Disappointed they might be after conceding "too many runs" to the Australians, but Indian off-spinner R Ashwin on Saturday said the tourists will pile up their own share tomorrow in the ongoing third cricket Test as the wicket has become flat now.
Brilliance of Murali Vijay continues to hog the limelight in Australia. The Indian opener on Saturday posted yet another half-century to help the tourists close Day 2 at 108 for 1, keeping themselves in the match and series.
Captain Steve Smith cracked his third successive century with a heroic 192 as Indian bowlers put up a poor show to allow Australia post a mammoth first innings total of 530 and gain control of the third cricket Test here today.
At 25 years of age, captaining the Australian team and carrying the side's batting against India once again shows why Steve Smith is a sheer class act in modern day cricket. Smith scored a well made 72* and kept Aussies in the hunt of getting another big total in the third Test match against India in Melbourne on Friday.
The speculation around the mood inside India's dressing room on Thursday became a subject of ridicule for Australian skipper Steve Smith, who said the home team does not need to sedge the tourists as they are busy "whingeing among themselves".
Stung by two successive defeats and hit by a dressing room unrest, India go into the must-win third cricket Test against Australia here on Thursday seeking to salvage a tour which seems to be falling apart both on and off the field.
Australia dominated proceedings once again as their fitting performance at the Gabba in Brisbane, continued to haunt India. The Aussies who recorded back to back Test match victories, looked dominating on all fronts and handed India a four-wicket blow.
Steve Smith may have been awarded man-of-the-match in his first Test as Australia`s skipper but Mitchell Johnson earned the plaudits for his match-winning exploits in the second Gabba Test on Saturday.
When Varun Aaron dismissed Brad Haddin early in the first session of the Gabba Test on Day 3, India looked in a commanding position as Australia still trailed by 161 runs with just four wickets remaining.