Shreyas Iyer’s hilarious comment on Travis Head’s batting stance was caught by the stump mic. Watch
Travis Head scored an unbeaten 49 against India on the third day© AFP
After suffering big defeats in the first two matches, Australia made a stunning comeback in the third Test against India and won by nine wickets in Indore on Friday. Chasing a meager target of 76, the visitors lost the early wicket of Usman Khawaja but a partnership between Travis Head (49*) and Marnus Labuschagne (28*) took them home in the first session on Day 3 . With this win, Australia have reached the final of the World Test Championship. Despite a forgettable outing in the match, Indian fans got a hilarious moment to enjoy when Shreyas Iyer tried to sledge Travis Head during Australia’s chase.
In the sixth over, Head was facing Ravindra Jadeja when Shreyas Iyer, who was standing at short fine leg, was caught on the stump mic saying, “Its a pair in Chandigarh, the other in Haryana. Haryana).” Head maintained his composure as he might not have understood what Iyer said.
— Game Changer (@TheGame_26) March 4, 2023
Head (49 not out) and Labuschagne (28 not out) survived some anxious moments before taking Australia home in 18.5 overs as the match ended in less than two days.
Wins in India are rare for visiting teams and it was no different for Australia, who registered their first win on Indian soil in six years.
For India, it was only their third defeat in the last 10 years and they will need to rework their plans ahead of the final Test starting March 9 in Ahmedabad.
The pitches have also come under sharp criticism in the series, but going by Rohit Sharma’s views on the subject, one can expect a fiery turner at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Australia are now 1-2 behind in the four-match Test series.
(With PTI inputs)
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