Aussie legend Allan Border feels that Indian bowlers perhaps got carried away by the Perth surface and bowled a little bit short on the opening day of the second Test. The hosts ended day one on an impressive 277 for 6, after a century opening stand.
Given the amount of deliveries that went past the outside edge India will feel they could have had a better day. They bowled well but if I’m being supercritical they were a little bit short,” Border wrote in a column for Foxsports, according to a PTI report.
“With so many balls passing the outside edge you’ve got to err on the fuller side. You may occasionally get hit down the ground but any ball that moves off the seam is good chance of catching the edge
Border feels Australian bowlers have an advantage as they would have learnt from what India did right and wrong. “The good news for Australia is their bowlers will have learned from what worked and what didn’t, and when it is their turn to bowl they will be confident. There were just enough balls bouncing awkwardly or moving off the seam to encourage them," Border added.
As Ravichandran Ashwin was injured, India went in with four pace bowlers at Perth, only the fourth time in their Test history.