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3rd Test TEST, Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney, 07 January, 2021

Australia

1st INN

338/10

(105.4) RR 3.2

2nd INN

312 /6

(87.0) 3.59

Australia Tim Paine (C) (W)
Australia drew with India
India Ajinkya Rahane (C)

India

1st INN

244/10

(100.4) RR 2.42

2nd INN

334 /5

(131.0) RR 2.55

'Can't See Virat Kohli’s Feat in Australia Being Emulated by Another Indian Captain' - Ravi Shastri

India coach Ravi Shastri believes it will be difficult for any other Indian captain to emulate Virat Kohli's feat of beating Australia both home and away in Test cricket.

'Can't See Virat Kohli’s Feat in Australia Being Emulated by Another Indian Captain' - Ravi Shastri

India coach Ravi Shastri believes it will be difficult for any other Indian captain to emulate Virat Kohli's feat of beating Australia both home and away in Test cricket.

Under Kohli, India made history two years earlier when they defeated Australia 2-1 in Australia, winning their first ever series down under. India had also defeated Australia by the same margin at home in 2017.

India vs Australia Live Score, 3rd Test at Sydney, Day 1

“I cannot see Virat’s feat of winning against Australia both at home and away being emulated by another Indian captain for a very long time, cricket.com.au quoted Shastri as saying in ‘India’s 71-Year Test: The Journey to Triumph in Australia’ book.

"The satisfaction gained in registering India’s first series win in Australia after 71 years of heartbreak was immense.

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"The great thing about success in Australia is that it does not come easily. As a professional sportsperson, you know that when you win the hard way, you command respect.

"Indian teams have done well in Australia since the turn of the (21st) century, but did not have the depth of fast-bowling resources. That is why this Indian team commanded respect from the hard-to-please Aussies like few others in the past."

With Kohli back home in India for the birth of his first child, Ajinkya Rahane has an opportunity to do an encore. Rahane had also stood in as captain in the last Test in Dharamsala during the 2017 series, with the series tied at 1-1 then. Rahane had also taken over from Kohli after the loss in Adelaide, before successfully turning things around for a victory in Melbourne where he was the Man of the Match.

Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir believed India had a chance to win in Australia.

“We have a chance against Australia. If you look at the top four batting line-up of the world, I think it’s the weakest batting line-up. England is better than Australia, New Zealand is better than Australia and India are much better than Australia,” Gambhir told ANI.

“I haven’t seen this kind of Australian batting line-up in my life. So, vulnerability is there. They haven’t played India’s main attack. If Shami, Ishant, and Umesh Yadav were fit then there would have been no reply from the Australians. So, there is a big possibility and chance that we can win this series.

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“It’s a big opportunity and chance for the Indian team to beat Australia in Australia again because I don’t think this kind of vulnerability was ever seen in the hosts’ batting line-up. They are under pressure.”



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