia: SIX! Rohit sends one over the boundary

    India are 46/0 in 14 overs. Rohit steps down the track to Lyon and sends the ball sailing to the boundary over the bowler's head. First six of the match and of course it comes from Rohit's bat. He is on 38 off 46 balls. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 03:47 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: Drinks, India 38/0

    Rohit Sharma is on 32 off 42, KL Rahul on 5 off 31. 12 overs have gone in the innings and there is about 12 overs left in the day. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 03:40 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: Todd Murphy bowls his first over

    Scott Boland has been taken off and so it is spin from both ends with Todd Murphy sending them in from one end and Nathan Lyon from the other. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 03:29 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: FOUR! Perfect timing from Rohit

    It's Nathan Lyon at the receiving end. A lovely little push past mid-off for four. He has raced to 31 off 28, India are 33/0. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 03:19 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: FOUR! India 26/0 in 5 overs

    Pat Cummins is a shadow of his usual, vicious self. Strays down the leg side again and Rohit glances it off his hip for another boundary. He has raced to 26 off 22. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 03:17 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: FOUR! Cummins being hammered by Rohit

    Half volley from Cummins, Rohit flicks between long leg and deep square leg. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 03:13 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: India 16/0 in four overs

    No big alarm bells yet for India. All the runs have come from Rohit, Rahul remains on 0 in eight balls. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 03:00 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: India 13/0 in 1st over

    That is not a very Test match start but that is how Rohit is going to treat bowlers whenever they give him anything to play with. Early pressure on Australia. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 02:58 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: FOUR! Rohit on an early rampage

    Too full and too straight again from Cummins, Rohit flicks it off once again. The Australian captain leaking just too many runs. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 02:58 PM IST


    Eight runs off the first two balls for Rohit. This was as deliberate as it gets. Cummins bowls it full and straight to the pads and Rohit clips it away with perfect timing. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 02:56 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: FOUR! Off the very first ball for Rohit

    Rohit caught in two minds ends up belatedly putting some bat on it and luckily for him, it flies through the slip cordon. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 02:55 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul walk out

    Australia captain Pat Cummins will start the attack for his side. Rohit Sharma has been in form at the top of the order, although it is unclear if that form really counts for anything considering he has missed the majority of the Tests that India have played since he became captain last year. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 02:45 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: Australia 177 all out 

    Carrom ball from Ashwin cleans up Boland and that is the end of the Australian innings. Ashwin finishes with three wickets, Jadeja has five and he leads the team off the pitch. Australia won't be too happy with that total for sure, they looked good enough to get to 200 when Smith and Labuschagne were batting. They will certainly be worried about the fact that they have a terribly long tail. A short break before Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul walk out for the Indian reply. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 02:38 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: OUT! Fifer for Jadeja!

    A five-wicket haul on return for Jadeja. He goes full and fast, Handscomb tries to sweep, he misses it and the ball raps the pads. That looks plumb but Handscomb obviously takes the review anyhow. He is standing near the boundary when the television umpire's confirmation comes. 

    Handscomb lbw b Jadeja 31 (84), Australia 176/9

  • Feb 09, 2023 02:30 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: What a comeback for Jadeja

    He has burst his way to four wickets in his first international match since August last year. India desperately needed a wicket when Smith and Labuschagne were looking serene and it was Jadeja who provided it and he doubled that up with a wicket off the very next ball. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 02:11 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live: TEA! Australia 174/8 in 60 overs

    Lots of wickets and lots of runs in that session. Both sides won't be extremely unhappy with it, although it might be the Indians with the slightly bigger smile. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 02:07 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live: GONE! Down to the last two wickets

    Jadeja gets his fourth. Seemingly takes an inside edge off Todd Murphy's bat on to his pads and it loops to slips. The batter goes for the review and the replays in fact confirm there was no inside edge. Instead he is out LBW so Murphy has to walk anyhow. 

    Todd Murphy lbw b Jadeja 0 (5), Australia 173/8

  • Feb 09, 2023 02:01 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live: OUT! Ashwin gets another!

    Kohli had dropped Smith earlier but this one is straight at him. Outside edge from Cummins and the former India captain grabs it quite easily. Make that 451 for Ashwin, this Australian tail does not have too many runs in it and so India will be looking to make quick work of it. 

    Cummins c Kohli b Ashwin 6 (14), Australia 172/7 in 57.3 overs

  • Feb 09, 2023 01:54 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live: Australia 172/6 in 56 overs

    Handscomb is on 27 off 56 and Australia captain Pat Cummins is on six off five. Cummins can bat and he is more than capable of holding up one end. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 01:42 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live: OUT! Breakthrough for India, 450th Test wicket for Ravichandran Ashwin!

    Carey reverse sweeps again but this time he falls for it. It takes the bottom edge and crashes on to the stumps. That partnership ends on 53 off 68 balls. Ashwin becomes the second Indian bowler to reach 450 Test wickets. 

    Carey b Ashwin 36 (33), Australia 162/6 in 53.1 overs

  • Feb 09, 2023 01:38 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live: BACK TO BACK FOURS!

    The runs are a-flowing. 50-run stand comes up between Carey and Handscomb in just 63 balls. Carey drives at the first delivery that was full, he pushed hard and it takes an edge and flies down third man. Then he guides the next ball between slip and gully.  

  • Feb 09, 2023 01:36 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live: 44-run stand between Carey and Handscomb

    These two have made Rohit Sharma juggle his bowlers a little bit. First Siraj and then he was replaced by Axar, then Siraj comes in place of Jadeja so a change of ends for him. This stand has come in just 61 balls and Australia are 153/5. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 01:34 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live: FOUR!

    Australia cross 150 with that shot. Carey goes down to the pitch of the ball and sweeps it fine. He has raced to a run-a-ball 27. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 01:31 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live: 50 overs gone, Australia 144/5

    Not sure if bringing on Siraj was the greatest move from Rohit and it looks like he might be taking him off after this. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 01:26 PM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live: FOUR! Fantastic drive from Carey

    He had welcomed Siraj with a square drive off the second ball and then brings out a cover drive to send the fourth to the boundary as well. Slightly expensive over for India. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 01:22 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live score: Australia 136/5 in 49 overs

    Rohit Sharma has decided to bring in pace considering Handscomb and Carey look quite comfortable sweeping the spinners away. Good job from the pair in getting the Indian captain to take a spinner off. Handscomb is on 20 off 42 and Carey is on 13 off 16. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 01:11 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live score: Drinks, Australia 129/5

    Peter Handscomb is on 20 off 33 balls, Alex Carey is on 10 off seven. Carey is reverse sweeping away to glory. Australia are on the tenterhooks at the moment. However, they would know that even getting something close to 200 or 220 would  be a competitive total on this pitch. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 01:03 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live score: Australia 119/5 in 44 overs

    Jadeja seems to be intent on using the no-ball rule to his advantage, it was part of his setup for Smith in his last over and he oversteps once  more in his next. No wickets in it though, Alex Carey and Peter Handscomb in the middle. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 12:53 PM IST


    Oh that's the big one! Ravindra Jadeja has shown just why he is utterly undroppable. Smith defending for the turn but there is none this time, it goes straight and takes the stumps behind him. How about that for a scalp!

    Steve Smith b Ravindra Jadeja 37 (107), Australia 109/5

  • Feb 09, 2023 12:49 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live score: FOUR! Australia 105/4 in 41 overs

    Smith goes inside out and sends the last ball of that over to the boundary as well. Fantastic batting this from the former Australia captain. He reaches 37 off 102 balls. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 12:48 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live score: 4, 0, 4, Smith speeds up

    Australia cross 100 with that second boundary. Axar goes too full first ball Smith flays it through covers. Then sends the third ball to backward point to take Australia to 101.  

  • Feb 09, 2023 12:47 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live score: Australia 93/4 in 40 overs

    Four runs off the last ball of that over but not because the ball reached but because the batters ran all four. Handscomb has held up pretty well thus far, he is on 8 off 13, Smith on 25 off 96. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 12:36 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live score: Jadeja doesn't get his hat-trick

    And on top of that he bowls a no-ball but it is no unmitigated disaster due to this not being a limited overs game. Just a smile from Jadeja when that hooter went off in the stadium. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 12:30 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live score: OUT! Jadeja is on a hat-trick

    Big appeal off the very next ball and the umpire gives it out! Matt Renshaw reviews. Length ball that spins sharply past his inside edge. That spun through the pitch and there was a big puff of dust after the ball made contact. The ball would have crashed into leg stump. Jadeja is on a hat-trick and all of a sudden, India have raced ahead. 

    Renshaw lbw b Jadeja 0 (1), Australia 84/4

  • Feb 09, 2023 12:25 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live score: GONE! Labuschagne gone on 49!

    Lightning fast glove work from KS Bharat and Jadeja gets the big wicket.  Labuschagne st Bharat b Jadeja 49 (123), Australia 84/3

  • Feb 09, 2023 12:14 PM IST

    IND vs AUS Live score: Shami bowls the 1st over after Lunch

    Smith gets a four off the third ball of that over. Big appeal for LBW against Labuschagne off the fifth but there was a big inside edge there. Australia 81/2 after 33 overs. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 12:09 PM IST

    India vs Australia 1st Test Live score: Minutes away from the start of the 2nd session

    The Indians have made their way back to the field. It has been a while since a pair of batters have looked this comfortable against them in their home conditions so it's an intriguing that is coming up next. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 11:42 AM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live: Wickets for the pacers

    Thus far the pacers have reaped the dividends but that is because the spinners have run into a brick wall with Smith and Labuschagne. The odd ball has kicked up, notably from Ashwin's hands in his first over against Labuschagne. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 11:31 AM IST

    India vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Live: LUNCH! Australia 76/2

    Marnus Labuschagne is on 47 off 110, Steve Smith on 19 off 74. Australia have not pulled miles ahead, if anything this stand has ensured that they remain centimetres behind India, as opposed to being down and out which would have happened had Smith and Labuschagne not plugged the fall of wickets. India will know that there are not too many great batters left for Australia after these two but then, getting one of them dismissed is a big task. The visitors still have a long way to go to ensure that they have the clear advantage, but they are in a good place at the moment.  

  • Feb 09, 2023 11:25 AM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live Score: FOUR! Brilliant from Labuschagne!

    Rohit Sharma takes off his goggles and scratches his head. This partnership is becoming a problem for India. Labuschagne goes down on one knee, gets to the pitch of the ball and scoops it through the vacant leg slip region. He moves to 46.

  • Feb 09, 2023 11:23 AM IST

    Nagpur Test live score: India speeding through the overs

    This is the 30th over already of this session and there is still about 5 minutes to go. Labhuschagne and Smith, however, are in absolute control at the moment. Smith showing that he can very well repeat what he did the last time Australia toured India, Labuschagne showing that he is an ace batter in all conditions. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 11:19 AM IST

    1st Test Day 1 live score: FOUR! Great shot from Labuschagne

    Flicks the first ball by Jadeja in the 29th off the pads to the midwicket boundary. Brilliant timing there, played it against the spin and still he was in complete control. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 11:10 AM IST

    India vs Australia live score: Australia 57/2 in 25 overs

    Partnership between these two is on 55 runs now. Smith and Labuschagne look pretty comfortable against the spinners as well. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 10:57 AM IST

    IND vs AUS Live score: Ashwin comes in

    Ashwin will be bowling the 22nd over of the innings. He is on 449 wickets, will he get to that mark in his first over?

  • Feb 09, 2023 10:49 AM IST

    India vs Australia 1st Test Live score: Australia 44/2 after 18 overs

    Labuschagne is on 24 off 66, Smith finally got off six with a boundary off Jadeja and is now on 10 off 34 balls. The pacers seem to be off completely now and it is Axar and Jadeja who are alternating for India. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 10:41 AM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live: DROPPED! Kohli puts down Smith

    Kohli is not quick to get down to his right as the ball takes an outside edge from Smith's bat off Axar Patel. It strikes his right hand and falls. Not the easiest of chances but these are the ones that you need to take at slips to ensure that someone like Smith does not score big. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 10:40 AM IST

    India vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Live: FOUR!

    Brilliant from Labuschagne, leans into the drive and sends Shami to the boundary. Australia are 33/2 at the end of that over. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 10:30 AM IST

    India vs Australia 1st Test Live score: Shami comes back in, Australia 29/2

    The first hour's play has come to an end. Labuschagne has faced 50 deliveries for 15 runs, Smith 20 for six runs. Shami has bowled the 13th over. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 10:21 AM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live: 10 overs gone, Australia 27/2

    It's Siraj and Axar who are alternating at the moment. Smith remains on six runs after facing 18 balls, Labuschagne is on 14 off 39. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 10:07 AM IST

    India vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Live: Axar Patel comes in

    Jadeja's over is a maiden after which Axar comes in. Labuschagne sees that one out and so no runs from the first two overs of spin. Smith and Labuschagne choosing to be as patient as they can be. Siraj comes in to bowl the 9th after that so Rohit mixing things up at the moment. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 10:02 AM IST

    India vs Australia 1st Test Live score: Spin is in!

    And Ravindra Jadeja is back! He ties up his hair into a knot. Labuschagne is on strike having scored 13 off 16 balls, Smith at the other end on 6 off 12.b Australia 25/2 in 6 overs. In T20 language, this would be where we would say that's been a good powerplay for India but we won't say that here, thank you. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 09:56 AM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live: Australia 20/2 in 5 overs

    Labuschagne is on 8 off 11 balls, Steve Smith on 6 off 11. This is a big partnership for Australia and so far, these two are looking far more compact than either of the openers did earlier. Smith averages 60.55 in India in 13 Tests. Just an extraordinary player and Indian fans who love cricket as much as they like to watch their team win would not really mind watching him flourish today. One of the modern greats. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 09:51 AM IST

    India vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Live: FOUR! And some words between Siraj and Labuschagne

    Thickish edge that flies past slips for four. Siraj seems to have taken offence from Labuschagne's habit of loudly analysing every delivery after it is bowled. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 09:49 AM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live Score: FOUR! A beauty from Labuschagne

    Siraj's first ball of his first over was a wicket, the first ball of the second is sent to the boundary by Marnus Labuschagne for four. Dead straight, right past Siraj, as straight a drive as it gets. Labuschagne has made an utterly extraordinary start to his Test career but this is his first series in India and it will be interesting to see how he fares here. 

  • Feb 09, 2023 09:45 AM IST

    India vs Australia 1st Test Live score: OUT! The off stump is doing somersault!

    That is unplayable from Shami. Pitches on a length, slight movement inside and the ball swings past the inside edge. The ball smashes into off stump that goes cartwheeling, bails bursting and flying everywhere, nothing more satisfying for a fast bowler. Australia have lost their openers and the spinners and roughs haven't even come into play!

    Warner b Mohammed Shami 1 (5), Australia 2/2 in 2.1 overs

  • Feb 09, 2023 09:39 AM IST

    IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Live: GONE! Instant impact from Siraj!

    How about that from Siraj. That was as plumb as it gets. Full outswinger from Siraj, just misses Khawaja's inside edge and when the replays showed that, it was pretty clear that he is gone. Three reds it is and India have an early wicket. Siraj takes one with his very first ball of the match. Who needs spinners, eh?

    Khawaja lbw b Mohammed Siraj 1 (3), Australia 2/1 in 1.1 overs

  • Feb 09, 2023 09:36 AM IST

    India vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Live: Big appeal from Siraj off his first ball!

    The first delivery of the second over raps onto Khawaja's pads and the umpire shakes his head. Roh