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WATCH: Rahul Dravid shakes his head in disbelief as no-ball costs India dearly

Australia has taken a 47-run lead over India on the first day© Twitter

Wickets were seen falling like nine pins on the first day of the ongoing third Test between India and Australia. The hosts opted to bat but their decision proved costly as they were bowled out for 109 with spinners Matthew Kuhnmann and Nathan Lyon taking five and three wickets respectively. However, the visitors also lost four wickets at the end of the first day after Ravindra Jadeja took four wickets. Australia lost the early wicket of Travis Head in the second over and were on the verge of losing Marnus Labuschagne in the fourth over as well. However, a turn of events gave Labuschagne a new lease of life.

In the fourth over, Jadeja dismissed Labuschagne and the Indian side began to look for their second wicket. As the batsman was returning to the dugout, the umpire stopped him and asked him to wait for the no ball check. It was then learned that Jadeja had crossed the limit and Labuschagne got another chance.

The Indian camp was disappointed with the delivery, especially head coach Rahul Dravid, who was seen shaking his head in disbelief. Notably, Labuschagne was later dismissed by Jadeja in the 35th over in a similar fashion.

The Indian batsmen’s long-standing struggle against spin was fully exposed when Australia imposed themselves on rank turners to take control of the third Test on the opening day of the match in Indore on Wednesday.

Left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnmann (5/16) took his first five-wicket haul as Australia bundled out India for just 109 shortly after lunch on the first day. For India, Virat Kohli scored the highest 22 runs in 52 balls.

Having trailed the series 0-2, Australia looked strong in determination and purpose to end the day at 156 for four with a lead of 47 runs.

Ravindra Jadeja (4/63) took all four wickets for India, including that of stand-in captain Steve Smith (26 off 38) before the end of play.

(With PTI inputs)

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