Adelaide: Former cricketer Ricky Ponting said that Australian batsmen underestimated veteran Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and his aggressive attitude against the bowler shattered the team’s batting in the first innings.
The 34-year-old bowler took 4 wickets while showing his talent, including showing the path of pavilion to veteran Steve Smith. On the second day of this day-night test, the Australian team was all out for 191 runs.
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Ricky Ponting said, “Our batsmen looked overly aggressive against Ashwin. He underestimated Ashwin but Ashwin showed how brilliant he is.
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R Ashwin has taken three or more wickets in each of his last four innings in Australia
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The former veteran batsman, who worked with Ashwin as the coach of the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), said, “He was trying to score against Ravichandran Ashwin but it was the opposite.” Gone.
Ashwin took 4 wickets for 55 runs in 18 overs in the first innings, which gave the Indian team a 53-run lead in the first innings. India have scored 9 runs for one wicket in the second innings till stumps, taking their total lead to 62 runs.