With Australia losing to India in the second Test in Melbourne by eight wickets, Michael Vaughan’s prophecy of 4-0 has unfortunately proven wrong. India registered a series-levelling victory on day four of the second Test as they outplayed Australia in all the departments. Nevertheless, Michael Vaughan’s latest prediction says that Australia could bounce back, winning it by 3-1.
Australia had a bright start to the four-match Test series as they consigned India to a record low total of 36 in the second innings in Adelaide. Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins shared nine wickets between them to bundle out the tourists within 90 minutes. However, their batting problems continued in the second Test too as the Indian bowlers did not let them off the leash in both the innings.
India, who entered the second Test without Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami, were well-led by Ajinkya Rahane as the fourth innings was the first time this series that they managed 200. Rahane took the man of the match award after hitting a hundred in India’s first innings and the tourists chased the total of 70 by losing only two wickets.
Meanwhile, Michael Vaughan took to his official Twitter handle and said that it works in favour of England next year if the pitches in Australia are the same as now. The former English skipper feels that had Melbourne hosted the Test, India would have sensed a chance. Amid that, he backed the hosts to win the four-match series by a scoreline of 3-1.
Below is Michael Vaughan’s tweet:
If the pitches are similar for the Ashes as they have been for the Indian series it gives England a great chance .. If Melbourne replaces Sydney for this series it also gives India a chance but I still think the Aussies will bounce back and win 3-1 .. #AUSvIND
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 29, 2020