Sydney: The Indian team was on the verge of defeat on the last day of the third test match played at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). But visiting team’s batsmen Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin struck surprisingly and drew, beating Australia’s hopes of victory.
Australia record in Brisbane
In the four-game test series, both teams are 1-1 and the series decider will be played in Brisbane. Australia have not lost a single match since 1988 at Gaba’s home ground in Brisbane.
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Where Australia has an excellent track record. At the same time, India’s struggles in Brisbane have also increased as all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja suffers from a thumb injury and batsman Hanuma Vihari suffers from a hamstring injury. But the way the Team India players played the Sydney Test like injured lions, they will come onto the pitch with the same spirit.
Ricky Ponting Mind Games
The first kangaroos of the last test began to play their mind games. In the Sydney test there were statements from Ricky Ponting, after which he had to face his mouth.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting said the home conditions and stable XI advantage would be huge for Australia in the fourth and final test against India in Brisbane from Friday.
Ricky Ponting told Cricket.com AU, “Australian bowling will be heavy in Brisbane. For the first time, Australia’s record at Gaba is excellent. And if Will (Pukowski) is in good shape, the hosts won’t have to change the game eleven either.
He said: “India is again suffering from injuries to many of their players and if these players are not playing they will have to bring other players.”
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Ponting (Ricky Ponting) also said India should play Pant, who scored 97 points in the second inning of the third test, as Wriddhiman Saha’s batsman and wicket keeper.
The former captain said: “ If they (India) feed another drummer, they can play number five well. With this, Pant can beat at number six and Saha at number seven.
Ponting said Australia played well but giving up four catches has benefited the visiting team.