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IND vs AUS: Top 5 Moments Of The 3rd Day Of 4th Test Match

IND vs AUS: Top 5 Moments Of The 3rd Day Of 4th Test Match
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The Indian batters made good use of the conditions as they ended the 3rd day of the 4th Test match still behind but looked impressive keeping the pressure on Australian bowling played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on 11 March 2023.

It was a disciplined bowling effort by the Australian bowlers despite picking 3 wickets in the entire day. The Indian team had nice contributions from all top batters and will be looking for the same.

IND vs AUS: Here we look at the Top 5 moments of the 3rd Day:

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill starting off brilliantly

Starting on the overnight score of 36 for 0, Rohit Sharma looked in attacking touch putting pressure on the Australian bowlers especially against Mitchell Starc hitting him for big shots. Shubman Gill also looked impressive with attacking shots keeping the scoreboard ticking.

The Indian openers showed intent on taking singles and showed solid defence against Australian spinners. Matt Kuhemman provided the much-needed breakthrough in getting rid of Rohit Sharma with a simple catch to Marnus Labuschagne. It was an impressive opening partnership as Rohit and Gill added 74 runs for the opening wicket laying a strong foundation.

Shubman Gill 2nd Test century

Shubman Gill looked impressive on the 3rd day against top-quality Australian bowling. He showed intent against Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green with some shots. Gill took some time against Nathan Lyon playing according to the merit of the ball. It was a superb batting effort as Gill completed a half-century off 90 deliveries.

Gill looked solid with his defensive technique keeping the scoreboard ticking making life tough for Australian bowlers. Despite losing the wicket of Pujara in 2nd session, Gill continued his superb form with lovely boundaries against Green.

He completed his 2nd Test century off 194 balls. After completing his milestone, Gill took the charge with some lovely hitting before being dismissed by Nathan Lyon for a well-made 128.

Disciplined bowling by Australian spinners

The Australian spin trio of Kuhemman, Lyon, and Murphy looked impressive with discipline lines and lengths. Kuhemann made the early breakthrough in the first session getting rid of Rohit Sharma with a simple catch to Labuschagne.

Nathan Lyon created the most trouble for Indian batters against Gill initially and then Virat Kohli. Murphy struck in 2nd session dismissing Pujara. Lyon bowled with control getting rid of well-set Gill for 128.

Rohit Sharma and Gill end day on 36 for 0

Lyon was the pick of bowlers for Australia with 1 wicket for 75 in 37 overs, Murphy 45 runs in 22 overs with 1 wicket, and Kuhemman 1 for 43 in 13 overs. Mitchell Starc gave away 74 runs in 17 overs at an economy rate of 4.35 while Green went at 4.5 runs per over.

Virat Kohli well complied half-century

Virat Kohli came to the crease as India lost their 2nd wicket with the scoreboard reading 187 for 2. He struggled against Nathan Lyon before the tea break. It was a good disciplined batting effort by Kohli leaving the good deliveries away.

Kohli showed his intent with some lovely shots against Mitchell Starc to gain confidence. He kept the scoreboard ticking taking singles and kept the pressure on Australian bowlers with great running between the wickets.

Kohli kept calm with his shots and completed a half-century off 107 balls. He made the batting look easy remaining not out on 59 off 128 deliveries with 5 boundaries.

Partnerships helping India

The Indian batters made good use of the conditions as Rohit Sharma and Gill put on 74 runs for the opening wicket. Cheteshwar Pujara and Gill showed intent on keeping the scoreboard ticking with Gill taking the charge against the Australian bowlers.

Pujara looked impressive against the Australian bowlers. Pujara and Gill added 113 runs for the 2nd wicket. Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill showed intent keeping the scoreboard ticking with boundaries and rotating the strike.

Gill and Kohli added 58 runs for the 3rd wicket before Gil was dismissed for 128. Jadeja and Kohli remained solid as they put on unbeaten 44 runs for the 4th wicket. India ended the 3rd day on 289 for 3 still trailing by 191 runs.

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