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Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by Pal Joey on Mon 22 Dec 2014, 9:29 pm

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3rd Test, MCG
26-30 December, 2014

Australia:
D Warner, C Rogers, S Watson, S Smith*, S Marsh, J Burns, B Haddin†, M Johnson, R Harris, J Hazelwood, N Lyon.

India:
M Vijay, S Dhawan, C Pujara, V Kohli, A Rahane, KL Rahul, MS Dhoni*†, R Ashwin, M Sharmi, I Sharma, UT Yadav.


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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by Pal Joey on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 1:18 am

Both are looking set in these almost perfect batting conditions. Think it will be a difficult day for Oz but as you say, if one or both of these 2 depart, then you can see the rest crumbling with less resistance.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by kingraf on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 1:32 am

Just noticed Kohli's short sleeves are really long. The hanging pieces of stitching make me think he cut the long sleeve.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by kingraf on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 1:38 am

India go to lunch in a decent enough position. I fully expect to wake up with them battered on the floor. Got some cricket to catch at St Georges, hopefully see more than fifteen balls delivered tomorrow. Bastards aren't even partially refunding our tickets for day 2!
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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by KP_fan on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 4:50 am

my brother is whatsapping me in excitement...i see his messages of optimism and hope...historic turnaround foreseen...quoting NZ's win over Pak recently as a parallel.

well solid and spectacular as Indian batting has been.....i have no faith in Dhoni. He will find a way to surrender this position.
this is the guy who almost allowed SA to chase down 475 last year.
And let Mccullum score a triple to pull a draw from the jaws of certain defeat.

small window of draw has appeared though for Ind
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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by Pal Joey on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 5:45 am

I don't think they will lose this time, KP_f. A draw seems most likely now.
Great batting from Rahane and Kohli today. Rahul didn't last long so in comes your man Dhoni.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by alfie on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 6:07 am

Pretty daft batting from Rahul...trying to prove he is a good replacement for Rohit ?
But a great partnership from Rahane and Kohli , gives India a chance in the match. Still not certain the rest of their lineup will add many when this pair are parted so Australia will still fancy their chances.
Good Test Match , again , even if perhaps a bit batsman friendly.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by Pal Joey on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 6:14 am

This pair just parted with Dhoni out... 100 run deficit still.
Just read that the 262-run partnership was India's best outside Asia in 10 years.

Kohli gets his 150... very well deserved.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by alfie on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 6:20 am

Fine batting from Kohli clap

Some praise for the Aussie bowlers for sticking to it in very hot conditions ...even if some of the fielding has let them down.

As I type Ashwin goes ...Harris having a great match !

Still suspect an Aussie win here. But we will see.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by KP_fan on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 6:22 am

LD....here starts the "surrender the advantage" session for India.
2nd time in the game ...first one was when they allowed Harris and Smith to pummel the bowling and get a 150 runs extra
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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by Pal Joey on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 6:28 am

Trying to keep you a little positive, mate... but I hear you loud and clear.

Looks like Harris is a little sore. No wonder. He just keeps pounding in.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by KP_fan on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 6:30 am

ashwin in for his batting and those who think he is an allrounder, note his 3 to 4 failures, after one odd 30 or 40.
Nor does Dhoni makes contributions in live game situations, his 70s come when the team is so far behind and the game "dead" from an Indian interest.

Aus will get some sorta lead, and add to that whatever they will set tomm, Ind will have to chase on last Day.
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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by Pal Joey on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 6:48 am

ha ha... Kohli giving Johnson more of a touch up. They really are a competitive "couple".
Rahane gave him a bit of a dusting up earlier on as well.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by kingraf on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 6:54 am

Problem with time cricket, is no matter how much you've dominated a bowler... he inevitably gets your stick
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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by Pal Joey on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 6:58 am

Another unbelievable catch from Haddin to dismiss Virat for 169.

So India are 462/8 at the close of play and trail by 68 runs.

Big day for India with that superb partnership from Kohli and Rahane.

I'm just glad Australia got those last 5 wickets.... and bowled 89.2 overs as well.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by msp83 on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 7:26 am

Dhoni's part in the collapse was in him getting out, but it has been a let down from Rahul and Ashwin as well. India losing the plot in the last session. It was absolutely terrible from KL Rahul of whom there were big expectations. It was a total joke of an innings. Got dropped playing a poor shot, got caught next ball playing an even poorer shot. Hope those were nerves of the first innings, and that he'll come good soon.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by msp83 on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 7:40 am

Fabulous knocks from Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. Both registering their test bests, Kohli scoring his first 150+. It was a mighty fine partnership, and it was pleasing to watch as well. After that effort, they don't deserve to lose, but with this bowling lineup, and a tendency to collapse at the crucial point, can't say at all.
Don't see India adding too many to the first innings score. So Australia should have a lead around 60. If they add another 250-270 in about 2 sessions, it will be a very difficult chase for India on the last day.......

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by guildfordbat on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 5:11 pm

guildfordbat wrote:Msp - ...

Meanwhile, India are certainly up against it now. Have seen very little of this Test but hope to watch the opening session of day 3. Immediate aim, I would guess, is to avoid the follow on and still be batting at the start of day 4. Even then, no certainty that defeat can be avoided ....

Msp - well, India achieved their immediate aim, at least as I saw things 24 hours ago. I did watch the opening session of day 3 - Kohli and Rahane were both going well by then but I didn't foresee two centuries. Probably more predictable was the clatter of wickets once the first fell. Looks like Australia will now have a first innings lead of 50 plus.

This match could still end with a positive result and Australia must be the favourite. However, India aren't out of it although I feel they'll need a much improved bowling performance and something of an Australian batting collapse on day 4 if they are to start the last day with realistic hope of getting across the line ....

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by KP_fan on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 5:49 pm

well this is the best top order batting line-up in the world that Indians have, let down by horrible captain well past his expiry date.

under an interested leader who can select and utilize bowling resources appropriately this side will not become the best test match side, but will easily rise to the nos. 2 or 3 position.

KL Rahul's stay has to be nerves. Somebody seems like asked him to be aggressive and in nervousness he translated that to madness.

He will get a fair run I am sure.
Like Rahane's debut test against Aus was a disater, nervous hoiks against a spinner holding off at mid-wicket.
and look where he stands now.

Rahul will blossom sonner than later and its a good move ( surely imposed by selectors / powers above Dhoni finally, else the situation had Raina entry written all over it).

another batsman to watch-out for who will break into the squad when Rohit is dumped will be Tiwary first and then Rayadu.

They are both cut out to handle top quality international bowling.

The game itself.....Indian fans might have hopes and a win here is not really a "magical" scenario.
BUT realistically......given the track record, Ind will blow up either on D4 or D5
on D4 they may end up conceding , 350 runs in addition to a 50 run lead and game's out of their grasp chasing 400.

OR at best .....they get a more realistic 325 chase, and collapse in a heap at some point on D5.
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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by msp83 on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 7:29 pm

India needed to get to close to parity in the first innings to have a realistic chance in the game. An Indian win is the least likely result in the game, as we just don't have the bowling to induce an Australian collapse on this track even though Australia do not have the most solid batting lineup in the world at present. They have absolutely no answers to Steven Smith, and David Warner is anyways a certified 2nd innings specialist. The Indian bowlers have brought Chris Rogers, Shane Watson and Brad Haddin back into form, and the Australian lower order is a no go zone for the Indian bowlers.
So the game is in Australia's favor.
Hoping for a miracle from the Indians.......

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by msp83 on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 7:45 pm

One side note from the play yesterday was the Rahane dismissal. Didn't look sureshot out on first view, and it proved not the most convincing umpiring call from Kumar Dharmasena. It was an absolutely crucial call in the context of the game. But the commentary team just wanted to run away from that at the earliest. Had a couple of mild comments, a replay or 2, and not a word after that. The BCCI wouldn't want more questions on their DRS stand........

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by KP_fan on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 9:57 pm

DRS will come, The word is that Kohli and new-brigade want it.
BCCI will do some posturing, some weight throwing to keep it's "nose" intact, and most likely have it in the next test series we play ( which is in UAE v Pak i think)
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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by kingraf on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 10:17 pm

Next series (ie more than one test) is a four test series against us mate
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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by kingraf on Sun 28 Dec 2014, 11:50 pm

Like all shortcomings, the first step lies in admitting you have a problem. A cricket team cannot continually lose the last seven wickets for 60-odd runs. I mean, WTF? I know Shastri isn't a fan of all of India's ills being blamed on IPL, but I really do think there's a link between it and the lower order's inability to bat longer than seven overs. It's one of the things I always try to impose upon the kids I coach. It's a lot easier to learn playing the long game, and then abbreviate your game accordingly as the format gets shorter, than it is to learn with hit and giggle cricket, largely against club bowlers might I add and try extrapolate your game as the format extends.
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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by guildfordbat on Mon 29 Dec 2014, 1:37 am

Australia's morning by some distance.

Johnson getting the last two India wickets in next to no time and Australia advancing to 90/1 at lunch, a lead of 155.

Warner falling lbw to Ashwin who has bowled ok. However, Rogers has since pushed on and remains there with Watson.

I'll be surprised if India take the remaining 9 wickets. The main question for me is when will Australia declare? My guess is over night but it looks as if Smith will have several options ....

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by Pal Joey on Mon 29 Dec 2014, 8:50 am

There was a rain interruption for about an hour and a half but most of the time was made up this evening and there will also be an earlier start
(an extra 30 minutes) tomorrow morning. Play will commence at 10:06 EST.

Rogers again looked steady until his slow roll deflection onto his stumps. It was up to Shaun Marsh to pick up the scoring with Smith failing for once... with the faintest of edges to leg slip. No cameos from Haddin or Johnson in this innings.

So Australia at stumps are 261/7 and have a decent lead of 326 runs.

Smith may again declare overnight... but then again... I have a feeling he may want a few more overs to get a similar lead to what they had in Adelaide. Something around 360-370 runs and have around 80 overs (with the change of innings) to bowl India out.

The main obstacles will again be Vijay, Kohli and Rahane no doubt but they'll also still need to be wary of Dhawan and Pujara of course.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by ShankyCricket on Mon 29 Dec 2014, 9:01 am

Dhawan is not Test class.

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Post by Pal Joey on Mon 29 Dec 2014, 9:04 am

ShankyCricket wrote:Dhawan is not Test class.

I put him in just out of respect, Shanks... although I fully understand your sentiments.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by ShankyCricket on Mon 29 Dec 2014, 9:32 am

He hasn't quite been the walking wicket unlike Nohit to be dropped but wouldn't expect him to get past those 20s and 30s. He ain't test standard.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by guildfordbat on Mon 29 Dec 2014, 10:26 am

guildfordbat wrote:Australia's morning by some distance.

Johnson getting the last two India wickets in next to no time and Australia advancing to 90/1 at lunch, a lead of 155.

Warner falling lbw to Ashwin who has bowled ok. However, Rogers has since pushed on and remains there with Watson.

I'll be surprised if India take the remaining 9 wickets. The main question for me is when will Australia declare? My guess is over night but it looks as if Smith will have several options ....

Going from the scorecard and a couple of reports, I reckon India can be satisfied as to how the day went after lunch. Given they haven't bowled Australia out - which given all the circumstances (Australia's line up, drop in pitch apparently made for batting, India's attack) was always going to be a very hard ask - they have nonetheless chipped away taking 6 more wickets and halted the run rate in the process. I guess the rain interruption didn't help Australia but noticeable that no Australian batsman was able to meaningfully accelerate the scoring rate following Warner's dismissal. To the extent that Rogers has the second highest run rate.

Australia are ahead but not out of sight. I think it would now be a reckless move by Smith to declare overnight; if he did, some might applaud him saying it was very bold but I suspect most of those would only stick their head above the parapet if and when victory had been achieved. My view would be to try and bat on for around another 50 minutes, scoring, say, 40 more off about a dozen overs - then maybe declare.

326 may be enough of a lead already but why should Smith take the risks (particularly when a draw will secure the series) and there are risks. The commentators say the pitch is showing little sign of deterioration and there'll be an extra half-hour's play on the last day so India should have the conditions and the time to make over 300. Whether they can or not is of course an entirely different matter and I rather doubt it but it's not impossible. Kohli and Rahane have already shown that two of their batsmen can get runs here. Just possibly they or someone else could come to the batting party again. Shanky may well be right about Dhawan not being Test class but that doesn't mean he's a guaranteed cheap wicket in this particular innings.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by msp83 on Mon 29 Dec 2014, 6:52 pm

The Indian bowling had a reasonable day yesterday, but the collapse of 7-56 on top of the massive Australian first innings score meant they needed to produce something much more substantial to make something out of this game. Like in the first 2 tests, I am afraid this one too will be a goner in the end. Ishant Sharma bowled with some control, and for a change, picked up a couple of wickets when it mattered. Ashwin also bowled well, and Yadav remained a wickettaker despite going for a few. Shami yet again was disappointing.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by msp83 on Mon 29 Dec 2014, 6:57 pm

If Vijay, Kohli and Rahane remain on top of their games long enough, this one can be saved. Think Shikhar's time is nearly up in the longer formats. But at the same time one has to hope the debut innings was far from being a representation of KL Rahul's temperament....... Cheteshwar Pujara is fighting some mental battles, and is clearly struggling. India's 9, 10 and 11 are all clearly number 11 material. Yadav and Shami are slogging 11s, Ishant ones used to be a stickable number 10 material who has now become a hopeless number 11. So there is nothing much to expect ones the 7th wicket goes down.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by msp83 on Mon 29 Dec 2014, 7:11 pm

Chris Rogers, after facing lots of questions after the Pakistan series in the UAE and low scores in the first test, has again proved his worth by scoring 4 back to back half-centuries. The 2nd innings efforts in particular, though not converted into hundreds, have been very significant in the context of the Gabba game and here.
Think Shaun Marsh has saved his place through an important knock here that came when Warner couldn't convert a start and Smith for a change, failed.......

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by kingraf on Mon 29 Dec 2014, 11:59 pm

This is a very interesting day day's cricket. You know whatever India are set, they'll chase and hunt down.
Mark Taylor does come off as rather set in his ways, and I mean that in the most negative connotation possible. He's literally spent the entire series saying Kohli isn't one of those players capable of playing properly when fired up. The statement itself doesn't merit annoyance, but the fact that Kohli got twin hundreds in the first test (having copped a fine for being a little firey), and he scored a magnificent ton two days ago while giving running commentary of the knock to Mitchell Johnson. The fact that Taylor continues with this garbage really rankles
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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by Pal Joey on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 12:32 am

Not sure they'll hunt down successfully though. Can't see India scoring anywhere near 350 runs with the time/overs remaining.

I missed Taylor's remarks on Kohli. Seems a bit of an odd thing to say. Maybe he's trying to be cheeky but I can't see the point.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by kingraf on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 12:47 am

I couldn't see them chasing so close in Adelaide. They aren't short on belief.

I'm not normally one to jump on the anti-Dhoni bandwagon, but he's been awful this morning. Absolutely no intention to try win.
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Post by Pal Joey on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 1:04 am

Pressure is on him. Belief is one thing... capability another. Dhoni doesn't look all that interested as we can see.

I wouldn't say Australia aren't still looking for a win but India are pretty much out of it with around 75 overs left as it stands. Can't see them even attempting to chase over 370 runs with 2 and a bit sessions left on the last day. I think Australia will try and push on to a 400-run lead anyway if they can. That will create pressure of another kind. The pressure of trying to hang in there for 65 overs or so.

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Post by kingraf on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 1:12 am

I can see them trying to chase 370 off 70-odd overs. Probably never gonna get there in a million years, but the Indians literally can't play any other way. Ever since Muhammad Hafeez of all people blasted Pakistan to a win over Lanka needing to score a five an over, I've decided chasing day is a different preposition than it used to be. Smith should declare soon though. For one, being 2-0 up, with the equation already nearly impossible, It's as safe a way of learning how to press the game (you aren't always going to be 2-0 up) as possible.
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Post by Pal Joey on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 1:20 am

Probably will soon... either in the next few balls when Marsh gets his ton or gets out.

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Post by kingraf on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 1:27 am

Nearly ton up for Marsh. Run out on 99. The pressure got to him. Got a mental nosebleed from being that high up. Averages mid-50s once he gets off the mark. Pity he struggles more than most with getting off the mark.

Absolutely no clue what Dhoni was doing this session. Had they limited Aus to 340-ish, with more overs in the kitty, they could have had a shot at pushing for a result.
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Post by Pal Joey on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 1:27 am

The latter, lol... but still no declaration.

He'll still be on the plane for the West Indies though.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by Pal Joey on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 1:35 am

So Smith makes the declaration now. 384 runs required by India in 71 overs at 5.4 rpo.


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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by kingraf on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 2:35 am

Worst in the world is when there's a sound, and you know you didn't edge it. You've got this whole "Must no look guilty" thing about you.

According to Johnson, Kohli hasn't been sledging him, he's just been talking about himself... Sounds about right
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Post by Pal Joey on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 3:14 am

Unlucky Vijay.


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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by Pal Joey on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 6:54 am

This one is going down to the wire in the last hour.
India 153/6 with Dhoni and Ashwin at the crease.

Too much isn't it?

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by KP_fan on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 7:45 am

‎Well a draw finally , hard earned one. Smith just didn't leave enough time for India to mess it up completely, although they st themselves on track to choke it.

Smith ‎is no Clarke.....2-0 up , 320 lead with 90 overs to have a shot at India should have been enuf on D5. If the opponent still chases, tough luck and the just played well.
T1 put doubts in the mind of Smith and he took a step back.

india took 19 wkts and the lesson, the closer you come to taking 20 wkts, the less likely you are to lose.
Rahul's dual failure has given Dhawan one more test and. Pujara should not be allowed to take his place for granted.

Manoj Tiwary and Rayadu should make their way into the squad for next series.
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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by msp83 on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 8:11 am

So its not 4-0, we have something to take away from the series at last!!!.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by msp83 on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 8:22 am

What worked in India's favor eventually, was the fact that they batted normally for much of the day rather than trying to defend everything from ball one. Kohli and Rahane played a regular game, making use of all available scoring opportunities without taking too many risks. Thought even MS Dhoni survived in the end because he played an attacking game, looking to score even in such a pressure situation, had he tried a defensive game that he doesn't have, India would most likely, have lost

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by Pal Joey on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 8:23 am

It was an awkward morning session with the rain delay. In retrospect, it's easy to say they could have declared earlier (around 360 as I suggested last night and they wouldn't have wasted the 10-12 overs compounded by the rain delay after which the scoring rate was very slow)... but I think it would have been very touch and go to do so overnight. Too much carrot would have been dangled there on this MCG wicket, which held together very well and was more like a late Day 3 / early Day 4 wicket in the end. In many respects that suited the best Indian batsmen very well.

So I wouldn't be too harsh on Smith. He has the makings of another great captain. He had to be responsible first (and carefully weigh up the risk) to ensure they didn't lose the match. That might seem a little "old fashioned" perhaps but it's also worth noting that we have become more accustomed to slightly aggressive (higher risk) declarations with our Australian captains over the last 15-20 years or so - no other side takes as much risk as we do it seems. It mostly pays off but it has also been known to backfire.

Now the BG Trophy is back with us again, I'd say that if Australia are in a similar position in Sydney coming into the last day; then Smith probably will make an earlier declaration and "dangle the carrot" a bit more.

On the subject of the declaration - it looked as if Darren Lehmann made the decision for him.
Did anyone else see him looking concerned that they were still out there? I may be wrong but he was almost out on the field calling off the last two batsmen. If so, then that's a little worrying to me.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by msp83 on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 8:27 am

Couple of surprising calls from Steven Smith. The way Australia batted on today morning for a start. If they wanted a few more runs in the bank on top of the sizable lead they already had, then there should have been some intent, Australia just plodded along for 2 hours. Indians were never going to try and chase that score at close to 5.5 an over for 70 overs. Adelaide at least gave them visions of a chance, but not this one.
Then at the end, I was again surprised that he agreed to let go those last 4 overs. Dhoni and Ashwin had of course batted for more than 10 overs, but beyond them there was not much to come. As I wrote yesterday, the 9, 10 and 11 for India, are actually number 11 batsmen material. They haven't really resisted in this series, if Johnson or Harris or Lyon could produce one good ball to get Dhoni or Ashwin, the last 3 might have struggled even more in the pressure situation.

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Re: Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne

Post by msp83 on Tue 30 Dec 2014, 8:32 am

LD, I agree, 320 might have felt like giving India a bit of a chance really, but thought Australia should have gone for it right from the outset, batted say 6-8 overs and try adding 30-40 quickly and put India in. That would have given the Indians a hope of trying to chase, particularly after Adelaide and since they were the ones who had to make the running in the series. But 5.5 for 70 overs on a last day track having been losing everything overseas in recent times, never on.......

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