INDvsAUS, 4th Test, Day 2: Australia reach 24-0, India 622-7 decl

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 04, 2019, 12:30 PM(IST)

Rishabh Pant (L) celebrates his century with teammate Ravindra Jadeja (R). Photograph: AFP

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India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 2

Jan 04, 2019, 12:29 PM

Australia reached 24 for no loss in reply to India's first innings score of 622-7 declared on the second day of the fourth and final Test here Friday.

Brief Score:

India: 622 for 7 in 167.2 overs (Cheteshwar Pujara 193, Rishabh Pant 159 not out; Nathan Lyon 4/178). 
Australia: 24-0 in 10 overs (Marcus Harris 19 not out; Mohammed Shami 0/9). 


Jan 04, 2019, 11:41 AM

India declared at a massive 622 for seven in their first innings of the fourth and final Test against Australia in Sydney Friday after centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant.

Pujara made 193 and Pant was not out 159 when skipper Virat Kohli made his call in the final overs of the day after Ravindra Jadeja was out for 81.

The visitors lead 2-1 and only need a draw to clinch their first-ever series win in Australia.

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India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 2


Jan 04, 2019, 11:16 AM

After Pant's century, Jadeja brings up his half-century.

Pant and Jadeja have piled up pressure on Australia.

The bowlers are finding different ways to gets wickets.


Jan 04, 2019, 10:28 AM

Rishabh Pant completes his second Test century and put India in a commanding position.


Jan 04, 2019, 09:58 AM

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A marathon 193 by Cheteshwar Pujara and a quick-fire unbeaten 88 from Rishabh Pant steered India into a dominant position at the final Test Friday with Australia rapidly seeing their hopes of saving the series evaporate.

Calm and collected number three Pujara was finally caught and bowled by spinner Nathan Lyon after a batting masterclass that spanned a day-and-a-half and 373 balls.

It was due reward for the tireless Lyon who also accounted for Hanuma Vihari in the only other wicket to fall so far on day two.

At tea in Sydney, India were 491 for six with impressive young gun Pant quickening the tempo with some exquisite strokes to also close in on a century. Ravindra Jadeja was not out 25.

The visitors lead the series 2-1 after winning the opening clash in Adelaide and the third one in Melbourne. Australia claimed victory in Perth.


Jan 04, 2019, 08:41 AM

Monumental innings ends!

Pujara out after scoring 193, missed his double century by just seven runs.

He faced a total of 373 as he played at a strike rate of 51.74.

Nathan Lyon to Pujara, out bowled. He was definitely looking tired as runs were not coming in the last few overs.

Next batsman, Ravindra Jadeja comes at the crease. 


Jan 04, 2019, 08:12 AM

India are at a score of 410 after losing five wickets in the first innings.


Jan 04, 2019, 07:50 AM

Game resumes after the lunch break.


Jan 04, 2019, 07:23 AM

Cheteshwar Pujara ground his way to 181 not out Friday as India turned the screws on Australia who are slowly seeing their hopes of saving the four-Test series evaporate.

At lunch on day two of the final Test in Sydney, India were 389 for five with the authoritative Pujara unmovable and Rishabh Pant on 27.

They added 86 runs to their overnight 303 for four with the loss of Hanuma Vihari, who was caught by Marnus Labuschagne off Nathan Lyon for 42.

The visitors lead the series 2-1 after winning the opening clash in Adelaide and the third one in Melbourne. Australia claimed victory in Perth.

If India, the world's top-ranked nation, win or draw in Sydney they will clinch a first-ever series in Australia since they began touring Down Under in 1947-48.


Jan 04, 2019, 06:49 AM

India is pilling up a massive runs in the first innings of the fourth Test and Australia are unable to get wicket.

After 110 overs, India scored 367 runs for a loss of five wickets.

Chetestwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant at the crease.


Jan 04, 2019, 06:05 AM

India at 329-5 after 102 overs

Left-handed batsman, Rishabh Pant comes to the crease.


Jan 04, 2019, 06:02 AM

First wicket of the morning session, here goes Hanuma Vihari.

Vihari asks for review, it's very close but the decision goes in favour of on-field umpire.

He scored 42 off 96 balls.


Jan 04, 2019, 06:00 AM

Cheteshwar Pujara completes his 150 runs.

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India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 2


Jan 04, 2019, 05:57 AM

Pacers Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins into attack, looking for wickets but the partnership between Pujara and Vihari is becoming very crucial. 

The 99th over was by Nathan Lyon, as skipper Tim Paine introduces a spinner.


Jan 04, 2019, 05:40 AM

Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari resume second day's game.


Jan 04, 2019, 05:36 AM

Summary

Cheteshwar Pujara stroked his third century of the summer to put India in a commanding position in the decisive fourth and final Test as they strive for an historic series win in Australia.

At stumps on day one, they were 303 for four with the rock-like number three not out 130 and Hanuma Vihari on 39. Mayank Agarwal made 77 with Josh Hazlewood the best of the bowlers with 2-51. 

After toiling on a hot Sydney day, Australia were rewarded with the wickets of KL Rahul, Agarwal, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, but despite a five-pronged attack the key scalp of Pujara remained elusive.

The visitors lead the series 2-1 after winning the opening clash in Adelaide and the third one in Melbourne. Australia claimed victory in Perth.




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