New Delhi: In the first Test match of Border Gavaskar Trophy, Team India handed over crushing defeat to Australia by defeating it by one innings and 132 runs. The visitors were bundled out for mere 177 runs in 1st innings and 91 runs in second innings of the Test match. This is apprently the lowest score by Aussies in any Test encounter.
Leg spinner R Ashwin and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja did the wonders for Team India in both the innings as the bowling pair proved devastating & menacing for the visitors. In 1st innnings, Ashwin & Jadeja together scalped 10 wickets while in the 2nd innings, Ashwin took 5 wickets.
In the opening innings, Australians failed to put up big total as Indian spinners kept them on tight leash. They were bundled up for just 177 runs on Day 1 of the match while their second innings was even more devastating. The visitors couldn’t even cross 100 mark and the whole team collapsed at mere 91 runs, its smallest score ever in a Test match.
The Men in Blue, though tottered in beginning & middle order while taking to bat but then went to score good total of 400 runs on back of good partnership between Axar Patel & Shammi. By end of 1st innings, Team India had a leda of 223 runs. Aussies had to outscore this target and also give new target but they performed miserable in 2nd innings. India won the 1st test match of Border Gavaskar Trophy on just Day 3 of the Nagpur Test.
Nagpur Test marked the ‘good times’ for a couple of Team India players. Rohit Sharma played captain’s knock, scored hundred and thus became the first Indian skipper to have scored tons in all three formats of the game.
By scalping quick wickets, Ravichandran Ashwin broke legend Anil Kumble’s record and became the player with fastest 450 wickets. For Jadeja, it was a comeback to the international game after a hiatus due to leg injury but he did it in style. Picking up crucial wickets in 1st innings, he destabilzied the Aussies batting order in 1st innings, when it was looking to consolidate after quick losses.