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Australia all out for 480 runs in the first innings

Australia all out for 480 runs in the first innings

Australia all out for 480 runs in the first innings: Khawaja scored the highest 180 runs; India 36/0

Australia lead India by 444 runs in the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. At stumps on the second day on Friday, India scored 44 runs without loss. Captain Rohit Sharma 17 and Shubman Gill are unbeaten on a personal score of 18 runs.

Opting to bat after winning the toss at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Australia got all out for 480 runs in the first innings. Opener Usman Khawaja top-scored with 180 while Cameron Green (114) scored his maiden Test century. Apart from Khawaja-Green, Todd Murphy contributed 41, Captain Smith 38, Nathan Lyon 34, and Travis Head 32.

Ravichandran Ashwin took the maximum 6 wickets from India. Mohammed Shami got 2 wickets. One wicket each for Akshar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja.

200+ partnerships between Khawaja-Green
Opener Usman Khawaja and Cameron Green shared a 208-run partnership to take Australia to a strong score. Ravichandran Ashwin broke this partnership. He got Green caught by Bharat. Then Australia’s score was 378 runs.

This is how Australia’s wickets fell in the first innings

First: Jadeja caught Travis Head on the third ball of the 16th over. Head wanted to hit this ball of Ashwin big.
Second: Mohammed Shami bowled Marnus Labushen on the second ball of the 23rd over. Labushen could only score 3 runs off 20 balls.
Third: Ravindra Jadeja bowled Steve Smith.
Fourth: Shami bowled amazingly to Peter Handscomb.
Fifth: R Ashwin’s ball went into the gloves of Bharat kissing the edge of Green’s bat.
Sixth: Alex Carey was caught by Ashwin at short third man by Akshar Patel.
Seventh: Shreyas Iyer caught Mitchell Starc at short leg on Ashwin’s ball.
Eighth: On the last ball of the third session, Akshar Patel made Usman Khawaja LBW.
Ninth: Ashwin lbw Todd Murphy.

First: the name of Kangaroos for the third consecutive session

In the first session of the second day, the bowlers did not get much help from the wicket, the result was dominated by the Australian batsmen. Till lunch, Khawaja and Green together have taken the team’s score to 347/4. Usman Khawaja has completed 150 runs, while Cameron Green returned unbeaten on 95 runs. 92 runs were scored in this session, while India did not get any wickets. Khawaja-Green started the day at 255/4. Both came down wearing black armbands as the mother of team captain Pat Cummins passed away after a long illness.

Second: Ashwin got India back

Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin got India back in the second session. He gave three shocks to the Kangaroo team one after the other. In this session, the visiting team lost the wickets of Green, Carey, and Stark to score 62 runs.

Watch the first day’s game from here…

Australia’s strong start
The Australian team got off to a strong start on the first day. The team scored 255 runs for four wickets on the first day. Opener Usman Khawaja returned unbeaten on 104 and Cameron Green on 49. Captain Steve Smith 38, Travis Head 32, Peter Handscomb 17, and Marnus Labushen were dismissed for 3 runs.

For India, Mohammed Shami took the maximum of 2 wickets. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin got 1-1 wickets.
Shami returns in place of Siraj in India, playing eleven of both teams

India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Shrikar Bharat (WK), Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, and Umesh Yadav.

Australia: Steve Smith (captain), Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, and Matthew Kuhnemann.

Prime Minister gave test caps to the captains
Before the toss, PM Modi and Australian PM Anthony Albeniz also presented Test caps to their captains Rohit Sharma and Steve Smith. Sitting in golf carts, both the Prime Ministers also inspected the stadium.

This match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is also becoming a memorial of 75 years of friendship between India and Australia.