INDvsAUS: In the third Test between India and Australia, Rohit Sena faced defeat due to a terrible failure in batting. It is impossible for India to win this match unless a miracle happens.. But those miracles happened in the first two Tests.
First Published Mar 2, 2023, 6:04 PM IST
Either the excitement of winning two Tests in a row or the overconfidence that they (Australia) can do it, the Indian team was on the verge of defeat in the third Test. He fell along the spin pitches and fell into the silo he had taken. The weapon that hit the opponent in the first two Tests is now around our neck. In the indoor Test, India failed miserably in both innings due to Australia’s spin. In the second innings, they were bowled out for 163 runs and set a target of 76 runs in front of the opponent. Is this target enough for the world’s number one team?
Four more days of play left. The way the Indian team was bowled out for 109 runs in the first innings on the second day was amazing. But even after coming to bat in the second innings, the Indian batsmen did not hesitate.
Captain Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, Srikar Bharat, Ashwin… none of the batsmen who came to the crease played as if they had no interest at all. As a result, India were bowled out on the second day with four overs remaining.
Is this target enough?
Three innings ended in two days. So far in this Test, 30 wickets have been taken. Out of which 25 wickets have been taken by spinners in both teams. Generally, India’s pitches are suitable for spinners from the third day onwards. However, even if there is at least a target of 200 plus, no matter how favorable it is, the bowlers can also bowl slowly. A double digit goal. That is with the team that is number one in the world test rankings… No matter how much Ashwin and Jadeja do tricks, the kangaroo batsmen can’t score 76 runs..? That is the question that worries every Indian fan.
There is a chance but…
It is not to say that India’s chances of winning this match are completely closed. The indoor pitch, which is already spinning, will turn even more from the third day. If the Indian spin trio of Ashwin – Akshar – Jadeja can perform better then it will not be difficult to bowl out Australia for 75 runs. Because that team, which was 185-4 in the first innings, lost the last six wickets in the span of 12 runs and was bowled out for 197 runs.
If such sensational spells are repeated on Friday too, the match will be India’s. Moreover, the Aussies were bowled out for 91 runs in the second innings of the first Test. The team folded without playing a single session. In the second innings of the second Test, the Aussies were bowled out for 113 runs. In the second innings of the Delhi Test, the Aussies were bowled out for 113 runs, which was 84-2. That means the remaining 8 wickets fell for 29 runs. Indian fans are also expecting similar performances from the Indian bowlers on Friday in Indore. And it will be interesting to see what Ashwin and Jadeja will do tomorrow in Indore, who have worked for the Aussies so far in this trophy… !
Last Updated Mar 2, 2023, 6:04 PM IST