It was a tough day for the Indian bowlers in Sydney on Day 1 of the third Test against Australia. Facing the Australian team opening the innings of David Warner and Will Pukowski, the Indian fast bowlers got off to a good start, dismissing the experienced Warner early. But Pukowski and Maranus Lebushken led the counter-attack and put the Indian bowlers on the backfoot.
The young opener notched a half-century on debut before Navdeep Saini was dismissed for 62. But Steve Smith made sure that the Australian team did not lose any more wickets on the day as they were sharing a 60-run partnership with Lebuschagne to close out the day’s play. sport. Australia reached 166/2 in 1 day.
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Speaking on Sony Sports Network, former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja praised the attacking attitude of the Australian batsmen and said that they forced the Indian bowlers to go on defense for the first time in this series.
“Australia I think came back strongly after losing the Test match (Boxing Day Test). There was a change in attitude as well. Jadeja said that they wanted to attack and they were getting Indians to think beyond just taking wickets and where they were going to start.
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“So a strike-bowler like Ravichandran Ashwin (for one hit) gets off a boundary and short leg. He forced the Indians to think defensively for the first time.
“You have to give credit to the groundsman. This is a different wicket from the first couple of games that we saw. In the first two matches, especially Day 1 and Day 2 there was moisture for spin (seam movement), where there was a lot of help for the bowlers. There was hardly anything for the bowlers (today), ”added Jadeja.
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