Jeor Posted January 15, 2021 Share Posted January 15, 2021 5 hours ago, Paxter said: I just wonder without Bumrah how well they'll be able to mop up Australia's reasonably strong lower order. Aus could still get 400+ quite easily. Without Saini the others are going to have to do the heavy lifting, too. To lose both Ashwin and Bumrah was a cruel blow. Batting second when your bowling attack is depleted really makes a dent in your chances of winning a match. That being said, a draw retains the Border/Gavaskar trophy for them, so India might not mind the current state of affairs too much (it is only day one, though, so hard to say). If Australia get 400+, India could back their batsmen to do the same, and if it happens at the current low run rates of the series you'd think that would take them right up to Day 4. Then the time pressure will be on Australia to set a safe target and bowl India out when the last Test showed India have some batting resolve. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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