Australia went to India with hope of a historic collection win, however leaves Nagpur with historical past of the improper variety. Ben Horne charges each Australian participant. HAVE YOUR SAY.
The Australians had been out in lower than a session for his or her lowest complete in India on day three, routed for 91 as India romped to an innings and 132-run triumph.
Todd Murphy’s seven wickets on debut had been one of many solely highlights for Australia, which has lower than per week to work out the way it rebounds in Delhi.
Ben Horne charges each Aussie participant beneath.
FIRST TEST RECAP: KEY MOMENTS, TALKING POINTS FROM DAY THREE
USMAN KHAWAJA – 1.5
Barely unfortunate first innings and a bit reckless within the second. Australia urgently wants him to carry like he did in Pakistan final yr, however the situations in India are a lot harder.
DAVID WARNER – 2
Bowled by a superb ball from Mohammad Shami within the first innings earlier than scrapping to 10 off 41 balls within the second and falling lbw to Ravi Ashwin. Faces a difficult street forward this collection, given Ashwin has bought his wicket 11 occasions in Check cricket.
MARNUS LABUSCHAGNE – 4
His first innings 49 was Australia’s greatest for the Check and he confirmed stable resistance in each innings, with out cracking the large rating Australia wanted.
STEVE SMITH – 4
He regarded like the person who’s averaging 58 in Checks in India with two sturdy performances. A lot will fall on his shoulders if Australia is to discover a method again into this collection.
MATTHEW RENSHAW – 1
Had a horror Check together with a golden duck, a visit to hospital for a knee harm and one other meek exit within the second innings. Fell to 2 lbw selections within the Check, the primary of which when he missed the ball by an enormous margin. Faces fast stress from the extra adventurous and skilled Travis Head.
PETER HANDSCOMB – 3
Regular knock within the first innings however struggled to maneuver the scoreboard alongside as wickets fell round him. Faces a right away menace for his place if Cameron Inexperienced can recuperate from harm.
ALEX CAREY – 6
A deceptively good effort. Stored nicely, his DRS decision-making was glorious general and his perky first-innings 36 off 31 confirmed nice intent and talent. Certainly one of Australia’s most dependable performers.
PAT CUMMINS – 3
Appeared unusually distracted when he took the brand new ball first-up and was punished by opposition captain, Rohit Sharma. Recovered to bowl a sensational spell late on day two – when he bowled Rohit with a screaming supply, however this was not his greatest Check. Dealing with his biggest problem as captain over the following month.
TODD MURPHY – 9
Sensational efficiency which is able to sit proudly as a historic gold stud for Australia so long as the sport is performed. The most effective debut efforts seen in current historical past. Appears to be like to have a protracted future forward of him in Check cricket.
NATHAN LYON – 2
Was unfortunate at occasions with DRS Umpire’s name and dropped catches, however was nonetheless nicely beneath par for his lofty requirements. Lyon was proven up by colleague Murphy and India’s penetrative spin bowling trio.
SCOTT BOLAND – 3
Workhorse efficiency and saved issues tight on day two once they may have spiralled uncontrolled. Didn’t take a wicket although and dropped a easy catch late within the Indian innings which price Australia dearly, regardless that the sport could have already got been gone.