- India and Australia draw third day of the third test match of the series, series still 1-1
- Gavaskar praised, said – we have given a message to world cricket that we will not bow under any circumstances
- Australia used many tricks to win this Test, Team India players gave a befitting reply with their performance
- The fourth and final Test match of the series will be played at the Gaba Stadium in Brisbane from 15 January
The Indian cricket team drew the Sydney Test match on the strength of Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari and R Ashwin (Ravichandran Ashwin). Australia took many tricks to win this Test but the players of Team India gave a befitting reply to the hosts.
‘Pant has done wonders at number 5’
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar praised the Indian team, saying, “We have given a message to World Cricket that we will not bow down under any circumstances”.
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Gavaskar said, ‘The way Team India drew the Sydney Test, it clearly shows that it can overcome any situation. Rishabh Pant at number five has done wonders. Pant initially scored 5 runs off 34 balls and after that the way he batted, he is capable. He overturned the match. The way Pant proceeded to hit sixes using the steps, it is clear that he used the cricketing idea.
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Gavaskar said that every cricketer is well aware that if he wants to make a place in history, he will have to do better in Test cricket. Pant scored 97 off 118 balls in the second innings of the Sydney Test which included 12 fours and 3 sixes.
‘Pujara replies to critics’
Cheteshwar Pujara, who hit a half-century in the first innings, scored 77 runs in the second innings. During this, he made 12 boundaries from 205 balls. Regarding Pujara, Gavaskar said that this batsman has responded to critics with his performance.
Gavaskar said, ‘The committment resembles Cheteshwar Pujara. He has tried to answer critics with his performance. The credit of batting by Rishabh Pant goes to Pujara. Batting above him today was a masterstroke. Left – right combination showed amazing performance. Going forward, Pant can only play as a batsman at number five or six. The pitch did not go bad on the fifth day. The way Pujara was out in the first innings, the ball did not show today.
The 4-match series is currently 1–1. The fourth and final Test match of the series will be played in Brisbane from 15 January.
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