On Monday, India wrote an unforgettable graphic on the fifth day of the third test match in the SCG to block Australia’s chances of advancing 2–1 in the series. Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin got together to face 612 balls (102 overloads) in the second rounds as India lost only three wickets in the last day. India’s performance record read 334-5 when the two teams decided to shake hands and leave the field with the left.
Game experts say India would have chased the 407th run if its players had been completely ready for the match. Significantly. Pant, Vihari, and Ashwin were injured, and they took a heavy dose of painkillers to keep Australia in trouble. “Before the series started here on Australian TV I expected India to win 2-1. At the moment, the series is 1-1. Yes, I know Gapa is Australia’s castle. But India, in Boomrah, Siani and Saraj, has the potential to take on the Australians.
This is their fortress, they have not lost there. But there is always a first time. Sunil Javaskar told India Today, “If Agincia Rahani and his companions do so, I will not be surprised at all.”
Moreover, the 71-year-old praised the India team and provided examples of their better place from Australia. He said that many of the balls caught in bowling Jaspert Boomerra have been dropped, but that there is a possibility that all of these wickets are dedicated to GABA. He further noted that, unlike their Australian counterparts, India’s opening players Rohit Sharma and Chopman Gil were successful in both the roles of Sydney Test.
“Bomra’s luck was terrible in Sydney. Lots of luck went against him. He went without taking as many wickets as possible. Who knows, all these wickets are reserved for him in GABA.”
“Sure, no matter the speed, if you look at the opening of Australia, they struggled when India got off to a good start in both rounds in Sydney.
“Aside from Smith and Labuschagne, the other batsmen didn’t get a lot of running. Yes, Cameron Green got a run towards the end and Tim Payne was looking good as well. But the Indians didn’t try to take a share, they were trying to delay the announcement. So the Australian hit Weak. Anything can happen.
“The best win will probably be because this is a very good Australian attack. With Smith and Labuschagne running, it wasn’t easy. So, yes, a win in this series would be a colossal achievement and would rank as one of India’s best wins overseas,” added Sunil Javaskar.
The series is currently settled at 1-1 and the fourth and final test between India and Australia will start on January 15th.