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AUS vs IND, 2021 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
369&294
336&329/7 (97.0)
India beat Australia by 3 wickets
Phew! Well, that's all from this long tour. The Indian team will return home now and host England for a long tour. 4 Tests, 5 T20Is and 3 ODIs. The Test series is set to begin on the 5th of February 2021. Australia, on the other hand, will travel to New Zealand for a 5-match T20I series which starts from 22nd February 2021. Join us for all those games. For now, we bid you goodbye! Cheers and take care!
That's quite a summary of the series! Let' talk about the entire tour too. Australia won the ODI series 2-1. India returned the favour by pocketing the T20I leg 2-1 and now the Test series has been pocketed by the Indians.
And then came this game! Key players like Ashwin, Bumrah, Jadeja and Vihari were out of this game. There were bio-bubble saga. The crowd issues in Sydney as well but Rahane's men took them all on the chin. The bowling attack looked inexperienced but boy what a performance from them throughout this game. They punched above their weight and kept themselves in the game. And then the hero with the bat, Rishabh Pant turned things around like a rockstar for the Indians.
That didn't happen though. Ajinkya Rahane led the unit in absence of Kohli and what followed was some unimaginable performances from the Indian team. Rahane led the team to a victory in the 2nd Test at the MCG! Then came SCG! And then came the fighting spirit of the Indian team. Injured players battled the entire day for them and made sure the 2nd Test was drawn. A number of heroes emerged for the visitors in that game. Heroes who didn't play the final Test because of the injuries.
Let's rewind the Test series! Virat Kohli-led Indian side got crushed at Adelaide in the first Test. Yes, crushed! 36 all out. And once that happened, everyone predicted that it is going to be a whitewash, with Virat Kohli gone home to be with his pregnant wife. India also missed the services of Shami for the remainder of the series.
Time for the victorious Indian skipper to have a word. Rahane says that the win means a lot to them. Is proud that the boys were brilliant after the Adelaide debacle. Tells they knew Australia at home is a very dangerous team. He mentions that the way Pujara batted and handled the pressure was superb. In the end, Rishabh and Sundar did brilliant work. Mentions that they went with 5 bowlers and Sundar gave them the balance. Tell that Siraj and Saini did good work to handle the pressure. He also says that they just wanted to play good cricket and express themselves. The Melbourne win was the key moment for them. Thanks the fans who came to support them. The Indian skipper ends by gifiting a signed jersey by all the Indians players to Nathan Lyon for playing 100 Tests. A terrific gesture from the Indian skipper and the entire team.
Tim Paine, the Aussie skipper to talk now. He says that they were here to win the game and the series but they have been outplayed by the better side. Says India fully deserve the series win. Tells that they need to look back at a few things. Says that they wanted to set the total over 300 and push for the series win. Feels India turned up for the day, wore balls on the helmet, on the fingers and put their body on the line. Tells that their bowlers tried everything they had with them but they were outplayed by the Indians.
PAT CUMMINS WINS THE PLAYER OF THE SERIES AWARD! Tells that it was a good hard day of Test cricket. Praises Pant and the Indian batters and tells that they deserved to win. Says that he wanted the cracks to show a few more tricks than it did. Feels that they had the chance of winning the game in Sydney and here on the 5th day but they couldn't do so. Says that they didn't take enough wickets to win the match.
RISHABH PANT IS NAMED PLAYER OF THE MATCH FOR HIS SUPERB KNOCK! He starts by saying that this is one of the biggest days of his life. He credits the entire support staff. Tells that it has been a dream series for them. Adds that he has been practicing hard and it paid off here. Says that the management has always backed him and they keep telling him that he is a match-winner. Tells he always wanted to win the game for the team. On him playing patiently, Pant mentions that it was the 5th day's wicket and he needed to make sure his shot selection were correct.
Australia extended their lead with the openers giving a strong start. India, as they have been throughout the series, made another comeback with quick strikes. Smith's half-century and contributions from the lower order saw Australia give India 328. Siraj and Shardul put on an inspired bowling performance with the former picking up his maiden Test fifer. The final session of Day 4 was cut short due to rain as just 11 overs were bowled in the 2nd Indian innings. You already know what happened on Day 5. India created history!
Rohit Sharma was looking in a good nick before throwing his wicket away towards the end of Day 2. Day 3 saw India get pushed further back as they lost the 6th wicket for 156. Then came the stand that has defined the Indian contingent on this tour. Washington Sundar and Mohammed Siraj put on a brave fight and went onto make their debut half ton in the process of their 123-run stand. And they reduced the lead quite spectacularly. Josh Hazlewood was the main man for Australia who got a fifer. Playing his 100th Test, Lyon had a tough day, getting just a wicket in the innings.
Earlier in the game, Australia won the toss and opted to bat on a friendly batting wicket. The Aussies posted 369 in the first innings with Labuschagne hitting a ton and skipper Paine getting to a half-century. At one point, the Aussies were in a position to post an even bigger total but that didn't happen. The inexperienced bowling unit of India did well to bounce back on Day 2. Debutant Sundar and Shardul got 3 wickets apiece.
What about Australia? Well, they threw everything they had with them to the Indians. Cummins gave it his all. Lyon, the man playing his 100th Test did everything he could do but things just didn't fall in place for them. They were made to toil hard in the field and eventually, they failed to get past the inspired Indian batters.
But Pant is Pant! He is a dasher, they say. But boy, in this innings, he showed why India should back him. If not as a keeper-batsman, then purely as a batsman. What a sensational knock. He controlled his emotions early on when Lyon tossed the ball outside off. He backed himself to go for the big shots as and when needed and turned things around superbly for India. What a champion knock from this champion player. He got lucky too but remember, luck favors the brave. To lend him support in the middle, Sundar played a nice cameo as they both stitched a 50-run stand.
Right! Let's talk about Day 5, the historic day! India needed 324 to win. Australia needed 10 wickets. The notion was that India might not want to go for the win as a draw will mean they keep the trophy. And they lost Rohit early. Gill and Pujara combined for a brilliant partnership. Gill played a gem of an innings but fell 9 short of what could've been his debut ton. He went. But what about Pujara. Well, he hung in. Got hit everywhere on the body. Looked in pain but grinded it out and took India close along with Pant. Australia looked clueless. They opted for the second new ball. Cummins removed Pujara. Australia got an opening. Well, they might have thought so.
Phew! What a game! What a turnaround! The Indian team and the big contingent is thanking the fans who came in numbers to support the Indians, away from home. Shubhman Gill with the tri-colour in his hand. The young brigade of the team. It is the same team that was crushed for 36 in the first Test and then this. Walking with pride, all around the ground. Sensational! It is a back-to-back series victory for India in Australia.
GRIT! COURAGE! CONFIDENCE! PATIENCE! FIGHT! You show all this and you win! And India have done that. They have breached the Aussie fortress at the Gabba! The Indians from the pavilion race to the middle and it is celebration time in the Indian camp. Pant is getting tightest of hugs from the Indian support staff. What a moment! What a performance. Take a bow, India!
End Of The Over 97 : 329/7
11 Runs
  • 496.1
  • 196.2
  • 296.3
  • W 96.4
  • 096.5
  • 496.6
R. Pant
89 (138)
N. Saini
0 (0)
J. Hazlewood
22-5-74-1
96.6
4
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
FOUR! Here's the winning runs! Here's the history! Here's Rishabh Pant! Josh wants to bowl it wide outside off. He ends up dishing a low full toss. Pant drills it through mid off. The fielder in the ring cannot stop and the ball races away to the fence. Take a bow, Rishabh Pant! What a game! INDIA WIN BY 3 WICKETS AND TAKE THE SERIES 2-1.
96.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Full and down the leg side. Pant looks to hammer it down the leg side but misses to connect. Was way down the leg side.
Who comes out now with 3 required? Navdeep Saini is the new man in but he won't be on strike as the batsmen crossed ends.
96.4
W
Josh Hazlewood To Shardul Thakur OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Shardul departs now! This match and this series just keeps throwing surprises. A fuller ball on the pads, Shardul looks to flick but ends up getting a top edge. The ball ballloons towards mid-wicket. Lyon settles under it and takes the catch. Good thing for India is that Pant is still there and they have crossed as well.
96.3
2
Josh Hazlewood To Shardul Thakur
They take two! Splendid running. A length ball around middle, Shardul clips it through square leg. They go for the second and make it in the end. Excellent running.
96.2
1
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
In the air... safe! WOW! Pant survives a scare! Rahane in the stand cannot believe it. A fuller ball outisde off, Pant looks to go big and finish the game. He miscuies it. The ball goes high in the air towards point. Wade cannot get under it. Pant takes one. India just a hit away. 5 is what they need.
96.1
4
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
FOUR! SHOT! Pant wants to end this quickly. A short ball around off, Pant wanted to duck first and then manages to pull it. It is wide of the man at fine leg. And it races to the fence. Pant is on the ground as he loses his balance. What a shot.
End Of The Over 96 : 318/6
5 Runs
  • 195.1
  • 195.2
  • 095.3
  • 395.4
  • W 95.5
  • 095.6
S. Thakur
0 (1)
R. Pant
80 (134)
N. Lyon
31-7-85-2
95.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Shardul Thakur
Flat and just outside off, Shardul keeps it out off his back foot. Successful over for Lyon but India need just 10 more.
Shardul Thakur comes out to bat now. Just 10 required for them to create history.
95.5
W
Nathan Lyon To Washington Sundar OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Lyon removes Sundar. Twist in the tail? Poor shot attempted from Sundar. He cannot believe it. A tossed up ball outside off, Sundar looks to reverse sweep but ends up dragging the ball onto his stumps. Lyon has 399 wickets now. Sundar has done his job though. He would've loved to stay till the end but that's not to be. A fine, little cameo nonetheless.
95.4
3
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Tossed up and outside off, Pant sweeps it through mid-wicket and takes three. Just 10 needed now.
95.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Flatter and outside off, Pant looks to cut but misses.
95.2
1
Nathan Lyon To Washington Sundar
Short and wide outside off, Sundar slashes it to deep cover for one.
95.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Tossed up and outside off, Pant drill the drive through point for a single.
End Of The Over 95 : 313/5
9 Runs
  • 294.1
  • 294.2
  • 194.3
  • 4 LB 94.4
  • 094.5
  • 094.6
W. Sundar
21 (27)
R. Pant
76 (131)
J. Hazlewood
21-5-63-0
94.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Washington Sundar
Beaten! Lovely ball. Pitches this just outside off and makes it to come back in. Sundar looks to defend but is beaten.
94.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Washington Sundar
Good length and around off, pushed to mid off.
94.4
lb
Josh Hazlewood To Washington Sundar
FOUR LEG BYES! More runs! More runs for India. Luck going their way now. The shoulders are down now, as far as the Aussies are concered. A length ball around off and middle, Sundar looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pad. The ball then goes over the gully region and into the fence at third man.
94.3
1
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Smart again! Pant is keeping his cool here. Sensible from the southpaw. A length ball around off, Pant tucks it through square leg. Takes the first one hard and wants the second but decides against it in the end. Just 19 needed now.
94.2
2
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Length ball around off, Pant tucks it towards square leg and scampers back for the second. Brilliant running between the wickets. Pant had to dive to make his crease. Direct hit would've been close.
94.1
2
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Two now! Smart from India. A length ball around off, Pant tucks it towards the off side and goes for a single. The fielder there has a shy with an underarm throw. He misses. They take one extra as overthrow.
Here's Josh Hazlewood. Can he do some magic? Is India on the cusp of creating a history of winning back-to-back series down under?
End Of The Over 94 : 304/5
15 Runs
  • 093.1
  • 493.2
  • 493.3
  • 193.4
  • 4 B 93.5
  • 293.6
W. Sundar
21 (24)
R. Pant
71 (128)
N. Lyon
30-7-80-1
93.6
2
Nathan Lyon To Washington Sundar
Two more! Full and wide outside off, Sundar nails the drive wide of the man at deep cover for a brace. 15 from the over. 24 more needed for India. 6 overs left for them to do the job. Australia need 5.
93.5
b
Nathan Lyon To Washington Sundar
FOUR BYES! What happened there? India won't care. Lyon tosses it up and outside off, it pitches and then turns in sharply. Sundar lets it be. Paine has no chance of gathering that. No chance at all. To make the matter worse, it races to the fence.
93.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Full and wide, Pant reaches out and drives it towards deep point for a single.
93.3
4
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
FOUR! TAKE THAT! Pant is turning it on here. Consecutive boundaries. A tossed up ball around off and middle, Pant goes for the slog sweep and nails it to the deep mid-wicket fence. This is just amazing batting.
93.2
4
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
FOUR! WOW! Time for some T20 cricket. A tossed up ball around off and middle, Pant moves inside the crease and paddles it through short fine leg. Finds the boundary.
93.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Darted outside off, left alone.
End Of The Over 93 : 289/5
11 Runs
  • 092.1
  • 192.2
  • 092.3
  • 092.4
  • 692.5
  • 492.6
W. Sundar
19 (22)
R. Pant
62 (124)
P. Cummins
24-10-55-4
92.6
4
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
EDGY FOUR! India won't mind. A length ball outside off, Sundar looks to slam it over the off side but the ball takes the outside edge and flies to the thrid man fence. 39 more needed.
92.5
6
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
SIX! WOW! Sundar, what a shot! What a shot! A short ball around middle and leg, Sundar swivels and nails the pull over fine leg for a biggie. That is a stunning shot against world's number 1 bowler. There was a man there for the catch but boy Sundar connected it superbly.
92.4
0
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
Shortish and around off, punched towards point.
92.3
0
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
Uppish but safe! Full and outside off, Sundar drives it uppishly. It falls well short of the man at mid off.
92.2
1
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
Fuller and around off, clipped through square leg for a single. Wanted the second but they decide against it.
92.1
0
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
A sharp bumper on middle. Pant sits under it.
End Of The Over 92 : 278/5
3 Runs
  • 091.1
  • 091.2
  • 191.3
  • 091.4
  • 191.5
  • 191.6
R. Pant
61 (122)
W. Sundar
9 (18)
N. Lyon
29-7-69-1
91.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Shortish and just outside off, Pant cuts it to deep point for a single. India need 50. Australia need 5. 48 balls left.
91.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Washington Sundar
Shortish and just outside off, stroked to deep point for a single.
91.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Washington Sundar
played back to the bowler.
91.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Tossed up and outside off, drilled down to deep cover for one.
91.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
And again! This is superb from Lyon. Tosses it up and just outside off, this one pitches and breaks away as Pant looks to defend. Top ball.
91.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Play and a miss! Tossed up and outside off, Pant looks to slam it over long off but misses.
End Of The Over 91 : 275/5
0 Runs
  • 090.1
  • 090.2
  • 090.3
  • 090.4
  • 090.5
  • 090.6
W. Sundar
8 (16)
R. Pant
59 (118)
P. Cummins
23-10-44-4
90.6
0
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
Sharp bouncer on middle, Sundar sways away from the line of the ball.
90.5
0
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
Short and on middle, Sundar looks to fend it away to the leg side but ends up getting a soft leading edge to the off side.
90.4
0
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
Full and around off, Sundar drives it hard but finds mid off.
90.3
0
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
Good length and around off, Sundar is solid behind the line to block.
90.2
0
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
Short and on middle, turned on the leg side.
90.1
0
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
Short and wide, Sundar slashes it towards point. It was going to the fence but Lyon at point dives full length to his right to stop the ball. Saves a boundary.
End Of The Over 90 : 275/5
2 Runs
  • 089.1
  • 089.2
  • 089.3
  • 189.4
  • 189.5
  • 089.6
R. Pant
59 (118)
W. Sundar
8 (10)
N. Lyon
28-7-66-1
89.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Short and wide, Pant cuts but finds backward point. Just 2 from this over.
89.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Washington Sundar
Short and wide, Sundar cuts it to deep cover for one.
89.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Tossed up and outside off, Pant goes for the big shot. He ends up slicing it towards deep cover. Green there probably fails to spot it and is late to react. A single.
89.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Short and around off, punched towards the cover region.
89.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Tries to go for the slog sweep as Lyon tosses it outside off. Misses. Paine fails to gather but Smith does well behind in the slip to stop the ball.
89.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Looped up outside off, Pane lets it be.
End Of The Over 89 : 273/5
6 Runs
  • 288.1
  • 088.2
  • 088.3
  • 088.4
  • 488.5
  • 088.6
W. Sundar
7 (9)
R. Pant
58 (113)
P. Cummins
22-9-44-4
88.6
0
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
Short and around off, Sundar sways away from the line of the ball.
88.5
4
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
FOUR! Excellent shot! Full and on off, Sundar drives it past mid off and fetches a boundary to his name.
88.4
0
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
Short and down leg, ducked under by Sundar.
88.3
0
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
Full and on middle, clipped to leg gully.
88.2
0
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
Full and on off, Sundar drives it a bit uppish towards mid off but it falls short of the man there.
88.1
2
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
Length and on leg, clipped to square leg by Sunder for a couple.
End Of The Over 88 : 267/5
2 Runs
  • 087.1
  • 087.2
  • 087.3
  • 187.4
  • 187.5
  • 087.6
R. Pant
58 (113)
W. Sundar
1 (3)
N. Lyon
27-7-64-1
87.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Tossed up and outside off, Pant looks to go for the reverse sweep this time but makes no connection.
87.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Washington Sundar
Loopy ball around off, driven to long off for a single.
87.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Tossed up and around off, pushed down to long off for an easy single.
87.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Floated around off, blocked.
87.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
This time he controls his emotions and lets it go behind to Paine.
87.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Play and a miss! Tossed up and outside off, Pant looks to go big but the ball turns away and he fails to make any connection.
End Of The Over 87 : 265/5
0 Runs
  • 086.1
  • 086.2
  • 086.3
  • W 86.4
  • 086.5
  • 086.6
W. Sundar
0 (2)
R. Pant
57 (108)
P. Cummins
21-9-38-4
86.6
0
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
Length ball around off, pushed back to the bowler. End of a successful over from Cummins.
86.5
0
Pat Cummins To Washington Sundar
Shortish and on the ribs, Sundar hops and tucks it on the leg side.
Washington Sundar comes out to bat now. Is there still some twist left in this match? Can Australia capitalise on this opening and prevent their record of unbeaten run at Brisbane?
86.4
W
Pat Cummins To Mayank Agarwal OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Agarwal falls this time. Cummins gets his man. Wade with a sharp catch. The game shows another twist here. Full ball outside off, Agarwal looks to slam it over cover. He hits it uppishly but Wade there intercepts and takes a sharp catch over his head. 4th wicket in this innings for Cummins. The number 1 bowler in the world is keeping his side in the game here. India need 63 more. Australia need 5 wickets. Game on.
86.3
0
Pat Cummins To Mayank Agarwal
Shortish and angling in. Agarwal pokes at it but misses. The ball goes behind. Paine takes the catch and appeals. A loud appeal. Cummins is certain that it has taken the outside edge. Shake of the head from the umpire. Paine goes for the review. It won't help him. Yes, it won't. Hot Spot shows nothing. Nothing on RTS either. So, Agarwal survives and Australia lose their review. They are left with just one now.
Is there an edge? The umpire thinks no. The Aussies go for the review. Hot Spot shows nothing as the RTS comes on. Nothing on it too as Australia lose yet another review. Agarwal stays on.
86.2
0
Pat Cummins To Mayank Agarwal
Shortish and around off, poked towards mid on by Mayank.
86.1
0
Pat Cummins To Mayank Agarwal
Fuller and around off, Agarwal pushes it towards the cover region.
End Of The Over 86 : 265/4
6 Runs
  • 085.1
  • 285.2
  • 485.3
  • 085.4
  • 085.5
  • 085.6
R. Pant
57 (108)
M. Agarwal
9 (11)
N. Lyon
26-7-62-1
85.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Tossed up and outside off, Pant lets it be.
85.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Short and just outside off, Pant slashes at it but finds point.
85.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
On off, pushed to covers.
85.3
4
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
FOUR! Fine enough to get a boundary. Tossed up on middle, swept towards square leg for a boundary.
85.2
2
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Tossed up on middle, clipped to mid-wcket for a single.
85.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Floated on off, punched to covers.
Nathan Lyon to bowl. The umpire has signalled the last hour of this incredible game.
DRINKS! Time for the last Drinks break of the series! The game is still not done. 90 balls. 69 runs. Pant on 51. Australia need 6 wickets. The last hour will decide the fate of the game and the series. We are in for a scintilating finish.
End Of The Over 85 : 259/4
5 Runs
  • 084.1
  • 184.2
  • 484.3
  • 084.4
  • 084.5
  • 084.6
M. Agarwal
9 (11)
R. Pant
51 (102)
P. Cummins
20-8-38-3
84.6
0
Pat Cummins To Mayank Agarwal
Full and on off, pushed to covers by Agarwal.
84.5
0
Pat Cummins To Mayank Agarwal
Length and on middle, Agarwal clips it to short leg.
84.4
0
Pat Cummins To Mayank Agarwal
On off, kept out to point.
84.3
4
Pat Cummins To Mayank Agarwal
FOUR! That went like a tracer bullet! Full and on off, Agarwal drives it past the bowler and into the fence at long off for a boundary.
84.2
1
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
Full and on middle, Pant clips it to square leg for a single.
84.1
0
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
Length and on off, Pant looks to play it off the back foot but inside edges it to the pads.
End Of The Over 84 : 254/4
6 Runs
  • 083.1
  • 083.2
  • 1 NB 83.3
  • 383.3
  • 183.4
  • 083.5
  • 183.6
R. Pant
50 (100)
M. Agarwal
5 (7)
J. Hazlewood
20-5-58-0
83.6
1
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
HALF TON FOR PANT! This has been a superb knock from the left-hander so far. And, as far as he is there in the middle, the Indians will feel that they are nothing but winning it. He got India close in the last game in Sydney but failed to close the deal. Pant has the chance to do so here. He gets to his 4th half ton by pushing the good length ball towards mid on. A quick single and he gets there. Can he take India home? What an opportunity!
83.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
On middle, flicked to mid-wicket.
83.4
1
Josh Hazlewood To Mayank Agarwal
Lenggth and outside off, Agarwal looks to push it to the off side but inside edges it past short leg for a quick single.
83.3
3
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Full and on off, Pant drives it through covers and takes a quick three runs. 250 up for India. 76 more needed for a win.
83.3
nb
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Length and outside off once again, Pant does not go after it. Hazlewood oversteps! NO BALL CALLED!
83.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Outside off, Pant comfortably leaves it.
83.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Full on off, driven back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 83 : 248/4
7 Runs
  • 082.1
  • 282.2
  • 082.3
  • 482.4
  • 182.5
  • 082.6
M. Agarwal
4 (6)
R. Pant
46 (94)
P. Cummins
19-8-33-3
82.6
0
Pat Cummins To Mayank Agarwal
BEATEN! Length and outside off, Agarwal offers the bat as he plays away from the body but is lucky to not have edged that to the keeper or the slip cordon.
82.5
1
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
Length and angled on middle, clipped to mid-wicket for a single.
82.4
4
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
FOUR! Dispatched! Fuller and on off, Pant drives it through covers and gets another boundary. He is so quick to get the bat down in time and strokes it cleanly.
82.3
0
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
Length and angled across, Pant makes a leave now.
82.2
2
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
Fuller and on off, Pant punches it through mid off for a couple of runs.
82.1
0
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
Length and on off, Pant drives but finds mid off.
End Of The Over 82 : 241/4
9 Runs
  • 081.1
  • 081.2
  • 4 B 81.3
  • 481.4
  • 181.5
  • 081.6
M. Agarwal
4 (5)
R. Pant
39 (89)
J. Hazlewood
19-5-52-0
81.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Mayank Agarwal
Huge LBW appeal but turned down! They do not go for the review. A length ball around off, Agarwal looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pad. They appeal but not out says the umpire. A small conference from the Aussies but they opt against the review. Replays show there was a bat involved.
81.5
1
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Sensible! Taps the next bell around off and takes a quick run.
81.4
4
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
FOUR! Firmly driven! Full and on off, Pant drives it through covers and manages to get a boundary.
81.3
b
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
FOUR BYES! Some shape into the batsman. Length ball on leg, shapes away further down leg as Pant misses his flick. Paine fails to collect as the ball goes to the fine leg fence.
81.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Length and around off, Pant plays with an angled bat towards point.
81.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Length and down leg, Pant goes for the flick but fails to get wood on the ball.
Josh Hazlewood to partner Cummins with the second new ball.
End Of The Over 81 : 232/4
4 Runs
  • 080.1
  • W 80.2
  • 080.3
  • 080.4
  • 280.5
  • 280.6
M. Agarwal
4 (4)
R. Pant
34 (84)
P. Cummins
18-8-26-3
80.6
2
Pat Cummins To Mayank Agarwal
Two more! A fuller ball around off, Agarwal pokes it down the ground. Cummins gets down to his right and tries to stop but misses. Two taken before the fielder from ring can collect it. End of a successful over.
80.5
2
Pat Cummins To Mayank Agarwal
SHOT! Full and around off, Agarwal pushes it down the ground and gets a brace.
80.4
0
Pat Cummins To Mayank Agarwal
In the channel outside off, left alone.
80.3
0
Pat Cummins To Mayank Agarwal
Beaten first ball. Lovely from Cummins again. A length ball just around off, Mayank feels for it and has a poke but misses.
Mayank Agarwal comes to bat now.
80.2
W
Pat Cummins To Cheteshwar Pujara OUT!
OUT! LBW! Umpire's call on hitting the wickets and Pujara has to go. The second new ball has done the trick for Cummins and Australia. A superb ball from the number 1 bowler in the world. He pitches this around off and it jags back in. Pujara looks to defend but misses to get rapped on the pads. They all appeal and the finger goes up. Pujara calls for the review. Let's see what the replays have to show! Doesn't look like any bat says the third umpire. Nothing on RTS either. Time for the Ball Tracker. Umpire's call on hitting the wickets. The mighty Pujara has been removed by the Aussies. What an innings from him though.
Review taken! Pujara has been given out LBW! He though reviews it. Hot Spot shows nothing on it as the RTS also shows nothing. Now comes the Ball Tracker shows it to be Umpire's call on hitting the wickets.
80.1
0
Pat Cummins To Cheteshwar Pujara
Fuller length ball outside off, Pujara makes a leave.
The second new ball is available now! And they are going for it straightaway. It is Pat Cummins who will have a crack with it first up. 20 overs left in the day. 100 to win for India. Australia need 7.
End Of The Over 80 : 228/3
1 Runs
  • 179.1
  • 079.2
  • 079.3
  • 079.4
  • 079.5
  • 079.6
R. Pant
34 (84)
C. Pujara
56 (209)
N. Lyon
25-7-56-1
79.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
On off, pushed down the track for a dot.
79.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Floated and outside off, Pant shoulders arms to it. It was very close to the off pole.
79.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Fuller and on off, Pant dead bats it onto the pitch.
79.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Flaoted outside off, left alone by Pant.
79.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Tossed up on off, played to point this time.
79.1
1
Nathan Lyon To Cheteshwar Pujara
Tossed up on off, clipped to wide mid on for a single. 100 needed for India to win.
It is drizzling now! But they want to continue. Sun is out as well.
End Of The Over 79 : 227/3
3 Runs
  • 078.1
  • 078.2
  • 078.3
  • 078.4
  • 378.5
  • 078.6
R. Pant
34 (79)
C. Pujara
55 (208)
M. Starc
16-0-75-0
78.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Rishabh Pant
Length and around off, Pant blocks it off the front foot.
78.5
3
Mitchell Starc To Cheteshwar Pujara
101 runs needed for a win! Full and on the pads, clipped towards mid-wicket for a comfortable three runs.
78.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Cheteshwar Pujara
Length and on off, blocked off the front foot towards mid on once again.
78.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Cheteshwar Pujara
BEATEN! Nearly gone! Short of length on off, Pujara looks to cut it upishly but is beaten on the outside edge.
78.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Cheteshwar Pujara
Full on off, defended to mid on off the front foot.
78.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Cheteshwar Pujara
Length and going down leg, Pujara goes for the flick but misses it altogether.
Lyon is looking absolutely tired and stunned! He expected Pant to go after him on every balls but the Southpaw has controlled his emotions nicely here.
End Of The Over 78 : 224/3
0 Runs
  • 077.1
  • 077.2
  • 077.3
  • 077.4
  • 077.5
  • 077.6
R. Pant
34 (78)
C. Pujara
52 (203)
N. Lyon
24-7-55-1
77.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Floated around off, Pant defends.
77.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Wide outside off from Lyon. Pant doesn't go after it again. It bounces extra as it goes to Paine.
77.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
On middle, kept out by Pant again.
77.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Floated on middle, played back to Lyon.
77.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Another one darted outside off, Pant lets it go again.
77.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Outside off, left alone.
End Of The Over 77 : 224/3
5 Runs
  • 076.1
  • 076.2
  • 176.3
  • 076.4
  • 076.5
  • 4 LB 76.6
C. Pujara
52 (203)
R. Pant
34 (72)
M. Starc
15-0-72-0
76.6
lb
Mitchell Starc To Cheteshwar Pujara
FOUR LEG BYES! Length and down leg, Pujara looks to tickle it fine but ends up getting it off his pads to the fine leg fence for a boundary. Leg byes given.
76.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Cheteshwar Pujara
A huge shout from Starc a desperate one though but the umpire does not entertain it. A fuller length ball angled onto the pads of Pujara, Cheteshwar goes for the flick but is rapped on the pads. Starc puts in a desperate appeal but nothing from the umpire.
76.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Cheteshwar Pujara
Length and angled on middle, Pujara looks to tuck it to the leg side but ends up getting an inside edge onto the pads.
76.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Rishabh Pant
Length and outside off, Pant slaps it towards sweeper cover for a single.
76.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Rishabh Pant
Length and around off, Pant hops and keeps it out off the back foot.
76.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Rishabh Pant
Short of length on off, Pant goes for the cut but ends up underedging towards the keeper.
The second new ball is 4 overs away now!
End Of The Over 76 : 219/3
1 Runs
  • 075.1
  • 075.2
  • 075.3
  • 075.4
  • 075.5
  • 175.6
R. Pant
33 (69)
C. Pujara
52 (200)
N. Lyon
23-6-55-1
75.6
1
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Comes down the track and looks to go big bit this time it takes the inner half and goes to long on. A single taken.
75.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Full and just around off, Pant covers his stumps and shoulders arms.
75.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Flat and around off, played back to Lyon.
75.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Lovely from Lyon this time. Lands this fuller and just around off, Pant looks to drive but misses. Lucky not to edge.
75.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Bowls it just around off, Pant punches it towards the cover fielder.
75.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Tossed up but wide outside off, Pant lets it go to Paine.
Nathan Lyon comes back on. Just one over for Marnus Labuschagne.
End Of The Over 75 : 218/3
1 Runs
  • 074.1
  • 074.2
  • 074.3
  • 074.4
  • 074.5
  • 174.6
R. Pant
32 (63)
C. Pujara
52 (200)
M. Starc
14-0-71-0
74.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Rishabh Pant
Short ball around middle, Pant tucks it to his right and takes a quick single to keep the strike for the next over.
74.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Rishabh Pant
Lovely bouncer this time. Pant looks to pull but misses.
74.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Rishabh Pant
Shortish and around off, pushed towards the cover region this time.
74.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Rishabh Pant
Landed around off, kept out off the back foot.
74.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Rishabh Pant
In the channel outside off, Pant lets it go to the keeper.
74.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Rishabh Pant
Length and on off, Pant defends it off the back foot.
Change of ends for Mitchell Starc. Can he get a wicket or two for his team?
End Of The Over 74 : 217/3
4 Runs
  • 073.1
  • 473.2
  • 073.3
  • 073.4
  • 073.5
  • 073.6
C. Pujara
52 (200)
R. Pant
31 (57)
M. Labuschagne
1-0-4-0
73.6
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Cheteshwar Pujara
Short and wide outside off, Pujara cuts it hard but finds point. 200th ball for Pujara.
73.5
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Cheteshwar Pujara
Full and around middle, flicked to mid on.
73.4
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Cheteshwar Pujara
Outside off, left alone.
73.3
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Cheteshwar Pujara
Fuller and outside off, Pujara drives it straight to the bowler who fields it and hits the stumps at the striker's end but Pujara was going no where.
73.2
4
Marnus Labuschagne To Cheteshwar Pujara
FOUR! FIFTY FOR PUJARA! What a player, what a knock! He got hit on his elbow, then on his helmet. He was pinged on his fingers as well. But this man has shown some unbelievable courage, grit and concentration. He just bats and bats and bats. And here he is, at it again. Bruised, thumped, pinned and everything else but he is battling it out. Gets to the milestone by getting on the back foot and forcing this wide ball through backward point for a boundary. Superb innings. Can he take the team over the line here along with Pant? Gets to his 27th Test fifty which is also the slowest in terms of balls.
73.1
0
Marnus Labuschagne To Cheteshwar Pujara
Flatter and outside off, Pujara pulls it to mid on.
Bowling change! Paine tosses the ball to Marnus Labuschagne. Can the part timer do some magic?
End Of The Over 73 : 213/3
4 Runs
  • 072.1
  • 272.2
  • 172.3
  • 072.4
  • 172.5
  • 072.6
R. Pant
31 (57)
C. Pujara
48 (194)
N. Lyon
22-6-54-1
72.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Outside off, left alone by Pant.
72.5
1
Nathan Lyon To Cheteshwar Pujara
Length and on middle, Pujara whips it to the leg side for a single.
72.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Cheteshwar Pujara
Length and outside off, Pujara pads it away.
72.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Flatter and just outside off, Pant plays it uppishly towards gully where Starc looks to go for the catch but the ball bounces just in front of him. A single taken.
72.2
2
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Fuller and on off, slapped towards deep covers for a couple.
72.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Tossed up outside off, Pant watches and leaves it alone.
End Of The Over 72 : 209/3
8 Runs
  • 171.1
  • 471.2
  • 071.3
  • 171.4
  • 171.5
  • 171.6
R. Pant
28 (53)
C. Pujara
47 (192)
M. Starc
13-0-70-0
71.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Rishabh Pant
On leg, clipped to square leg by Pant for a single.
71.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Cheteshwar Pujara
Length and on off, Pujara pushes it to covers for a single.
71.4
1
Mitchell Starc To Rishabh Pant
Shorter and on off, pulled towards mid-wicket for a single.
71.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Rishabh Pant
Fuller and on off, Pant pushes it down the track to mid on.
71.2
4
Mitchell Starc To Rishabh Pant
FOUR! Slashed! Too short and wide from Starc. Pant cuts it through point and gets a boundary.
Mitchell Starc is back on.
71.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Cheteshwar Pujara
Short of good length on off, punched to deep point for a single.
End Of The Over 71 : 201/3
7 Runs
  • 070.1
  • 070.2
  • 170.3
  • 070.4
  • 070.5
  • 670.6
R. Pant
22 (49)
C. Pujara
45 (190)
N. Lyon
21-6-50-1
70.6
6
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
SIX! There goes Pant! What a strike! What a shot! The last ball spun away like a cobra there but Pant backs himself to clear any boundary. Lyon tosses it up and Pant comes down the track. Gets to the pitch and powers it over the long on fence. 200 up for India. They need 127 more. Australia need 7 wickets.
70.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Big turn! Pitches on the rough or crack and went away to the slip fielder.
70.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Flat and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
70.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Cheteshwar Pujara
Shortish and just outside off, punched towards the cover region for one.
70.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Cheteshwar Pujara
Tossed up and outside off, Pujara pads it away by coming down the track
70.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Cheteshwar Pujara
Floated on off, pushed back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 70 : 194/3
1 Runs
  • 169.1
  • 069.2
  • 069.3
  • 069.4
  • 069.5
  • 069.6
R. Pant
16 (46)
C. Pujara
44 (187)
J. Hazlewood
18-5-47-0
69.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Landed around off on a good length, kept out.
69.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Length and just outside off, pushed to the fielder at gully this time.
69.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Edgy! A fuller ball just outside off, Pant looks to defend but the ball takes the thick outside edge and goes to gully.
69.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Wide outside off, Pant watchfully lets it be.
69.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Good length and around off, punched towards the over region.
69.1
1
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
Good length and around off, tucked towards the leg side for one.
End Of The Over 69 : 193/3
4 Runs
  • 068.1
  • 068.2
  • 068.3
  • 068.4
  • 068.5
  • 4 B 68.6
R. Pant
16 (41)
C. Pujara
43 (186)
N. Lyon
20-6-43-1
68.6
b
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
FOUR BYES! Chance of stumping there but Paine fails to collect the ball. Lyon bowls a flighted ball outside off, Pant this time charges down the track and looks to go downtown. The ball through breaks away and goes behind. Paine cannot collect it to take the bails off. Smith at first slip cannot stop it either and it goes to the third men fence. Pant survies.
68.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Fuller and around off, played back to Lyon.
68.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Tosses this one up but Pant is happy to defend again.
68.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Darted outside off, Pant lets it go to the keeper.
68.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Looped up and around middle, played to mid on.
68.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Flat and just around off, pushed towards point.
The groundsmen are out there. Some levelling done near the bowler's landing area. They hammer it to even it out. All set now to continue.
End Of The Over 68 : 189/3
5 Runs
  • 067.1
  • 267.2
  • 367.3
  • 067.4
  • 067.5
  • 067.6
C. Pujara
43 (186)
R. Pant
16 (35)
J. Hazlewood
17-5-46-0
67.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
Short ball around off, Pujara sways away from the line of the ball.
67.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
Length and around off, pushed to mid off.
67.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
Shortish and outside off, left alone.
67.3
3
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Short ball and Pant goes for the pull. Hits it over mid-wicket and gets three. The man at fine leg has to do a lot of running.
67.2
2
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Shortish and just outside off, punched through covers for a brace.
67.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Rishabh Pant
Good length and around off, keeps low but Pant does well to defend.
End Of The Over 67 : 184/3
1 Runs
  • 066.1
  • 066.2
  • 166.3
  • 066.4
  • 066.5
  • 066.6
C. Pujara
43 (183)
R. Pant
11 (32)
N. Lyon
19-5-43-1
66.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Cheteshwar Pujara
Tossed up and outside off, Pujara comes down the track and pushes it to mid on.
66.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Cheteshwar Pujara
Full and on middle, flicked to square leg for nothing.
66.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Cheteshwar Pujara
Catch is the shout! Didn't carry. Flat and turning in from around off, Pujara flicks. It falls just short of the man at forward short leg.
66.3
1
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Short and wide outside off, slapped to deep cover for one.
66.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Loopy fuller ball around off, Pant defends.
66.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Darted outside off, Pant lets it go.
End Of The Over 66 : 183/3
0 Runs
  • 065.1
  • 065.2
  • 065.3
  • 065.4
  • 065.5
  • 065.6
C. Pujara
43 (180)
R. Pant
10 (29)
J. Hazlewood
16-5-41-0
65.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
Fuller and around off, Pujara pushes it towards the cover region. Three maidens in a row.
65.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
Outside off again, Pujara makes another leave.
65.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
Sharp bouncer outside off, left alone.
65.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
Length and around middle, kept out.
65.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
Shortish and outside off, left alone.
65.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
Full and around off, Pujara drives it straight, Josh gets down to pick the ball and threatens to throw at the stumps as Pujara was charging ahead for a single.
End Of The Over 65 : 183/3
0 Runs
  • 064.1
  • 064.2
  • 064.3
  • 064.4
  • 064.5
  • 064.6
R. Pant
10 (29)
C. Pujara
43 (174)
N. Lyon
18-5-42-1
64.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Looped up and around off, kept out by Pant. Maiden from Lyon from the other end as well.
64.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Flatter and around off, pushed towards the cover.
64.4
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Outside off, left alone again.
64.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Full and around off, pushed towards the cover.
64.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Another one outside off, Pant lets it be.
64.1
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Tossed up outside off, Pant lets it be.
Nathan Lyon to bowl from the other end. 17-4-42-1 for him so far.
End Of The Over 64 : 183/3
0 Runs
  • 063.1
  • 063.2
  • 063.3
  • 063.4
  • 063.5
  • 063.6
C. Pujara
43 (174)
R. Pant
10 (23)
J. Hazlewood
15-4-41-0
63.6
0
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
Landed around off on a good length, Pujara is solid in defense. Maiden to start from Hazlewood.
63.5
0
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
In the channel outside off, moves away far too much after pitching. Pujara lets it be.
63.4
0
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
Shortish and around off, punched towards the cover region.
63.3
0
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
Short but outside off, Pujara lets it be.
63.2
0
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
Fuller and around off, kept out.
63.1
0
Josh Hazlewood To Cheteshwar Pujara
Nervous moments! Length and outside off, Pujara initially looks to leave it but ends up getting a glove as the ball rolls to the slips.
We are back for the final session of this Test. The match is tantalizingly poised with India needing 145 runs to end Australian dominance of 31 years at the 'Gabba. Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant are out in the middle for India. The Aussies are out too as they look to preserve their record of 31 years of unbeatability at the 'Gabba. Can they do it? Or will India breach their fortress? Action begins for the one last time on this tour as Josh Hazlewood streams into bowl.
...  Day 5, Final session ...
Right! We have got a match in our hands. 37 overs to be bowled, weather permitting. India need 145 runs. Australia need 7 wickets. Pujara, the blocker is out in the middle. Pant, the dasher is there too. There's Cummins as well and so is Lyon. Both of them bowled decently in this session. But, do they have in them to do some magic with the ball in this final session? Or will the Indians be able to scale the total down and breach the Aussie fortress here at Gabba? We will find out all in the final session. Join us for the same in a short while.
The Aussies attacked relentlessly with the ball. They kept bowling bouncers. Gill had no issues dealing with it as he pulled and cut. In one of Starc's over, the Indians took 20 and pushed the Aussies on the back foot. However, Lyon prized out the wicket of Gill to deny him a hundred. Pujara was troubled by the Aussie quicks with nasty short bowling but they once again couldn't get his wicket. Cummins got the wicket of the Indian skipper to take some control in the game. However, once again, they were not at their best which can be confirmed seeing the runs they have given in this session.
The session started with Gill and Pujara battling it out as the Aussie quicks continued the barrage of short stuff. However, Gill and Pujara took them on and played a few superb strokes. Pujara got hit on the helmet, on the elbow, on the fingers. But the tough man continued the battle. Gill fell 9 short of a well-deserved ton. Rahane walked out with a positive mindset but couldn't carry on as he departed for 24 off just 22 balls. Pujara has continued his battle and has faced 168 balls for his 43. He has Pant for the company for the final session.
Another terrific session ends! Once again one would assume it is India who have edged out the hosts. They have scored 100 runs in 25 overs and have lost just 2 wickets. Pujara is continuing his vigil in the middle. With Pant at the other end, the third and final session of this Test match promises to be a cracking one!
End Of The Over 63 : 183/3
0 Runs
  • 062.1
  • 062.2
  • 062.3
  • 062.4
  • 062.5
  • 062.6
R. Pant
10 (23)
C. Pujara
43 (168)
P. Cummins
17-8-22-2
62.6
0
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
Length and on off, pushed to covers. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 5!
62.5
0
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
BEATEN! Length and angled around off, Pant hangs his bat out in defense but gets beaten on the outside edge.
62.4
0
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
Another length ball on off, Pant blocks it off the back foot towards short leg.
62.3
0
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
Length and on off, kept out.
62.2
0
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
Good length and around off, Pant looks to defend it out but ekes out an inside edge onto the box.
62.1
0
Pat Cummins To Rishabh Pant
Length and on off, Pant pushes it to point.
End Of The Over 62 : 183/3
3 Runs
  • 261.1
  • 061.2
  • 061.3
  • 161.4
  • 061.5
  • 061.6
C. Pujara
43 (168)
R. Pant
10 (17)
N. Lyon
17-4-42-1
61.6
0
Nathan Lyon To Cheteshwar Pujara
Loopy on off, Pujara pushes it off the back foot towards short mid-wicket.
61.5
0
Nathan Lyon To Cheteshwar Pujara
Floated on off, clipped towards short mid-wicket.
61.4
1
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Flatter outside off, Pant slaps it through point for a single. 100 scored in this session so far.
61.3
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Floated outside off, left alone.
61.2
0
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Floated outside off, turning away, Pant leaves it.
61.1
2
Nathan Lyon To Rishabh Pant
Tossed up on off, Pant drives it through covers and gets a couple.
End Of The Over 61 : 180/3
5 Runs
  • 060.1
  • 460.2