India vs Australia 2nd test has been humiliating for India. Clarke and Ponting have destroyed Indian bowling with ruthless batting display.
Australia seems to be on top and every batsman is making runs, in fact hundreds after the loss of the initial three wickets that fell in quick succession yesterday. Ponting made a hundred after a long gap and so he proves that he is not a lost case, Clarke is nearing his double hundred and Michael Hussey seems to be well entrenched at the crease by now.
And the Indian bowlers are being treated as school kids bowling at international stalwarts. Zaheer Khan was the only one who put some pressure by scalping three wickets in the first few overs in the beginning of Australian inning. But now he is trying everything in the book to take more wickets. He is trying over and round the wickets so often that it seems laughable.
Umesh Yadav who took some wickets in the first match, has been looking like a toothless tiger with no answer to the all round batting capabilities of the Australian batsmen.
I am amazed how Australians are playing. They look like the same old formidable team of 90’s and 2000’s. Their bowling is perfect and their batting seems to have great depth. How many teams can think of making such a great comeback after losing three wickets so early?
Ponting was very assertive throughout the inning. He was so self assured that it looked that he had got back his run making formula. And that was true. Ponting’s 134 runs was delight to watch. He is a master batsman and there is no doubt about it.
Australian captain and Ponting successor Michael Clarke has already completed his double century. He has scored 209 runs in just 289 balls and has hit 25 fours. His was a very assertive inning and the Australian lead over India is more than India’s total score. The lead has gone up to a healthy 215 runs and it looks that Australians are looking at a score where they may not be required to bat again.
Australian bowlers on the other hand were very impressive. Pattinson, Hilfenhaus and Siddle all were great throughout the inning. Pattisnon had taken four wickets while Hilfenhaus and Siddle shared three wickets each.
I am also very amazed as to how poorly Indian spinners have performed in the match so far. Ashwin has failed to throw any surprises and their fat has been similar to Indian pace attack.