IND vs AUS 3rd Test: Having won the toss and batting first, India have had a horrific start on Day 1 of the third Test in Indore. The hosts lost 5 for 45 after the Aussies introduced spin bowling in the sixth over of the innings.
Reacting on the kind of surface Indore has, former Australia opener and now commentator Matthew Hayden said, “No way spinners should come to bowl in the sixth over. This is the reason I don’t like these kinds of surfaces. It shouldn’t be keeping this low and turning so much on Day 1. It doesn’t matter whether Australia wins this Test or India. These kinds of surfaces are not good for Test cricket.”
“You are allowed to have a four-five days Test match. At this pace I feel sorry for the fans, I don’t think this Test will go for Day 4,” he added during his commentary duty for Star Sports on Wednesday.
India lost Rohit Sharma in the 6th over when M Kuhnemann cleaned him up for just 12 runs. Shubman Gill (21), who made it to the playing XI replacing KL Rahul, departed soon in the 8th over, Cheteshwar Pujara (1) in the 9th over, Ravindra Jadeja (4) in the 11th over and Shreyas Iyer went back for a duck in the very next over. Three of the five wickets have been bagged by Kuhnemann and Nathan Lyon scalped two Indian batters so far.