In the third Test match of the ongoing Border Gavaskar series between India and Australia, the Indian team was bowled out for just 109 in the first innings.
In the ongoing Test match in Indore, India won the toss and decided to bat first, but the Indian batsmen did not run a single run in front of the Australian spinners and the entire team collapsed for 109 in just 33 overs.
On behalf of India, Virat Kohli scored 22 runs, Shubman Gill scored 21 runs and Srikar Bharat scored 17 runs.
For Australia, Matthew Kuhneman took five, Nathan Lyne three and Todd Murphy one.
At the end of the first day of play, Australia scored 156 runs for the loss of four wickets in their first innings, after which they got a lead of 47 runs over India.
After the worst performance of the Indian batting line in the Indore Test, the debate about the pitch has started once again.
On the first day of the Test match, the ball was seen to turn up to 8.3 degrees in the first session due to which the batsmen looked completely helpless in front of the spinners.
Concerns about the pitch are being expressed by cricket fans including experts on the social media website Twitter.
Former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh termed the pitch as sub-standard for Test cricket.
“The pitch is not up to the standards of Test cricket,” says Mark Waugh.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan commented that “It was good to see Nathan Line take the ball to run out, but it’s a bad pitch for Test matches but it’s fun to watch.”
Zomato, the home delivery service, humorously wrote, “There’s more to this pitch than Jalebi.”