Australia spearheads Pat Cummins was pleasantly shocked by its fiery, flawless show of tempo bowling which consigned India to a record low total within the opening day-night Test on Saturday.
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Cummins’ double strikes on the third day unhinged Virat Kohli’s India which was ultimately defeated by eight wickets.
“We thought if we might get them out for 200 as we speak, have a little of a bat, we’d keep within the sport,” Cummins advised Channel 7 after claiming four for 21 to go along with his three first innings wickets. However, for that to occur within the first hour, superb.
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“It was simply a kind of days the place the lot got here off, the lot we tried worked,” mentioned the top-ranked Test bowler. Cummins felt Australia bowled nicely within the first innings too however was richly rewarded for tweaking its size on Saturday.
“We discovered within the first innings there was really lots of bounce, so to hit the stumps it nearly felt prefer it needed to be a half volley. However, once we bought into our work we have been capable of stand up there a bit fuller, make the batters make selections, make it tougher to go away the ball and thankfully all of it got here off as we speak.”
Harking back to Headingley
The 27-year-old likened his group‘s bowling efficiency to final yr‘s Headingley Test when it skittled out England for 67 within the first innings. Final yr in Headingley first innings, we had an analogous day trip. As we speak after which are by far one of the best I’ve seen our bowl. Josh Hazlewood was Australia’s wrecker-in-chief towards India on the Adelaide Oval, claiming 5-8, whereas Mitchell Starc couldn’t add to his 4 first innings wickets.
“At one stage he advised Starcy, ‘I’m going to attempt to hold my wickets above my runs right here’, so he was cheeky there in the direction of the tip,” Cummins mentioned of Hazlewood.