Former Australia captain Allan Border tore into Australia A for his or her “torpid” efficiency towards India within the three-day tour sport that led to a draw. Border criticised the crew for “not having a go”, one thing he steered is unacceptable as Australian cricketers. “They gave up. Australian cricket groups, you’ll be able to deal with getting crushed and we put in some poor performances, I have been a part of fairly a couple of. However I do not suppose you’d ever accuse Australian sides of not having a go,” Border was quoted as saying by dailytelegraph.com.au after the second day of the tour sport.
“Simply their angle. I do not blame all of them however there was basic (lethargy),” he mentioned.
“It is one of many worst, (most) torpid performances I’ve seen within the final session of any cricket,” the previous Australia skipper mentioned.
“That is Australia A, they’re representing Australia, they’re younger blokes making an attempt to make their method. That fielding efficiency, bowling efficiency, captaincy efficiency – an absolute shame. Lower than scratch in any respect.”
After Australia A folded for 108 in reply to India’s 194 within the first innings, Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal scored half-centuries on Saturday whereas Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant hit high quality centuries as India declared at 386/4.
Border was additionally important of Australia A captain Alex Carey.
“If Alex Carey is in line to be an Australian captain, he has acquired a number of work to do for me,” Border mentioned.
“He has gone down fairly a couple of pegs. He is an efficient cricketer Alex Carey, he has acquired a little bit of power himself, however yesterday he ought to have reacted to the best way the final really feel across the crew was,” he added.
Australia A fought again exhausting within the fourth innings, with Ben McDermott and Jack Wildermuth scoring unbeaten centuries, taking the crew to 307/4. Chasing 473, Australia A have been in hassle at 25/3, however McDermott (107) and Alex Carey (58) steadied the ship earlier than Wildermuth got here on to hit a quickfire 111.
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