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    India vs Australia Brisbane Test - will we retain the trophy?

    Cricket fans will be waiting eagerly for the fourth and final Test match to start tomorrow at Brisbane, after that pulsating draw in the previous match at Sydney. With the series drawn 1-1, even if Team India draws this last match, the Border-Gavaskar Trophy remains in their awards' cabinet.

    Who will be out there on the field in the playing 11 is the moot point, though! With so many injured players, it seems a possibility that one of the bowlers taken on the tour for Net bowling may be included in the team. With the team management continuing to stick to having five bowlers, it is unlikely that both Saha and Pant will be taken. Perhaps Shardul will get to play?

    Go, India, go...get that trophy back home!
  • #720655
    Injuries are only making India suffer, not the Australian team. Everything is doubtful. Who will be there in paying XI is a big question? Shardul Thakur or T Natarajan may come into the team. Kuldeep Yadav may also make into the final XI. Mayank Agarwal may also be included in the final team. With so many players in the hospital, how our team can perform is the point. If our team can force a draw also we can say it is a big victory.
    The weather forecast for the opening day is good. There is a chance of storms on Saturday. There may be some showers on the other days also. Vice-Captain and the Captain should take responsibility on their shoulders and see that good total will be put on the board. It is a chance to Natarajan to show his potential if a chance comes to him.
    I hope India will do good and at least draw the match if not registering a win. There are more chances for a draw here also.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #720716
    The first day of the game is over. Indian inexperienced bowling also tested the Australian batsmen on a flat wicket. The senior bowler Saini is also lost midway adding worries to the Indian team. The dropped catches again proved costly. Labuschagne utilised the chance he got from the dropped catches and completed his 5th ton in test matches.
    Day 2 is very crucial. Indian bowlers should send back the tail as early as possible and see that they will be around 300 only. The experienced batsmen like Rahane and Rohit should play sensibly and see that they will not be far behind the score of the hosts.
    Tomorrow afternoon rain is predicted and we have to see what is going to happen. But we should feel happy about the bowling performance of all fresh bowlers in the absence of senior bowlers.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #720788
    Rain played spoilsport, with the day's play ending early due to the wet outfield. While the bowling figures for Team India look good on the Board, when you look at Australia's batting, you can see that some good partnerships were built up. Scoring a massive 369 on the first two days is pretty impressive! India's opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill is back in the dressing room and the captain is with Pujara at the crease. We have a lot of catching up to do tomorrow since we are trailing by 307 runs. Naturally, it all depends on the weather now, with intermittent rain predicted for tomorrow as well.

    I think Team India will be most happy if the entire deciding Test gets washed out and they return home with the trophy!

    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #720803
    Yes. Indian bowlers did well. But some batsmen in Australia made good scores which helped them to make an impressive score. Rohit Sarma was out in his 40s and now the onus is on the two players who are there in the middle. Rain is going to play an important role in the outcome. I expect the Indian team to spend at least another 1.5 days and at least come nearer to the Australian Score. Then the chances of a draw are more. Let us hope for the better. Natarajan proved himself as an asset by taking 3 important wickets.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #720814
    India had started well but soon due to good fielding around the stumps and strategic bowling by the Australians we lost two important wickets. Now the match will pickup on day 3 from the place India 62 for 2 and let us hope that Pujara and Rahane will do a good pairing and score a handsome figure. Rain is definitely an uncertainty and spoil the game for the interested fans and spectators gluing to their TVs during the match. Waiting for the day 3 match which is going to start half an hour earlier to make up some time due to the loss of time so far in rain. So, day 3 match would be starting at 04:00 AM Indian standard time. Incidentally as per weather forecast it is told that rain will not interrupt the match on the crucial day 3.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #720816
    The match is poised for a definite result and may the best team win. Australia is the formidable team and registering a win against them would be added pep to our boys.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #720865
    Day 3 three belongs to the tail of the Indian team. Shardul and Sundar made about 130 runs which brought the score of the team near to the score of Australia. The way in which they batted showed that there is nothing in the pitch and all the regular batsmen gifted their wickets by playing careless shots. Another two days are there. Rain interruptions during these two days are also predicted. The chances for a draw are more. Australia has to score quick runs and give a challenge to the Indian team on the last day. Anyhow, let us wait and see. People who commented about the inclusion of Shardul are now not having any words to say.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #720907
    India is 4 for no wicket in the second innings. Because of rain, the play was stopped early. The game is wide open now. All depends on how our batsmen respond to the bowling of the Australian bowlers. Rain may play an important role. If there is no rain tomorrow, a result is possible. Otherwise, it is going to be a draw only.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #720929
    Harshabhogle said this series will have to lure more viewers for broadcasting as there is no ticket selling capability in the stadium... It looks like that...
    Probability a theory based on Assumptions and Negativity(Elimination). It is used in the evolution of atomic theory.--- Bhushan

  • #720936
    Team India needs 324 runs to win, with 98.1 overs left to play on the last and final day. That works out to 3-4 runs an over, which is not such a difficult goal on the face of it. On the one hand the batsmen can go all out and try to achieve a win, or play the patient game and just hang around till the day ends, settling for a draw. Haste makes waste as well, so if there are further rash shots and the wickets fall in a heap, the series will have slipped out of their hands.

    As they say, though, matches are unpredictable, especially with the rain Gods making merry!

    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #721003
    Hurrah! Team India won the match and the series. Well done to each and every member of the team. It was all-round teamwork. An excellent batting display by Gill (91) and Pant (89), not to mention the gritty, calm manner that Pujara met every fastball and bouncer. Every little contribution mattered whether it was fewer than 10 or nearly a century. Likely the opponents thought, like many fans, that the match would peter out into a draw, but what a sensational game India played! Their captain will surely rue the many catches he dropped. Pant won the player of the match and Cummins the player of the series.

    Now England comes to India, with Kohli back as captain and Ishant Sharma likely to play as well. Let's look forward to another exciting series, this time on home turf.

    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #721006
    What a turn around. From 36 all out to a series win. Unbelievable. Bowlers did an excellent job to restrict Australia and the Indian batsmen come up to the expectations of the people and batted well. Pujara did an excellent job and then Pant has seen that India will emerge victoriously. As a captain, Rahane did a good job. It is teamwork. All did their part nicely and brought this great victory to the countries. Well done, India.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #721008
    Happy to see India winning the match and the series. A good team work. The same tempo and spirit should be maintained for the future games. Well done Indian team. You are really Great.
    No life without Sun

  • #721009
    Congratulation to the Indian team that defeated Australia 2-1 in the series and that too on Australian soil. In the Test series, we have seen so many members got injured from the main team and they have to be replaced with very young players from the reserve bench. Some of these members never played in Test cricket and are mainly IPL players. Luckily they got the opportunity to play and they proved their mettle with their performance. The inexperienced players like Rishab Pant, Siraj, Sardul Thakur, Subhuman Gill, Sundar have done an excellent job in the win of the final match. Pujara gave excellent support in both innings. Rahane led the team with good maturity in the absence of Kohli. Now India has second lineup players to play in any situation. These players have to see their positions safe with improving their talents and skills in their particular departments of bowling, batting, and fielding.

  • #721011
    Well done team India. It was unexpected when Australia finished their first inning but India played well specially Rishabh Pant who is the hero of the match and he showed how important he is for the team.
    Sanjeev

    " The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
    – Mark Twain


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