BGT 2023, IND vs AUS 3rd Test Live: Watch - Usman Khawaja pulls off a spectacular diving catch to dismiss dangerous Shreyas Iyer
Usman Khawaja pulls off a stunning catch, diving to his left to dismiss dangerous Shreyas Iyer in the ongoing 3rd Test against India. Coming to the clash, Team India's skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat.
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill opened the innings for India as Australia missed a first-ball review of the Indian skipper off Mitchell Starc. Rohit Sharma had to walk back after getting dismissed by Matthew Kuhnemann for 12 runs.
Following his dismissal, Shubman Gill also returned to the dressing room scoring 21 runs. In the very next over, Cheteshwar Pujara has been sent off by Nathan Lyon by cleaning his stumps.
After that, Nathan Lyon and Matthew Kuhnemann continued their domination by sending back both Ravindra Jadeja and Shreyas Iyer in back-to-back overs. Virat Kohli played some decent shots in the middle and scored runs before being dismissed by Todd Murphy.
Srikar Bharat and Axar Patel haven't been much impressive in the lower order as they managed to score only 17 and 12 runs only. In the end, Umesh Yadav smashed some gigantic sixes and helped India to reach a total of 109 runs.
With only 109 runs in front, Travis Head and Usman Khawaja opened the innings for Australia. Ravindra Jadeja provided the first breakthrough for India by sending back Travis Head for just 9 runs.
Summary of the ongoing match between India vs Australia:
Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne put up a 96-run stand for the second wicket. It was Jadeja who again provide a much-needed breakthrough for the side by sending back Marnus Labuschagne for 31 runs.
Usman Khawaja scored 60 runs before Ravindra Jadeja adds him to his list. However, Peter Handscomb and Cameron Green started the second day well but failed to utilise the start as Australia collapsed for 197 runs.
Coming out to bat, Shubman Gill had to walk back to the dressing room after being bowled out by Nathan Lyon on 5 runs. The right-arm spinner kept his line very tight to get the wicket of the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma for 15 runs.
Then Virat Kohli who was slowly setting up his inning had to walk back to the pavilion after being dismissed by Matthew Kuhnemann. Following his dismissal, Ravindra Jadeja also failed to counter Nathan Lyon as he was removed by the spinner for just 7 runs.
Shreyas Iyer smashed a handful of boundaries before throwing his wicket to Mitchell Starc for 26 runs. After that, Nathan Lyon got five-fer by getting the wickets of Srikar Bharat and Ravichandran Ashwin. Completing his 35th fifty, Cheteshwar Pujara still fighting on the crease against the Australian bowlers.
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March 2, 2023
A great catch by Usman Khawaja to send Shreyas Iyer back 👏#INDvsAUS #Cricket pic.twitter.com/MaaNhQ19SB— Wisden India (@WisdenIndia) March 2, 2023
Aussies needed such special effort to dismiss a dangerous Shreyas Iyer🔥👏 #AUSvsIND #UsmanKhawaja pic.twitter.com/64lxDQciEU— Basrani Dev (@MSDIAN___DEV) March 2, 2023
#IndvAus What a sensational catch by Khwaja to dismiss Iyer. This could be a match changing and a series changing catch..— Anurag Sinha (@anuragsinha1992) March 2, 2023
India 113-5 pic.twitter.com/9jErjxQWD2