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India vs Australia: Ravindra Jadeja’s no-ball was the turning level in Indore Test, says Sunil Gavaskar

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India vs Australia: Legendary batter Sunil Gavaskar has stated that Ravindra Jadeja’s persistent challenge with overstepping value India the Test match at Indore.

Indore,UPDATED: Mar 3, 2023 15:53 IST

Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Marnus Labuschagne on a no-ball in Indore Test. (AP Photo)

By India Today Sports Desk: Legendary India batter Sunil Gavaskar has identified at one incident that modified the course of the third Test match at Indore in Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India have been hammered by 9 wickets in a spin-friendly wicket at Indore the place Nathan Lyon ran riot in opposition to the Indian batting order. No one barring Cheteshwar Pujara regarded snug within the sport, as India crumbled in each innings and set a small goal of 76 runs in opposition to Steve Smith’s Australia.

India vs Australia, third Test; Match Report

Speaking on the finish of the match on Day 3, Gavaskar stated that Ravindra Jadeja’s no-ball to Marnus Labuschagne was the turning level of the match. During Australia’s first innings, Jadeja clear bowled Labuschagne, however the batter survived after the third umpire signalled no-ball for Jadeja overstepping.

“If you look back, you will say that is probably what cost India the match because after that they (Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja) stitched a partnership of 96 when India were dismissed for 109. So I think that was probably the turning point. That no ball cost India the match,” Gavaskar stated on Star Sports.

While Usman Khawaja and Travis Head batted effectively in opposition to India spinners, India batters crumbled in opposition to Matthew Kuhnemann and Nathan Lyon in first and second innings respectively. Gavaskar spoke concerning the Indian batters and stated that they don’t do justice to their abilities.

“Batters actually didn’t do justice to their talent. If you look at the Indian wickets, you will find it is the Indian batters who got themselves out, playing some shots anticipating that this is what the pitch is going to do,” Gavaskar added.

India vs Australia, third Test: Highlights

“If you look there is a lack of confidence because in the first two matches, they did not get runs, apart from Rohit Sharma, who got a lovely hundred in Nagpur. When you are short of runs, there is just that little tentativeness in their batting. And you can sense that they were feeling for the deliveries,” the previous batter concluded.

Edited By:

Kingshuk Kusari

Published On:

Mar 3, 2023