The third match of the four-match Test series between India and hosts Australia is being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Monday 11 January is the last day of the match. The game continues to this day. The Indian team has scored 271 runs losing 4 wickets in 87 overs till the time of writing the news. Currently, Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari are at the crease. At the same time, India has to make 136 more runs to win.
Talking about this match, Australia had scored 338 runs while batting first. In response, the Indian team was piled up by scoring 244 runs. In this way, Australia had a lead of 94 runs. In this way, Australia scored 312 runs in their second innings and declared the innings. In this way, India had a target of 407 runs to win. In response, India had suffered two major setbacks by the end of the fourth day of the match and the team was able to score a total of 98 runs on 32 sides.
India's second innings, Pant and Pujara's fifth
After playing the fourth day, losing 2 wickets in 32 overs on the fifth day, playing ahead of 98 runs, the Indian team got the first blow in the first session of the fifth day as captain Ajinkya Rahane who could score only 4 runs. After him, Rishabh Pant, playing at number 5, formed a good partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara. Pant completed his half-century before Pujara. He is the one who killed in this match.
Cheteshwar Pujara hit his second half-century in 170 balls. Earlier, he was dismissed for 50 runs in the first innings as well. India got the fourth blow in the form of Rishabh Pant, who scored 97 runs in 118 balls. He was caught by Nathan Lyon at the hands of Pat Cummins. He hit 12 fours and 3 sixes in this innings and brought India in good condition.