AUS vs IND third Check Day 5: Steve Smith removes Rishabh Pant’s guard marks on crease after drinks break


Australia’s Steve Smith shadow-batted as he got here to the crease after the drinks break, and proceeded to take away Rishabh Pant’s guard marks.

The third Check between India and Australia is slowly shifting in direction of an thrilling end after an aggressive intent from Rishabh Pant is steering India near the 407-run goal in Sydney.

Pant began slowly however took on the cost after spending a while on the crease, taking over the Australian bowlers — Nathan Lyon specifically. The wicketkeeper-batsman reached his half-century in 64 deliveries, hitting 5 fours and three sixes.

After the drinks break within the first session, nonetheless, Australia’s no.49 – Steve Smith did attempt to unsettle Pant by eradicating his guard marks on the pitch.

Smith shadow-batted on the crease, and proceeded to scuffle out the guard marks, forcing Pant to retake the guard.


Earlier, India got a 407-run goal after Australia declared their second innings on 312/6 on Day four of the Sydney Check. Rohit Sharma made a promising begin however threw his wicket away after finishing the half-century.

Early on Day 5, Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed on four. Nonetheless, the duo of Pant and Pujara have since braved the Aussie bowling assault.

Enroute his innings, Pant additionally turned the primary visiting participant to attain 25+ runs in his first ten innings on Australian soil. 

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