BGT 2023: The fourth Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is going on between India and Australia. The day of this Test match being held in Ahmedabad was entirely in the name of Australia. He lost only 4 wickets on the first day and put more than 250 runs on the scoreboard. At the same time, Usman Khawaja along with Cameron Green not only batted brilliantly in the last one hour but also completed his century. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes that the Indian bowlers could have bowled better in the last one hour of the first day.
Actually, the Australian team had lost 4 wickets for just 170 runs at one time, but after that there was a great partnership of 208 runs between Cameron Green and Usman Khawaja for the fifth wicket, due to which Australia scored a huge score of 480 runs. made it stand The partnership between Cameron Green and Usman Khawaja started strongly in the last hour of the first day, for which Sunil Gavaskar criticized the Indian bowlers.
Bowlers didn’t bowl well: Sunil Gavaskar
Indian captain Rohit Sharma had taken the new ball in the 82nd over of the match so that his bowlers could break the partnership between Cameron and Usman, but this could not happen. After taking the new ball, these two Australian batsmen spent 54 runs in the next 9 overs and did not get a single wicket. Talking about it, Sunil Gavaskar during a conversation with Star Sports said, "There must be a discussion in the dressing room about how the bowlers bowled in the last one hour. Especially after taking the new ball, he spent a lot of runs and boundaries. At that time it seemed that after taking the new ball, the Australian batsmen got a free hand. "
Gavaskar further said that, "After taking the new ball, we saw how our bowlers bowled in the first few overs. We don’t expect such bowling when you have a brand new ball in your hand. At that time the bowlers could have bowled better." However, talking about the ongoing Ahmedabad Test match between India and Australia, Australia won the toss and decided to bat first and scored 480 runs in 167.2 overs. In this innings of the visiting team, opener Usman scored 180 and Cameron Green played brilliant centuries of 114 runs, due to which the Australian team was able to reach such a big score.
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