Team India produced a heroic efficiency on the ultimate day of the third Test to drive the sport to a draw in Sydney. Despite going through 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 collection stays stage 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 palms on the ultimate day of the Test match. Vihari, who batted with a sore hamstring all through the course of his innings, confirmed nice resilience and remained unbeaten on 23 after going through 161 deliveries.
He was supported brilliantly by Ashwin who additionally suffered a number 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 (4) very early in the day. The duo scored runs at a brisk tempo and in truth, not solely put India in a place to draw the Test, but in addition gave the guests an unlikely hope of an inconceivable win.
As India secured an unimaginable draw in Sydney, Twitter lauded the facet’s effort:
Really pleased with #TeamIndia!
What a exceptional dedication confirmed by @ashwinravi99 & @hanumavihari and an excellent recreation displayed by Team India with the collection presently at draw. Extremely pleased with your recreation at this time🙌 #AUSvINDtest pic.twitter.com/l9qUMmWBUO
Pic1 – Till Rishabh Pant was on the crease.
Pic2- Pujara, Vihari and Ashwin.
And the mixture of those 2 made it a unbelievable Test Match. Feel so so pleased with the Team,
Pant confirmed why he must b handled otherwise & d grit confirmed by Vihari, Pujara & Ashwin was unbelievable pic.twitter.com/aU3qN6O3JF
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 11, 2021
That’s it, that is the publish. pic.twitter.com/zI2YXsnvBb
— ICC (@ICC) January 11, 2021
Loved the combat and dedication of India all day at this time. Starting with Pant and Pujara, after which for Vihari and Ashwin to face up to Australia and look largely in management for a lot of the day was very spectacular. Can’t anticipate Brisbane now. #AUSvIND
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) January 11, 2021
Hats of to each @Hanumavihari and @ashwinravi99 to draw the take a look at! Quite a bit needs to be mentioned about vihari for his grit and dedication even after being injured! This knock is as good as any hundred in take a look at cricket! Ashwin all the time had the expertise to be a major allrounder! #AUSvsIND
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) January 11, 2021
What a exceptional efficiency by Team India. Once once more nice present of resilience beneath grave provocation, spate of accidents and a number of other key gamers lacking. Bravo! #AUSvsIND
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 11, 2021
What a take a look at…India have proven exceptional resilience and combat to maintain the collection very a lot alive! #AUSvIND
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) January 11, 2021