Jasprit Bumrah-inspired India closer to first Test series win in Australia


Following India's innings, there were a lot of talks regarding the pitch and how India's "slow batting" had cost them the Test match.

But Paine wasn't dwelling on the vexed issue, noting that Steve Smith and David Warner's suspensions had also provided opportunities.

He played some crucial knocks down the order during the India tour of England earlier this year which played a huge role in denting the chances of victory for team India on multiple occasions.

"I always felt the pitch had enough for the bowlers and a score around 400 will be extremely tough for Australia to chase down", the skipper said. In this game, no doubt we were a little bit disappointing. We have to make sure we're improving and our good and our bad is a little bit closer together than what it has been in the last couple of Tests. "But I think it's pretty common you see that when you've got inexperienced players in your top 6 against high-quality bowling". Australia was bowled out for 151 as India claimed a 292-run advantage on the first innings.

Hussey, who played alongside Wade for Victoria and in the Australian one-day team, added that the left-hander shared numerous traits of coach Justin Langer.

"I don't think Aaron Finch will play in Sydney I think they will shuffle that batting order around". We bowl a lot in Ranji-Trophy cricket, and it pays off.

"At times you're going to get inconsistency from guys that are in that situation".

Though Virat Kohli did not name anyone in his statement, the fans and followers believe his response was meant for O'Keefe and Waugh.

"So we've got to learn from that, and get better really quickly before we go to Sydney". "They've been a great side to watch and they deserve this win", Border told foxsports.com.au.

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Top-ranked India set up its victory with an imposing first-innings tally of 443-7, which was scored in nearly two days of batting on a slow-paced pitch.

"India batted superbly in the 1st innings, from that moment we were behind the game". He knew that wickets are going to come at some stage.

"I think it's inexperience, it's pressure", the captain said. On a pitch where the hosts toiled hard to pick 15 wickets of the opposition, the visitors easily bundled them out twice bringing reverse swing into the picture. "You have to give India credit".

Leg-spinning all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne was added to Australia's squad for the fourth and final Test against India in Sydney, beginning Thursday.

Labuschagne is most likely to come in as a straight-swap for Mitchell Marsh. I think we're hearing it will spin quite a bit, so once we see that for ourselves we can try to think about the best combination to win that Test.

Bumrah's skipper is confident that his men won't take their feet off the pedal and win the series 3-1.

"I'd prefer to see wickets that have got a bit of bounce and carry".

But play eventually resumed after lunch and it was only a matter of time before India bundled Australia out to register a 137-run victory.

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