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04-Jan-2019 07:42:00 GMT
Aus v Ind - 4th Test, SCG, day 2

India in Command After Pujara, Pant Scores Centuries

Sydney: Cheteshwar Pujara ground out a masterful 193 and Rishabh Pant smashed a magnificent unbeaten 159 as Australia's hopes of winning the match and saving the series were washed away by a torrent of Indian runs on day two of the fourth test on Friday.

Virat Kohli declared  on 622 for seven a hour prior to the end of play when Ravindra Jadeja was rejected for 81 and Usman Khawaja (5) and Marcus Harris (19) introduced to stumps on 24 without misfortune and trailed India by a massive 598 runs..

Pujara came up seven runs shy of his fourth twofold century however there can be little uncertainty that his nine-hour, 373-ball thump will in all likelihood convey India's first test arrangement triumph in Australia.

After a wonderfully made innings, Pujara ran with a whine as opposed to a blast before tea, scooping the ball down the wicket to be gotten and knocked down some pins by wily off-spinner Nathan Lyon.

India lead the four-Test arrangement 2-1 after successes in the primary Test at Adelaide by 31 runs and a week ago's Boxing Day Test to hold the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Australia won the second Test in Perth by 146 runs.

When he had withdrawn, Pant and Jadeja at first kept up his carefulness before diverting from the shackles and pounding home India's favorable position with an organization of 204.

Brief scores:
Australia 0 for 24 (Harris 19*) trail India 7 for 622 dec (Pujara 193, Pant 159*, Jadeja 81, Agarwal 77, Lyon 4-178) by 598 runs

Gasp had somewhat of a frighten six runs shy of his second test century when he was near being run out yet made his ground securely and achieved the achievement off 137 balls with his eighth four - the principal Indian wicketkeeper to do as such in Australia.

Jadeja was before long spinning his bat in his trademark festivity of 50 years, his tenth in tests, and for while it looked like Pant would upgrade Pujara with a lady twofold century.

Australia's quite vaunted pace assault were depleted following two days' drudging for little reward in the Sydney warm and the wicket that at long last hastened the affirmation came back again from Lyon (4-178).

Jadeja ventured down the wicket to attempt and overwhelm the spinner yet was cheated by the trip of the ball and played to end a 114-ball innings including seven fours and a six.

The hosts had begun the day bearing in mind the end goal of making real advances into India's batting request yet were generally baffled, regardless of whether Lyon evacuated Hanuma Vihari for 42 to break the 101-organization with Pujara.

Pujara's relatively chanceless innings - he was dropped in the slips on 192 - highlighted 22 fours and took his count over the arrangement to 521 keeps running at a normal of 74.42.

Gasp, whose innings highlighted 15 limits and one six, smeared his duplicate book in the last hour by dropping Khawaja behind the wickets yet nothing would damage another overwhelming day for the visitors.


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