Malik also lauded the Australian bowlers for their strategic use of the venue's dimensions. With long side boundaries at play, the Australians effectively restricted India's ability to hit down the ground. 

According to Malik, the Australian bowlers showcased adaptability by adjusting their lines and lengths to exploit the conditions better than their Indian counterparts.

"The venue in which this match was played had long side boundaries. The Australian utilised these boundaries very well. They said we won't let you hit us down the ground and you can hit us square of the wicket. Their bowlers used variations very well. The Australians assessed the Indian conditions better than the Indians and then executed their plans," Malik further added.