India Vs Australia: Men-In-Yellow rewind the clock to good times
Updated On : 14 Mar 2019,06:45 PM
The Australian skipper Aaron Finch once again won the toss and one will have to say that he assessed the conditions well to ask the opposition to have a bowl on the slow-ish track. Both Finch and Khawaja provided Australians with a perfect start, hammering the ball all-around the ground to put 76 runs together. The start helped Australia to put up a defendable total on board.
Once Finch departed, Khawaja continued to play the anchor's role with Peter Handscomb utilising his good form. Both Khawaja and Handcomb did exceedingly well to put one short of three figure mark together. It wouldn't be wrong to say that their partnership shaped Australian innings.
Usman Khawaja registered his second ton of the tour, eventually helping his team to be in a very strong position. Khawaja looked positive from the first ball itself smashing four of the first delivery and continuing that run in his whole innings.
Indian team scalped couple of wickets in the middle over, eventually helping the team to restrict the total to go above 300 run-mark.
Lower-down the order, Jhye Richardson smashed 29 runs off just 21 deliveries and was looking solid for even more. In this while, Kohli collected the ball well on time and gave it to wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant to send Richardson back to the pavilion.
As the series has turned out to be, India lost Shikhar Dhawan early in the innings, and once again the India's middle-order was exposed. His counterpart, Rohit Sharma smashed a half-century.
Adam Zampa ripped through India's middle-order eventually letting Australia to create history. He perished 3 wickets for 46 runs.
Lower down the order Kedar provided India with a little hope, having lost 6 wickets in 130 odd runs, India needed a partnership to be back in the game which Kedar and Bhuvneshwar provided.
This picture says everything, 'End of India's hopes to clinch the series'. Jadhav departed just after Bhuvneshwar Kumar and India was eight down - inching close to rare loss.
Yes, Australia thrashed India with a 3-2 scoreline. In the end, men-in-yellow had the last time in this cracker series.