Australia’s visit to India got off to a rough start on Thursday as they were bowled out for 177 runs in the first Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Three hitters, including both of the Australian openers, were struck out after the first inning’s one run was scored, while two Australian batters were struck out for ducks. Marnus Labuschagne, a middle-order batsman, ended up getting 49 runs, which made Indian spectators happy as India’s spinners easily defeated Australia. Eight wickets were taken by the two spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin combined. The speed team of Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami, though, claimed the first two Australian wickets, bringing the visitors’ score to 2/2 before the start of the third over of the session.

Team India made a great start in their first innings as openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul created a partnership of 76 runs for the first wicket, further adding salt to Australia’s wounds. Rahul was dismissed by the Pat Cummins-led visitors just before Stumps, but Rohit Sharma and company seem to be in control at 77/1. Several former cricket players criticized the Australian bowling attack, notably captain Cummins, in their outbursts.

Matthew Hayden, a former Australian cricketer, gave the Cummins-led team’s performance a harsh review. He emphasized the Australian team’s weaknesses and problem areas during an interview on Star Sports, which had caused them to struggle in the first Test.

“Pat Cummins in particular received nothing via the air or from the surface. With the new ball, it was more difficult to bat, and Khwaja’s two early dismissals were one of Australia’s worst blows. For one, the three people and two ducks (run). You must prevent it while playing in India, “Hayden added.

“The team’s skipper, Pat Cummins, bowled poorly today. He was overstuffed and unsure of the direction his line and length should go. If you look at the pitch map, you can see that there was also simply too much wandering. Rohit Sharma was located directly at the other end, so it was only a question of momentum. It does veer off, you know, “Hayden said.