Jadeja, Player of the Match: Feeling amazing. When you come back after five months and give your 100 percent, scoring runs and taking wickets.. feels amazing. Was working hard at the NCA. Would like to thank the NCA staff, physios. They have been working hard with me, even on Sundays. Was looking to bowl in good areas. Ball was spinning, going straight, keeping low. Kept telling myself to bowl at the stumps - if they make mistake, I have a chance. I look to keep things simple. Try not to change things with my batting. It's a crucial number - 5, 6, 7.
Rohit Sharma: Very important at the start of the series. Happy that I could put the performance for the team. Was unfortunate that I had to miss few Tests because of injuries but I'm happy to be back. Since I was appointed Test captain, have played just two Tests. Got Covid in England, missed South Africa, got a freak injury against Bangladesh. Was ready for this one. The last few years, the kind of pitches we are playing in India, you need to have application and some sort of plan to score runs. I've grown up playing a lot in Mumbai on surfaces that turns a lot. You need to be slightly unorthodox as well, use your feet. Need to put pressure on bowlers as well by doing something different. And that different could be whatever suits you - using your feet, sweeping, reverse-sweeping. It was the first two overs from the seamers. 2/2 - starting a game like that, you're in the ascendancy. Opposition is under pressure from there. We know we have quality in our spin department. But the seamers can be threatening as well on a pitch like that.
Pat Cummins: The game moves pretty quickly here at times in India. They played very well. The spinners are always going to be hard work when it's spinning. Rohit played very well. The wicket spun (in the first innings) but wasn't unplayable. Should've scored 100 more runs. Starting here is tough but 3-4 of our guys got in. When you do get in, got to score big scores. Murphy was fantastic.
Ashwin (2/2): This is probably the Plan A they (Australia) had, I am sure they'll introspect and try to come out with different plans next game. I've experimented a lot, but to stay at the moment is very important. If you keep flying and wanna make plans in the air, sometimes it can go amiss. I expect Australia to come back really hard and strong. They are a world-class side. This game, we just batted beautifully and batted deep even today. 220 is a lot of runs. The next game would be different, I am looking forward to it. (Designated nightwatchman this series?) I really look forward to going out there and batting. I am getting into good positions. If and when there's an opportunity, I am always ready. Knowing Puji, I think it's going to happen
India won by an inning and 132 runs and lead the series with 1-0
Over 32.3 Mohammed Shamibowls a good length deliveryto Scott Boland,out Lbw!! Length ball that bends in as Shami finds reverse again, Boland is beaten on the inside edge, he's rooted to the crease and it smashes him on the pad.
Over 32.2 Mohammed Shamibowls a good length deliveryto Steven Smith,1 run, gets forward and knocks it into the off-side and picks up a single.
Over 32.1 Mohammed Shamibowls a good length deliveryto Steven Smith, no run, gets forward and defended from the crease
End of Over 32 (2 runs) Australia 85/9
Scott Boland 0/1 Ravindra Jadeja 11.4-3-29-2 Steven Smith 24/48
Over 31.6 Ravindra Jadeja bowls a quicker arm ball to Scott Boland, no run, gets forward to defend but is beaten as the ball turns sharply
Over 31.5 Ravindra Jadejatossed up deliveryto Scott Boland, no run, gets forward and looks to defend forward but it turns away and rolls off the edge to slip
Over 31.4 Ravindra Jadeja bowls it flat in the air to Steven Smith,1 run, gets forward and pushes this one wide of mid-off
Over 31.3 Ravindra Jadejatossed up deliveryto Steven Smith, no run, presses forward and defends it back to the bowler.
Over 31.2 Ravindra Jadeja tossed up delivery to Steven Smith, no run, gets inside the line and blocked from the crease
Over 31.2 Ravindra Jadeja tossed up delivery to Steven Smith,no ball, and Bowled! Length ball coming in with the arm, Smith plays for some turn, leaves a bit of gap between bat and pad and it goes right through him to crash into the middle and leg
Over 31.1 Ravindra Jadejatossed up deliveryto Steven Smith, no run, comes on to the front foot and defends it on the off-side watchfully
End of Over 31 (1 runs) Australia 84/9
Nathan Lyon 4/18 Mohammed Shami 4-1-12-1 Steven Smith 23/44
Over 30.6 Mohammed Shamibowls a good length deliveryto Nathan Lyon, out Bowled!! Full, fast, speared in. Lyon looks to drive but is beaten by a bit of reverse and the ball hits the top to the leg stump.
Over 30.5 Mohammed Shamibowls a pitched up deliveryto Nathan Lyon, no run, gets his bat down in time to keep it out
Over 30.4 Mohammed Shamibowls a pitched up deliveryto Steven Smith,1 run, goes on to the back foot and works it through square leg
Over 30.3 Mohammed Shami bowls a back of length delivery to Steven Smith, no run, defends and then immediately puts his hand up as he's unhappy about some distraction