Australia ended Day 1 of the third Test against India at 156/4 with Peter Handscomb (7*) and Cameron Green (6*) standing unbeaten at the crease. At Stumps, the visitors lead India by 47 runs. For India, Ravindra Jadeja starred with a four-wicket haul. Earlier, the Aussies ripped India out for just 109 runs to dominate the first day of the Test match in Indore.
After opting to bat first, India lost its captain Rohit Sharma early for 12 runs. Rohit survived twice in the first over but failed to make use of the two reprieves. Kuhnemann struck again to dismiss Shubman Gill (21) who looked good with the bat. In the very next over, Nathon Lyon cleaned up Cheteshwar Pujara (1), pocketing him a dozen times in Test matches.
Kuhnemann and Lyon ran riot and picked up wickets at quick intervals. It was death by spin for the Indian batters on a venomous wicket, which had a good turn and uneven bounce. Todd Murphy scalped the important wicket of Virat Kohli who top-scored with a knock of 22. Kuhnemann registered his career-best figures of 5/16 while Lyon picked up three.
Australia in response lost Travis Head (9) early in the second over. But Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne took their side to a strong position, adding 96 runs for the second wicket. Jadeja sneaked one through Labuschagne’s defense to clean him up for 31. Jadeja then bagged Khawaja who slammed 60 runs. Moments later, he dismissed Australian captain Steve Smith for 26. All-rounder Jadeja scripted history, becoming the second Indian after legendary captain Kapil Dev to complete a double of 500 wickets and also scored 5000 runs for India.