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Sanjay Manjrekar selects top 3 moments from India vs Australia series

January 20, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Sanjay Manjrekar recently selected his top 3 memorable moments from just-concluded India's tour to Australia. The Indian team finished their tour of Australia on a positive note after winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1. 

The Gabba was eventually breached after 32 years by an injury-plagued team India. Stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane is now unbeaten with four wins and a draw. The entire tour witnessed a battered and bruised Indian side. Pujara, Rohit and Pant defied all the odds and pulled off a memorable run-chase in the final Test match.

Shubman Gill with a stunning 91 runs knock and Pujara with a patient 56 ensured India dominated the hosts. In the end, it was Pant who scripted a fascinating win for the men in blue. Rishabh Pant led the side to the finishing line with an unbeaten 89 off 138 balls.

The former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar was asked to discuss his top 3 moments of the tour. The veteran picked the comeback to win the Melbourne test after the defeat in Adelaide as the most memorable moment. Team India who had an embarrassing eight-wicket loss in the first Test bounced back to win the Boxing Day Test match by the same margin.

Sanjay Manjrekar's other two memorable moments from the tour

Manjrekar stated that Jadeja's direct throw from the square leg to run out Steve Smith was his second most favourite moment of the tour. The Indian all-rounder was not only the pick of the Indian bowlers by bagging four wickets, but he also ended Australia's innings in style. Jadeja produced a brilliant throw to end Steve Smith's stay at the crease.

Manjrekar's ultimate pick from India's tour was Hardik Pandya's excellent performances as a specialist batsman in both the formats. Hardik was brilliant throughout the tour as he displayed his ability to build his innings in the limited over format. The all-rounder was also the highest run-scorer in the One Day International series against Australia.

The 27-year-old aggregated 210 runs in all the three matches. Pandya also had an outstanding average of 105.00 along with a strike rate of 114.75. In the T20 series, the Baroda all-rounder smashed 78 runs in the three T20Is which also includes a match-winning knock of 42 runs in the second match against Australia.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth