Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi. India vs Australia 2nd test match is on beautiful turn. Such a turn, from where this match can go in favor of any team. Today i.e. the first 2 sessions are going to be very important on the third day of the match. On the lines of Jo Mare So Meer… the team which wins in these two sessions can also win the match. The trend of the match so far shows that a lot of wickets fall in the first session. The Indian team would like this trend to continue. Australia would like to break the trend. The trend is in its place, but the role of the pitch will be more important than this. Nathan Lyon and Axar Patel have given an indication of how the pitch will be on the third day.
Before looking at the possibilities of the result of India vs Australia second Test (IND vs AUS 2nd Test), let us know the latest status of the match. Two days have passed since the match. Australia has made a total lead of 62 runs over India. He has 9 wickets left in the second innings. In such a situation, he will try to take a big lead. As far as the first innings is concerned, India scored 262 runs in response to Australia’s 263 runs. Australia got a lead of 1 run in the first innings.
India has not lost after 1987
The second Test match between India and Australia is being played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, which was earlier known as the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium. The last time India lost at this stadium was in 1987. Then 12 Test matches were played in Delhi and India remained invincible in 11. The 12th match is being played.
Joint record of chasing 276 runs
The record is not very good when it comes to achieving the target in the fourth innings. So far, a target of more than 200 has been achieved only 4 times in Kotla i.e. Arun Jaitley Stadium. India has achieved 3 such victories. A victory is in the name of West Indies. The joint record of Highest Run Chase is in the name of India and West Indies. Both the teams have chased 276 runs here once.
Pitch slow, but more bounce than Nagpur
Leaving the records, let’s talk about the latest situation of the match, like how the pitch will behave and the strengths and weaknesses of both the teams. First pitch thing. In the words of Nathan Lyon, ‘The Delhi pitch has more bounce than Nagpur. There is help for the spinners, but not much. There are no such patches made on the pitch, which provide additional help to the spinners. Akshar Patel says, ‘The pitch is continuously slowing down. Once the batter freezes, it becomes easy for him to score runs. That’s why the bowlers have to work hard to take wickets despite the turn.
how achievable the target is
These questions were asked to both Nathan Lion and Akshar Patel in the press conference. Nathan didn’t give a straight answer. They said that India’s batting is strong. it’s hard to say. That’s why his team will try to score maximum runs. At the same time, Akshar Patel, who scored the most runs from India, said that the target of 220 to 250 runs can be achieved. But Australia has taken a lead of 62 runs on India on the second day of the match. In such a situation, India will have to get him out quickly.
what should be the strategy for the third day
India will try to get Australia out before or just after the teabreak. Talking about the first two days, 70 to 100 runs have been scored in one session. If Australia scores runs at an average of 80 in the first two sessions on the third day, then 160 runs will be scored in two sessions. He already has a lead of 62 runs. That is, even after playing 2 sessions, he can give India a target of more than 220 runs, which will not be easy to achieve.
If Australia plays three sessions on the third day, then it will score more than 250 runs in 90 overs. If we add a lead of 62 runs to this, then India can get a target of more than 300 runs. In such a situation, history will be created to win India. At least at the beginning of the game, India would never want to be challenged to make such a record. In such a situation, India’s effort will be to all out Australia in less than 200 runs in the second innings, so that the target remains, which has been achieved many times in Delhi.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 19, 2023, 06:52 IST