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Virender Sehwag feels Australian batsmen should learn from Pat Cummins

Cummins has so far scalped 9 wickets and scored 78 runs in the match.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Even as Team India dreamt of sealing the game on the fourth day of the ongoing MCG Test, Pat Cummins had different ideas. He brought his batting skills to the fore to deny the visitors an easy win and held the fort for his team to take the game into the fifth day. In the process, the Aussie speedster has impressed the former India batsman Virender Sehwag who feels that some of the hosts’ batsmen should learn from Cummins.

Cummins first took a sensational six-wicket haul in the second innings to reduce India to 106/8 in the morning after which Virat Kohli decided to declare. Chasing 399, Australia crumbled under pressure and were reduced to 157/6 with the final session to go. Many felt that the game will end on Saturday itself only for Cummins to fight it out and his unbeaten 61 gave an unlikely hope for the hosts as rain is predicted on the final day.

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Sehwag lauds Indian team

Impressed with India’s dominance, Virender Sehwag was delighted that the tourists needed only a couple of wickets to seal a famous Boxing Day Test victory. But he was simply happy for Pat Cummins who has stood tall for Australia throughout the game with his all-round skills. Cummins has picked 9/99 runs with the ball while amassing 78 runs so far in the match.

“2 wickets away from a famous win. But admirable grit from Pat Cummins. A few of the Aussie batters need to learn from him. #AusvInd,” Sehwag’s tweet read.

As far as India are concerned, they will be hoping for the heavens to stay away from the match. The visitors are certain to seal the game and take a 2-1 lead in the Test series and it will only be a matter of time if rain stays away from the action at the MCG on a super Sunday.

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