Twitter Reactions: India collapse to give Australia the lead

Twitter Reactions: India collapse to give Australia the lead

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Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe finished the game with two identical performances; he had figures of 6/35 in the first innings and the exact same in the second. Australia started the day well with Steve Smith going strong, he went on to score his 18th Test century and that pushed India completely out of the game. A target of 441 was never chased in the subcontinent and this wicket where the ball was spitting venom didn’t quite look possible while the game was just in the third day.

Team India walked out to bat in the second session and O’Keefe was back in business Murali Vijay was trapped right in front, he played for the turn and the ball came straight, he took the DRS but the ball would go on to hit the stumps, KL Rahul had the exact same fate against Nathan Lyon and Team India lost both their reviews right at the start.

Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara batted for a bit and just as the pressure would start to release the Indian skipper shoulder armed a straight delivery from the left-arm spinner and his off-stump was off the roots. Ajinkya Rahane drove straight to the fielder, Ravi Ashwin promoted up the order was hit in front but the Aussies had to review it to get him walking.

Wriddhiman Saha was also dismissed by O’Keefe another leg-before dismissal and Pujara was hit on the pads, a bit on the leg-side the ball might have slid over but he had no reviews in hand. Umesh Yadav was caught behind off Lyon. Ravindra Jadeja inside-edged the ball onto his stumps, Ishant Sharma was caught in the leg-slip by David Warner and Lyon had 3.

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The last man to be dismissed was Jayant Yadav who was caught by Wade and Lyon finished the game with 5 wickets in the second inning. The two Aussie spinners shared the ten wickets in the second innings between them. Team India scored 105 in the first and 107 in the second to lose the game by a massive 333 runs margin.

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