It was a comeback to recollect for Ravindra Jadeja as he struck twice in a single over to dismiss Marnus Labuschagne and Matt Renshaw on Day 1 of the primary Test match between India and Australia in Nagpur on Thursday. Labuschagne regarded all set to attain his fifteenth half century however was utterly fooled by a spinning supply from Jadeja as he departed for 49. The right-hander moved ahead so as to play the shot and KS Bharat made errors behind the stumps to finish his first Test stumping. In the subsequent ball, Jadeja as soon as once more foxed the batsman and Renshaw was trapped LBW with out scoring a run.
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Earlier, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne did the restore works with a agency 74-run stand after Indian pacers Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami rattled Australia with two fast scalps early.
At the top of the primary session, the rating learn 76/2 for Australia, with Smith (19*) and Labuschagne (47*) unbeaten on the crease.
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Opting to bat first, Australia was off to a horrible begin because the Indian tempo duo of Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami dismissed openers Usman Khawaja and David Warner for one run every. Khawaja was trapped lbw, whereas Shami despatched Warner’s off-stump cartwheeling to scale back Australia to 2/2 in 2.1 overs.
Following this, Steve Smith and world primary ranked Test batter Marnus Labuschagne staged a fightback, braving raging Indian bowlers one ball at a time. Labuschagne regarded extraordinarily assured from ball one whereas Smith took a while to settle in.
At the top of 10 overs, Australia was 20/2 with Marnus Labuschagne (8*) and Steve Smith (6*) on the crease. India had an edge after two early wickets.
The dynamic Aussie duo of Smith (10*) and Labuschagne (28*) began getting shut in the direction of creating a 50-run stand. Australia was 48/2 in 20 overs.
Smith struck a 4 to convey up the fifty-run stand in 123 balls.
The duo took Australia safely via the rest of the primary session.
(With PTI inputs)
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