Indoor Test: Pujara’s half-century gives India a 76-run victory target for Australia


IND vs OFF, 3rd Test: At the end of the second day of the third Test match of the series between India and Australia at Indore, the Kangaroo team became stronger. On the second day, the Australian team collapsed for 197 runs in their first innings. However, he certainly took a significant lead of 88 runs.

Meanwhile, the Indian team’s second innings was also reduced to just 163 runs, with Cheteshwar Pujara top-scoring with 59 runs. On the other hand, the Australian team saw the amazing bowling of Nathan Lyon who gave away 64 runs and took 8 wickets. Now on the third day, the Australian team has to take the field to break the score of 76 runs for victory.

In the first session of the second day, the bowling of Ashwin and Umesh was impressive

When the Australian team started the game on the second day, no one expected that the team would collapse so quickly. The Kangaroo team lost the 5th wicket to Peter Handscomb at 186 runs. From here, Ashwin and Umesh suddenly started taking wickets of the Kangaroo team, and the first innings of the Australian team collapsed to 197 runs.

On behalf of the Indian team, Jadeja took 4 wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav also took 3 wickets each. At the end of the first session at lunch time, the Indian team scored 13 runs without losing a wicket.

The Indian team lost 4 of its important wickets till tea time, with Pujara handling one end

The first blow was dealt to the Indian team in the form of Shubman Gill who reached the pavilion with only 5 runs after the second session of play started after lunch. Meanwhile, after this, Team India continued to lose wickets frequently in the intervals where captain Rohit Sharma returned to the pavilion after scoring 12 runs, while Virat Kohli was also dismissed for only 13 runs. Before tea, Ravindra Jadeja was sent to the pavilion by Nathan Lyon at a personal score of 7 to give India their fourth blow. At the end of the second session, the Indian team’s score was 79 for 4 wickets.

Indian team’s innings was limited as Pujara scored a half century

In the last session of the day, everyone expected that the batsmen of the Indian team would play positively and work for the strength of the team. Shreyas Iyer certainly started the process of scoring runs from one end, but he too returned to the pavilion after an innings of 26 off 27 balls. After this, Pujara certainly continued the process of scoring runs from one end, but saw the process of falling wickets from the other end. Pujara also reached the pavilion with an innings of 59 runs off 142 balls, while Akshar Patel also played an unbeaten innings with 15 runs. In the Kangaroo team, Nathan Lyon alone took 8 wickets, while Matthew Kuhneman and Mitchell Starc took 1 wicket each.

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