New Aussie period hailed after sandpaper disgrace



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12 Oct 2018, 09:50 IST

Sydney, Oct 12 (AFP) Australia’s battling draw towards Pakistan has ushered in a brand new period for a workforce determined to redeem itself within the wake of the sandpaper dishonest scandal, media stated Friday.

Of their first Check outing for the reason that ball-tampering fiasco in South Africa, the Australians salvaged a draw within the opening Check in Dubai due to a dogged 141 from batsman Usman Khawaja.

Whereas such a outcome wouldn’t usually be trigger for celebration, ABC columnist Richard Hinds praised the best way Australia refused to concede defeat when dealing with a seemingly unimaginable activity.

He stated it was a promising begin for the Check workforce below new coach Justin Langer, the previous batsman who took over after predecessor Darren Lehmann give up in shame.

“Nobody is aware of extra concerning the worth of perseverence and preparation than Langer, given his fantastic profession was a triumph of just about torturous dedication and bloody defiance,” Hinds wrote.

“If this actually was a Langer-era efficiency, let the dot balls movement.”

A standard theme in studies was the distinction between the hardworking workforce Langer has solid with new captain Tim Paine and the posturing conceitedness of the facet concerned within the ball-tampering affair earlier this 12 months.

The scandal erupted when batsman Cameron Bancroft was caught making an attempt to change the ball utilizing sandpaper within the third Check at Newlands in South Africa.

Bancroft, former captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner had been all despatched house and handed prolonged bans, with Lehmann and Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland ultimately resigning amid an enormous public backlash.

ESPNCricinfo’s Australian author Daniel Brettig stated the outcome towards Pakistan “picked up a beforehand forlorn workforce off the Newlands killing flooring”.

“For the primary time shortly, Australia can get up decidedly pleased with their cricket workforce — of Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine particularly,” he tweeted.

The AAP home information company stated there have been loads of positives for Langer and Paine.

“The depleted Australian squad was anticipated to battle within the UAE however Paine may hardly have requested for a extra spirited show to start his new period in cost,” it stated.

Writing in The Australian, sports activities reporter Ben Horne praised Khawaja, who made 141 off 302 balls on a deteriorating pitch to submit the second-longest knock in a remaining innings in Check historical past.

He stated the defiant efficiency without end dispelled perceptions that Khawaja was a lazy participant, saying he “all of the sudden morphed into an immediate workforce chief”.

“Within the second of reckoning within the first collection since sandpaper-gate, Khawaja has proven he’s now the very best batsman on this revamped Australian facet,” Horne wrote


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