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India vs Australia | Batsmen Rectified "Foolish Cricket" From First Innings: Shastri

Cricketnext Staff |December 10, 2018, 1:15 PM IST
India vs Australia | Batsmen Rectified

India coach Ravi Shastri praised Team India for putting in a complete performance as they took a 1-0 series lead against Australia after winning the Adelaide Test by 31 runs.

"We lost the first Test in England by 31, lost the first Test in South Africa by about 60 runs, so this is a very good feeling when you get off to a good start, there's belief in the team," Sahstri told host broadcaster Sony.

He also credited the batsmen for rectifying their mistakes from the first innings.

"There were some rash shots played, some foolish cricket but they learnt from their mistakes and rectified it in the second innings," he added.

Indian fast bowlers played a key role in the victory, outperforming their Australian counterparts and Shastri lauded the trio of Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami.

"I thought the bowlers were brilliant in the first innings, defending 250, the discipline was magnificent. They've worked on it, and it's not come in overnight. As a bowling unit, when you show that discipline, it doesn't matter which side you play against you will be successful. They need to have to rest now before the Perth Test where the track will have something for them."

However, the head coach expressed his displeasure over Rishabh Pant's dismissal in the second innings and said that the youngster should learn from his mistakes.

"You have to allow him to play his game, that's the way he has come into the side, but he has to be a little more sensible now. He did the hard work in getting Lyon to spread his fields but needs to be smarter. You make a mistake now, but don't repeat it," he concluded.

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Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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