Staff India produced a heroic efficiency on the ultimate day of the third Take a look at to power the sport to a attract Sydney. Regardless of dealing with an early setback in captain Ajinkya Rahane‘s wicket, Rishabh Pant (97), Cheteshwar Pujara (77), Ravichandran Ashwin (39*) and Hanuma Vihari (23*) fought valiantly to safe a draw, making certain the sequence stays degree at 1-1.
Chasing a mammoth goal of 407, India reached 334/5 after batting for 131 overs earlier than each the groups determined to shake arms on the ultimate day of the Take a look at match. Vihari, who batted with a sore hamstring all through the course of his innings, confirmed nice resilience and remained unbeaten on 23 after dealing with 161 deliveries.
He was supported brilliantly by Ashwin who additionally suffered a variety of blows on his physique however did not throw away his wicket and remained not on 39 from 128 deliveries.
Earlier, Pant and Pujara shared a 148-run partnership for the fifth wicket after the guests misplaced skipper Ajinkya Rahane (four) very early within the day. The duo scored runs at a brisk tempo and actually, not solely put India able to attract the Take a look at, but additionally gave the guests an unlikely hope of an unbelievable win.
As India secured an unimaginable attract Sydney, Twitter lauded the facet’s effort:
Actually happy with #TeamIndia!
What a outstanding dedication confirmed by @ashwinravi99 & @hanumavihari and a superb sport displayed by Staff India with the sequence presently at draw. Extraordinarily happy with your sport at this time🙌 #AUSvINDtest pic.twitter.com/l9qUMmWBUO
Pic1 – Until Rishabh Pant was on the crease.
Pic2- Pujara, Vihari and Ashwin.
And the mixture of those 2 made it a unbelievable Take a look at Match. Really feel so so happy with the Staff,
Pant confirmed why he must b handled in a different way & d grit confirmed by Vihari, Pujara & Ashwin was unbelievable pic.twitter.com/aU3qN6O3JF
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 11, 2021
Take a look at cricket.
That is it, that is the publish. pic.twitter.com/zI2YXsnvBb
— ICC (@ICC) January 11, 2021
Cherished the battle and dedication of India all day at this time. Beginning with Pant and Pujara, after which for Vihari and Ashwin to resist Australia and look largely in management for a lot of the day was very spectacular. Cannot await Brisbane now. #AUSvIND
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) January 11, 2021
Hats of to each @Hanumavihari and @ashwinravi99 to attract the take a look at! Lots needs to be stated about vihari for his grit and dedication even after being injured! This knock is pretty much as good as any hundred in take a look at cricket! Ashwin all the time had the expertise to be a principal allrounder! #AUSvsIND
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) January 11, 2021
What a outstanding efficiency by Staff India. As soon as once more nice present of resilience below grave provocation, spate of accidents and several other key gamers lacking. Bravo! #AUSvsIND
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 11, 2021
What a take a look at…India have proven outstanding resilience and battle to maintain the sequence very a lot alive! #AUSvIND
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) January 11, 2021