The hosts are now in charge of the first Test match between Australia and India, which is currently taking place in Nagpur. Although many people had hoped that Australia would perform valiantly, the truth was far different. After deciding to bat first on a pitch that former Australian players said was “doctored,” the Kangaroos were only able to collect 177 runs, with Marnus Labuschagne posting the highest individual score among the Australian batters with 49. Australia vs. India Live Score: Day 1 of the First Test (Continue reading)

The opening pair between KL Rahul and skipper Rohit Sharma has helped India’s comeback get off to a strong start. The combo had already amassed more than 50 runs together as Australia sorely needed wickets to remain in the contest.

Along with some exciting sports, spectators saw an off-field fight between former Australian batter Mark Waugh and Indian wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik. The two got into a little argument while delivering commentary for Star Sports, which is the Border-Gavaskar Trophy’s official broadcaster.

Dinesh Karthik predicted that India will only bat once throughout the Test match.

Mark Waugh said, “We’ll see about that DK, we’ll see about that.”

Mark, take my word for it, said Dinesh Karthik.

The timing was questioned by Mark Waugh. three minutes past the hour. I’ll record it in my diary. He could be right. It won’t be easy, but it also won’t be a piece of cake.

Dinesh Karthik, though, argues that it is not as challenging as the Australian batters said.

Mark Waugh advises against evaluating a pitch before both sides have batted. Let’s watch to see what transpires. India won’t be allowed to go ahead during this critical session by Australia. This Indian Test batsman is not as excellent as some Australian batters. Two guys could hardly average 60, I think.

Dinesh Karthik said, “Well, there was just one there in India, that averaged 60.

Mark Waugh cites “class player” Rohit Sharma, “world-class” Virat Kohli, and “Tor in the side.”

Steve Waugh, Mark’s brother, and a former Australia captain criticized the squad selection earlier in the day for the unexpected exclusion of Travis Head, who in addition to his batting may have been a useful addition in terms of spin bowling. Hard to imagine we can dismiss the number four-ranked Test batsman in the world, who is also likely our best batsman of the last 12 months and bowls better than average off-spin. Let’s wait and see; maybe the Australian selections are geniuses! Waugh shared information online.