Every cricketer wants to play cricket for his country’s team. Also wants him to leave his mark from his very first match. Australia’s off-spinner Jason Krejza was the same bowler who bowled brilliantly in his debut Test match and made the Indian team, adorned with star batsmen, dance on his spin. Jason broke the back of Indian batsmen on this day i.e. on November 7 at Nagpur ground.
This was Jason’s first match and he bowled brilliantly in his very first innings. Jason made his debut on November 6 and the figures with which he finished the first innings on the very next day were worth watching.
Record made by taking eight wickets
In the first innings of this match which ended on November 7, 2008, Jason took eight wickets for India. This was the fourth best performance by any Australian bowler on debut. However, Jason had spent 215 runs for this. He bowled a total of 43.5 overs in the first innings. Apart from them, Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson got one wicket each. Along with this, he had also made a bad record in his name. He also became the highest run-scorer in the debut match.
In the second innings, he took four wickets for 143 runs in 31 overs. In this match, he took 12 wickets by spending 358 runs. After that, however, he could play only one test match. In total two Test matches played for Australia, he took 13 wickets in his name. Apart from this, he also played eight ODIs for Australia and took seven wickets in his name.
Was a flop in the tour match
Before the debut, however, Jason played a tour match and in this he proved to be very expensive. He had spent 199 runs in 31 overs. After this, the chances of his debut on the tour of India seemed slim but still Ricky Ponting gave him a chance in the deciding match in Nagpur.
such was the match
India got victory in this match. Batting first, India had scored 441 runs. In reply, the Australian team could only score 355 runs. After this, the Indian team was bundled out for 295 runs in the second innings. Australia had to score 382 runs to win, but they could only score 209 runs and India won by 172 runs.
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