Today, a heroic match was performed by India in Sydney Cricket Ground. The Day 2 match was even more thrilling and flaring than day 1. Yesterday, India strongly finished with 90 overs, 303/4 keeping Hanuma Vihari and Cheteshwar Pujara on stage. The Aussies were rewarded with several wickets of the Indian players KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, and Rahane.
1st Day Highlight Pujara knocks his third century on the series against Australia.
The day 2 starts with the energetic move of visitors batting and Australian’s bowling on the sunny Sydney ground. Pujara (133*) and Vihari starts the day playing for the team on the hot Sydney ground. The duo passed a 100-run partnership in the test. Bowler Lyon dismissed Vihari (42) with an easy catch short leg. The on-field decisions were held making India 329/4 in 102 overs. Now enters Rishabh Pant to bat. The post-lunch resume of India 389/5 with Pujara 181 not out and pant 27 not out.
Facts to know Pujara has crossed the tally of 500 runs in the series becoming the third Indian Batsman scoring in test series against Australia. Virat leads the first position with 692 runs, followed by Rahul Dravid’s 619 runs.
400+ India worries the Aussies. Pujara misses his double century with 193, dismissed by Nathan Lyon. Now Jadeja and pant have to bat as long as possible targeting 500 on set. Pant with fifty has succeeded his third of test career. That makes an important knock for a wicketkeeper-batsman. India stands with 426/6.
Highlights like Pujara, Pant brings his second test century on Australian soil.
India leading the match with 547/6, Australians body language shows a surrendering call, waiting for the visitor to declare. In the meanwhile, Sachin lauds Cheteshwar Pujara masterclass play in twitter.
Test match batting at its best by Pujara. @cheteshwar1 has been the difference between the 2 teams for me. To be able to bat for such long periods of time is a testament to his concentration and understanding of the game. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/7GJmJieOAk
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 4 January 2019
Highlights: Test knock of an Indian wicketkeeper overseas, Rishabh Pant breaks MSDhoni’s record.
Finally, the team captain Virat declares at 622/7 in 167.2 overs (Cheteshwar Pujara 193, Rishabh Pant 159*, Ravindra Jadeja 81, Mayank Agarwal 77)
Now it’s time for the Australians to bat, fear clouded the batsman as India comes up with 2 spinners. The target for the Aussies today is closing with 10overs. Mohammed Shami begins bowling for India and Marcus Harris offside from Aus (5/0). The match for the day ends with Australia 24/0 trail India by 598 runs.
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