India turn up the verbal heatOctober 16th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Oct.16 (ANI): Indian cricket captain Anil Kumble has become the latest to question Australia’’s attacking reputation.
“For all the talk about this aggressive champion side it might make sense for someone to ask why 83 overs on a fifth-day pitch wasn”t enough to finish the job,” Kumble said in his newspaper column.
Immediately after India held on for a comfortable draw on Monday, man of the match Zaheer Khan launched into Australia’’s batting as defensive and bowling as incapable of troubling India.
According to Fox Sports, Australia failed to make an impact with the new ball during the first Test, with opening bowlers Brett Lee and Stuart Clark, who is battling a right elbow injury, taking just three wickets between them for the match. India’’s opening bowlers, Zaheer and Ishant Sharma, claimed 13 of the 16 Australian wickets to fall.
Lee believes Australia’’s new-ball struggle had as much to do with the conditions as its bowling and is excited about the prospect of more favourable conditions in Mohali. (ANI)
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