Despite starting off greatly against the Australian cricket team’s pace bowling by the opening duo of Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma, the Australian spin bowlers have ripped apart the Indian batting unit in the first couple of minutes of the match.
Both the Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave the Indian team a cracking start to the match as both scored 27 runs in 6 overs but lost the wicket of Rohit Sharma in the last ball of the 6th over when he was trying to hit a lofted shot.
What followed after that was a horror for the Indian team. The Aussie spinners were getting somewhat 15 degree turn on the pitch that saw them get the better of Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja and Shreyas Iyer, who was unlucky as the ball stayed low and took an inside edge and hit the stumps, in the first hour or so.
Meanwhile Cheteshwar Pujara’s dismissal was one for the ages as the ball turned so much so that Pujara no clue about that. But then there on onwards, the brilliance from Virat Kohli and Srikar Bharat rescued the Indian team from once being 5 wickets down for 45 runs.
As of writing this, Team India have posted 70 runs on the board with Virat Kohli and Srikar Bharat still in the crease. See how the Twitterati reacted to the massive spin in Indore.
Good luck for batters. pic.twitter.com/XOVgX5HIgA— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 1, 2023Advertisement
This is not test cricket, even in Australia & England test matches last for 4-5 days, but here every match in India is like same 2-3 test cricket goingon— Anshul (@Anshulkhandal03) March 1, 2023
"I thank Rohit and Dravid sir for not giving me an opportunity on this pitch": KL Rahul— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 1, 2023
What is this pitch!?? Day 1 first session how can the ball turn square, keep low like a day 5 broken wicket? They should have just stuck to whatever pitch/outfield they had in Dharamsala. Looks like another 2/3 day test match. Ridiculous. #IndvsAus #Indoretest— Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) March 1, 2023
After 3 day tests, here comes a 2 day test 🙄 Will the fourth be an ODI test 🤷♂️ #IndvsAus— Manak Gupta (@manakgupta) March 1, 2023
Did we start from Day 5? Curious Case Of Indore Test 🤣#BGT2023#IndvsAus #INDvAUS— Piyush Kumar (@iPiyushK) March 1, 2023
Day 5 ko ball Indore me pitch krke Bhopal janewala hai! #INDvAUS— Yash Rathod (@imyash0725) March 1, 2023