India vs Australia 3rd test match- Vihari and Ashwin’s 62 runs partnership and Pant’s 97 runs assisted India to save the match

Vihari and Ashwin’s 62 run partnership for the 6th wicket and Rishabh Pant’s gutsy knock of 97 runs assisted India to save the 3rd test match against Australia on Monday, January 11th at SCG (Sydney Cricket Ground).  Despite bowling on tight line and length for poor fielding Australia ended up drawing a winning test match. 

Rishabh Pant scored 97 runs off 118 balls with the help of 12 fours. He outplayed Australia when it needed the most. Pant Stitched 148 runs partnership for 4th wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara, who also played a valuable inning of 77 runs in 205 balls. This is a match India will remember for the next 50 years at least. 

Who scored the most number of runs in the match?

Ace batsman Steven Smith scored 212 runs in the match, which was most by any batsman. 

Who bagged the most number of wickets in the match?

Australian fast-bowler Pat Cummins bagged the most number (5/101 in 47.1 overs) of wickets in the match.

Who scored the most number of runs for India in the match?

Cheteshwar Pujara scored the most number of runs for India. He scored 127 runs in 381 balls. 

Who grabbed the highest wickets for India in the match?

Debutant Navdeep Saini grabbed the most number of wickets (4/119 in 29 overs) both innings combinedly. He has been fascinating on his debut match. 

Match summary

Australia1st338/10Steven Smith 131 (226) Labuschagne 91 (196)Jadeja-4/62 O:18  Bumrah-2/66 O:25.4 
India1st244/10 Shubman Gill 50 (101)Pujara 50 (176)Cummins-4/29 O:21.4Hazlewood-2/43 O:21
Australia2nd312/6Smith 81 (167)Labuschagne 73 (118)Saini-2/54     O:16 Ashwin-2/95  O:25 
India2nd334/5 Pant 97 (118)Pujara 77 (205)Hazlewood-2/39 O:26Lyon-2/114     O:46  

Match was tied 

Man of the Match-Vihari and Ashwin’s 62 Run Partnership

Steven Smith earned the Man of the match for batting brilliantly in both innings (131 & 81). 

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