New Delhi. Indian batsmen led by Rohit Sharma performed strongly. Due to this, Team India was able to take a significant lead of 144 runs in the first innings and it has 3 wickets left. India has tightened the screws on the match. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also celebrated his return after 5 months. First this left arm spinner took 5 wickets. Then by playing an important inning of 66 not out, the team’s score crossed 300 runs. At the end of the second day’s play, the Indian team has scored 321 runs for 7 wickets in the first innings. Akshar Patel is also standing firm by scoring a half-century. 22-year-old off-spinner Todd Murphy, making his international debut, took 5 wickets. Earlier, Australia could score only 177 runs in the first innings.
India started playing ahead of 77 runs on one wicket on the second day on Friday. The team suffered 2 setbacks in the first session. The team lost the wickets of Ravichandran Ashwin (23) and Cheteshwar Pujara (7). Ashwin shared a 42-run partnership with Rohit Sharma. Young off-spinner Todd Murphy troubled the Indian players, but Rohit Sharma showed restraint.
Kohli and Suryakumar returned cheaply
Virat Kohli (12) and Suryakumar Yadav (8) could not play big innings. Due to this, the score had become 168 runs for 5 wickets at one time. Kohli was caught by Murphy at the hands of wicketkeeper Alex Carey. At the same time, Suryakumar, playing his first Test, was bowled by off-spinner Nayan Lion. After this, Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja shared a half-century partnership to take the score beyond 220 runs.
first century as captain
Rohit Sharma completed his century off 171 balls. This is his first Test century as captain. He was bowled by Pat Cummins after scoring 120 runs off 212 balls. After this, the wicket-keeper batsman KS Bharat could not leave much impression with the bat in the international debut. He got out after scoring 8 runs off 10 balls. This was Murphy’s 5th wicket.
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After this, Jadeja and Akshar Patel shared an unbeaten half-century partnership to take Team India’s score beyond 300 runs. Jadeja is playing after scoring 66 runs off 170 balls. He has hit 9 fours so far. At the same time, Akshar Patel is standing firm after scoring 52 runs off 102 balls. 8 fours have been hit. Both have so far shared an unbeaten partnership of 81 runs.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 10, 2023, 17:01 IST