The turning track became the biggest reason for India’s defeat. In India, turning tracks were also built in Nagpur and Delhi so that the Australian batsmen were trapped by the spin bowling. But Team India’s bet backfired in Indore.
A series of four Test matches is going on between India and Australia. The series is being held under the Border Gavaskar Trophy. The third match of the series was played in Indore where the match ended in 3 days and the Indian team suffered a disappointing defeat. After forgetting the last two defeats, Australia made a brilliant comeback and beat India by 9 wickets. But you will be surprised to know that India has fallen into its own trap. Not only this, after the defeat in the Indoor Test, India will have to wait a little longer to reach the final of the World Test Championship.
The turning track became the biggest reason for India’s defeat. In India, turning tracks were also built in Nagpur and Delhi so that the Australian batsmen were trapped by the spin bowling. But Team India’s bet backfired in Indore. Two spinners from Australia, especially Nathan Lyon, kept the Indian team going in Lanka.
Talking about other reasons for defeat, Team India’s top order flopped miserably. Shubman Gill, who replaced captain Rohit Sharma or veteran batsmen Virat Kohli, KL Rahul or Shreyas Iyer in this match, all seemed to struggle on the indoor pitch. The batsmen failed in both the innings.
The middle also played an important role in India’s poor performance, which made the batsmen look very helpless. Batting on this pitch was very difficult. Batsmen like Usman Khawaja and Cheteshwar Pujara scored half-centuries here and there and gave life to the batting on this pitch.
Apart from this, India’s spin attack has completely failed. Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Akshar Patel failed to perform brilliantly. Where the Australian spin bowlers were troubling the Indian batsmen immensely, the Australian batsmen were playing the Indian bowlers with ease.