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IND V AUS: Maxwell Believes Australia Is Much Closer To Matching India

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Australia lost nine wickets for 52 runs in its second innings to squander the slight advantage it had at the start of day three.

Glenn Maxwell feels Australia was “ outstanding ” in the first two Tests against India, barring the one tone- destructing session in Delhi on day three.

Australia lost nine lattices for 52 runs in its alternate innings to squander the advantage it had at the launch of day three.

“I suppose they ’ve shown a lot of fight. Barring that one session, I allowed they were outstanding. It’s bloody delicate over there- it’s not an easy place to play, it’s so foreign for us, but I feel like, piecemeal from a couple of little moments, we ’ve been in the fight, we ’ve been matching India at different times, and they ’ve shown a lot of fight, ” Maxwell told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Among the current lot, Maxwell is the only one to have scored a Test century in India alongside Steve Smith.

“It’s just sticking it out for a bit longer, and I ’m sure that ’ll be the communication, to keep trying to stay up with India and take hold of those crucial moments in the game.

“At the launch of day three( in Delhi), I allowed we were well ahead in the game, and to be ahead of India at any stage of a Test match over there’s a sign we ’re doing the right effects, it’s just doing it for a little bit longer, ” he said.

Maxwell is part of the ODI team for the three games in India beginning March 17. He has not played transnational justice since breaking his leg at a birthday party in a freak accident last November.

Australia captain Pat Cummins will miss the third Test in India after returning home to be with his ailing mama in Sydney, Cricket Australia said on Friday.

Steve Smith will lead the side in Indore, where the match begins on Wednesday, in absence of commander and paceman Cummins.

Cummins returned home after Australia succumbed to its alternate consecutive defeat in the four- Test series for the Border- Gavaskar jewel, which India will retain having taken a 2- 0 lead.

“I’ve decided against returning to India at this time, ” Cummins said in a statement adding his mama was “ ill and in palliative care. ”

“I ’ve been in constant touch with the pickers for a while now, and it presumably has n’t happed as presto as I ’d like, ” he said.

“I presumably would ’ve liked to be playing a little bit before, but as I knew the timeline for the one- day side, I was suitable to manipulate my recovery program to fit that timeline I was contending against, ” he said.

“After the World Cup last time, I was enough cooked, and it’s noway nice to have a break of this magnitude, but it’s also not the worst timing to have a little bit of time down from the game, and I did spend utmost of it in recovery, physio and spa sessions, but it was a nice little lesson. Hopefully, this will extend a little bit of time at the aft end of my career, ” he added. Know More Latest Cricket News…

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