It was a tough day in Sydney for the Indian bowlers on Day 1 of the third Take a look at towards Australia. Going through off towards an Aussie facet that had David Warner and Will Pucovski opening the innings, the India quick bowlers began off nicely, eliminating the skilled Warner early on. However Pucovski and Marnus Labushcagne led the counter-attack and put the Indian bowlers on the backfoot.
The younger opener registered a half century on debut earlier than beign dismissed by Navdeep Saini for 62. However Steve Smith ensured that the Aussies’ don’t lose any extra wickets within the day as he stitched a strong 60-run partnership with Labuschagne to shut the day’s play. Australia reached 166/2 on Day 1.
Talking on Sony Sports activities Community, former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja applauded the attacking strategy of Australia’s batsmen and mentioned that they compelled the Indian bowlers to go on the protection for the primary time on this sequence.
“Australia I feel got here again strongly after shedding that Take a look at match (Boxing Day Take a look at). There was a change of strategy as nicely. They had been trying to assault they usually had been getting Indians to assume past simply taking wickets and the place they will begin defending,” Jadeja mentioned.
“So a strike-bowler like Ravichandran Ashwin (will get hit for) one boundary and the brief leg goes off. They’ve compelled Indians to assume defensive for the primary time,” he added.
“You’ve got to present credit score to the groundsman. It’s a totally different wicket from the primary couple of video games that we noticed. There was much more assist (for the bowlers) within the first two video games, significantly Day 1 and Day 2 the place there was moisture for spin and the seam motion. There was hardly something for the bowlers (right now),” Jadeja additional mentioned.