Sometimes it is okay to play according to one's strength, but not always, especially when it comes to India, you have to play with your best spinners. And, one needs to give these spinners a chance to bowl early during the game as well, so as to get a better understanding of the wicket and also before the Indian batsmen settle in. The Australian skipper, Michael Clarke only handed over the ball to their spinners after their fast bowlers failed, which proved to be a big mistake. The Australian spin duo of Glenn Maxwell and Doherty combined to take seven wickets, but the damage had already been done on the second day by the Indian batsmen.
Had the Australians been able to break the partnership between Pujara and Vijay, the story could have been different. The Australians were defensive and let the Indian team come out on top. This is where the present Australian team and their teams from the past are different. Earlier, they had bowlers such as Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne and Brett Lee etc who knew how to take crucial wickets in regular intervals. No wonder when these players were in their prime, they were known as the invincible Australians.
But, one cannot take anything away from the Indian batsmen, who looked good on the day. The India's reason for victory (if it wins) and Australia's reason for defeat would be the same - second day performance.
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