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Ashwin's five gives India an innings and 132-run win

Ashwin's five gives India an innings and 132-run win

Ashwin's five gives India an innings and 132-run win

IND 400

AUS 177 & 91

India won by an innings and 132 runs

PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Ravindra Jadeja

That is all from this first Test at Nagpur. Australia have been beaten, battered and blown away. Do they have it in them to come back with a better effort in Delhi? So much hype coming into this series, and the opener has gone the way most matches usually go in India, with India's spinners making them dance to their tunes on a pitch where Nathan Lyon was found a bit wanting with figures of 1/126. Todd Murphy's performance will give them some heart though. We'll see you again in six days time, with two extra days off for everyone involved. For now, it's goodbye from Sagar Chawla on behalf of Siva, MS Ramakrishnan and Abhinand Raghavendran.

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: 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.

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.

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