Sydney: The Indian team was on the verge of defeat on the last day of the third Test match played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). But the visiting team batsmen Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin batted amazingly and drew the match, beating the hopes of Australia’s victory.
Australia’s record in Brisbane
In the four-match Test series, both teams are 1–1, and the deciding match of the series will be played in Brisbane. Australia have not lost a single match since 1988 at Brisbane’s Gaba ground.
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Where Australia has a great record. At the same time, India’s difficulties in Brisbane have also increased because all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is suffering from a thumb injury and batsman Hanuma Vihari is suffering from a hamstring injury. But the way Team India players played the Sydney Test like injured lions, they will come on the field with the same spirit.
Ricky Ponting’s Mind Games
The first kangaroos from the last test have started playing their mind games. In the Sydney Test, there were statements of Ricky Ponting, after which he had to face his mouth.
Now former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has said that the advantage of home conditions and stable final XI will be huge for Australia in the fourth and final Test against India in Brisbane from Friday.
Ricky Ponting told Cricket.com AU, ‘Australia’s bowling will be heavy in Brisbane. For the first time, Australia’s record in Gaba is excellent. And if Will (Pukowski) is fit, then the hosts will not have to make changes in the playing eleven as well.
He said, ‘India is again suffering from injuries to many of its players and if these players do not play, they will have to bring other players.’
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Ponting (Ricky Ponting) also said that India should play Pant, who scored 97 runs in the second innings of the third Test, as a batsman and wicketkeeping from Wriddhiman Saha.
The former captain said, ‘If they (India) feed another batsman, then they can play well at number five. With this, Pant can bat at number six and Saha at number seven.
Ponting said that Australia bowled well, but giving up four catches benefited the visiting team.