The Nagpur Test between India and Australia was over in just 3 days.
Australian team accuses VCA staff of disrupting practice
New Delhi. Australia, the number-1 Test team led by Pat Cummins, had a bad day in the Nagpur Test against India. Australia had to face defeat by an innings and 132 runs. The first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy got over in just 3 days. Along with bowling, Team India overpowered the visiting team in batting as well. After being dismissed for 177 runs in the first innings, Australia’s team was all out for 91 runs in the second innings in response to India’s 400 runs and lost the match by an innings.
After the humiliating defeat in the first Test, Australia had prepared to start preparations for the second Test to be held in Delhi from Nagpur itself. The Australian team management had decided to train on the wicket on which the Test was held. So that they can prepare themselves better for the Delhi Test. But the ground staff of Vidarbha Cricket Stadium destroyed his training.
Cricket Australia has now made this allegation. Actually, the Nagpur test was over in 3 days only. In such a situation, the Australian team wanted to prepare by staying in Nagpur and chose the same wicket on which the first Test was played. But, the ground staff put water on that pitch just a few hours after the match was over. In such a situation, the Australia team could not train.
Australian team’s practice turned upside down
The team management of Australia had informed the ground staff of Vidarbha Cricket Stadium that 5 players of their team wanted to practice for a few hours on the central wicket and practice pitch on Sunday. Can they provide the necessary facilities for this? But, as soon as both the teams left the stadium, the ground staff poured water on the Central as well as the practice wicket on Saturday night. In such a situation, Australia had to cancel its training plan. Because the practice wickets were also very wet due to pouring water.
Ground staff poured water on the central wicket after the match
This is nothing short of a blow for Australia. Because none of Australia’s batsmen failed to read the spin of Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin in Nagpur Test. Even after combining both the innings, the Australian team could not score 300 runs.
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Meanwhile, Australia coach Andrew MacDonald has also confirmed the pitch-watering incident on SEN Radio. He said that this practice session was important for us. We wanted the batsmen to play on the used pitch. So that they can get an idea of how to bat on such a wicket. Please tell that the second Test between the two countries will be played in Delhi on 17 February.
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Tags: Australia, Border Gavaskar Trophy, India vs Australia, pat cummins, team india
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 12, 2023, 17:41 IST