There was not much that the Australian team could have changed during the fifth day of the Sydney Test, Marnus Labuschagne said at the conclusion of the contest on Monday.
“We played a (drawn) Test match today but it’s a Test series and we’re here to win,” Labuschagne, who scored 91 and 73 in the two innings at SCG, told cricket.com.au.
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“Regardless of the result of this game, if we won or it was a draw, we had to go to the Gabba and win. So nothing’s changed for us – it’s a matter of changing our focus and making sure we take them down at the Gabba.”
Hanuma Vihari (23 not out off 161 balls) and R. Ashwin (39 not out off 128 balls) batted out the entire evening session on Day Five after Rishabh Pant (97 off 118 balls) and Cheteshwar Pujara (77 off 205 balls) produced a combative 148-run stand as India finished at 334 for 5 in 131…