When India lost the first Test against Australia in Pune, everyone knew that it will be very difficult for the home side to come back in the series, but they have shown great character to not only come back in this series, but also be on the verge of winning the series and ending the season on a high note (at the close of play on day three of the Dharamsala Test).
One of the most significant aspects of this Indian side over the season has been their fast bowlers. Everyone expects India’s spinners to do well in home conditions but look at the way, India’s fast bowlers have performed in the entire season.
Whether, it was beating New Zealand on a green top in Eden Gardens or whether it was matching the English fast bowlers such as Stuart Broad and James Anderson, the fast bowlers have been on top notch.
Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami bowled better than their English counterparts during the Test series last year.
And it was a wonderful to watch the fast bowlers rattle the Australians with sheer pace and aggression on Monday.
And then the Indian spinners made most of the opening provided by the pacers and cracked the Australian batting during their second innings.
And right now, Australia are all but out of this Test match, India will have to do something really foolish to lose this Test from here (India need 87 more runs to win the fourth Test with 10 wickets in hand).
Hopefully, the Indians will wrap up this match on Tuesday.
One must not forget to give another round of applause to one of the most improved players of this team – Ravindra Jadeja. Whether, it was through his batting or bowling, he has made a big difference to the Indian side.