Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting said Tim Paine and co need to do exactly what India did coming into the Boxing Day Test . Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting … But across 228 overs in the fourth innings of the SCG and the Gabba, Australia managed just 12 wickets. "I've been around the IPL a long time so I know the talent that they do have in India, but when you've got to step up on a big stage in a Test match against Australia it's a different story. Rohit Sharma was looking in great touch on Day two of the fourth Test. "It's one thing to be going really well and to be cruising but it's another thing to be scoring big runs in Test cricket," he said. Ricky Ponting has stressed on the changes required by Australia to bounce back in Syndey. ALSO READ: 'That was loose shot': Mark … "Coming into the series they were the No.1-ranked Test team in the world," Ponting said. "Considering everything the Indian cricket team has been through in the last five or six weeks, with the captain leaving, all the injuries they've had – they've been through 20 players – (Australia) have been at full-strength all bar Davey (Warner) missing early on, so it's really hard to comprehend. While Ponting doesn't hesitate in … "I'm sure it's a pretty bitter pill to swallow for Justin (Langer, Australia coach) and the boys, to dominate Sydney like they did and not win and be in control of Brisbane for the majority of the game and then lose, I reckon it's going to sting, this one.". India need 324 runs with all 10 wickets in hand on the final day advertisement. Highlights. "There might be some talk about Matthew Wade but every other base I think they've got the best players in those positions, it's just about those guys playing better. "But they've done it, they've done it really well and they thoroughly deserve to win the series.". Previous. A "shocked" Ricky Ponting has praised India's resilient squad after they re-wrote the history books to beat Australia at the Gabba and win the Vodafone Test series 2-1. "Washington Sundar looked like he had played 50 Test matches through the course of this game and never looked out of place," Ponting said. Ricky Ponting will now be expected to resume his coaching duties for the … AUS Vs IND: 'Shocked' Ricky Ponting Fails To Comprehend India's Series Win An injury-ravaged India beat Australia by three wickets in the series-deciding fourth Test at the Gabba Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting slammed Tim Paine & Co. after the hosts lost the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the second straight time against India. Australia looked in command after Labuschagne brought up his first century of the summer and Wade was cruising on 45. Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting lauded India's stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane as the visitors ruled the roost on Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test against the hosts. I think we gave Australia the benefit of the doubt the last time India were out here because Warner and (Steve) Smith weren't there. India won the Boxing Day Test against Australia in 2018 under Kohli's captaincy. With Australia struggling to field their best XI due to injuries, Ponting has come up with a strong yet interesting playing XI with a surprise pick to replace the injured David Warner. "They've played really good, tough, hard Test match cricket day-in and day-out and won all the big key moments through the series. HIGHLIGHTS. I think we'll see a pretty quick response from this bunch of players. A "shocked" Ricky Ponting has praised India's resilient squad after they re-wrote the history books to beat Australia at the Gabba and win the Vodafone Test series 2 … Shocked Ricky Ponting could not comprehend how India's 'A team' won series Ponting said India won all the key moments throughout the series and that was the difference between the two sides. Earlier, Australian skipper Paine opted to bat first but his team was restricted to 195-10 in 72.3 overs. Ricky Ponting said that he looked a better bowler compared to Umesh Yadav on Saturday. Previous. ", Australia Test squad: Tim Paine (c), Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, India Test squad: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan, First Test: Australia won by eight wickets, Fourth Test: January 15-19, Gabba, 11am AEDT. Gabba streak ends with classic Test win, Paine standing firm in face of 'heaps of flak', Genius respects genius: Smith lauds Pant's performance. Sports Highlights. cricket.com.au is a production of CA Digital Media - a division of Cricket Australia. "The cold hard facts of it are pretty much that was the India A team that played this Test match and (India) still won," he said. In both Sydney and Brisbane, the hosts had a chance to bowl India out with an all-round attack considered the best in the world. "I'm quite shocked that Australia weren't quite good enough to win this series," Ponting told cricket.com.au. Rahane led from the front on Sunday in the Boxing Day Test with his 12th hundred. Ajinkya Rahane is a very smart cricketer: Ricky Ponting February 15, 1995 Read full article. Wade's innings will unlikely quieten the scrutiny around his position in the Test XI and Ponting says the left-hander needs to start making the most of his chances before it's too late. Next. "But this time, Australia's at full strength and India are on the bones of their squad – they're playing net bowlers in Test matches and they're still winning. While Green had a life – dropped on 19 by paceman Shardul Thakur in his follow through – the pair not only survived and safely negotiated the new ball, they cashed in late against a weary attack down on troops. Key Highlights. "I'm sure that will happen. The stand was lauded by Ponting, who says Australia can control the game if Green and Paine bat big on day two in the must-win final Test. AUS Vs IND: 'Shocked' Ricky Ponting Fails To Comprehend India's Series Win An injury-ravaged India beat Australia by three wickets in the series-deciding fourth Test at the Gabba There were no demons in the MCG pitch but very very poor batting by the Australian batsmen, said the legendary Ricky Ponting, lashing out at the home batters for playing rash shots against the … Rishabh Pant has to be in that middle order: Ponting. 4th Test, IND vs AUS: Ricky Ponting Explains Why Has Been Left Shocked After India's Historic Win At Gabba The three-wicket win also meant India … I think India are going to find it really hard to bounce back and win a game: Ponting . Highlights. Akshay Ramesh New Delhi December 29, 2020 UPDATED: December 29, 2020 15:10 IST. "And if they want to be the No.1 team in the world then they're going to have to bounce back pretty quickly. HIGHLIGHTS. Melbourne: Aussie great Ricky Ponting on Saturday (December 26, 2020) praised Ajinkya Rahane's captaincy following the Indian team's performance on day 1 of the Boxing Day Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.. Ponting who is considered one of the most successful captains in the international cricket history said that Rahane employed a leg slip for his seam and spin … "There's no need for any panic but they've got to find a way to play better cricket. Ricky Ponting has lamented Australia's lack of aggression with the ball on day three at the Gabba as India's tail wagged to frustrate a home side in need of a … Story highlights. Not doubting Kohli's captaincy but Ajinkya Rahane's been able to do 'something special' so far: Ricky Ponting Rahane was unbeaten on 104 while all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was with him at … HIGHLIGHTS. Ricky Ponting had all the ingredients of a typical Australian - tough as nails, aggressive, vocal and above all, mentally powerful to tackle pressure situations. And to make matters worse for Paine's side, it came against a team weaker than an 'A' side in Brisbane, according to Ponting. Ponting had predicted India's will to wane on the final day, but the likes of Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and player of the match Rishabh Pant had other ideas to chase down 328 and break another Gabba record. Rohit Sharma turns up for the last two Test matches only. A day after India’s three-wicket win, the cricketer-turned-commentator took to Instagram to describe the series as the “most fun” one he has had the pleasure of commentating. Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting was concerned about Rishabh Pant's form as a wicketkeeper after the 21-year-old dropped Australia opener Will Pucovski twice in three overs in the third Test at the SCG. ", Australia Test squad: Tim Paine (c), Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, India Test squad: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan, First Test: Australia won by eight wickets. “His (Siraj’s) wrist points have been good, his length has been good. Kohli-led team also made history when they visited Australia in … "Shardul Thakur was the same in his second Test match, picked up seven wickets and scored 60-odd handy runs in the first innings. Key Highlights. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has picked his Aussie playing XI for the Adelaide Test against India, starting from December 17. India need 324 runs with all 10 wickets in hand on the final day Ricky Ponting makes his first-class debut for Tasmania at the age of 17. That highlights he has got some work to do with his keeping," added Ponting. HIGHLIGHTS. India won the Boxing Day Test against Australia in 2018 under Kohli's captaincy Ricky Ponting has praised "terrific bloke" Ajinkya Rahane for his captaincy in the ongoing Boxing Day Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) between India and Australia. Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting says Indian debutant Mohammed Siraj was more impressive than veteran Umesh Yadav on day one of the Boxing Day Test Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Tuesday heaped praise on India’s resilient squad after the Ajinkya Rahane-led side scripted history to beat Australia at the Gabba by three wickets to win the four-Test series 2-1. 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