Australia instigated Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood for a superb bowling performance on Day 3 of the first Test against India, turning the game in their favor. Both pacers took four wickets each, as India were left at 36/9. Mohammed Shami was injured and out of India as India set an easy target of 90 runs to chase the hosts. Australia followed suit with eight wickets in total, as the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.
Speaking to Channel 7, Cummins expressed surprise at Australia’s bowling performance and said that all schemes work for bowlers.
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Cummins said that if we can get them out at the score of 200, then we will bat a little bit, we will stay in the game. “But for that in the first hour, amazing.
The top-ranked Test bowler said, “It was one of those days where everything stopped, everything we tried worked.” We found in the first innings that there was actually a lot of bounce, so to hit the stumps almost felt like it had to be half a volley.
“But when we got into our work, we were a bit cautious, helped the batsmen to make decisions, it was difficult to drop the ball and luckily it all ended today,” he said.
He said, “In the first innings at Headingley, we were dismissed in a single day last year.” Today and again so far the best I have seen bowling us. At one stage he (Hazelwood) told Starcy, ‘I’m trying and keep my wickets above my runs’, so he missed it at the end, “Cummins signed.
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