IND vs AUS Sydney Test: Ravichandran Ashwin, Hanuma Vihari heroics help India secure draw

By Rajan Nath -- January 11, 2021 1:47 pm -- Updated:January 11, 2021 1:50 pm

IND vs AUS Sydney Test: India had to go for the draw in the third Test against Australia at Sydney on Monday after scoring 334 runs as Hanuma Vihari injured his hamstring and it wasn't an easy pitch to bat on. Ravichandran Ashwin gave his full support to Vihari and secured a draw for India.

Ravichandran Ashwin was peppered by fiery short-ball session after tea. There were desperate appeals by Australian Captain Tim Paine who was also frustrated by the delay mad by Indian batsmen.

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At a point of IND vs AUS Sydney Test Day 5, Vihari had to counter the second new ball and then block out a session and a half with one hamstring. Australian bowlers gave their best, but the Vihari-Ashwin stood wise and survived everything thrown at them.

The victory is being touted as a fitting tribute to the birthday boy and the Great Wall of India - Rahul Dravid. Australia lost the match when it lost four catches today, three from Paine

IND vs AUS Sydney Test, Highlights:

Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. In its first innings, Aussies scored 338 runs. The scorecard of Australia 1st innings is Pucovski (62), Warner (5), Labuschagne (91), Steven Smith (131), Wade (13), Green (0), Paine (1), Cummins (0), Starc (24), Lyon (0), and Hazlewood (1).

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India in its first innings scored 244 runs. Rohit Sharma scored 26 runs, Shubman Gill scored 50, Pujara 50, Rahane 22, Hanuma Vihari 4, Pant 36, Ravindra Jadeja 28*, Ashwin 10, Navdeep Saini 3, Bumrah 0 and Siraj 6.

Australia was in a strong position after India completed its first innings during IND vs AUS Sydney Test. In its second innings, Australia scored 312 runs and declared giving a huge target of 407 to India.

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In Australia's second innings, Warner scored 13, Will Pucovski 10, Labuschagne 73, Steve Smith 81, Wade 4, Green 84 and Paine 39.

Chasing 407, India scored 334 runs securing a draw for Team India. Rohit Sharma scored 52 runs, Shubman Gill 31, Cheteshwar Pujara 77, Ajinkya Rahane 4, Rishabh Pant 97, Hanuma Vihari 23* and Ravichandran Ashwin 39*. Steve Smith was named man of the match for his heroic innings.

-PTC News

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