'Dono innings milakar ind ne sirf 272 run bnaye' - Fans divided after Sunil Gavaskar blames Ravindra Jadeja's no-ball a reason for India's loss in 3rd BGT Test

India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has bowled a few no-balls in the first three games of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023.

Mar 04, 2023 16:08 IST
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India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja made his comeback to the team. He was out of the team since sustaining a knee injury during the Men's Asia Cup 2022. Even though the left-hander has done well with the bat and ball, he has been found erring with the front foot while bowling. During the first three games of the series, Jadeja has bowled a few no-balls.


Even though it didn't hurt the team in the first two games, it somehow did in a low-scoring third game. After being bowled out for 108, the home team picked up the wicket of Travis Head early. Jadeja trapped the Aussie opener for lbw. A few overs later, Marnus Labuschagne played on the ball against Jadeja. However, as it turned out, it was a no-ball.

Even though the Rohit Sharma-led side batted poorly in both innings, the lead of 88 runs for Australia mattered in the end. After the reprieve, Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja put together 96 runs for the second wicket on Day One. On the next day, India bowled out Australia for 197 runs, with the last six wickets falling for 11 runs. In reply, the 2021 Test Championship finalists were bowled out for mere 163 runs, setting a target of 76 runs to win for the Steve Smith-led side.

In reply, the team chased down the target after losing Usman early in the innings. Meanwhile, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has called Jadeja's no-ball as the turning point of the game.


That no ball from Ravindra Jadeja cost India the game: Sunil Gavaskar

“If you look back, you will say that is probably what cost India the match because after that they (Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja) stitched a partnership of 96 when India was dismissed for 109. So I think that was probably the turning point. That no ball cost India the match,” Sunil Gavaskar said on Star Sports.

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