India win third Test to retain Border-Gavaskar Trophy

India win third Test to retain Border-Gavaskar Trophy

India win third Test to retain Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Another Test, and another batting collapse.

The current India team is, in some ways, a throwback to the "invincible" modern Australian sides of the late 1990s and early 2000s. He's only the third Indian pace bowler to take eight or more wickets in a Test in Australia.

All-rounder Mitch Marsh is also firmly on the chopping block following his twin failures upon his return to the Test team, particularly after captain Tim Paine confirmed that Queensland leg-spinning all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne had been added to the squad for the New Year's Test. Chasing a target nearly of 400, Australia's resistance came only from the bottom half, while the top collapsed once again.

"It is inexperience. It is pressure".

India's potent bowlers - the best seam attack they have had for many years - have exposed the issues affecting Australia's batting line-up.

"We felt we made some strides in Perth but with an inexperienced batting lineup at times you're going to have performances like we did in the first innings". That's what we are seeing.

Cheteshwar Pujara scored a brilliant hundred in the first innings as India scored 443/7 decl. We bowl a lot in Ranji-Trophy cricket, and it pays off.

"Morning greetings, Geoff. I wanted to ask: what did you make of not enforcing the follow-on?" I always focus on consistency.

David Warner and Steve Smith. "The best thing about this win would be to bounce back again".

"I think that's pretty clear". "I was mentioning the runs Agarwal got in first-class cricket in India and there's been a reaction".

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Not for the first time Australia's troubles with the bat came back to haunt them, with no one in the top seven registering a half-century in the match. "They executed the plans perfectly so I have no complaints".

"At the moment it's challenging and everyone's frustrated", Paine said. When you have so many options, you may get confused.

Fast forward to the Boxing Day Test, and the tables have turned.

In Melbourne, helped by a slew of partnerships, India first batted the host out of the contest before Bumrah and company blurred its scant hopes of a comeback in the slipstream of their own speed.

Kohli declared India's second innings on 106 for eight, leaving Australia the virtual mission impossible of scoring 399 to win or surviving nearly two days for a draw. He knew that wickets are going to come at some stage.

Playing with hard hands, Usman Khawaja was caught off Ravindra Jadeja's left-arm finger-spin, before Bumrah produced the delivery of the day to remove Shaun Marsh - an ingeniously executed slower ball on the cusp of lunch.

"We were just outplayed and India deserved to win this test", Paine said. Bowled a lot, but I don't mind, because this is why we train.

"So we've got to learn from that, and get better really quickly before we go to Sydney". "They've been a great side to watch and they deserve this win", Border told foxsports.com.au.

Much has changed for Australia in the last 12 months.

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