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IND vs AUS: Khawaja, Green guide Australia to 255 at stumps

New Delhi: Australia survived at 255 for 4-wickets against India at stumps on the opening day of fourth and final Test match at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Thanks to opener Usman Khawaja (104)* and Cameron Green (49)* at the close of play. Australia dominates first day After winning the toss, Australia skipper Steve Smith decided […]

Edited By : Prateek Gautam | Updated: Mar 16, 2023 15:41 IST
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New Delhi: Australia survived at 255 for 4-wickets against India at stumps on the opening day of fourth and final Test match at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Thanks to opener Usman Khawaja (104)* and Cameron Green (49)* at the close of play.

Australia dominates first day

After winning the toss, Australia skipper Steve Smith decided to bat first, the visitors were on great start. The duo of Usman Khawaja and Travis Head added for the first wickets partnership. But, Travis Head was dismissed by R Ashwin. Head, returned towards pavilion after 32 runs.

Shami picks-up two wickets

In between, Ravindra Jadeja send back captain Steve Smith and Shami picked-up two wickets of Marnus Labuschagne and Peter Handscomb, with two brilliant deliveries.

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Khawaja achieves rare feat

Usman Khawaja becomes the first Australian left hander to score a Test hundred in India in 12 Tests and 13 years; last was Marcus North in Bengaluru in 2010/11.

“A lot of emotion in that. Has been a long journey, getting a hundred, as an Australian you always want to do that. It’s very special. Head took the new ball down. He was smacking them. Was pretty good to watch that from the other end. It was such a nice wicket, I didn’t want to give my wicket away. It was a mental battle more than anything else. You need to keep doing it for a long time. I had the helmet in my right hand, I told him (Green) just gave me a hug, instead of a high five (following his century). I have no superstitions, I stretched a bit in the morning and I was ready to go,” Khawaja said in post match ceremony.

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Squad 

India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.

Australia: Steve Smith (c), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.

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First published on: Mar 09, 2023 05:53 PM IST

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