Ayaz Memon Apr 11, 2019, 04:59 PM IST
Team India can create history in Adelaide after taking 325 lead
India has won just one test from seven of the matches on this field
Team India impressed with its flexible game in the first three days of the Test series. After being dismissed for 250 in the first innings, the team gained a 15-run lead. Then in the second innings he has shown his ability and his curiosity to return to the match by making a great start. After poor performance in the first innings, the batsmen improved the mistakes in the second innings and pushed the edge to 166 runs. After this, the Australian team is under tremendous pressure.
Indian bowler succeeded this year abroad
It is important to see our performance on foreign soil this year. Our bowlers performed brilliantly in South Africa and England, but the batsmen failed. Virat Kohli was the highest run scorer by the team. He was not getting good support from upper-order batsmen. Kohli's performance in this test was weak, but Pujara made a fantastic century in the first innings.
Smith is not weak against Warner
It is true that the current Australian team is very weak. Without Steve Smith and David Warner, his batting is very weak, but we have to remember that playing in Australia is not easy. Whether there are good players in the team or not. Especially the Indian team should remember this history.
Australia do not lose despite not top players
Due to the World Series in 1977-78, many big players were out of the Test team. Bobby Simson was called to the team after retirement. On the other hand, the Indian team had big names like Bishan Singh Bedi, Chandrasekhar, Prasanna, Gavaskar, Vishwanath, Amarnath. After that Australia won the series 3-2. Similarly, in 1985-86, after the retirement of Greg Chappell, Rod Marsh, Dennis Lillee, the team was considered weak, but the Allan Border-led team scored a series 0-0 against India.
250 runs in the first innings, nothing special
Likewise, in 2003-04, after the injury of big players like Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne, Australia had equaled the series 1-1. This proves that it is never easy for India to beat Australia on its own land. For the last 70 years, we have not won a series there. After losing toss in the first innings, India could only manage 250 runs.
Top order will improve your performance
The top six players could not do anything special except Pujara in the first innings. This is not an auspicious sign for the team. However, the team made a good start by scoring a score of 250 after losing 4 wickets for 41 runs. The top order has not performed a lot till now. Cricket is a funny game. A small session can change the whole match.