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Mark Waugh sees 'no hope' of India bouncing back in Test series vs AUS

Indian cricket team has 'no hope' of making a comeback after humiliation in Adelaide and will suffer a 4-0 whitewash in the four-match Test series against Australia, feels former batsman Mark Waugh

Indian cricket team's captain Virat Kohli shakes hand with Australian counterpart Tim Paine after India vs Australia pink ball test in Adelaide. Photo:cricketcomau

Indian cricket team's captain Virat Kohli shakes hand with Australian counterpart Tim Paine after India vs Australia pink ball test in Adelaide. Photo:cricketcomau

Press Trust of India Melbourne
The Indian cricket team has "no hope" of making a comeback after the humiliation in Adelaide and will suffer a 4-0 whitewash in the four-match Test series against Australia, feels former batsman Mark Waugh.

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India were bundled out for their lowest-ever Test score of 36 in their second innings as Australia claimed an eight-wicket win in the pink-ball Test to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Asked if India could bounce back after losing the first Test, Waugh said: "No hope, no hope.

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"I thought Adelaide was the Test that they could win on paper and with Virat Kohli here for just the one Test. I thought the conditions would suit them.
"I just can't see how they can bounce back (after) Australia whitewashed them on the third day. So 'no' is the answer four-nil to Australia," he said on Fox Cricket.

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Former Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin too had said the opening day/night Test was India's best chance in the ongoing series and it will be very difficult for the visitors to script a turnaround. The Test series is also a part of ICC World Test Championship.

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The second Test begins in Melbourne on December 26.

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First Published: Dec 22 2020 | 5:32 PM IST

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