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India vs Australia, 1st Test at Nagpur, IND v AUS, Feb 09 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
1st Test, Nagpur, February 09 - 11, 2023, Australia tour of India
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177 & 91

India won by an innings and 132 runs

Player Of The Match
5/47, 70 & 2/34
ravindra-jadeja
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Scores: Chandan Duorah | Comms: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
Australia 177/10(63.5 overs)
1st INNINGS
India 400/10(139.3 overs)
1st INNINGS
120 (212)
7/124 (47)
84 (174)
2/78 (20.3)
Australia 91/10(32.3 overs)
2nd INNINGS

India win by an innings and 132 runs and could not have made a bigger statement at the start of this series. Australia lose all 10 wickets in basically a session. You know what you are going to get when you come to India, but it's a different question entirely being able to confront it. India were in charge from the very start and, apart from being 168 for 5, were comfortably in front throughout. Ravindra Jadeja was magnificent all-round and Rohit Sharma's hundred set up India's innings. Axar Patel, too, batted very well although as evidenced by this collapse, India would already have had enough runs. There is a lot for Australia to ponder. They had some injury issues leading into the Test and also made the big call to leave out Travis Head. The return of Cameron Green and Mitchell Starc would be timely, but they face a huge call to get back into this series. There will be focus on today's collapse, but making 177 in the first innings was where the game was lost. It's so hard to play catch-up cricket.

Breaking news Ravindra Jadeja has been given one demerit point and fined 25% of his match fee for applying the soothing cream without the on-field umpires' permission, but ICC match officiating team is satisfied this was not used as an artificial substance to alter the condition of the ball. They were satisfied the condition wasn't altered. (More details to follow)

Pat Cummins "The game moves pretty quickly at times. You have to manage your tempos. Thought India played really well, their spinners are always going to be hard work when the wicket is spinning and thought Rohit showed his class. That first innings, the wicket spun but wasn't unplayable. Would have loved another 100 or so runs and put a bit more pressure on their first innings. Obviously starting here is tough but three or four of our guys got in and started to look pretty comfortable in the first innings. Those guys who do get in have got to turn it into big scores. [Todd Murphy] He was fantastic on debut. He's been very impressive. Bowled plenty overs."

Rohit Sharma "Yeah, it was [a special hundred], considering a lot of things. Start of the series, very important where we stand in the championship table, important for us to start well. We know playing a series like this it's important to start well. Happy I could put up a performance which could help the team. I was unfortunate I had to miss a few Test matches but happy to be back. Since I was appointed I played only two Tests, got Covid in England, missed three in South Africa, freak injury in Bangladesh. Things can happen when you play for a long time, but I've had injuries in the past so know how to come back from them. The last few years the kind of pitches we have in India who have to have a clear mindset and plan to get runs. Since I started opening I have tried to figure out...my methods. Have grown up a lot in Mumbai on surfaces which turn a lot. You need to use your feet, at the same time put pressure on the bowlers. You have to do something different, and that can be your way. You need to understand what you can do and not look at anyone else. [Moment of the game where you took charge] It was the first two overs from the seamers to be honest, 2 for 2 to start a game you are pretty much in the ascendency...the opposition is always under pressure because we know we have quality in the spin department but the seamers, not to forget, can be quite threatening on a surface like that. They know how to exploit those conditions. Glad all our batters could put up a show, get 400 and enough lead then the spinners came into the picture."

Player of the match is Ravindra Jadeja "It feels amazing...after five months, give 100%, taking wickets and scoring runs. Feels amazing. I've been working hard when I was at NCA, also doing my rehab. Would like that all the NCA staff, physios, trainers, they have been working hard with me. I looked to bowl in good areas, the ball was spinning, the ball was going straight and also keeping low. I know the Australians will look to play sweep and reverse sweep. Generally I look to keep things very simple [with the bat] and not change too much. I focus more on my batting now because it's crucial number, 5, 6, 7, so have to put myself in a pressure situation."

So that wraps things up for Nagpur. Very convincing for India and we'll now look forward to Delhi on Friday to see if Australia can fight back. We'll be back for that one and there will be plenty of reaction and analysis from this game coming over the next few hours. For now, though, from Gnasher and Sid it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

32.3
W
Shami to Boland, OUT

big appeal for lbw and given! Length ball, swinging in late, they may as well review it. Shami has got the ball going. Is it just sliding down? No, it's umpire's call on leg stump

Scott Boland lbw b Mohammed Shami 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 0
32.2
1
Shami to Smith, 1 run

goes very full at off stump, hint of reverse swing, pushed into the covers

Steve: "Will India rue giving Smith a life? Match on a knives edge…"

32.1
Shami to Smith, no run

full and straight, plays across it slightly into the off side

end of over 322 runs
AUS: 90/9CRR: 2.81 
Scott Boland0 (2b)
Steven Smith24 (49b 2x4 1x6)
Ravindra Jadeja 12-3-34-2
Mohammed Shami 4-1-12-1
31.6
Jadeja to Boland, no run

beaten outside off

31.5
Jadeja to Boland, no run

edges a very full delivery and it runs along the ground to slip

31.4
1
Jadeja to Smith, 1 run

very full and drives down to long-off

31.3
Jadeja to Smith, no run

forward and blocks

Jadeja does bowl too many no-balls

31.2
Jadeja to Smith, no run

defended from off stump

31.2
1nb
Jadeja to Smith, (no ball)

through him! A fitting way to finish the game. Smith misses the straight. Jadeja caps a brilliant all-round match. But it's a no-ball so ignore everything I have just written

31.1
Jadeja to Smith, no run

pushed away into the off side

No. 11 Scott Boland walks in

end of over 311 run • 1 wicket
AUS: 88/9CRR: 2.83 
Steven Smith23 (44b 2x4 1x6)
Mohammed Shami 4-1-12-1
Ravindra Jadeja 11-3-32-2

And play will be extended - would have been at eight down

30.6
W
Shami to Lyon, OUT

takes out leg stump! Great sight for a fast bowler. A full inswinger which Lyon plays all around. Shami sent a stump flying early in the game and he's sent one flying near the end

Nathan Lyon b Mohammed Shami 8 (20b 2x4 0x6 16m) SR: 40
30.5
Shami to Lyon, no run

full and straight, defended to backward point

Two catching midwickets in place

30.4
1
Shami to Smith, 1 run

full at the pads, clipped to deep square leg

30.3
Shami to Smith, no run

full and straight, defended, then Smith signals there is movement behind the arm

30.2
Shami to Smith, no run

angled down the leg side

30.1
Shami to Smith, no run

good length outside off, drops the bat on a defensive shot

Blimey. We have some pace (thank you, Rohit). Mohammed Shami

end of over 305 runs
AUS: 87/8CRR: 2.90 
Nathan Lyon8 (18b 2x4)
Steven Smith22 (40b 2x4 1x6)
Ravindra Jadeja 11-3-32-2
Axar Patel 3-0-6-1

amitav: "SKY literally fielding on his knees in 2nd slip is something unseen" Marcus Trescothick the first I saw do it (from memory, at least)

29.6
Jadeja to Lyon, no run

full at middle, blocked

29.5
Jadeja to Lyon, no run

what a beauty! Unplayable. Turn and bounce. Terrific take from Bharat. Lyon can only smile and admire

29.4
Jadeja to Lyon, no run

prods forward and defends to the off side

John: "Beats me why Smith is not trying to shield the lower order batsmen. Particularly when you've lost 8 wickets in a session." Well, he's not going to shield them for two days

29.3
Jadeja to Lyon, no run

full at off stump, defended

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
RG Sharma
120 runs (212)
15 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
flick
44 runs
6 fours0 six
Control
83%
AR Patel
84 runs (174)
10 fours1 six
Productive shot
cut shot
21 runs
4 fours0 six
Control
86%
Best performances - bowlers
T Murphy
O
47
M
12
R
124
W
7
ECO
2.63
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
3W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
RA Jadeja
O
22
M
8
R
47
W
5
ECO
2.13
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Series resultIndia led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2490
Match days9.10.11 February 2023 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsIndia 12, Australia 0
Language
English
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