Observer, The (Gladstone, Australia) – Pat Cummins brought up Australia’s first half-century of the match after Australia wagged the tail and denied India a day four victory in Melbourne.

Summary

  • Pat Cummins brought up Australia’s first half-century of the match after Australia wagged the tail and denied India a day four victory in Melbourne.
  • Yet another failure from Australia’s top six saw the last sliver of hope in a home side victory dashed as India replicated their first innings masterclass with the ball.
  • Shaun Marsh’s dismissal on day four left a host of fans bewildered after a polarising DRS decision sent him back to the sheds on 44 in Australia’s chase.
  • Former Aussie captain Ian Chappell says the problems plaguing Australia’s batting order is easy to identify, but the proper solution could be impossible to find before the Sydney Test.
  • The ex-Channel Nine commentator said the fact the only other form of cricket being played in Australia at the moment – the T20 Big Bash – has made it harder for selectors to guess red ball form from domestic players.


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