Monday , January 25 2021

Australia and India: Competitors win third Test

Nathan Lyon and Australian wicketkeeper Ravichandran Ashwin demand wickets
Ravichandran Ashwin (Photo) and Hanuma Vihari bowled out Australia for 42.4 overs.
Third Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (Day 5)
Australia 338 (Smith 131, Labuschagn 91) & 312-6 Dec (Leaf 84, Smith 81)
India244 (Cummins 4-29) & 334-5 (Pants 97, Pujara 77)
The match was drawn; Grade level 1-1

India were incredibly opposed to recording the final day of an unforgettable draw with Australia in the third Test.

The tourists started again 98-2, chasing 407 for the win and skipper Ajinkya Rahane lost early.

In the second session, Rishabh Pant scored 97 runs while Cheteshwar Pujara scored 77 runs.

Both needed five wickets to leave Australia in the final session, with Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin leading India 334-5 with 258 balls to spare.

Vihari’s unbeaten 23 off 161 balls was even more impressive.

Australian skipper Tim Payne took 3 wickets. His fast bowlers and spinner Nathan Lyon worked hard.

The series runs 1-1 from January 15 until the fourth and final Test in Brisbane.

India only need a draw to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and Australia have been hoping to win a Test match since 1988 on unbeaten ground.

More to follow.

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