The test series of Australia tour India came with a result of 2-1. The defeat moved down the ranking of the Australia to 3 in ICC listings. The overall series had loads of teasing and sledging among the players, which was quite entertaining for the spectators from the both the nations. The episodes of apologies for the aggression among the players also signify the sportsman spirit of the players.
This series would probably make us remind some older games from the history of cricket, where the matches were played like a battle among the specific countries.
After the series result, the feedback received from the Australian selector Mark Waugh was pretty appreciable. While speaking with Mark, he said the results were quite expected by looking at host performance since last some of the months. The Indian team had won 10 test games from 13 in this season without giving up any series.
And if emphasized on the Australian team’s graph, the terrible whitewash speaks it all. The efforts shown by the Aussies were their best and exceptional as the show couldn’t have been so better than this.
Australian team didn’t come unprepared; the Test players went to UAE for the preparation as the conditions there are somewhat similar to India that too by compromising the limited over games against Sri Lanka.
The test in Pune boosted the energy levels of Australia and shocked Indian team by the unexpected 333 run win.
Mark also said it was quite impressive watching the teams performing so well despite the series loss. Every player somehow managed to contribute to some situation or others.
The bowling of Australia was quite consistent if compared to the batting side. Excluding some top performers in batting sides like Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, and Mathew Wade kept it going in some intense condition.
But the bowlers made some extra efficient work in the tough times, managing to take almost 7 wickets. And even though they weren’t picking up great they stood out on the pitch. Aussies bowlers such as Steve O’Keefe, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Nathan Lyon gave their best to bring the contest to a competing moment.
At the end, he concluded, overall it was a tough contest and the team has done a magnificent work out there.