'I was scared of Indian pace attack', Marcus Harris confesses
In Amazon's recently released series 'The Test', Australian opener Marcus Harris opened up about the dominance of Indian pace attack during India's 2018 tour down under. The left-hander pointed out how scary it was to face the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma on the fiery Perth track. Australia were handed a 1-2 series defeat by India. Here is more.
India were all guns blazing in the four-Test series
Virat Kohli and his troops drew first blood in Adelaide as they won the first Test by 31 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara played a memorable 123-run knock. However, Australia bounced back in the second Test at Perth, clinching victory by 146 runs. Meanwhile, India scripted history as they won their first ever boxing day Test at the MCG. The final Test in Sydney was drawn.
It was scary in the middle: Marcus Harris
Bumrah was the highest wicket-taker of the series with 21 wickets from four Tests. Shami snapped up 16 and Ishant claimed 11 scalps. The Indian bowlers perturbed the Australians with some nasty blows throughout the series. "I was scared facing the Indian pace attack on Perth wicket. It might have looked good on TV, but it was scary in the middle," Harris said.
When India scripted history down under in 2018
Having thrashed the Aussies 2-1, India became the first Asian side to defeat Australia in a Test series down under. Australia have hosted India in 12 bilateral Test series, starting 1947-48. India clinched their maiden Test series in Australia after 71 years.
The brand new series follows Australia's journey since 2018
'The Test: A New Era for Australia's Team' provides an insight into the Australian dressing room. The series portrays how the Tim Pain-led side dealt with the flak received following the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Australia went through an obnoxious phase of transition sans Steve Smith and David Warner, who were banned for all forms of cricket in the aftermath.