Mitchell Starc couldn’t hold for long as Australia loses their 7th wicket. With a strong partnership of over 200 runs between Usman and Cameron Green, team Australia have dropped down to 7 wickets now.
Starc to Ashwin, out Shreyas Iyer was caught! Shreyas Iyer made a sharp catch at the short leg. Starc was positioned to defend this ball that had been angled in from around the wicket, but he received a thick inside edge that sent the ball straight to the fielder who was positioned close by. Iyer took it, giving Ashwin his fourth wicket. has a chance to pick up another five wickets in this match. Australia, however, won’t be too bothered because they are nearing the 400-run threshold. Shreyas Iyer c Starc b Ashwin 6(20)
The visitors will be eyeing to score beyond 400 runs as Usman Khawaja is still on strike with his lethal form.
Earlier in the game – ASHWIN took 2 wickets in a single over:
Ashwin struck a fantastic delivery to Cameron Green to which KS Bharat was able to take a sharp catch.
Green to Ashwin, out Srikar Bharat was the catch! And Ashwin broke up the enormous partnership! The offie delivered in a tossed-up manner, down the leg-side, and very slowly through the air. Green attempts a sweep, but it brushes against his gloves, and the wicketkeeper finishes the formalities. First wicket of the day for the hosts, Green walks back after playing a fantastic 114-ball innings after taking a sharp catch. Green b Ashwin c Srikar Bharat 114(170) [4s-18]
Ashwin with the important breakthrough 💥
The 208-run fifth-wicket stand is broken as Green departs for 114.#WTC23 | #INDvAUS | 📝 https://t.co/VJoLfVSeIF pic.twitter.com/U71Z5HouAR
— ICC (@ICC) March 10, 2023
Alex Carey, who came in after Green departed, played hardly 4 balls before being the next target for Ashwin. Ashwin delivered a bit outside off and the flighted delivery was just a trap to send back Alex to the pavilion.
Carey, from Ashwin: out Axar was caught! As Ashwin takes down his second opponent this round, another one perishes. Carey gets a duck with that! Gives this some outside air and it suddenly turns away. When Carey throws his hands at it, a sharp outside edge flies in the direction of Axar at short third man. He settles down under the cherry and makes a fairly carefree catch while remaining as cool as a cucumber. Carey c Ashwin b Axar 0(4)