India's Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the wicket of Australia's Steve Smith during the first day of the first cricket test match between India and Australia in Nagpur, India, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

India shredded Australia for 177 on the opening day of the primary Take a look at at Nagpur as Ravindra Jadeja fired Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne en path to their fourth profession five-wicket run towards the Dishevelled Greens.

Australia, searching for to win a Take a look at sequence in India for the primary time since 2004 and inflict their first residence defeat on their opponents since 2012, have been consolidated in 64 overs earlier than India reached 77- 1 in response as skipper Rohit Sharma went an undefeated 56.

Left arm spinner Jadeja puzzled Australia’s high scorer Labuschagne (49), knocked down Smith (37) and trapped Matt Renshaw (0), Peter Handscomb (36) and lbw debutant Todd Murphy (0) as he was pocketing numbers of 5-47 from the age of twenty-two.

Australia, who opted to bat, misplaced their final 5 wickets for 15 runs as soon as Ravichandran Ashwin (3-42) broke a 53-run stand between Alex Carey (36) and Handscomb by rolling Carey on the scanning.

Smith and Labuschagne earlier rallied the vacationers 2-2 with a third-wicket stand of 82 after openers David Warner and Usman Khawaja have been each despatched off for one – Khawaja fell lbw to Mohammed Siraj within the second earlier than Warner be overthrown by Muhammad. Shami within the third.

Rohit then three-legged opposing captain Pat Cummins in a 13-point first of India’s response and Australia’s solely success with the ball on day one got here when out-spinner Murphy fired KL Rahul (20) within the penultimate.

Murphy made Rahul his first Take a look at wicket when he caught and threw the opener, a breakthrough that ended a 76 run alliance with Rohit and led to Ashwin (0no) changing into an evening watchman.

The opening take a look at in Nagpur is adopted by additional matches in Delhi, Dharamshala and Ahmedabad.

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