India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test: India failed to capitalise on good start, says Sunil Gavaskar
Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar feels India misspend another chance to be in a driver’s position after being bowled out for 408 runs on the 2nd day of the second cricket Test against Australia in Brisbane. India, resuming the day on 311 runs for the loss of four wicket.
Gavaskar told in a TV news channel that the honors are even. He would like to say India have a slight edge going into third day.
Telling about India’s batting in the morning, Gavaskar said that it was a little disappointing that Rohit got out after getting a start. He was hoping India would get 450 above runs. That way they would have got a 150-170 run lead if they bowled out Australia for 300 runs. At one point even 400 looked tough but Ashwin and Dhoni had a good partnership.
Ashwin who scored 35 runs and India skipper Dhoni who scored 33 runs forged a 57 run stand for the 7th wicket, helping the team get past 400. Dhoni took a couple of blows on his body during his 53 ball innings. Gavaskar was all praise for the “brave” captain. He is a strong man. He showed it today that nothing fazes him and he is not afraid of taking gust on his body.
Australia once again scored at a quick speed, maintaining a run rate of 4.25 runs per over. Gavaskar felt Indian bowlers should have bowled much better though he was influenced with pacer Umesh Yadav. He also said Umesh bowled really well, maintained quite good line and length and looked like taking wickets.
Paceman Varun Aaron continued to exuded runs, conceding 59 in 12 overs at 4.91 runs per over. Though he was an unlucky but Sunil Gavaskar said Aaron needs to bind up his bowling. He thinks the field positions can be changed when he is bowling. If the men at mid-off and mid-on are straighter, it might save some runs. Little master also said that \the Indian pace bowlers are bowling at the same pace as Australians, they just need to concentrate more on the line and length.
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