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India vs Australia, 3rd Test: Shubman Gill injured while running between the wickets




India vs Australia, 3rd Test: Shubman Gill injured while running between the wickets

File photo of Shubman Gill suffering an abdominal injury during the 3rd India vs Australia Test.© Twitter

India opener Shubman Gill suffered an abdominal injury while trying to steal a quick single in the ongoing third Test against Australia at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Wednesday. The right-handed batsman was included in the playing XI after out-of-form KL Rahul was dropped. Gill, who entered the game on the back of a good batting line-up, understood well the value of his wicket; A glimpse of which was seen in the 7th over of India’s innings.

Gill tucked Mitchell Starc’s ball in front of mid-on fielder Todd Murphy. As soon as Gill realized he was in danger, he dived to enter the crease in time. Gill got hurt in this attempt and pictures of his injury are going viral on social media.

Starting the third Test in Indore, host captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat.

India were bowled out for 109 by Australia in the post-lunch session on the first day on Wednesday. Virat Kohli scored 22 while Shubman Gill scored 21 as the Indian batsmen failed to deal with the Australian spin attack.

Left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnmann recorded his maiden five-wicket haul (5/16) in Test cricket, while Nathan Lyon took 3 for 35. Todd Murphy took a wicket. The Nagpur pitch took a dangerous turn in the first innings and the Australian spinners took advantage of it.

Australia took the lead against India by losing only two wickets in the third session of the first day.

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