Ind vs Aus 3rd Test: With a target of 407 runs, Team India had a mammoth task in hand on the final day of the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. However, the visitors have managed to put up a solid fightback led by Cheteshwar Pujara and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. Pujara played a gutsy knock of 77 runs and consumed a whopping 205 deliveries before he was removed by Josh Hazlewood. On the other hand Rishabh Pant staged a dazzling counter attack and scored 97 runs for his team. Unfortunately, the left-hander fell three short of what could have been a memorable century at the SCG. With both the batsmen back to the pavilion, it is Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin who are still at the crease, continuing India’s valiant effort to save the Test match.
Here are some records made by the Indian team during the course of their innings on the 5th day of the New Year’s Test:
– This is the longest India have batted in the fourth innings of a Test outside of Asia since 1979.
– The last time that three Indian batsmen faced 100+ deliveries in the fourth innings of a Test in Australia, was at Adelaide in 1992.
– Most 200+ ball Test innings by touring batsmen in Australia this century: Cheteshwar Pujara (5), Alastair Cook (5),
Virat Kohli (5)
– Since 2006, only one Indian batsman has scored more runs in a session of a Test in Australia than the 73 that Rishabh Pant just scored – that was Pujara, who made 77 at Adelaide on the last tour.
– Rishabh Pant youngest wicketkeeper to score 50+ runs in 4th innings in Australia