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MELBOURNE: Captain Australia Pat Cummins praise teammates Mitchell’s star and Green Cameron for their bravery under bullets after the injured duo battled through the pain to help the team complete a win over South Africa on Thursday.
Paceman Starc ruptured the tendon in the middle finger of his bowling hand in a blunder while hitting the ball on the first day of the Second Melbourne Test but went bowling at full load and knocked it down on day four when Australia won with a strong play and 182 runs.
All-rounder Green retired with an injury after his index finger was broken by an Anrich Nortje serve but made a brilliant comeback on Tuesday to score an undefeated 51, adding a ton. added to his previous five-stroke streak.
“(This) is probably a good time to mention all the incredible achievements this week. Starcy with a finger will put him out of action for a few weeks, to have the courage to go out. and do it,” Cummins told reporters.
“Cam Green, too, gutted it for us.
“We saw Steve Smith and Davey (Warner) on day two at 38 degrees – tough, tight rounds.
“That says a lot for the team at the moment. Everyone will do anything for each other, so we’re in a really good position.”
Victory in the Gifted Day Test gave Australia a 2-0 lead ahead of match three and the final in Sydney, while also taking top spot in the World Test Championship.
It also capped a special year for Australia in the Cricket Test, with Cummins’ team winning seven out of 10 games, including a series of wins in Pakistan.
After Sydney, Australia will shift its focus to the India tour in February with the Ashes in the UK next.
With veteran opener Warner skipping a brilliant 200 side run in the Melbourne heat and a depleted attack still easily able to deal with South Africa, Cummins said he is leading the way. Lead a special Australian team.
“Yeah, probably the best Test team I’ve been on, just in terms of how stable everyone is, everyone understands how clear their game plan is,” he said.
“In terms of captain, I don’t feel like I have to do much. Everyone takes care of themselves. You just have to make sure the bus runs on time – which team managers do.
“It’s in a really sweet spot right now. We know it won’t stay like this forever. But I think we can all sit back and appreciate the position we’re in. stay at the moment because it’s really special
“We’re having a lot of fun doing it together with some of our closest friends.”

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