Australia suffered their second consecutive defeat against India in the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy (BGT). Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan spoke about Australia’s collapse in the second innings of the second Test at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Sunday, February 19. Vaughan believes that it will not be easy to beat India on their home soil, as many teams have failed to do so.
The visitors began the first session of Day 3 with a score of 61 for the loss of one wicket. The Australian batters struggled to face Indian spin twins Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin in the first session of Day 3. They were bundled out for 113 runs, with Jadeja picking up seven wickets and Ashwin taking three wickets. Travis Head was the leading scorer with 43 runs, and Marnus Labuschagne scored 35 runs.
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Michael Vaughan took to Twitter to express his opinion on Australia’s batting in the second innings. The former England captain believes that the Aussies lack proper back-up players and will become vulnerable after the retirements of David Warner and Steve Smith from the longer format of the game.
“Waking up to see a proper collapse by the Aussies .. many teams have done the same in India .. it’s not easy .. but let’s be honest the Aussies once Warner & Smith retire have very little waiting in the wings ..,” Michael Vaughan wrote.
Waking up to see a proper collapse by the Aussies .. many teams have done the same in India .. it’s not easy .. but let’s be honest the Aussies once Warner & Smith retire have very little waiting in the wings .. #INDvAUS
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 19, 2023
Ravichandran Ashwin provided the first breakthrough in the first over on day three when he dismissed Travis Head for 43 off 46 balls. Jadeja was unplayable, as he took seven wickets in the first session. Jadeja registered his 12th five-wicket haul in Test cricket and his fifth against Australia. Except for Travis and Marnus Labuschagne, no other batter has crossed the double-digit mark. The Pat Cummins-led team lost their nine wickets for just 48 runs.
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