India in commanding position against Austalia in Sydney test

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Australia were 104 for 1 in their first innings in the fourth and final cricket test against India in Sydney, a short while ago.

Earlier, the hosts resumed their innings at the overnight score of 24 for no loss on the third day today.

India is in a commanding position in the test after they declared their first innings at 622 for 7 on the second day. Cheteshwar Pujara amassed 193, Rishabh Pant cruised to unbeaten 159 and all rounder Ravinder Jadeja hit a brilliant  81.

Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and all rounder Ravindra Jadeja frustrated Australian bowling attack to add 204 runs together, thus breaking the record for the highest 7th wicket partnership in Australia.

Several other records were also broken by India in their first innings. Pant became the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a Test ton in Australia.

Pujara faced 1,258 deliveries which was the fourth-highest by any batsman in a series. The declaration at 622 for 7 is  India’s second-highest team total in Australia, the previous being 705 for 7 declared in Sydney in 2004.

With 2-1 lead in the four match Test series, India already retains the Border- Gavaskar Trophy, irrespective of result in this match.

The Hindu

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