On Day 1 of the Indore Test, the debate over the field came up once more. The ball started to grip and turn as early as 15 minutes into the game, which threw a lot of people off surprise. The amount of spin that was available is often seen on Day 3 of a Test, which is why seeing the ball produce an unbelievable amount of turn caught everyone off guard. Batsmen, bowlers, fielders, captains, coaches, and even commentators were baffled by the nature of the playing surface. A two- to two-and-a-half-day conclusion was even anticipated on Twitter by some experts and former cricket players.
Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne put in a lot of effort to play out the spin three of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel, and their outstanding partnership of 96 runs.
India initially seemed to be under a lot of pressure in the series. Ashwin and Axar’s counterattacking 100-run partnership helped India escape trouble in Delhi as well after they found themselves at 139/7.