INDvsAUS 1st Test: As part of the Border – Gavaskar Trophy, before the Nagpur Test, the Aussies brought the spinner Mahish Pathia of the Baroda team to Bangalore and practiced with him. Moreover, a pitch near Bangalore was prepared as a full spin pitch and practiced a lot.
It is known that India’s innings won by 132 runs in the first Test being held at Nagpur as part of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. In this match, the Indian spin trio of Ashwin, Akshar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja fell into the spin trap and the Aussies suffered badly. However, the Australian team, which reached Bangalore ten days before this match, borrowed the spinners here to excel on the Indian spin pitches.
Spinner Mahish Pathia of Baroda team was brought to Bangalore and practiced with him. Moreover, a pitch near Bangalore was prepared as a full spin pitch and practiced a lot. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, who are known to play spin well, mainly practiced.
During the practice, they are facing the spin bravely and warned that the Indian spinners will not have to spin on the Nagpur pitch as well as in the upcoming Tests. As part of the mind game, the Indian spinners were stunned. This time they will face Ashwin effectively and Ashwin along with Akshar Patel said that there will be difficulties to get them out. But in the Nagpur Test, the opposite happened.
It is known that Aussies were bowled out for 177 runs in the first innings. Ravindra Jadeja took five wickets while Ashwin took three wickets. The Aussie spinners also excelled on the pitch which is suitable for spin. Aussie young spinner Todd Murphy took seven wickets.
In the second innings, the Aussie batters failed miserably. Aussies main batsmen are all caught in the spin trap. Along with Khawaja, Warner and Labushane, who are known to play the part of spin, Renshaw, Handscomb and Alex Carey, who are not very experienced, have come and gone.
In the second innings, Ashwin laid the foundations for the Aussies’ failure, while Jadeja and Akshar completed the work. To face Ashwin, he bowled with Mahesh, who bowls like him, but it was unsuccessful.