Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra feels only India has the chance of India winning the fourth and final test on Day 5 if Australia fails to bat properly in their 2nd innings. On Day 5, the pitch is still favourable for batting as the match is heading towards a draw.
Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra speaking on his youtube channel said the pitch is very good for batting so both the team batted beautifully in the 1st innings, added the pitch is flat so there is a slim chance of achieving a result in the final test.
“On good batting pitches, you expect teams to bat well and that’s exactly what happened. For the first time in this series, we saw pitches suiting batters. But unfortunately, the pitch is so flat that the chances of the game ending in a draw are almost 60-80 percent. India has an outside chance of winning the game but Australia has minimal chance of a win despite batting for the first two days,” Chopra said.
Speaking of the player’s performance in the final test, Aakash Chopra said we should understand the stats has nothing to do with the player’s impact in the series and add that though Rohit and Virat scored a hundred each in the series it is more important to play on the challenging conditions.
“We need to understand one thing cold numbers and stats don’t have emotions. We need to look at stats with conditions in mind. Both Rohit and Virat scored a hundred each, but on a pitch like Indore, even a fifty was like a hundred.”
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