India in Australia Test series 2020-21

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why is it so one sided?
I know pitches can be different but it shouldnt be this one sided
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The Aussies didn't bat all that well. Could possibly be COVID rustiness...

Then again both sides had no problems racking up 300 and even 380 totals (Australia) during the ODI series.
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Sensational fielding by the Aussies keeping what would have been a tight game into one which Australia is now well ahead in.

I find it interesting that cricinfo published an article about banning bouncers just because 4-5 Indian players have been felled by them. It’s always been part of the game, lol!

Also, I really have to question Kohli’s dedication a bit by leaving so early during such a big tour. As the teams best batter why leave so early? His child is still not born. He knew the schedule of this series well in advance, why schedule a pregnancy during such a big series? I’m not a big fan of men skipping important tours just because their child is being born. All that’s needed is a pregnant woman and the gynecologist. Call me old fashioned.
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Pant playing a special innings here, this game could get interesting if Pujara & Pant take this game much further
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Brilliant guts & determination from the Indian side, not two traits you would have normally first thought of when thinking about them.

If there was any doubt before, surely now it’s clear who the No.1 Test side in the world is
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I'll be honest, I did not expect this level of grit from India. Specially after that 36 all out.

Rahane has now captained India in 4 tests (3 of them against Aus, 2 away from home) - 3 wins and a draw. Yet to lose.

Incidentally, his name "Ajinkya" in Marathi, his mother tongue, means invincible / undefeated. Living up to it.

He might as well lose the next one, but has been very admirable and wanted to make this statement while I still can :). The guy demands respect in the dressing room, clearly, both through his action and demeanor.

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I really thought India might win this one. Pant was on fire, it was a shame he couldn't press on for the win.
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I really hope India can take the final test in Brisbane. Given the number on absences and injuries they have they have done really well in Australia. This series has reminded me why I love test cricket. Not sure why anyone would be interested in all these T20 Leagues with madeup teams nobody cares about, the players included.
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eugene wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:52 pm
I really hope India can take the final test in Brisbane. Given the number on absences and injuries they have they have done really well in Australia. This series has reminded me why I love test cricket. Not sure why anyone would be interested in all these T20 Leagues with madeup teams nobody cares about, the players included.
If they can win in Brisbane it will truly be an incredible performance, Australia has not lost at the Gabba since 1986
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Yeah this was a really good performance from India. They showed tremendous fight to just hold on for the draw. Had they a Sehwag, they would have likely won.
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