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2nd Test test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, 4th Day, 2nd Session

Australia

1st INN

195/10

(72.3) RR 2.69

2nd INN

200 /10

(103.1) 1.94

Australia Tim Paine (C) (W)
India beat Australia by 8 wickets
India Ajinkya Rahane (C)

India

1st INN

326/10

(115.1) RR 2.83

2nd INN

70 /2

(15.5) RR 4.42

India vs Australia: 'Tim Paine's Dismissal Was Similar to Pujara's' - Wade Calls for DRS Consistency

Matthew Wade called for consistency in the use of snickometer in the Decision Review System after Australia captain Tim Paine was given out caught behind off the bowling of spinner Ravindra Jadeja

India vs Australia: 'Tim Paine's Dismissal Was Similar to Pujara's' - Wade Calls for DRS Consistency

Matthew Wade called for consistency in the use of snickometer in the Decision Review System after Australia captain Tim Paine was given out caught behind off the bowling of spinner Ravindra Jadeja on referral during the third day of the second Test. Wade drew parallels to India's innings where Cheteshwar Pujara had survived a similar call for caught behind against Pat Cummins on the first ball of the second day.

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In both cases, the hotspot did not show any spot on the two bats but the snicko showed a little spike in both the soundwaves.

"Haven't seen too much of it. Not a lot of it. But it (Paine's dismissal) looked actually very similar to the one of Pujara. From what I have seen, the snicko showed a very similar thing. One was given out, one was not given out. The cookie crumbles sometimes but we need consistency," said Australia opening batsman Matthew Wade.

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"I heard a noise on Pujara one. I was at first slip at that time. The bat was the only thing out there. We saw what you guys saw. I am assuming there was a small spike. Either way if it is out or not out, the consistency is what you want as a player," added Wade.

Australia lead by just two runs at the end of the third day with four wickets in hand. Wade had to grind hard for his 137-ball 40 and praised the Indian bowling attack saying they ‘bowled pretty straight making it quite hard to score'.

"They were bowling pretty well, pretty straight making it quite hard for us to score so yeah we were tensed out there to go and score runs as a batting group and individually and yeah they are making it quite challenging at times," said Wade.

However, the makeshift opener also blamed his team for not batting deep enough.

"We haven't batted deep enough to really cash in on tired bowlers waiting the day. We have to take the blame but they have been pretty much on the mark right from the start," he added.

Wade also said that the pitch held no demons and it was a pretty flat track.

"No complaints from the wicket. Did more in the first innings. Disappointed, myself included. Getting out to spin sometimes can be frustrating when you have done the heap of the work. But that is the way cricket goes. But yeah, the wicket is playing well. Every now and then there is a bit of nip from the swing bowlers and every now and then there is spin but nothing that you wouldn't be able to counter as a batter."

Wade is opening the batting for Australia alongside Joe Burns and in place of the injured David Warner. He said that he doesn't mind opening the batting but in the long run, he would like to open only in the white ball format and not in red ball cricket.

"Pretty comfortable opening the innings. Just to walk out and start batting. The worst part about batting is waiting to bat. I have always struggled to wait and watch. Just getting in and out is what I have enjoyed and I have enjoyed the challenges of opening."

"I have been happy to do. When Justin asked me I was happy to do it. I didn't know how it'd be. But after playing a few Tests I am comfortable opening," the 33-year-old said.

"I want to bat at the top in white ball cricket, that is for sure. But with red ball I am not so sure. Not a 100%. Over my career, I have batted pretty much everywhere in every team I have batted. I am pretty comfortable in most roles. Opening is one I have got my teeth into. I am happy to do it," he said.

(With IANS inputs)



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