Legendary Aussie hitter Allan Border refused to grant Australia bragging rights despite hosts narrowing India down to 233 by six at the end of day one of the Adelaide day test.
Australia scored twice with the second new ball after Virat Kohli ran off to shift the momentum towards them, but Border believes the match is very even as the runs on the scoreboard will always be crucial in a test match with the ball. pink.
“A lot of people say Australia has its nose in front, but I disagree. The races on the scoreboard are always crucial as I have always said, “Border said in the pre-match schedule on Sony Sports Network.
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The first Australian World Cup winning captain said the match is fifty and fifty and if India can somehow get close to 300 then they will set up the test match brilliantly as they expect the field to speed up and notches from bring.
“If India kicks off and gets 300 on the scoreboard, it will be a good score with conditions as they are and the field should accelerate as the test progresses. So I’d say it’s fifty and fifty, very uniform at the moment, “added Border.
India, however, fell short of Border’s expectations as they were eliminated by 244, losing four wickets for just 11 runs in the opening session of Day 2 in Adelaide.
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India captain Virat Kohli forged two half-century partnerships to save his team against Australia before falling victim to all-powerful confusion on an opening day of the first day-night test.
The right-hander sacrificed talent for efficiency in his industrious 74 when the tourists reached 233-6 at the stumps after choosing to beat in the series opener.
Wriddhiman Saha, out of nine, and Ravichandran Ashwin, who is under 15, will return on Friday hoping to continue India’s march towards 300.
Earlier, Mitchell Starc removed the netless Prithvi Shaw with the second delivery of the day and Pat Cummins cast off opening mate Mayank Agarwal (17) later in the opening session to give Australia a good start to the series of four games.