Michael Vaughan, former England skipper on Sunday said that the Indian cricket team has shown great character against Australia in the ongoing four-match Test series.
Michael Vaughan’s remark came as India continues to fight in the ongoing fourth Test at the Gabba, Brisbane. The visitors were left reeling at 186/6 in the first innings, but from there Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar led a remarkable fightback.
Washington Sundar And Shardul Thakur Registered Highest 7th Wicket Partnership For India After Scoring Half Centuries
Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur registered their half-centuries on day three of the ongoing fourth Test against Australia here at the Gabba, Brisbane. Both batsmen also registered the highest seventh-wicket partnership for India at the Gabba, Brisbane.
The duo built a 123-run stand and finally, the partnership was broken by Pat Cummins as he dismissed Shardul Thakur (67). The duo broke the record of Kapil Dev and Manoj Prabhakar who had stitched together a partnership of 58 runs in 1991, and 20-years later, finally the record has been broken.
Michael Vaughan: Credit Goes To India For Showing Character And Resilience
The duo joined forces at the crease when India was in a spot of bother at 186/6. The duo mixed caution with aggression and both batsmen were up to the task of capitalizing on the loose balls. At the tea break, India’s score read 253/6. The second session saw 92 runs being scored from 27 overs. India were finally dismissed for 336 with Washington Sundar scoring 62 and Shardul Thakur scoring 67. The duo had picked 3 wickets each.
Michael Vaughan credited India for the character shown and said India have very strong bench strength with T Natarajan, Washington Sundar being handed debuts in injured players absence and performing excellently. India have managed to do well despite missing services of Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin to name a few.
Shardul Thakur got to his maiden Test half-century with a six finishing on 67 while Washington Sundar wasn’t far behind scoring 62 on debut as the duo negotiated short balls.
Full credit to India … The character they have had to show on this tour has been remarkable … also the resilience with so many injuries … a team is only as good as its bench many say … Well India have a very strong bench of players now … #AUSvIND
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 17, 2021
On the second day, India had bundled out Australia for 369 as Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan, and Washington Sundar scalped three wickets each. Australia’s No. 3 batsman Marnus Labuschagne had top-scored for Australia as he played a knock of 108 runs.