The renowned all-arounder Glenn Maxwell believes that, with the exception of one practise on Day 3 in Delhi, the Australian players performed admirably given the conditions in India. India trounced the Pat Cummins-led team in the first two Test matches of the current Border Gavaskar Trophy (BGT). The home team won both tests in Nagpur and Delhi to take a 2-0 series lead.
The visitors took an early lead of one run in the second Test match in Delhi. They were 61 as Day 3 began, but their first nine wickets were lost for 52 runs. The Australian team lost the little advantage even though they were only eliminated for 113 runs. The spin twins Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin claimed all ten wickets.
In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Glenn Maxwell commented that the Australian team had performed admirably against India and that they had shown persistence under the most trying conditions.
“I think they’ve shown a lot of fight. They were all outstanding in my opinion, with the exception of one session. It’s quite challenging there; it’s not a nice place to play, and it’s utterly foreign to us.
As long as they can remain composed at crucial game moments, Maxwell believes the Australians can compete with the Indians. They were still ahead of the Indians in the game as of Day 3, according to Maxwell.
It only requires perseverance for a little while longer. It’s a sign we’re doing the right things, even if it takes a bit longer, to be ahead of India in a Test match at any time, he said. “I thought we had a good lead at the beginning of day three [in Delhi].”
After the test series, India will host three one-day international matches, with the first one starting on March 17 in Mumbai. The following competitions will be conducted in Visakhapatnam (March 22) and Chennai, respectively (March 19). After skipping the Test series, the strong batter will participate in the short overs tournament.