Mark Waugh Terms India Complacent After The loss In Indore Test
By CricShots - Mar 3, 2023 4:49 pm
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The Australian team made their much-anticipated comeback in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as they pulled off a comprehensive win against India by nine wickets in Indore. India’s batting line-up collapsed in the first innings of the game as they were bundled out after scoring a below-par total of 109 runs. The Aussies made a strong case for themselves as they notched up 197 runs in the first innings.

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Australia defeated India in Indore

The Indian team did make a small comeback into the game, thanks to an influential knock by Cheteshwar Pujara, where the veteran batter scored 59 runs and gave Australia a target of 76 runs to chase, which they were able to do quite easily.

Seeing India’s subpar performance in the third Test, former Australian opener, Mark Waugh came forward to make a comment on the match. Waugh also opined that the batters threw their wickets and that the hosts were complacent and it was a major factor in them losing the game.

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During a chat with Fox Cricket, Marh Waugh said, “I think India took their foot off the pedal. I think they became complacent. Once they won the toss, they thought it would just happen for them. They did not get their right balance between attack and defense. Few of their batters threw their wickets away by over-attacking shots.”

Mark Waugh
Mark Waugh

He further added, “With the ball, in the first innings, they were where near accurate as they can be. They bowled a lot of half-volleys. I think India have a lot of thinking to do now. They got to bounce back because they were way below their best in the game.”

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India’s plan for a guaranteed spot in the World Test Championship final was been halted by Australia as the hosts lost the third Test. India still needs to win one more match to book a place in the final of the WTC. It will be all to play for the hosts as they take on Australia in the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Ahmedabad at the Narendra Modi Stadium on March 9.