The 3rd Test match between India and Australia in Indore ended at one o’clock on the morning of the 3rd day. The difference is that this time Australia crushed India and started the series 2-1.
Also qualified for the finals of the ICC World Test Championship. This Test win is so important for the Australian team.
The absence of Pat Cummins for this Test and the captaincy of Steve Smith has been a blessing in disguise for the Australian team. Smith’s better captaincy, Smith’s fielding change of delivery, Smith’s knowledge of Indian batsmen’s strategy worked in Australia’s favor with the pitch this time.
Whether Rohit Sharma’s decision to bat first after winning the toss was due to fear of the 4th innings, or ignorance of the fact that the pitch on the first day was a ‘pit’ dug for us. 14 wickets were lost before both teams scored 265 runs on the first day. On the 2nd day yesterday, 16 wickets fell for 204 runs. The pitch played a role in Nathan Lyon’s lifetime best Test bowling analysis of 8/63, and the Indian batsmen’s lack of movement, technique and patience on a spin pitch.
The worst, worst pitch ever for a first day pitch. Arguably the worst pitch in Test cricket in the last 50 years. The pitch was worse than the one-and-a-half day Ahmedabad day-night Test last time England were here. That is, the logic of Indian pitching is that the 2nd Test pitch is worse than the 1st Test pitch, and the 3rd Test pitch is much, much worse than this. Does that mean you are complaining about the previous pitch? What to do now? What to say to this? Throwing bad pitches like that and making the fans wonder if that pitch is okay.
No one, including the Indian captain and the team management, has warned that such unnaturally modified pitches will go against the Indian team. What happened to this? Australia got their 2nd win in the last 17 Tests played in India.
Chances of India Qualifying for World Test Championship Final:
Australia qualified for World Test Championship final with Indore win. India must win the Ahmedabad Test if they want to progress to the finals.
India will qualify if they win the Ahmedabad Test even if the Sri Lankan team that has visited New Zealand beat New Zealand 2-0. Otherwise, if New Zealand wins 2-0, it will be an Australia-Sri Lanka final.
On the other hand, if Sri Lanka does not win 2-0 in New Zealand, India will qualify whether they win the Ahmedabad Test match or not.
The India-Australia 4th Test and the 2nd Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand will begin on March 9.
Rohit Sharma asked for green top pitch for Ahmedabad Test match. Not sure if this is ‘rumour’ or real news. But after this defeat, Rohit Sharma would have buried all the desire of green top. Then the green top pitch in India is a complete lie. Because simply if the top of the pitch is mossy or painted green, it is not a green top pitch, the bottom of the pitch, the lower part is firm, solid, solid, and the benefits of green top pitch are also available. If you put a pitch with only grass on top without any firmness and firmness, as long as there is moisture there will be some swing and bounce of the tennis ball, but when you hit the sun, it will be a fluffy soft pitch. Only Umesh Yadav can be dismissed. So green top pitch is a misnomer for Indian soil.