Aussies Whitewashed...;-)


Just a while ago, the Next-Gen Indian team brownwashed the Aussies 4-0 in our own turf. Let’s have a look at the series.




  •       Indian team was under immense pressure after losing to England 1-2 at home.

  •        With Dravid and Laxman retired, Indian middle order lacked solidity and this series was an acid test for them.

  •        India won the first test comprehensively through a blitzkrieg innings from our Captain Cool. He scored his maiden double ton (224,first by an Indian keeper).

  •    This match provided the momentum for the Indian team and the Aussies were right on the back foot.

  •                 In the second match, it was Pujara and Vijay who stole the show with their record 387 run partnership. Pujara scoring a mammoth 204 and Vijay 167. India secured a 2-0 unassailable lead.

  •       After the poor performance in the first two tests, Viru was dropped from the squad.

  •       In the meantime, Watson, Pattinson, Khawaja, Johnson were dropped from the third test since they didn’t complete their feedback assignments in time. This was a major setback to the team.

  •       In the third test, Indian team went out with an all new opening pair and the stage was set for Dhawan to make his test debut.

  •       Despite losing the first day to rain, India still won the test and retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Dhawan was on fire scoring a quick 187 that recalled everyone of the man he replaced. Vijay scored his 2nd consecutive 150+ too.

  •      This match went down to the wire with 15 need off 20 balls with 4 wickets down. MSD and Jadeja took India past the scoreline. Unfortunately, Dhawan was injured during the test and was ruled out of the series.

  •       In the final test, it was a wonderful performance from the Saurashtra boys. Pujara scoring twin fifties. His 82* in the second innings ensured India chased down a tricky target of 164 in the spinning track. Jadeja on his part scored an attacking 43 in the first innings and took a five-fer in the second innings with the ball. It was his allround show that won India the match and he was rightly adjudged MoM.

  •       Thus, Aussies were whitewashed 4-0 and it was only their second time in the history. India avenged for their 4-0 clean sweep loss in Oz earlier this year.

  •       It was a huge relief for MSD as he was drastically criticized after the consecutive series losses.

  •       Indian youngsters performed extremely well with Vijay and Pujara scoring over 400 runs and Ashwin and Jadeja taking 27 and 23 wickets respectively.



·       Well , it is just the beginning and one has to wait to judge whether these guys perform well overseas too.

For now, MISSION OZ ACCOMPLISHED..!

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13 comments:

Sabari Giri Nathan .M said...

I didn't see any cricket matches so I didn't know abt these match to say anything

கோவை ஆவி said...

Ashwin took 29 wickets not 27.. Also no mentions about him in earlier test victories..

The important and good thing happened to India is Viru's drop. This created the way for youngsters like Vijay and Dhawaan.

Pravin Kumar said...

If they continued this in away series....they will be unbeaten

Rahul Ramfort said...

@ Sabari : this s not good buddy.. In a country like ours, cricket is a religion.. U shudn't be saying like this... Hope u atleast keep track of the scores..

Rahul Ramfort said...

@ aavee : whoops..! The correction will be updated shortly..
But if Viru'd been persisted for the third test, i'm sure he too wud have scored a biggie.. V'll miss him badly in overseas..

Rahul Ramfort said...

@ Pravin : tatz where the real test will begin.. It ll be extremely hard fa our youngsters to get going in those fast and brutal swinging conditions especially in SA....!

KABILAN NAKKEERAN said...

the raise of youngsters helped india to win the series...but it should be noted that australian team had no solid players......

Rahul Ramfort said...

ya i agree ur statement but the indian team too lacked experience.. But the youngsters performed well unlike the aussies.. Tatz wat made the difference..

Gurupranav said...

its Young generation.....a new era in indian cricket!!!

vignesh said...

Its better say tat aussies lost comprehensively than to say india won decisivelybcz aus is a compeletely new inexperienced team even then runs must be scored and wickets must be taken our youngsters showed tat bright future lies ahead for indian cricket.....lets celebrate ......

Rahul Ramfort said...

but even they too'd some big guns like Clarke, Warner, Watson but they failed as a unit.. Tatz what mattered the most. Very disappointing performance from the aussies...

ashok kumar said...

well if this continues in o'seas then india wil b formidable team in the future..!

Rahul Ramfort said...

@ ashok : ya we need to be formidable overseas too.. lets hope that those days are not too far...

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