One of the few cricketers who came out of the 'Sandpaper-gate' saga with his reputation enhanced, Patrick Cummins has long been seen as the future leader of the Australian pace attack. Having made his debut in 2011, his career was beset by numerous injuries resulting in him not playing Tests for his country till the 2017 tour of India. But since then the workhorse has not looked back impressing in every match he plays for Australia. The cricketer from Sydney is now part of a fearsome threesome of Australian pace bowlers along with Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc.read more
Cummins, who was Australia vice-captain for the four-match Test series, said Pujara turned out to be the deciding factor with his rock solid performances with the bat.
Watch: Ajinkya Rahane's attempt of an all-out attack was short-lived with the stand-in Indian skipper falling prey to Pat Cummins' bouncer in the 57th over.
While Ashiwn and Vihari handled the Aussie pace attack and spin wizardry of Nathan Lyon pretty well, Ashwin admitted that the pitch was of no help in the partnership especially with Pat Cummins coming at them with all his mights.
The world's number one bowler returned fine figures of 4/29 and dismissed Pujara, who had been a thorn in Australia's flesh during the 2018-19 series, for the fourth time in the ongoing rubber.
Smith, who was named Test player of the decade this week, has managed just 10 runs in the first two matches, while Labuschagne could not capitalise on the starts with scores of 47, 6, 48 and 28 in the four innings so far.
Both Smith and Labuschagne have not been among runs with Smith aggregating just 10 across four innings at an abysmal average of 3.33 and Labuschagne doing slightly better but lower than his standards
India shrugged off the Adelaide Test humiliation to level the four-match series 1-1 with an eight wicket win in Melbourne inside four days.
The debutant, who looked in firm control of his innings with a 65-ball 45, was caught behind by Tim Paine after he nicked an outswinger by Pat Cummins.
Paine had dropped a catch early on Sunday morning but did no mistake in completing the dismissal of Cheteshwar Pujara.
The Oz pacer acknowledged the help offered by the lively track here and wants a similar "sporting" pitch for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne
Australia had lost a series at home to India for the first time in history in 2018-19 after losing the Tests at Adelaide and Melbourne. Pujara scored three centuries in that series to wear out the Australian bowling attack.
After getting somewhat subdued by Indian batsmen in the first innings, Hazlewood said he is surprised at how Indian wickets fell so quickly after tweaking the line and length on Day 3
After an emphatic eight-wicket win over India with two days to spare, the man of the match admitted he expected a real dog fight from the visitors given the quality of their pace attack.
Hazlewood and Cummins pick their 200th and 150th Test scalp respectively while bundling out India for record 36.
A look at what Hazlewood and Cummins did right on Saturday morning to bundle out Team India for an unwanted record lowest total of 36.
Pat Cummins bowled a peach of a delivery to dismiss Mayank Agarwal in the first innings of the Adelaide Test.
The former Australian Test cricketer feels Aussie pace attack sometimes gets wobbly while Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are going to create problems for the home side with the pink ball.
India have played just one pink ball Test, winning it convincingly against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in November last year.
With the 36-year-old Paine reaching the fag end of his career, a fresh captaincy discussion has started.
Pat Cummins has said that he wants a fair balance between the bat and ball in the upcoming four-Test series between Australia and India.