Rohit Sharma is pissed off after KL Rahul’s dismissal.© Twitter
While it was an excellent day within the workplace for the Indian cricket workforce on the opening day of the primary Test towards Australia in Nagpur on Thursday, KL Rahul had no such luck. The India opener scored 20 off 70 balls earlier than falling to Todd Murphy within the penultimate over of the day. The proficient batter final scored a Test half-century in January, 2022 towards South Africa in Johannesburg. His final Test ton got here towards the identical opponents in December 2021. He was gradual off the blocks, whereas Rohit did the majority of the scoring after Australia had been all out for 177 within the first innings.
Rahul was caught and bowled by Murphy and Rohit was pissed off.
Watch: Rohit’s Expression Says It All As Rahul Falls For Low Score Again
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Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja mentioned the Nagpur pitch was not a rank turner regardless of claiming a five-wicket haul on his worldwide return for the primary Test towards Australia. Jadeja returned figures of 5-47 and fellow spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took three extra to bowl out Australia for 177 within the closing session on a turning wicket.
In reply, India had been 77 for one at stumps, with skipper Rohit Sharma on 56 and Ashwin, but to attain, on the crease. The hosts nonetheless path Australia by 100 runs.
Rohit batted with ease on a pitch that just a few Australian pundits advised was «doctored» after experiences mentioned the bone-dry wicket was selectively watered to offer undue benefit to the Indian spinners.
«It’s not a rank turner at all and for a first-day wicket it was slow and had low bounce,» Jadeja, a left-arm orthodox bowler who got here again into the Indian facet after a knee harm, instructed reporters. «It was not like it was difficult to defend for the batsmen but as the match will progress it will turn more.»
With AFP inputs
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