Published: Mon, December 31, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

India defeats Australia, retains Border-Gavaskar trophy

India defeats Australia, retains Border-Gavaskar trophy

He's only the third Indian pace bowler to take eight or more wickets in a Test in Australia.

As for India-Australia bouts in the longest format, he guided India to Border-Gavaskar Trophies in 2008, 2010 and 2013 (when India became the first team in more than 40 years to whitewash Australia in a Test series). As players our job is to play cricket and turn up where we are supposed to turn up.

Kohli is widely seen as one of the best batsmen of his generation and even he said he wouldn't want to be facing Bumrah on surfaces like the recent Perth Test, where the cracked pitch caused variable bounce and numerous blows to the body. We have to make sure we're improving and our good and our bad is a little bit closer together than what it has been in the last couple of Tests.

"I've played a lot with Matthew - he's a fighter, he's gritty, I think he's learnt a lot from his time in and out of the Australian dressing room", Hussey said. "Credit must go to first-class set-up in India, which challenges our fast bowlers in India, and that helps them overseas", Virat Kohli said.

Border feels the current crop of bowlers makes India a risky team especially in conditions that are conducive to fast bowlers.

Not for the first time Australia's troubles with the bat came back to haunt them, with no one in the top seven registering a half-century in the match.

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"The wicket was always going to be a bit of a grind. But I think it's pretty common you see that when you've got inexperienced players in your top 6 against high-quality bowling".

Ganguly, however, had attained the same number of wins in 28 Tests. They grind you down and force you to make a mistake.

Australia have a few selection headaches ahead of the Sydney Test that starts on January 3, with Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb and Mitchell Marsh all out of form.

"Marnus has been added to the squad, he'll come with us to Sydney and have a look at the conditions".

"There's been a hell of a lot of talk about our batting and our top six, but we've seen if we can get Virat and Pujara out there's some holes in the opposition batting as well".

As it is for the MCG pitch, so it must be for Australian cricket's batting stocks, though the returns of Smith and Warner will provide short-term relief. We're not playing well enough under pressure when it matters - that's a fact whether it's Twenty20, one-day cricket or Test cricket. "The best thing about this win would be to bounce back again".

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