The third Test between India and Australia is slowly transferring 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 on the Australian bowlers — Nathan Lyon particularly. 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.
After drinks break Aussie involves shadow bat and scuffs out the batsmen’s guard marks.
— Cricket Badger (@cricket_badger) January 11, 2021
Earlier, India got a 407-run goal after Australia declared their second innings on 312/6 on Day 4 of the Sydney Test. 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 4. Nevertheless, the duo of Pant and Pujara have since braved the Aussie bowling assault.
Enroute his innings, Pant additionally grew to become the primary visiting participant to attain 25+ runs in his first ten innings on Australian soil.