Former Australia quick bowler Glenn McGrath mentioned that the Australia batsmen have been just a little bit detrimental of their strategy within the 2nd Take a look at in opposition to India at MCG. India, led by Ajinkya Rahane bundled out the hosts for 195 within the first innings, after which took a 131-run lead. Australia posted 200 runs within the 2nd innings, setting a goal of 70 for the guests to chase.
India chased down the goal simply with 8 wickets in hand to degree the sequence at 1-1. McGrath mentioned that the Australia batsmen have been batting for survival and that’s the place ‘Australia let themselves down’.
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“I used to be just a little bit disillusioned with our batsmen. They have been little detrimental, didn’t present intent, weren’t proactive and so they simply sat again, and it was extra about survival reasonably than seeking to rating runs and put the onus again on the bowlers,” McGrath mentioned on Unplayable Podcast.
“That’s the place Australia let themselves down a bit. Additionally they dropped a couple of catches. David Warner coming again within the aspect ought to give just a little little bit of carry as nicely. However i would love the batsman to exit and bat with out concern and simply again themselves and exit and see what they’ll do.” McGrath added.
“You must give credit score to India, the best way they batted (in Melbourne), the modifications they made had a big effect, Rahane actually stepped up with getting the chance to captain. I believe they confirmed the way to deal with circumstances and bat in opposition to high quality bowling assault.” McGrath additional mentioned.
The 2 groups will play the third Take a look at in Sydney ranging from Thursday.