Following India’s outstanding present on the SCG to play out a draw in opposition to hosts Australia, the Ajinkya Rahane-led facet might be seeking to pocket a win within the closing Take a look at on the Gabba.
On Day 5 of the third Take a look at in Sydney, the Indian batting unit, led by Hanuma Vihari and Ravi Ashwin’s resilience, ended up scoring 334/5 when each the perimeters settled for a draw with an over left. Vihari and Ashwin confronted 289 deliveries and stitched a 62-run stand for the sixth wicket to tug off a draw and hold the four-Take a look at collection alive.
Earlier than the Vihari-Ashwin duo, it was Rishabh Pant’s quick-fire 97, laced with 12 fours and three sixes, which shifted the momentum in favour of India. Forward of the much-awaited Gabba Take a look at ranging from Friday, Pant shared an image together with his gymnasium companions — Rohit Sharma and Prithvi Shaw.
Taking to Twitter, Pant captioned the submit, “It is about brotherhood, Placing within the work — all day, each day.”
It’s about brotherhood, Placing within the work – all day, on a regular basis. 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/hWsLNQMAF3
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) January 13, 2021
Earlier within the day, the Indian camp began its preparations for the ultimate Take a look at. The likes of Rohit, skipper Rahane and Shubman Gill had been seen of their coaching kits.
“After an epic fightback in Sydney, it’s time to regroup. We now have begun our preparations for the ultimate Take a look at on the Gabba!” the BCCI posted on its Twitter deal with.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 13, 2021
Kuldeep Yadav was additionally seen bowling within the nets. The chinaman bowler is predicted to don the whites for the primary time on this collection, with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja dominated out because of fractured thumb.
The Indian contingent has been plagued with accidents to many key gamers in Australia. Tempo spearhead Jasprit Bumrah picked up the belly pressure in the course of the third Take a look at in Sydney. Vihari can even miss the fourth Take a look at with Grade 2 tear on his proper hamstring.