By the end of the first day’s play at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Australia scored 255 runs losing 4 wickets, in which Usman Khawaja scored a brilliant century from his side.
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Ahmedabad: The condition of the Indian cricket team in the Indore Test against Australia a few days ago, it was being speculated that in the last Test in Ahmedabad, the pitch might not become turny from day one and it happened as well. starting Thursday 9 March Border-Gavaskar Trophy The pitch proved helpful to the batsmen in the last Test and Australia, batting first, took full advantage of it. However, Team India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey also accepted a mistake of Team India.
Compared to Nagpur, Delhi and Indore, the spinners did not get any special help on the Ahmedabad pitch on the first day and in such a situation, India did not get more wickets. Batting first at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Australia had scored 255 runs losing only 4 wickets by the end of the day’s play. For him, opener Usman Khawaja scored a brilliant century and returned unbeaten after scoring 104 runs. Apart from him, Cameron Green is also unbeaten after playing a quick inning of 49 runs and will look to increase the score on the second day.
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mistake of 10 overs
Despite this, Team India did not even give Australia a chance to score fast runs for a long time and kept a check on the runrate. However, taking the new ball after the 80th over cost India dearly and Australia scored heavily and coach Mahambre also admitted that the team could not control it here. They said,
“He batted well in the first season. Initially we gave away more runs but as the ball got older it became difficult to score runs. The second season went well for us. We gave away 56 runs in the last 10 overs and I think the game here has not been in our favor to some extent. At the end of the day, 255 runs for four wickets can be considered good for us, but yes, in the last session, we gave a few more runs.
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Rotation of pacers is necessary
Team India rotated the pacers in this series, on which questions were also raised but coach Paras Mahambre said that this decision will benefit the fast bowlers in future. In the first two Test matches, Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Siraj played for India, while Umesh Yadav was replaced by Shami in the third Test match. Shami was rested in that match. In the fourth Test match, Shami was included in place of Siraj. Mahambre said about this,
“You have to make a decision because you also have to look at the individual workload of each bowler. The way we saw Shami, we felt he needed to be rested. This also gave us an opportunity to give chance to bowlers like Siraj or Umesh.
Mahambre said, “We will also have to look at the matches after this series. Right now there is the final of the World Test Championship and we need to look into that as well. In such a situation, sometimes you have to rotate the bowlers and it is also important for the players.
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