Perth Test: Toss also contributed to India's loss, says Glenn McGrath

Updated: Dec 19, 2018, 11:17 IST | Debasish Datta | Mumbai

Australia hit back at Melbourne and the series was open heading into the Sydney Test which ended in a draw

Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath

Australian pace great Glenn McGrath was very brief and direct when asked why India ended up on the losing side here yesterday. "Three reasons — India lost the toss, they didn't pick a spinner and the brilliance of Nathan Lyon," said McGrath after the match was won by the Australians at the Perth Stadium.

Kohli couldn't repeat India's Perth 2008 show when the Anil Kumble-led India won the toss against Ricky Ponting's Australians and ended up winning by 72. Kohli's line-up did not have a frontline spinner and the Indians watched Australia's offie Nathan Lyon troubling them in both innings.

Meanwhile, ex-Test star Adam Gilchrist was thrilled at the prospect of both teams going into the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne with a 1-1 scoreline. "I am really excited and the Boxing Day Test should be a great one. It's after all, a celebration of cricket," said Gilchrist.

The last time the scoreline read 1-1 between these two teams in Australia was in 2003-04. India drew the opening Test at Brisbane and went on to win the second at Adelaide. Australia hit back at Melbourne and the series was open heading into the Sydney Test which ended in a draw.

Catch up on all the latest T20 news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
Loading...

Snooker champ Aditya Mehta: Pro Snooker is cut-throat but that's what I live for

NEXT STORY
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK