BGT 2023 | Twitter reacts as India thrash Australia again inside three days to go 2-0 up
India beat Australia by six wickets.|
India demolished Australia by six wickets in the second Test in Delhi to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series. Just like the Nagpur Test, Rohit Sharma and co. secured the match inside three days as they chased 115 down after bowling out Australia for 113 in the second innings.
India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on Sunday with a six-wicket triumph over Australia at Arun Jaitley Stadium in the second Test of the series. Resuming on 61/1, the hosts took just 19.1 overs to knock Australia over for a paltry 113 as Ravindra Jadeja dealt most of the damage with career-best figures of 7/42. Ravichandran Ashwin took the remaining three wickets as the duo spun a web around the Aussie batters on Day 3’s morning session to turn the tide in no time.
For Australia, Travis Head (43) and Marnus Labuschagne (35) were the ones who touched double digits, while the others made little impact and lost their wickets mostly by playing false shots. India, in reply, lost KL Rahul quickly and seemed to be in a spot of bother briefly before skipper Rohit Sharma took the game away with a blazing 31 off 20 balls. Virat Kohli looked decent during his stay as well, making 20 off 31 balls but Todd Murphy had the better of him. Eventually, it was Pujara who fittingly hit the winning runs in his 100th Test after being ably supported by Srikar Bharat’s unbeaten 22-ball 23.
The third Test between the two sides will get underway on March 1 at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.
King of these!
Ashwin again 😂👌. Look at Virat Kohli and Steve Smith #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/OsOCQseqwJ— Nitish Tiwary (@TiwaryT21821046) February 19, 2023
What a six!
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Winning runs on 10t0h
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Trophy with India
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy stays with India 🏆— ICC (@ICC) February 19, 2023
The hosts go 2-0 up against with a comprehensive win in Delhi 👊#WTC23 | #INDvAUS | 📝 https://t.co/HS93GIyEwS pic.twitter.com/xI0xvh2vOm
What an incredible performance, you have been truly amazing with your magical spell @imjadeja Huge respect ✊ 🇮🇳#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/OPRzchc160— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) February 19, 2023
Coach has to answer to this, clearly under prepared for first test. Then sweeping plan in second? Watch Dravid instructing his batsmen, play straight.. focus in the V. Play straight play straight play straight. Australia, play across the line with variable bounce? #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/feN9hdh7F2— Mull (@jmull38) February 19, 2023
India is coming
World Test Championship Final, We Are Coming ...#INDvAUS || #BGT2023 pic.twitter.com/jB5mSzuXX3— Sir BoiesX 🕯 (@BoiesX45) February 19, 2023
What a way to promote 3 Day Test Cricket!!— TheVolcanicCold (@TheColdVolcano) February 19, 2023
Well played Australia 👏@BCCI please invite @CricketAus for Ranji Trophy 😌 #INDvAUS #TestCricket
australia will be very disappointed with the way this series is going, their batting has let them down heavily, despite there not being any real demons in both these pitches. hard to see a way out of this for them.#INDvAUS #INDvsAUS— paarth ﾒ𝟶 (@bluntIITian) February 19, 2023
Another fantastic win 2-0 lead over Australia,retaining the BGT trophy 🏆. Superb team effort. #INDvAUS— Arnab Mukherjee (@ArnabMu89036875) February 19, 2023