Adelaide: Australian captain Tim Paine said after playing a fifties innings against Team India’s dangerous bowling attack in the day-night test on Friday, it was not easy to see the pink ball coming from far away in the light of light. Penn remained the top scorer with an unbeaten 73, despite his team being reduced to 191 in the first innings on the second day of the match at Adelaide Oval.
Tim Paine said in the press conference, ‘Yes, definitely the level of fast bowling is excellent. The pink ball is also probably a reason. It is not easy to adjust and play it and I can tell you that it is difficult for the player.
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Batting at Adelaide Oval on the second day was not easy, due to which some batsmen adopted a more cautious attitude. The Indian team, who were reduced to 244 runs in the first innings, increased their total to 62 runs by the end of the day’s play.
Penn admitted that this was not his team’s best performance. He said, ‘Yes, it is definitely not our best performance but credit goes to him. They (Indian bowlers) bowled really well, put us under pressure, we could not achieve the rhythm or make partnerships, today we could not do it. But our top order has done a good job for us so far.
Senior off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took 4 wickets while fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah took 2 wickets. Penn said that Australia would definitely try to make a comeback due to their bowling attack. He said, ‘In the end, we have to chase the target, we know that it will be challenging, our bowling is fantastic, anything can happen tomorrow.’
Penn said, “We know our fast bowling attack and yesterday there were a lot of opportunities in the first 10 overs of Nathan Lyon. We can take wickets fast and certainly this is what we will try to do, keeping the scoreboard under control. We hope that we will be able to keep the score as low as possible. ‘