The first Test between India and Australia ended on the third day, as Rohit Sharma and his men won the match by innings and 132 runs. Ravindra Jadeja, who returned to action after five months, won the player of the game award for his five-wicket haul and fifty-plus score.
Australia, batting first, put 177 on the board courtesy of a fifer from Jadeja. India, in reply, rode on Rohit’s century and put 400 on the board, requiring the baggy greens to score 223 runs to cut down the lead.
However, Ashwin’s five-wicket haul and Jadeja’s two wickets bowled out Australia in just one session, and the Aussies registered their lowest total (91) against India on Indian soil. With the defeat, Australia registered several embarrassing records, and one of them was getting trapped in front of the wickets.
Playing spin in India against India is not everyone’s cup of tea, and the duo of Ashwin & Jadeja proved the saying. The clueless Aussies were given out LBW ten times in the match, which is the record for most dismissals through LBW in a single Test for Australia. Previously, their record was nine times against Indians in Kolkata in 2001. Here is the list.
- 𝟭𝟬 𝘃𝘀 𝗜𝗡𝗗 𝗶𝗻 𝗡𝗮𝗴𝗽𝘂𝗿 (𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯)
- 9 vs IND in Kolkata (2001)
- 9 vs SL in Galle (2022)
- 8 vs SA in Perth (2016)
- 8 vs IND in Pune (2017)
- 8 vs BAN in Mirpur (2017)
In the first innings, Jadeja’s three dismissals came through LBW. Meanwhile, in the second innings, Ashwin fetched four wickets through LBW.