Indian Women’s cricket captain & chief Mithali Raj needs to follow MS Dhoni on the best way to win tosses in regards to the adjustment of her approach during Day 1 of the Pink-ball Test against Australia in Gold Coast.
Mithali did manage to lose the toss once again. However the team eventually figured out how to overwhelm Australia for the majority of four days as the pinkball Test finished in a draw on Sunday.
What Mithali Said:
“I didn’t want that to become a legacy. The way the girls have been pulling my leg for that! So I thought I should change. I really think I need to take a cue from MS Dhoni on how to win a toss,” Raj joked at the post-match press conference.
Smriti Mandhana’s wonderful 127 on Day 2 joined with sublime bowling endeavors from Jhulan Goswami, Pooja Vastrakar and Deepti Sharma helped the guests dictate terms. In a game where 80 or more overs were lost in the initial two days because of downpour joined by lightning.
The climate interferences made it unthinkable for the match to create an outcome even and Raj said that it was a “Dicey” call with regards to when India would declare their second innings on Day 4. Pursuing towards an external possibility of triumph against Australia.
Experts anticipated that India should declare their second innings at tea yet they came out for a couple of more overs setting up a tough chance of winning. Eventually setting up 272 for the hosts to chase in the 4th innings. “It was somewhat awkward with regards to when we could declare. Getting eight wickets in 15 overs was nothing less than a mountain climb,” Raj said.
Mithali named this as best Test match perfomance by India. Considering this was their first Day/Night Test and surely better than their away success against England in 2014.
“Against the best sides, most certainly yes. (Against) Australia this is the best game we’ve played. Yet, in 2014, with eight debutants winning a Test in England against England, who had quite recently won the Ashes. That was exceptionally close. That was really incredible. The young girls truly set up an incredible show,” she replied asked about her personal favourite.