Australia had publicly lamented the poor condition of the pitch available for the first Test at Jamtha in the lead-up to the Border Gavaskar Trophy. They would have realised by the conclusion of the first day of play that they are probably no longer the same squad they once were, in addition to their shortcomings on the field.The adjective "mighty," which throughout the years has so easily described Australian teams, may have become buried in the sands of time. These days, all we have is the skeleton of a great history, which always crumbles when someone tries to confront it. On Thursday, Ravindra Jadeja (5/47) made a few Australian hitters seem like red-ball cricket newbies. The Eden Gardens field in 2001 produced five days of outstanding cricket before a result could be obtained. The surface at Jamtha wasn't that same field. But it doesn't mean that Australia's capitulation for a pitiful 177 in just over two hours after electing to bat first wasn't particularly ominous. Rohit Sharma (batting average of 56) and KL During their 76-run stand, Rahul (20) demonstrated that batting is definitely viable on this surface. Rahul was dismissed by rookie off-spinner Tod Murphy (1-13), who delivered the last over of the day with excellent pace, line, and length. However, Australia's chances of winning the first Test may be slim if Rohit, nightwatchman R Ashwin, and the top order to follow can get going in the opening session of the second day. India had several heroes on the day, even if the majority of the Australian batters were ineffective. After the two openers were dismissed by pacemen Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami, Jadeja performed the same action he has been performing on Indian tracks for the last 10 years.The left-armer entered the bowling attack as early as the 10th over and didn't try to be particularly creative. Simply by hitting the off-stump in the correct place, he was able to turn some players away from the right-hander rather quickly. His unexpected delivery, which came in with the arm, caused Steve Smith (37), who had been playing the part up until that point, to be dismissed.
After a dismal start, Smith and Marnus Labuschagne (49), who together scored 82 runs for the third wicket, appeared to be pulling Australia back into the match. The player who turned away was beating the other with good footwork, wasn't confusing things, and appeared to be fighting for Jadeja's oncoming ball.bat without substantial harm. But after lunch, Marcus may have been enticed by a milestone to leave his crease by Jadeja's slightly slower delivery, and the ball did enough to beat the Australian's bat. On his debut, KS Bharat produced a stunning stumping that stopped the Australian counterattack in its tracks. The Australians were completely debilitated by this wicket's psychological impact on them. In contrast to Jadeja, Matt Renshaw (1-0) struggled and Smith also appeared to lose his cool, seeming to anticipate demons from the field. The straight he missed showed unequivocally that he had changed his initial course and was now playing for the turn. 36) Alex Carey (36 off 33 balls) and Peter Handscomb (31) attempted to build a comeback, but the left-sweeps hander's and reverse sweeps against Ashwin had a sense of urgency about them (3-42). The 450th Test wicket for Ashwin, the top off-spinner, came from one of these reverse sweeps that took the edge and rolled on the stumps. In front of Jadeja and Ashwin, the remainder of the Australian batting was only cannon fodder.
Australia Struggled In Nagpur Due To Ravindra Jadeja's Amazing Comeback
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