Pujara-Pant helps India to a massive Score

 SMTV Desk 2019-01-04 20:24:13  India, Australia, Pujara, Pant
Pujara-Pant helps India to a massive Score

SCG, January 04: The New Indian Wall Cheteshwar Pujara scores another masterly ton, his 18th in Test Cricket, as India ends day one of Sydney test on 303 for four wickets; It is worth mention that, Both Indian and Australian players wear black bands, mourning the death of Sachin Tendulkar s coach Ramakant Achrekar.

Coming to more details, Brilliant batting efforts from Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant, along with a useful contribution from Ravindra Jadeja, helped India continue their domination on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test as Australia trailed by 598 runs in Sydney on Friday.

In reply to Team India s first innings score of 622/7 declared, Australia were at 24/0 with openers Usman Khawaja (5) and Marcus Harris (19) at the crease when the umpires dislodged the bails for the day.

Team India could have put the Australians under further pressure if wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant had grabbed a regulation catch of Khawaja off pacer Mohammad Shami.

The day belonged to Pujara and Pant, who dominated the Australian bowlers with their rather contrasting batting styles.Pujara s innings was an exibition of patience and impeccable technique. He was the top scorer for India with 193 runs off 373 deliveries with 22 hits to the fence.

Pujara was well on his way to what would have been his fourth double century in Test cricket when a somewhat tired shot enabled off-spinner Nathan Lyon to pull off an easy caught and bowled effort.

Pant, on the other hand, showcased his ability to produce the big hits during his unbeaten knock of 159. His 189-ball stay in the middle was studded with 15 boundaries and a six.

For Australia, Nasthan Lyon scalped four wickets while Jose Hazlewood picked up two wickets.

Brief scores:

India (first innings): 622/7 declared (Cheteshwar Pujara 193, Rishabh Pant 159 not out; Nathon Lyon 4/178) vs Australia (first innings): 24/0 (Marcus Harris 19 batting, Usman Khawaja 5 batting) at stumps on Day 2.