The fourth test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia witnessed yet another disastrous DRS call by Team India, as Ravindra Jadeja convinced skipper Rohit Sharma to make a horrible decision against Usman Khawaja, the Australian opening batter.
The Indian bowling lineup failed to make much of an impact on the flat Ahmedabad pitch, and Khawaja took advantage of the situation by playing a heroic knock of 180 runs, batting for five sessions, making things really tough for the Indian team.
Even the spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel were made to toil hard as Khawaja didn’t give them any chance to dismiss him. Team India eventually went on to make a shocking DRS call against the left-handed batter, hoping to get rid of him.
On the 128th over of the Australian innings, Khawaja pushed an outside off delivery bowled by Jadeja using his pads as he didn’t offer any shot. The left-arm spinner instinctively made a huge appeal, but the on-field umpire gave it not out, after which he convinced skipper Rohit Sharma to call for DRS.
Unfortunately, it was a terrible decision as the ball was missing the off-stump by a mile. This was not the first time that Rohit lost DRS trusting Jadeja’s instincts, as he had made the same mistake a couple of times during the third test in Indore.
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Khawaja’s knock provided the foundation that the Australian team was looking for. His massive partnership with all-rounder Cameron Green for the fifth wicket put the Aussie side in the driver’s seat as they posted a huge total of 480 before getting bowled out. Green too played a crucial knock of 114 runs.
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After getting rid of Khawaja and Green, Team India couldn’t quickly wipe out the Australian tail as Nathan Lyon scored 34 and Todd Murphy scored 41. While the other Indian bowlers didn’t look threatening to the Aussie batters, it was Ravichandran Ashwin who kept on taking wickets at regular intervals.
Ashwin finished with the figures of 6 for 91 on the Ahmedabad pitch, which had no help for the spinners as the Men in Blue had to bowl 167.2 overs to dismiss the Australian batting lineup.