The 3rd day of the ongoing 2nd Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is currently ongoing between Indian cricket team and Australia cricket team in Delhi.
Batting first, Australia scored 263 runs and were all-out on Day 1 itself. The Indian top-order and middle-order was completely dismantled on day 2.
But it was once again the lower-order, particularly Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel who saved the day for India as they were all out for 262 runs, 1 run less than Australia’s first inning total.
Australia is currently batting in their 2nd inning. The day 3’s play has been fantastic for the Indian team, particularly, Ashwin, who took 2 wickets in the first hour.
Among his two wickets includes the wicket of Steve Smith. After all that drama that Australia have hired Mahesh Pithiya, a local player who has the same bowling action as Ashwin, but still Ashwin got the wicket of Smith on both the inning in the match.
After Ashwin dismissed Steve Smith again, Twitterati mocked the Australian team.
Ravi Ashwin removed Steven Smith in both the innings of this Test.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 19, 2023
Ashwin won the battle against Smith!
Goat always win battles. Ashwin showed him levels— ForeverChrisGayle (@cric_bazz) February 19, 2023
Anna – Smith a never ending love story 🥺❤️— Swapnanil Bose (@SwapnanilBose18) February 19, 2023
For Smith— Barkha Joshi (@bindasbarkha) February 19, 2023
Left is Sample paper
Right is Actual Test😂 pic.twitter.com/BOhfg3rtqz
Things Ash Anna keeps in his pocket pic.twitter.com/AjFAV52mkc— 🆁🅰🅳🅸🅾🅽 (@RadionKohli74) February 19, 2023
Ashwin at it again! 🕺— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) February 19, 2023
He traps Smith for LBW 🤩#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/vrF55mHoEE
In the newest episode of the Duel of Our Time, Ashwin prevailed over Smith in Delhi.— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) February 19, 2023
They will clash again.