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Everyone controls their own game: Cummins on batting display

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Last updated on 19 Feb 2023 | 09:20 AM
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Everyone controls their own game: Cummins on batting display

The Australian skipper shared insights on Australia's ploy to sweep on a low surface in Delhi

Australia would have been the more happier side at the end of day two after taking a lead of 60 runs at the loss of one wicket in the second Test match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. 

However, the visiting side were dismal in the first session on Day three as they lost nine wickets, with Ravindra Jadeja wreaking havoc by scalping seven wickets to bundle out Australia for 113 runs in the second innings. 

In the post-match presentation, Australian skipper Pat Cummins revealed the plan for the team heading into this crucial day. "I thought 260 was a decent score in the first innings."

"The guys bounced back well, but India batted well, just 1-2 partnerships, and you can get to that 260 mark quite easily. In the innings break, it was all even, but disappointed because we were ahead of the game, but we slipped," he said. 

Australia were guilty on playing too many sweep strokes on a low surface in Delhi, which eventually led to their downfall in the second innings. "We need a review on what could have been done different."

"Everyone controls their own game, but we need a review on the shot choice. Both games were disappointing, this one in particular. We were ahead in the game, and that doesn't happen often in India, and this loss hurts," he concluded. 

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