The man, the myth, the legend, the goat, Ash Anna’- Twitter in awe of Ravi Ashwin as he picks 6-wicket haul on a road-like track in Ahmedabad

By Daniel S

March 10, 2023

Australia was bowled out for 480 against India on Day 2 of the fourth and final Test match, which is currently taking place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Ravichandran Ashwin claimed six wickets in the process. The Kangaroos resumed the second day with 255/4 on the board. Cameron Green reached his maiden Test century. In the post-lunch session, Ashwin eliminated Green in addition to Alex Carey and Mitchell Starc. Usman Khawaja, who hit 180 off 422 balls, was removed by a strike from Axar Patel following Lunch. Todd Murphy was the last of Ashwin’s five victims, and he then dismissed Nathan Lyon as his sixth victim.

Usman Khawaja was the first Australian batsman to achieve 100 in the current four-match Test series against India thanks to his dedication and perseverance in this Test match. The Steve Smith-led side looked to be in good shape thanks to the centuries from Khawaja and Green. The two intentionally caused the Indians further suffering on Day 2, almost putting the home team out of the game.

How did the Australian first innings end?

Usman was struck straight in front of the sticks by an Axar Patel delivery that he misplayed during the opening of the final session. Lyon and Murphy were able to hit eleven boundaries together against Axar, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Mohammed Shami while the pitch was still favorable for batting. 

On his next over, the legendary off-spinner, Ashwin managed to get an edge off Lyon that was taken at slip after skittering off the wicketkeeper’s KS Bharat’s pad, completing Australia’s innings. This was the final breakthrough for India, who was struggling for a while.

Ashwin by himself brought India back into the game on a pitch that hasn’t yet demonstrated a sharp turn. The second session saw Ashwin take three wickets, and he added three more to complete his six-for, ending Australia’s innings at 167.2 overs. 

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