“Can’t see that, Haydos. But I can see that wicket column which is still zero.” – Ravi Shastri to Matthew Hayden

          With ball and bat, India controlled the first day of their first encounter against Australia in Nagpur. Before the series began, there was much debate about the quality of the pitch, with some believing that the wickets were too prone to spinning the ball. While the speed pair of Mohammad Siraj and Mohammad Shami got the ball rolling for India, it was Ravindra Jadja who dominated with his five.

          While on the other side, “degrees of rotation” does not imply that the spinner gains any additional benefit from the exterior.

          Former India coach Ravi Shastri brazenly mocked pundit Matthew Hayden as the impact of spin bowling was explored in his Day 1 commentary column for broadcaster Star Sports. The commentators demonstrated the amount of spin the Australian could generate during India’s 21st innings batting in the first innings.

         On day one, the Australians did grab a wicket in win, with spinner Todd Murphy dismissing KL Rahul. With the ball in the match, it was indeed a spinner who began the tourists’ account.

          In terms of the game, India skipper Rohit Sharma (56 not out) asserted command with a half-century after Ravindra Jadeja scored five goals as India outscored Australia by 77 runs at stumps on the first day of the first Test on Thursday. A score of one wins.

          Jadeja (5/47), making his international debut after returning from a knee injury, caught five hours as India defeated Australia for 177 in the first innings after tea. Door.



          “there should be cricket between these two teams in their respective countries.” – Javed Miandad to India cricketer team.

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