Steve Smith on Indoor Test win: After losing the first two matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 (BGT 2023), Australia made a stunning comeback in the four-match Test series by winning the third match. Australia won by 9 wickets against the Indian team in the test held in Indore. Like the first two Test matches, Australia won here too despite the spin track indoors. Australia now have a chance to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 with a win in the fourth match of the series. Find out what Australian captain Steve Smith had to say about making a comeback in the Test series.
Steve Smith said, ‘From day one we laid the foundation for success. Our bowlers bowled brilliantly on the first day, especially Kuhneman. Usman Khawaja played brilliantly in the first innings with the bat after the contribution of all the bowlers. We have had some good partnerships during that time. Then India definitely bowled well and wore us down. Later Pujara also played well but our bowlers performed well. Finally I will say that this is our complete show.
At this point, Steve Smith also recalled his team’s regular captain, Pat Cummins. Please be told that Pat Cummins had to return home in the middle of the Test series due to family reasons and because of this Steve Smith had to take charge of the team. Even Steve Smith said he enjoyed coffee after getting captaincy after a long time.
‘I love being the captain here’
Smith said, ‘I’ve really enjoyed this week. I love captaining this part of the world (India). I think I know a lot here. This is the place I enjoy the most. I think I did a good job here. There is no change in our approach in this match. Just see what the conditions are and play accordingly. Hope to finish the series well too.
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After losing in Nagpur and Delhi, Australia restricted India to 109 runs in the Indoor Test. As a result, Australia were bowled out for 197 runs in the first innings. Here Team India’s second innings was also reduced to 163 runs and Australia were given a target of just 76 runs, which they achieved with the loss of one wicket. Nathan Lyon was the ‘Player of the Match’ with 11 wickets.
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