Steve Smith goes inside out twice against Axar Patel

Australia managed spells of counterattack on the opening day of the 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, but the visitors did not have the wherewithal to keep India’s relentless attack at bay as they slipped to 174/8 by Tea with Ravindra Jadeja bagging 4/45.

After an 82-run stand between Marnus Labuschagne (49) and Steve Smith (37) helped Australia rebuild in the aftermath of a couple of early wickets, the innings unraveled quickly in the second thanks to Jadeja, even as Alex Carey scored a 33-ball 36.