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India bundled out for 109 runs; Kuhneman picks fifer

By Real11 - Mar 1 2023 217 Views
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Kuhnemann and Lyon destroyed team India's batting order in the first innings of the 3rd test

With the help of left-arm Aussie spinner Matthew Kuhnemann's brilliant fifer, the Visitors bundled team India out for just 109 runs in the 34th overs on the first day of the third Tes in Indore. Virat Kohli scored the highest 22 in the first innings for team India.

No Indian batter could stand in front of the spin web of 20-year-old Kuhnemann and Rohit Sharma's side shattered like a house of cards. Kuhnemann, who is playing his second test match took the five wickets by just conceding 16 runs in 9 overs.

Electing to bat first after winning the toss, the Indian team did not have a good start and got their first blow at a score of just 27. Captain Rohit Sharma who was not looking in good touch as earlier India's skipper survived two close calls on Starc's bowling. But he could not capitalize on the two chances he got. The 35-year-old right-handed batter became the victim of Kuhnemann while trying to hit down the wicket. The cherry spun after hitting on the top of red soil and Carey did not miss the opportunity behind the wicket and cleaned up Rohit Sharma, who scored 12 runs in 23 balls.

In front of Kuhnemann's mystery bowling there was no comeback for team India and the side started to lose wickets in clusters. Playing in place of Kl Rahul, Shubman Gill could not grab the opportunity from both hands and he also became the second victim of Kuhnemann, and Gill was caught by Steve Smith. Shubman could score 21 runs in 18 balls. Soon after, India got its third blow in the form of Cheteshwar Pujara as Nathan Lyon clean-bowled him on just a single run.

Half of the Indian team returned to the pavilion with a score of 44. The left-handed all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was the next batter who became the victim of Nathan Lyon on 4 runs. India got its sixth blow in 22 overs. 34-year-old batter Virat Kohli, running in bad form, returned to the pavilion after scoring only 22 runs, was looking in good touch in this match until he has dismissed LBW by right-arm spinner Todd Murphy. Kohli faced 52 balls before getting out and smashed two fours in his innings.

India got the seventh blow in the 25th over of the innings. The wicket-keeper batter Bharat got out LBW after playing an inning of 17 runs in 30 balls the veteran spinner Lyon sent him to the pavilion. In his innings, Bharat hit a four and a six. By lunch, India had scored 84 runs losing seven wickets. Post Lunch, the first blow came in the form of Ashwin (3) who was caught by Kuhnemann at the hands of wicketkeeper Carey.

After trapping Umesh Yadav LBW who was smocking the ball well after hitting 2 big sixes in his short cameo and the last wicket of team India fell in form of Mohammad Siraj who got a runout on the score of 109. With this, India's innings got reduced to just 109 runs. Apart from Kuhnemann, Lyon took three wickets and Todd Murphy took one wicket for Australia.

Till Writing, Australia has got a solid grip on this match as they were 108-2 after 35 overs, trailing by 2 runs.

 

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