India’s lower order made a crucial contribution on the third morning of the Nagpur Test as they added 78 runs even as Todd Murphy returned a seven-wicket haul on debut. The offspinner made an early incision when Ravindra Jadeja erroneously shouldered arms to be bowled on 70. With both offspinners extracting some purchase, there was a possibility of a swift wrap-up to the Indian innings. But Mohammed Shami proceeded to add 52 with Axar Patel, hitting three sixes and two fours in his 37, as India’s lead went past 200.
Murphy with an absolute seed for wicket number six! Jadeja departs for 70.
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