India Vs Australia Sydney Test: Steve Smith and Tim Paine start team India with first mind game then ‘ball’ game

It was not just Australia’s defeat when India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy under the captaincy of Virat Kohli after winning the Melbourne Test. Team India crushed badly broken Australia in the Mind game. Justin Langer recalls that moment – The next day of the match, I was sitting in a restaurant with wife. My wife, holding my hand, suddenly started crying. I asked what happened. Boli You must have been very upset after this match. These tears were given to my wife by Tejeshwar Pujara, who plagued our eyes throughout the series. Langer explained this in detail in the web series – The Test.

What changed in Sydney after Melbourne?

Then what changed in the current series? This Ajinkya Rahane must be thinking on the third day of Sydney Test. Team India came to Sydney after making a great comeback in Melbourne leaving behind the misery of the first match. On the flat pitch, India will be alive, we were hearing such stories from the commentary box from Jadeja, Razdan, Manjrekar’s life. The result was that when Australia returned to the pavilion at 338 in the first innings, star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had a cipher in his account. The same spinner who became a hero by dismissing Steve Smith. We brought him into form in this match between stories of Smith being bogged down. Smith expressed his intentions by hitting a century.

Actually played the third Test, but going to Sydney but the Mind Game Gaba. A chance was given by Bill of a restaurant where some of our stars sat down to eat. There is a saying that the thief should not go by stealing. And Kangaru is the master of mind games. Langer had to repay. The Australians did not miss and clamped down on India in the Bio Bubble’s Mind Game.

Jadeja turned around and also trapped India

Australia expressed their intent when Jasprit Bumrah bowled the first ball of the match. Aggression and readiness to retaliate. Even though the threatsman, like David Warner, went on to score just five, his intentions did not change. The debate over what would have happened if Mohammad was Shami is meaningless. But Hero Bumrah of the previous series did not look dangerous with the new ball. We helped make Australia another star. This is Will Pukowski. In the very first Test, Pukowski dominated the Indian fast bowling department. Bumrah got his first success with an old ball.

Ravindra Jedja returned to the match with his spin. After four wickets in his account, perhaps our batsman Khaliyya pilaf cooked. So the mistake happened here too. Nathan may have been trying more to understand Lyon. There was nothing left for Australian fast bowling. When Shubman Gill and hit man Rohit Sharma came to the crease, it also felt right for a while. Gill scored 50, putting on quick shots. He became a victim of Pat Cummins. After this, the story started changing rapidly.

Battered in front of bodyline bowling

After the opening wicket, Cheteshwar Pujara became the wall, but the weakness of the Indian batsmen came to the fore. If the Australians catch a weak vein then they press on. This is what happened on the Sydney pitch. Pat Cummins and Hazelwood’s average bowling suddenly burst into flames. Ajinkya Rahane went to play for the bounce and sat on the stumps. In the first session of the third day, all the schemes of big score failed. After Rahane, Cummins and Green destroyed Hanuma Vihari. Somehow after adding the first life on the 24th ball, he could add three runs. Vihari, who was badly trapped in pressure tactics, came back out after being run out.

On the other hand, another sight of Pujara vs Cummins was seen in Sydney. Cummins hit a short ball and forced a strike at full length. Pujara too changed the style and retaliated by putting some quick shots but he could not remove his gloves from Cummins’ fast bowling ball. Rishabh Pant was shooting shots in T20 style but he did not even have the answer of the bouncer. Hazelwood and Cummins consistently targeted his body. He was also injured and in the same vex, returned the pavilion with a bad shot.

Swing does not bounce back

Cameron Green, Pat Cummins and Jose Hazlewood were unable to do any reverse swing. There was also no swing in the air. He sprang from the bus boom. As soon as the Indians were beat, the kangaroos would stare at them as they ate. We got stuck in this mind game. That spell of Hanuma Vihari and Pujara’s monotonous batting was part of a poor batting strategy. During this time we could clearly see that Australians are dominating the game. An example of this was seen on the very next ball of Vihari’s return to the pavilion. Then Ravindra Jadeja came to the crease. The first ball of Hazelwood got beat and what happened in the eyes between the two actually turns the match dice. Sirji replied to Hazelwood in his own style, but the answer after applying the boundary and after the beat, there is a difference in eyes.

Three runs out after 12 years


If the Kangaroos took the lead of 94 runs in this match, then our three run outs also played an important role behind it. Hanuma Vihari, Ashwin and Bumrah threw wickets when each run was to add a quiver of arrows. This happened after 12 years when three batsmen of Team India were run out in an innings of a Test. Earlier this happened in the Mohali Test against England in 2008.

Find the way to block hole Bumrah

Even after Warner and Pukowski returned to the pavilion, Australia did not give up the offensive in the second inning. Steve Smith and Labushen are batting at an average of over three. In such a situation, the first session of the fourth day can be reversed. Team India expects Boom Boom Bumrah. Cummins-like length is not just a bounce in his quiver. His real strength is the death zone bowling. They will have to find the way to that block hole for which they have come to wreak havoc all over the world. If this does not happen and Smith plays the first session, it will be impossible for Rahane & Co. to bat in the fourth innings.