Legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday heaped praises on Indian lower-order gamers, particularly Axar Patel and Mohammed Shami for placing up priceless runs throughout India’s huge win over Australia in first Test at Nagpur. An excellent 84-run knock by all-rounder Axar Patel and an entertaining cameo by Mohammed Shami put India in a commanding place, with a lead of 223 runs at lunch on day three of the primary Test in opposition to Australia at Nagpur on Saturday.
“India were 5 down even before we got the lead, and now we are ahead by 223 runs. Speaks a lot about our batting depth and contributions by our lower order. Well done @akshar2026 & @MdShami11! #INDvAUS,” tweeted Tendulkar.
India began the day at 321/7, with Ravindra Jadeja (66*) and Axar Patel (52*) on the crease
The hosts had added barely seven runs to their earlier day’s complete when debutant Todd Murphy struck gold for Aussies, rattling Jadeja’s off stump. The all-rounder was gone for a well-made 70 off 185 balls. India was 328/8.
Mohammed Shami was subsequent up on the crease.
Shami put a value on his wicket and performed some wonderful strokes, together with a 4 and a six. Axar continued to protect his wicket as nicely. India crossed the 350-run mark within the 128th over of their innings.
The duo took India’s lead past 180 runs.
Shami continued to entertain followers, smashing Murphy for 2 sixes within the 131st over, which additionally introduced up the fifty-run stand for the ninth wicket. However, the debutant had the final giggle in his subsequent over as he dismissed him for a well-made 37 off 47 balls with two fours and three six. With this, Murphy bagged his seventh wicket within the inning.
India was 380/9 in 132.4 overs and led by 203 runs.
Mohammed Siraj was the final man to reach on the crease for India.
Cummins dismissed Axar Patel for a well-made 84 off 174 balls, consisting of 10 fours and a six. India was out for 400 runs and had a lead of 223 runs heading into lunch.
Murphy had a dream spell on his debut, taking 7 wickets for 124 runs in 47 overs. Cummins bought two for 78 runs in 20.3 overs. Spinner Nathan Lyon might solely get one scalp for 126 runs in 49 overs.
Brief Scores: India: 400 in 139.3 overs (Rohit Sharma 120, Axar Patel 84*, Todd Murphy 7/124) lead Australia: 177 (Marnus Labuschagne 49, Steve Smith 37, Ravindra Jadeja 5/47) by 223 runs.
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