First test being played between India and Australia in Nagpur
Ravindra Jadeja and Akshar Patel scored half-centuries in the first innings
New Delhi. The Indian cricket team has strengthened its grip in the first match of the 4-match Test series against Australia. On the first day of the Nagpur Test, Australia’s team was reduced to 177 runs in front of the deadly bowling of Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin. On the second day of the match, captain Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant century while Jadeja and Akshar Patel scored half-centuries. By the end of the day’s play, India had a lead of 144 runs and the score was 321 for 7 wickets.
In the game of the last session on the second day of the Nagpur Test match, Team India’s two all-rounders made Australia proud. After taking the wicket of Rohit Sharma, Australia heaved a sigh of relief and hoped to wrap up Team India quickly. Akshar Patel stepped on the field and did not let a single wicket fall, dashing the hopes of the visiting team. Both scored half-centuries to take India’s score beyond 300 runs and returned unbeaten. Jadeja scored 66 off 170 balls while Akshar returned unbeaten after scoring 52 off 102 balls.
Statement of characters after the end of the day’s play
After putting the team in a strong position in the match, when Irfan Pathan spoke to Akshar and told him that he was hitting shots like Ravindra Jadeja today. On this Akshar said, don’t know, I didn’t pay attention to it. Anyway, he is our senior, so I learn by watching him.
Pathan said, you may be calling Jadeja a senior, but he considers himself a child. Akshar said that what good is going to happen if he thinks like this. He can think anything but he is a senior so he is going to remain a senior.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 10, 2023, 21:08 IST