Jaddu Is Back With A Bang.

Australia in India:Indian Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja bags five wickets as Australia Struggle to 177 all out in 1st innings.

Feb 10, 2023 - 17:16
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Jaddu Is Back With A Bang.
Ravindra Jadeja

The word 'mighty' that so comfortably qualified Australian cricket sides over the years might just have lost its way in the sands of time. What we get these days is a skeleton of a glorious past that invariably capitulates when somebody decides to take them head-on. 

India's openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul during the course of their 76-run partnership, showed that batting is perfectly possible on this track. Rahul got out to debutant offie Tod Murphy who looked quite impressive with the speed and the line and length that he bowled, in the penultimate over of the day. 

While the ineptitude of most of the Australian batters was the theme of the day, India had their share of heroes. After pacemen Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami accounted for the two openers, Jadeja did what he has been doing on Indian tracks for the last 10 years. 

It was Smith's partnership of 82 runs with Marnus Lambuschgne for the third wicket that seemed to be bringing Australia back into the game after a dusastrous start. But after lunch, it was probably the lure of a milestone that brought Marnus out of his crease off a slightly slower delivery by Jadeja and the ball did enough to beat the Aussie's bat. 

KS Bharat, on his debut, completed a magnificent stumping that took the steam away from the Aussie counter attack. Alex Carey and Peter Handscomb tried to mount a comeback, but there was an element of desperation about the sweeps that the left-hander was employing against Ashwin. The rest of the Aussie batting was just Cannon -Fodder in front of Jadeja and Ashwin. 

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