Aussies ‘absolutely owned’ by India in horror collapse in Nagpur


Aussies and their batting fell apart in the first Test as they let the pre-match noise about the Nagpur pitch affect them. Their poor performance led to a quick dismissal in the second innings, scoring only 91 runs. The crushing defeat came by an inning and 132 runs.

Australia were bundled for a mere 91 in 2nd innings

The Australian batting lineup encountered difficulties in the first Test when facing the spin attack. Marnus and Smith put up a fight in the first innings, with Smith continuing to show resistance in the second innings. However, besides these two players, the rest of the Australian batting lacked the capability to face the challenge.

Over 2 and a half days, Australia managed a score of 177 in the first innings and 91 in the second innings. The second innings lasted only a session and about 2 hours, resulting in a quick defeat for the team.

“We were prepared for hard days of bowling, spent session after session. Did not expect they will be bowled out in one session,”

Rohit Sharma expressed genuine surprise at the collapse of the Australian batting on Saturday. He commented on the surprising manner in which they folded.

Before the start of the first Test, rumors and theories surrounded the Nagpur pitch. Like the claims of selective watering and rough patches specifically designed for left-handed Australian batsmen. However, Australia had already been defeated before the match began. It was demonstrated by David Warner’s lackluster footwork in the 3rd over when he was dismissed by Mohammed Shami. This indicated that he is preoccupied with the spin threat instead of solely focusing on the game.

Visiting teams struggle to overcome India’s spin threat from R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. In fact, India has only suffered 5 losses in 59 Tests played at home since 2010. The spin duo, collectively, has claimed 396 wickets in 37 matches. Furthermore, the inclusion of left-arm spinner Axar Patel only strengthens the Indian bowling attack.

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