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“I Feel That I Let The Bowlers Down”says Paine | Ind Vs. Aus

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The result of the third Test at the SCG
Paine got disappointed in the game

India managed an epic draw on Monday (January 11) to leave the series still level at 1-1 ahead of the final Test in Brisbane. Tim Paine had to blame himself.

Paine wasn’t have the best day as he let down multiple opportunities which he said he let the bowlers down. -By Paine, Pant was dropped early in his innings when he got an edge off Lyon. And he put down again by Paine off Lyon on 56 and the wicketkeeper batsman scores 97. At the start of the final session, Sean Abbott the substitute fielder, put down Ashwin off Cummins at square leg. India got 8.1 overs left to bat out, Paine put down Vihari off Starc as he dived on his right as the ball pop up to travel straight approaching first slip.

Paine in Pain
Paine in blaming himself for MCG loss

“I’m bitterly disappointed, I pride myself on my wicketkeeping. Haven’t had too many worse days than today, it’s a horrible feeling knowing our fast bowlers and our spinner bowled their hearts out and gave everything to the team. I certainly feel I let them down. I have to wear that, but I’ll get another crack at it next week so move on,” Paine said after that game.

Tim Paine and Virat Kohli

While Paine expressed his disappointments of the game, he said there were a lot of positives for Australia that should hold them to stand out. “We created enough chances to win, wouldn’t say it’s deflating. Though there were a lot of positives out of the game and it was an awesome game of Test cricket. India fought bloody hard like we knew they would, clearly we are disappointed not to get a win but thought there were some good signs for us after the Melbourne Test.”

Ajinkya Rahane India captain did not abide too much on what was said.

Ajinkya Rahane India captain did not abide too much on what was said.

“I don’t know what the chat was about. These things will happen in cricket. As long as it stays on the field it is good. We all expect that at the highest level, when you are representing your country, they are also representing their country, so everyone wants to do well.”


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