Steve Smith comments after winning the 3rd Test vs India

Australia’s stand-in skipper Steve Smith made it clear that this is Pat Cummins’ team after they beat the Indians in the third Test in Indore. “My time as captain is over. This is Patty’s team”, Smith told the press after the match. As captain, Steve Smith has won all three Tests in Cummins’ absence. Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden praised Steve Smith after winning the third Test against India. Praised a lot.

Former Australia batsman Matthew Hayden said in the commentary, “He was inspired yesterday.”

“You could say he was right into the match. He has been brilliant. Tactically on point to challenge.

Australia registered their first win in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy by defeating India by 9 wickets on the third day of the India vs Australia 3rd Test in Indore. India lead the four-match Test series 2-1 and are yet to qualify for the World Test Championship (WTC).

“I really enjoyed this week. I love captaining in this part of the world. I feel I understand the conditions and the intricacies of the game very well,” Smith said at the post-match presentation.

“Every ball there is an incident… It is very different from other parts of the world.

“I think I’ve done a reasonable job this week.”

The fourth and final Test of the India vs Australia Test series will be played in Ahmedabad. India will have to beat Australia in the Ahmedabad Test to make it to the final of the WTC.

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