It was just the third day of the test match when the batting order collapsed under pressure, though it was a very low scoring game but still Australia managed to register a win.

Steve O’Keefe was the Man of the match because of his outstanding bowling effort, the bowler owned wickets to his name and thus being the one to destroy the batting line up of the Indian team


After the defeat Virat Kohli in a press conference said that 

It’s fine. It is just another international game, it’s no big deal. It’s how you should stay calm and composed when you win, you shouldn’t get over excited. The same way you react when you lose, something that you take on the chin. We take failures and losses as an opportunity to learn. And the last time we had a performance like this [in Galle in August 2015], we had the most outstanding run after that. I would say that we needed something like this for us to get a reality check and understand what are the things we need to work on and keep persisting with it, not take anything for granted at any stage, specially at the Test match level, in international cricket.

So, as I said, the batting let us down in the both the innings. I would say, it was sustained pressure from the Australians but that also depends upon how badly we batted in the first innings… [It] is the main reason why couldn’t get back into the game. The second innings was a case of us showing some intent and trying to get some runs. But when you have got a target so massive on the sort of wicket, as a bowler you can afford to get hit for 10 fours and still come back and get one wicket and you are back in the game. So, I think the mindset changes drastically when you don’t have a good first innings performance, specially in India, and it was very difficult to come back from that. Yeah, the batsmen need to pull their socks up.