‘Bharosa rakhiye, purane khiladi hai!’ – Memes galore as Australia get all-out for 177 runs on Day 1 of Nagpur Test

Australia failed to cross the 200-run mark in the first innings of Nagpur test.

India vs Australia, 1st Test
India vs Australia, 1st Test (Image Source: Twitter)

On 9 February 2023, India locked horns with Australia in the first match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Nagpur. Finally, fans managed to see these top two teams in action against each other in the longest format of the game. Speaking of the match, Pat Cummins won the toss and opted to bat first.

For Australia, Todd Murphy received the debut cap. On the other hand, India gave debut caps to Suryakumar Yadav and Srikar Bharat. They did not include in-form Shubman Gill in the final playing XI. So, some fans were not happy with the decision from the team India management as he scored his maiden Test ton in the last Test series in Bangladesh.

Australia got bundled out for just 177 runs in the first innings of the Nagpur Test

For Australia, Usman Khawaja and David Warner came out to open the innings. But, Indian pacers were on a roll. Mohammed Siraj took the wicket of Khawaja while Mohammed Shami grabbed the wicket of Warner. Then, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith steadied the ship for the Aussies. Labuschagne scored 49 runs off 123 balls, including eight fours. Along with him, Steve Smith scored 37 runs off 107 balls, including seven fours. Then, Peter Handscomb managed 31 runs off 84 balls, including four boundaries. Alex Carey played some counter-attacking shots during his short stay.

The Australia wicketkeeper scored 36 runs off 33 balls, including seven fours at a strike rate of 109.09. Apart from these batters, others failed to score big as Australia got bundled out for 177 runs in 63.5 overs. Ravindra Jadeja made a remarkable comeback for the Men in Blue. He took five wickets for 47 runs in 22 overs. Along with him, Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets for 42 runs in 15.5 overs. Both Siraj and Shami took one wicket each. So, fans were in an ecstatic mood after such a dominating show from the Indian bowlers on Day one.

Here are some viral memes regarding the first innings of the Nagpur Test on Twitter:


Ravindra Jadeja and Sanjay Manjrekar

‘Sanju Manju ki taraf se full izzat!’ – Fans can’t stop laughing as Sanjay Manjrekar welcomes back Ravindra Jadeja from commentary box in Nagpur Test

Ravindra Jadeja

‘Biwi ka election campaigner nahi bolne ka!’ – Fans laud Ravindra Jadeja for his fifer against Australia in the 1st innings of Nagpur Test