Australia won the third Test against India in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by nine wickets, which was a big achievement for them. Unfortunately, India did not do well in the first innings of the game and were only able to score 109 runs.
Australia, on the other hand, scored 197 runs in their first innings, which was much better than India’s score. Cheteshwar Pujara did manage to score 59 runs in their second innings, which made the game more exciting. This gave Australia a target of 76 runs to chase, and they were able to do this easily.
Former Australian cricket player, Mark Waugh, commented on India’s poor performance in the third Test. He thought that India’s batters made mistakes and were not careful enough, which contributed to their loss. Additionally, he believed that India’s complacency was a major factor in their loss, meaning they weren’t trying hard enough to win.
“I think India took their foot off the pedal. I think they became complacent. Once they won the toss, they thought it would just happen for them. They did not get their right balance between attack and defense. Few of their batters threw their wickets away by over-attacking shots,”
Waugh to Fox Cricket.
“With the ball, in the first innings, they were where near accurate as they can be. They bowled a lot of half-volleys. I think India have a lot of thinking to do now. They got to bounce back because they were way below their best in the game,”
he further added.
India’s place in danger in WTC Final
Australia disrupted India’s plan to secure a guaranteed spot in the World Test Championship final by winning the third Test. India needs to win one more match to secure their spot in the final of the WTC.
On March 9, India will take on Australia in the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This match is crucial for India as they still have a chance to secure their place in the final.
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