121st over: India 336-8 (Axar 57, Shami 6) For a younger man on debut, Murphy has bowled very cleverly. He’s different his size and hit good areas every time. The fourth ball right here is vivid proof – it rushes onto Shami and he prods it away nevertheless it’s spinning so viciously it scoots again on influence with the turf and virtually rolls into the underside of off stump. Shut factor!
one hundred and twentieth over: India 335-8 (Axar 56, Shami 6) After Axar ideas and runs the primary, Shami wallops Lyon for 2 after which 4. Not messing round is huge Mo. He will get a bit cocky on the subsequent and there’s an enormous attraction for LBW. This seems shut and the Australians assessment… however to no avail. Regardless of taking the again pad it has spun an excessive amount of and hit exterior the road.
119th over: India 328-8 (Axar 55, Shami 0) Todd Murphy has six wickets on debut and Mohammed Shami has strolled out with a glint in his eye that claims ‘I’m right here for time, not a very long time’. That physique language bears out when he cracks Murphy’s second ball straight down the bottom. Fortunately for Australia Murphy will get a left paw to it and stops a sure 4.
WICKET! Jadeja bowled Murphy 70 (India 328-8)
Nice bowling by Murphy once more! Jadeja didn’t play for that a lot aspect spin and it rocketed into the highest of off stump. That’s the strike Australian wanted. Was that an arm ball or pure variation within the pitch? Both means, Murphy made Jadeja look a bit of silly there. Curious finish to a cracking innings by the allrounder.
118th over: India 328-7 (Jadeja 70, Patel 55) Lyon hits his century! Sadly his hundred runs depend towards the enemy and he’ bought jut one wicket in return from his 39 overs. That over was a combined bag. He strayed onto leg and Axar swatted him away for a single. The third was extensive and Jadeja lower it lengthy for one more run. Let’s see what Murphy can summon from this crumbling pitch…
117th over: India 325-7 (Jadeja 68, Patel 54) Unusual determination by the Australians there. Cummins and his cronies have been excellent with their critiques to this point nevertheless it’s unclear in the event that they have been interesting for a catch or a stumping and neither Carey or Lyon seemed to be pushing arduous for it. However they went upstairs and bought a agency no to each types of dismissal. Right here’s Todd Murphy into the assault and he’s proper on the cash, touchdown it flat and fizzy on a penny exterior off at 90kph. He repeats the dose 4 extra instances earlier than Jadeja pushes on the sixth for a run.
116th over: India 324-7 (Jadeja 67, Patel 54) It’ll be Nathan Lyon taking the second over. Cummins should’ve been tempted to throw the ball to his wicket-taker Murphy however as a substitute the elder statesman has been given his dues. And possibly it’s the proper transfer as a result of there’s an enormous attraction for caught behind. On area determination is ‘not out’ however the Australians are reviewing … I didn’t hear a snick or detect any deflection however possibly they’re seeing and listening to stuff I ain’t. They ain’t. The third umpire rejects the assessment. NOT OUT. Lyon bowls out a maiden.
a hundred and fifteenth over: India 324-7 (Jadeja 67, Patel 54) Pat Cummins delivers an quaint ‘sandshoe crusher’ to begin us off however the second is wider and Axar works a single off his hip. Jadeja provides one other to his whole as effectively with a clumsy backward defence shot that edges previous slip. Axar works one other single from the final to take three from the primary over of the day. Captain Pat received’t be pleased with that. He improved on his horrors of Day 1 yesterday however each run is price two out right here and leaking three from the primary isn’t the beginning he needed.
Gamers are on the sector, Nagpur solar is excessive within the sky, area is about and Pat Cummins has the ball and appears cherry ripe to tear in. Let’s play, we could?
David Warner’s on the telly speaking robust about his prospects with the bat within the second innings. He says India’s batsman confirmed the Australian batters learn how to do it and the key apparently is to “apply the proper utility.” After all! That have to be what Ravi Jadeja was doing to his spinning finger on Day 1…
For individuals who got here in late, right here’s Geoff Lemon’s wrap of Day 2…
Greetings cricket followers and welcome again to Nagpur on day 3 of this primary Take a look at between Australia and India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
India have received each days to this point, skittling Australia for 177 on Thursday then constructing a good-looking 144 run lead on Friday because of a superb 120 by captain Rohit Sharma and entertaining cameos by Axar Patel (55 not out) and Ravi Jadeja (66 not out), who has adopted his first innings 5-47 with the 18th half-century of his profession. Not unhealthy for a bloke taking part in his first Take a look at since knee surgical procedure in July!
For Australia, one man stood out: 22-year-old debutant Todd Murphy. The bookish rookie from the river city of Echuca has picked up 5-82 along with his beguiling off-spin, together with the prize scalps of grasp blasters Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli. In doing so, Murphy turned the thirty fifth Australian to take a ‘five-for’ on Take a look at debut and the youngest to do it since 1882.
Teammates Pat Cummins, Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon additionally achieved the feat and what they might have given to repeat the dose right here. As a substitute Pat and Gaz have only one lonely (and costly) wicket every and Boland is but to attract blood. Australia’s bowlers should strike early and sometimes this morning or it’s curtains …
The opposite speaking factors yesterday have been Steve Smith’s butterfingers (he dropped two real possibilities at slip, together with one on the penultimate ball of Day 2), Matt Renshaw’s knee damage (he took Travis Head’s place and scored a golden duck, now he’s bought Head doing his fielding for him too!), and Australia’s batting: Will Warner discover type? Can Khawaja rediscover his subcontinental contact?
Australia have three necessary wickets to say earlier than we discover out. Can they declare them shortly and battle their means again into this sport? Or will Jadeja and Patel kick on with the bat, then spin Australia out on this devilish Nagpur pitch?
Time to search out out, people …