India vs Australia, 3rd Test match, ends in a draw

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

11th Jan, 2021. 12:52 pm

The third test match between India and Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground ended draw on Monday after the visitors held five crucial wickets successively in the last session of Day 5.

According to the media reports, the series is level at 1-1 with the last match to be played at the Gabba in Brisbane from January 15.

The heroic help by Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin pulled India off a remarkable draw.

Despite receiving medical attention after being struck by a short ball, the injured Ashwin played best of his game to save the wickets.

Chasing a target of 407, Rishabh Pant (97 off 118 balls) and the Cheteshwar Pujara (77 off 205 balls) produced an amazing 148-run stand.

Pat Cummins (26-6-72-1), Josh Hazlewood (26-12-39-2), Mitchell Starc (22-6-66-0) and Nathan Lyon (46-17-114-2) battled to demolish India and assist their team in leading the series.

Fall of Wickets (India)

1-71, (Shubman Gill, 22.1) 2-92, (Rohit Sharma, 30.2) 3-102, (Ajinkya Rahane, 35.4) 4-250, (Rishabh Pant, 79.1) 5-272, (Cheteshwar Pujara, 88.2)

Fall of Wickets (Australia)

1-16, (Will Pucovski, 5.5) 2-35, (David Warner, 9.2) 3-138, (Marnus Labuschagne, 46.1) 4-148, (Matthew Wade, 48.6) 5-208, (Steve Smith, 67.4) 6-312, (Cameron Green, 86.6)

Cheteshwar Pujara score 6000 Test runs

During the match, the Indian Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara became the 11th Indian to breach the 6,000-run mark in Test cricket.

Pujara reached the milestone just before reaching his 27th Test fifty.

He also became the sixth-fastest Indian after Sunil Gavaskar (117 innings), Virat Kohli (119), Sachin Tendulkar (120), Virender Sehwag (123) and Rahul Dravid (125) to join the elite club in 134 innings.

The five other Indian batsmen, who have 6000-plus runs in Test cricket are VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Dilip Vengsarkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, and Gundappa Viswanath.

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