India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 1 – Australia ahead of 47 run after India bundle out 109 in first innnings

On the Reply of 109 of first inning score, Australia in the end of the day 1 Scoring 156/4 that means lead by 47 run in the first inning score. Khawaja scores 60 while Labuschagne scores 31 runs. Captain smith scores 26 runs.

Team Australia need to score runs on the day 2 and maximize the lead.

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Matthew Kuhnemann took his maiden five-fer at Holkar Stadium on Wednesday as India were bowled out for 109 after opting to bat first in the third Test.

With every ball turning big apart from variable bounce, the morning was filled with frenetic play. Kuhnemann used the conditions well to set up an Indian collapse, taking 5/16 in nine overs.

Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy took three and one wickets respectively as Australia’s troika of spinners shared all the wickets that fell, with the final wicket falling to a calamitous run-out.

In addition to being out for 109 in 33.2 overs, this is India’s lowest Test total at home since 107 and 105 against Australia in Pune 2017 and their fifth shortest innings in home conditions.

Mitchell Starc edged Rohit Sharma in the opening over, but Australia didn’t take the review. Replays later showed it could have been a wicket for Australia if the review had been taken.

In the fourth ball of the over, Starc hit Rohit’s back pad but didn’t take a review. Later, ball tracking showed three reds, giving Rohit another chance to take a wicket.

It took Australia’s spinners five overs to trap the Indian batters after Rohit and Shubman Gill hit six delightful boundaries. In the sixth over, Rohit was stumped off Kuhnemann as he danced down the pitch to go over mid-on, but was unable to reach the pitch of the ball as it turned sharply.

After Gill fell to a defensive prod and was caught at first slip, the left-arm spinner returned in his next over. Lyon then got one to turn in sharply and break through Cheteshwar Pujara’s defence to hit the stumps. Jadeja’s promotion backfired as he couldn’t keep the cut down and was caught by Lyon at cover.

Virat Kohli looked assured in his defence and found a few timely boundaries as India lost five wickets in the first hour of play.

His stay ended at 22, when off-spinner Todd Murphy trapped him in front of stumps. KS Bharat cracked a powerful sweep and slog sweep but was also trapped lbw by Lyon just before lunch.

Kuhnemann struck again post lunch by getting some turn on Ravichandran Ashwin’s bat and was caught behind by Alex Carey in a good low catch.

India passed 100 with a brace of slog sweeps and a hoicked four from Umesh Yadav. Kuhnemann got his five-fer by trapping Umesh lbw, which stayed low and hit him on the back pad. After the second run from an alert Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj was caught by miles as India closed its innings just after lunch after being late in responding.

India 109 all out against Australia in 33.3 overs (Virat Kohli 22, Shubman Gill 21; Matthew Kuhnemann 5/16, Nathan Lyon 3/35).

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