Australia’s cricket team has shown significant improvement in their performance in the second match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy against India. After a dominant display from Team India in the first Test, the Australian squad was looking for ways to improve their game.
The Aussies managed to notch up 263 runs in the first innings of the second Test, a considerable improvement from their performance in the previous match. However, veteran all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was once again instrumental in providing Team India with some much-needed breakthroughs. Jadeja picked up three wickets in the second Test, including the dismissal of skipper Pat Cummins and Todd Murphy, who made his debut in the Nagpur Test.
Australian opener Usman Khawaja played a vital role in his team’s score by scoring 81 runs off 125 balls before being dismissed thanks to a sensational catch by KL Rahul. However, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith were not able to impress with the bat as they were dismissed early by Ravichandran Ashwin.
Australia will now depend on their bowlers to follow up on their improved performance as they try to stop the Indian batting attack, which was marvellous in the first Test. Skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ravindra Jadeja will be crucial threats with the bat, and dismissing them early will be crucial for the Aussies. Todd Murphy, who made his debut in the Nagpur Test, was sensational for Australia as he picked up seven wickets in the first match.
Overall, the second Test promises to be a thrilling encounter between two competitive teams, with both sides looking to gain an advantage in the ongoing series.