The 1st session of Day 3’s play in the 1st Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test match of the 4 match series has come to an India has a comfortable over the Aussies with a 223 runs as India scored 400 runs in their 1st inning thanks brilliant batting from Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami.
It was Australia captain Pat Cummins who won the toss and opted to bat first. However, the Aussie batters struggled against the Indian bowlers as they were dismissed for 177 runs. Both Jadeja and Ashwin took 5 and 3 wickets respectively while Siraj and Shami got the other 2 wickets.
Batting in their 1st inning, Rohit Sharma gave India a good start before KL Rahul was dismissed at the end of Day 1’s play. Ashwin was promoted to bat at number 3 while Rohit completed his half-century.
On Day 2, Ashwin was dismissed in the 1st hour, but Rohit Sharma completed his century. However, the Indian middle-order struggled badly and kept on losing wickets in small intervals.
Jadeja and Axar Patel then formed a brilliant partnership before the former was dismissed for 70 runs. However, Patel continued batting on Day 3 and almost got to his century before he was dismissed for 84 runs, 16 short of century.
After this brilliant batting from Axar Patel, who came at number 9, Twitter praised the Indian all-rounder.
A terrific innings from Axar Patel – 84 in 174 balls against Australia. He displayed his qualities as a batter, he's been excellent in recent times. Missed out on a hundred here.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 11, 2023
Well done, Axar! pic.twitter.com/yxzogE1OkK
Missed Well deserving 100 but well played #AxarPatel #INDvsAUS #BorderGavaskarTrophy #RohitSharma𓃵 #RavindraJadeja #ViratKohli𓃵 #AUSvIND https://t.co/DvqMeseA0e— Yogesh Giri (@GiriYogi1998) February 11, 2023
That's Why I Wanted Axar To Start Ahead Of Kuldeep Because Of Axar s Batting Ability & We Are Not Even Comprising In Bowling As Well.#INDvsAUS #AxarPatel #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/7LBEuzwFIH— Prajwal♠️ (@Prajwal2742) February 11, 2023
Axar Patel showed how to play and more importantly with what attitude… perfect strategy… all rounder to look forward to… #INDvsAUS #BorderGavaskarTrophy2023— Deepak Kumar (@DeepakK21216966) February 11, 2023
It's some shit I can't understand. Even guys like Root, Kane, Stokes, Warner and Smith (less often but…) Have trouble batting and then Shami and Axar Patel puts on a batting display. How!!!😂😂— Gokz (@Gokz52955494) February 11, 2023
Wedding luck working in some cases I guess. #AxarPatel #INDvAUS— orGAYnick (@orgaynik) February 11, 2023
@BCCI What a consistent performance by #AxarPatel . He is in his best form should be utilised across all series and modes @virendersehwag @BCCIdomestic— Shivaraj Matiwade (@Shivaraj___) February 11, 2023
What an innings from Axar Patel. He's been excellent in recent times. Unfortunately Missed a hundred here.#INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/WVaHn3PLdK— Anunay (@Anunay_Aanand) February 11, 2023