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AUS vs IND: 'They Are About To Play Their Fourth Test Back To Back', Tim Paine Praised The Aussie Pacers

By IANS News
January 14, 2021 • 20:17 PM View: 553

The Australians, after the third day's play during their third Test against India at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), were thrilled at having ensured that the visiting bowlers would bowl on all four days of the match and get very little time to recover for the fourth and final Test.

With the gap between the third and the fourth Tests being just three days, it was always going to be tough for the Indians to recover and the fact that they did not name the playing XI on the eve of the fourth Test unlike during the first three Tests, it was clear that staying on the field for four days has taken toll on the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and R Ashwin with both having been unfit and undergoing scans.

One of the reasons behind India's success on the last tour in 2018-19 was that they managed to keep the Aussies on the field for a long enough period in the Melbourne Test. India kept the hosts for close to 170 overs on the field in first innings while making 443/7 and declaring. They ensured that the Aussies bowled on all four days.

Australia had just three days to recover before the Sydney Test two years ago and they wilted as India batted first and hammered 622/7 against tired legs.


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