IND vs OFF: What Pat Cummins could not do in the first two Tests, Steve Smith did in the third Test. Under Smith’s captaincy, Australia once again defeated Team India in the Test match at their home. With this victory, Smith’s name has become a big record. After 2010, he became the second captain to defeat India in two Tests at home. Before him, this record was in the name of former England captain Alastair Cook.
Won two Tests under Smith’s captaincy
Under the captaincy of Steve Smith, Australia has defeated Team India in two Tests at home since 2010. In 2017, in the Test match between India and Australia in Pune, Steve Smith led his team to victory as captain. After this, now Australia has managed to win the Test for the second time under the captaincy of Steve Smith in Indore. If seen in such a situation, he is considered to be the most successful captain of Australia in the present time.
Victory in Indore!
Our Aussie men’s Test team is on the board in the Border–Gavaskar Trophy after a terrific nine-wicket win against India 🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/NUTNRPe1Df
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) March 3, 2023
India got defeated 3 times in 10 years
In the last 10 years, Team India has faced defeat in only 3 Tests at home, England and Australia were the only teams to beat India at home. Earlier in 2012, under the captaincy of Alastair Cook, England defeated India in the Mumbai and Kolkata Tests.
- Defeated by Australia in 2017 (Captain Steve Smith)
- Defeated at the hands of England in 2021 (Captain Joe Root)
- Defeated by Australia in 2023 (Captain Steve Smith)
2-1 ahead in India series
Even though Australia’s team has faced defeat in the Indore Test, but Team India is still leading 2-1 in the series. In such a situation, to win the World Test Championship and the series, the Indian team will have to win the fourth Test starting from March 9 in Ahmedabad.