new Delhi: Sunday is a very important day for the Indian team. Bangladesh won the Mirpur Test (India vs BangladeshMaking a tremendous comeback, KL Rahul & Co. has been pushed on the back foot. The entire top order was shattered on just 37 runs. In such a situation, now it seems very difficult for India to score the remaining 100 runs to win. At the same time, the Bangladesh team captained by Shakib Al Hasan is just six wickets away from victory. India now needs Rishabh Pant in this match.Rishabh Pant) is expected to win. It is also bound to happen because they have done this earlier also. Even in the first innings of this match, Pant missed his century by just seven runs.
When Gaba’s pride was broken
Looking at India’s situation in the Mirpur Test, the fans might be missing the Gaba Test played on the tour of Australia in the year 2020-21. This was the same match in which India broke Australia’s record of being invincible at Brisbane’s Gabba cricket ground for 32 years. Rishabh Pant showed the end of the match by doing what no team could do on that pitch for three decades.
Michael Vaughan called India a coward
In view of the increasing corona cases in Brisbane, the Indian team was reluctant to play there under the strict Kovid protocol. Meanwhile, the statement of former England team captain Michael Vaughan came to the fore, in which he accused the young team captained by Ajinkya Rahane that they were scared of Gaba’s digestion. This is the reason why they are not ready to play there.
Indian veterans were not available
The then captain of the Indian team Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami were not available in this match. These cricketers were either injured or could not be a part of this series due to some reason. In the end, the team went to Brisbane and with Rishabh Pant’s charismatic innings, India shattered Australia’s pride of being invincible on the Gabba pitch.
The intention was to draw till the fifth day
India won this match by three wickets. When the fifth day’s play started, India’s score was four runs without losing a wicket. 324 runs were required to win. Such a huge target was like impossible. It was expected that somehow if Team India takes out the whole day, then it will be able to draw the match. Rishabh Pant won by hitting an unbeaten 89 with the help of nine fours and a six.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : December 25, 2022, 06:15 IST