Matthew Kuhnemann claimed a primary worldwide five-wicket haul and Usman Khawaja struck 60 with the bat to place Australia firmly in management after the primary day of the third Test towards India.
Left-arm spinner Kuhnemann claimed career-best figures of 5-16 as Australia skittled out India for 109, after the house group had received the toss and elected to bat first.
India misplaced seven wickets in a busy morning session earlier than Khawaja led the vacationers to 156-4 in reply, with Peter Handscomb seven not out on the shut of play and Cameron Green unbeaten on six.
“It is a really spin-friendly wicket on the market,” Khawaja mentioned. “It was powerful to play and it will not get any higher. I had a difficult time all through.”
How Australia dominated day one
Rohit Sharma gave the impression to be out twice within the first over, caught behind and lbw, however umpire Nitin Menon was unmoved whereas Australia opted to not overview on each events.
Kuhnemann lastly had Sharma stumped for 12 earlier than Shubman Gill was caught at slip for 21. Nathan Lyon (3-35) then bowled Cheteshwar Pujara for one because the ball began turning sharply, with Ravindra Jadeja caught at cowl for 4.
India slumped to 45-5 when Shreyas Iyer was bowled for a duck, going for an expansive minimize, and although Virat Kohli batted with warning to attain 22 off 52 balls he finally fell to spinner Todd Murphy.
Srikar Bharat was lbw to Lyon for 17 as India reached lunch on 84-7, with issues no higher for the hosts after the interval as Ravichandran Ashwin was caught behind for 3 off Kuhnemann.
Kuhnemann added his fifth wicket when he trapped Umesh Yadav lbw for 17, and the innings ended when Mohammed Siraj was run out for a duck.
Australia misplaced an early wicket when Travis Head was trapped lbw for 9 by spinner Jadeja, who additionally bowled Marnus Labuschagne off a no-ball earlier than the Australian No 3 escaped a very good lbw shout from Ashwin.
Labuschagne went on to share a stand of 96 with Khawaja, who was the choose of the batsmen on each side, earlier than falling to Jadeja for 31.
Jadeja additionally ended Khawaja’s keep when he had the opening batsman caught at deep midwicket. The Indian spinner ended with 4-63 after additionally having Steve Smith caught behind for 26.
An unfair pitch? ‘It was mayhem’
The first two matches of the four-Test sequence had been performed on turning tracks and India wrapped up victory inside three days each in Nagpur and Delhi, making certain they’ll retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, whereas the pitch used for this Test drew widespread criticism after 14 wickets fell on the opening day.
“It was mayhem,” former Australia Test batsman Mark Waugh mentioned on Fox Sports. “The pitch was less than Test normal, I feel that is a good factor to say.
“Balls going by way of the highest (layer) within the first 20 minutes of a Test match, that is not ok.”
His former group mate Matthew Hayden mentioned the pitch was overly biased in direction of the spinner.
“It should not be a spin bowler’s paradise essentially, it should not be preserving low and turning a mile on day one,” he mentioned. “You’re allowed to have a 4 or 5 day Test match! Otherwise simply name it as it’s, we’ll simply play three-dayers.”