The first match of the 4-match series between India and Australia (IND vs AUS 1st Test Match, Nagpur 2023) is played in Nagpur. Today is the second day of the game. The match of the second day will begin at 9.30 am. India captain Rohit Sharma and dangerous bowler Ravichandran Ashwin are present at the crease. Rohit is at 59 and Ashwin has played 5 balls but didn’t open the account until late in the first day’s play. Today, both batsmen will try to play late in the direction of scoring better for Team India.
Significantly, before the end of the first day’s play on Thursday 9th February, India were 77 runs down 1 wicket and before that Australia won the toss and came out to bat first in front of the dangerous bowling edge of the Indians. indian bowls. in his first innings he came down to 177 runs with the loss of 10 wickets at batting. In response to Australia’s 177 runs, India scored 77 runs, including captain Rohit Sharma’s explosive 59 runs. These 59 bat runs from him included 9 fours and 1 grand six.
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Significantly, this is the 15th half century of Rohit Sharma’s Test career. Remind you that Indian team captain Rohit Sharma made his Test debut in the first match of the IND vs WI Test Series, 2013-14 played at Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata. That series was the Farewell series of Sachin Tendulkar’s career, i.e. the last Test series. Rohit Sharma was the number six batsman in the playing XI for that match. He made history in the first innings of his debut game. In the opening innings of the first match of his career, he faced 301 balls and scored 177 runs with the help of 23 fours and 1 six.
After that he did not look back and today he is the captain of the team. He has so far scored a total of 3193 runs in 78 innings from 46 Test matches, including 8 centuries and 15 half centuries. In the first innings of the last game played in Nagpur, he scored the 15th half-century of his Test career. If he can last 25 to 30 overs today, he could get the ninth century out of him in his Test career with the bat.
Playing-XI of both countries in AUS vs IND Nagpur Test
Captain Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shrikar Bharat (guardian of Bharat), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
David Warner Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matt Renshaw, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey Wicket-keeper, Pat Cummins Captain, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Scott Boland.