Former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden has slammed Pat Cummins’ side after Australia’s disappointing day one in the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy in Nagpur. The visitors after winning the toss, elected to bat first and were all out for just 177 runs in the first innings, while India are currently trailing by just 100 runs after making 77/1 at the end of the play.
It was tougher to bat against the new ball: Matthew Hayden
“Pat Cummins, in particular, got nothing out of the surface, nothing through the air. It was tougher to bat against the new ball and those two early wickets of Khawaja, was really one of the setback for Australia. Those three ducks and three guys for one. That’s what you got to avoid when you play in India,” said Matthew Hayden in an interaction with Star Sports.
“Pat Cummins, the captain of the side and he bowled rubbish today. He was too full and he didn’t know where he was going with his line and length. If you look at the pitch map, it was way too much that was straying there as well. And it was just a matter of that momentum because Rohit Sharma was standing right at the other end. It does get away from you know,” the Australian legend further added.