Updated: December 19, 2020 4:43:50 pm
The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels it’s unfair to blame the Indian batsmen for his or her dismal present because the Australian pacers produced a “superb” bowling effort on the third day to comfortably win the opening Day/Night Test, right here on Saturday.
The tempo trio of Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc produced a sensational bowling show because the guests collapsed to their lowest Test rating of 36. India’s earlier lowest rating was 42 in opposition to England on the Lord’s in 1974.
“I mean, any team that is all-out for its lowest Test score since the time it started playing Test cricket, that’s never good to see,” Gavaskar informed Channel 7 after India’s eight-wicket loss.
“But having stated that, if some other crew had been dealing with that sort of bowling, they’d have additionally acquired out, possibly be not all-out for 36, possibly 72 or 80-90 however the best way Hazelwood, Cummins bowled and the sooner three-over spell from Starc, they requested plenty of questions.
“So it’s not fair to blame the Indian batsmen for the way they got out because it was just simply superb bowling by the Australian bowlers,” he added.
After ending the second day with a helpful 53-run first innings lead, India confronted a batting collapse within the first session of day three. None of their batsmen reached double digit scores as Hazlewood (5/8) and Cummins (4/21) terrorised the vacationers into submission.
Australia now lead the four-match collection 1-0. The two groups will now meet once more on December 26 for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, the place the guests shall be with out the companies of skipper Virat Kohli, who will head again house for the start of his first baby.
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