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IND vs AUS: Third Test Venue Shifted To Indore From Dharmshala

IND vs AUS: Third Test Venue Shifted To Indore From Dharmshala

The venue for the third Test match between India and Australia has been shifted to Indore from Dharmshala. India took a 1-0 lead after thrashing Australia by innings and 132 runs on the third day of the 1st Test match played at VCA Stadium, Nagpur.

It was a dominating performance by Men in Blue side as they skittled out Australia for just 177 runs in the first innings. Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of bowlers for India with 5 wickets while Ashwin took 3, and Siraj and Shami grabbed 1 wicket each.

In reply, India posted 400 runs with Rohit Sharma scoring 120, Ravindra Jadeja 70, Axar Patel 84, and Mohammed Shami 37 helping them to take a big lead of 223 runs. The second innings was a major collapse as India bowled out Australia for just 91 in just one session to register a thumping win. Ravindra Jadeja was named the player of the match award for his all-around performance.

“Owing to harsh winter conditions in the region, the outfield lacks sufficient grass density and will need some time to develop fully,” said the BCCI in its statement as the reason for the change of venue.

India versus Australia Test
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Team India won the first Test

India and Australia will face in the 2nd Test match to be played at Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi on 17th February onwards. Rohit Sharma and Co will look to show their domination in the second Test also. India scored 385 for 9 in the 3rd One-day international match against New Zealand last month and won that match by 90 runs to become the number 1 ranked ODI side.

The third Test would be played from 1st– 5th March at Holkar Stadium, Indore. Holkar Stadium, Indore has hosted two Test matches so far against Bangladesh and New Zealand. India thrashed New Zealand by 321 runs in 2016 and then proved too strong for Bangladesh defeating them by innings and 130 runs in 2019.

India has taken one step closer to qualifying for the finals of the ICC Test Championship 2021/23 cycle. Rohit Sharma and Co would look to continue their dominating performance in the 2nd Test and onwards.

They will conclude the final Test of the series to be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad from 9th March onwards.

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