After bowling out India for 244 runs on day three, Australia’s bowling machine Pat Cummins reckons the host had a great day with having a big lead of 197 runs. He has revealed that Australia will be looking to bat until two sessions on day three and then have a crack at India in the last innings.
Pat Cummins’, basically, sounds to tire the visitors. If Australia successfully bats for two sessions, the Indian bowlers will be tired while the fielder’s energy will also be down by the time they come for batting in the last session.
“It was a good day. Woke up this morning hoping that by the close of the play today we wouldn’t be bowling and then to have a lead of 200 (197 runs), it’s a great day,” Pat Cummins said on Sony Network at the end of Day 3.
“I think the runs (the lead) is probably going to be the most important. At least one and a half to two sessions tomorrow and then probably have a crack at them,” Pat Cummins added.
Pat Cummins gets the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara for the fourth time in this series:
Talking about the third day of the Sydney Test, India were dominant position until the stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane gave away his wicket to Cummins. The speedster also went on to pick the wicket of India’s wall Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored his slowest fifty in Test cricket. He later than also picked the wicket of Mohammed Siraj.
Apart from Cummins, Hazlewood also got two wickets of and Mitchell Starc took one wicket. Three Indian players were run-out on Saturday to add to the team’s batting woes.