All eyes were in Indore when team India took on Australia in the third Test of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy on 1 March 2023. Fans were eagerly waiting to see whether KL Rahul gets dropped or not. However, Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first. He also confirmed that Shubman Gill and Umesh Yadav replaced KL Rahul and Mohammed Shami in the playing XI.
On the other hand, Australia included Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green in the playing XI while Steve Smith got the captaincy duties in the absence of Pat Cummins. For the Men in Blue, the skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill came out to bat. But, the Australian spinners were on a roll as they bamboozled the Indian batters on day one.
India now have a 2-1 lead over Australia in this series after this loss in Indore
India got bundled out for just 109 runs in 33.2 overs. For the Aussies, Matthew Kunhemann took a fifer while Nathan Lyon grabbed three wickets. For India, Kohli scored the most as he managed 22 runs off 52 balls. In response to that, Australia scored 197 runs in their first innings and managed to gain a lead of 88 runs. Usman Khawaja scored 60 runs while Ravindra Jadeja grabbed four wickets. Apart from him, both Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav took three wickets each.
Then, fans were hoping for a better batting performance from Rohit Sharma and his men in their second innings. But, they failed again as India got bundled out for 163 runs in 60.3 overs. Nathan Lyon grabbed eight wickets and Australia got a target of just 76 runs. So, an exciting day was waiting for team India as they were looking for a miracle. But, Australian batters remained calm and chased down the target in 18.5 overs with nine wickets in the hand. With this win, Australia qualified for the final of the World Tests Championship. Lyon won the player of the series award for his brilliant spell with the ball.
Here are some funny memes to troll team India after their defeat against Australia in the third Test in Indore:
jeeto na😂😂 pic.twitter.com/TC5MjXZDLQ— Ankit 🇮🇳 (@Ankitrox0) March 3, 2023
Ngl. Lyon>>>>>>>Ashwin pic.twitter.com/0wexdLHuGG— Rahul Kumar (@RahulKu75155697) March 3, 2023