Agreed. In addition to the Paine run out in the first innings which should’ve been given out imo.Considering the few lucky breaks we got with umpires call LBW's going as not out for a few that looked out to the naked eye we can't really complain
The only positives from an Aussie perspective have been Green, Wade, Cummins and Marnus. Next test (pending fitness) should be:Cummins and Green showed a lot of patience and fight, with solid techniques. Some of their top order mates should be taking notes.
Warner I’ve read is still touch and go for the third test, obviously he’s a no brainer to include straight back in if fit. He’d be a huge boost especially with getting the run rate going.The only positives from an Aussie perspective have been Green, Wade, Cummins and Marnus. Next test (pending fitness) should be:
Pucovski/Harris (if Puck not fit)
Paine (c, +)
Starc has not bowled well since day 1 of the first test.
run rate was pathetic from the aussies, India did bowl well, but we just didn’t find gaps or play shots, let their bowlers dictate way to much and then the pressure kept building and each batsmen just fell into a hole.
Some pretty random and impressive stats in this. Siraj with a hell of good debut alongside Gill.
I knew the run rate for Australia was quite low, didn’t realise how unusual it was though. Lowest since 1990, wow. 103 overs in the second innings and just scraped to 200. Some damn good bowling and pressure from India. Without Warner or Smith firing, there’s a lack of someone who can score quickly and keep the runs ticking over.
They drew against SL.When you look at other results, NZ probably deserve it with India being the only other nation you could make a case for the #1 spot. In the last few years, NZ beat Pakistan in the UAE and Sri Lanka away and we lost both series. They smacked India at home who we are currently struggling against (and also lost the last series against them). For whatever reason, they just turn to water whenever they play the Aussies (I'm convinced it's between the ears).