Cricket: India’s Pujara, Saha make Australia toil in third Test

Posted on Mar 19 2017 - 11:39am by admin

Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara plays a shot as Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade looks on on the fourth day of their third Test match, at The Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium Complex in Ranchi, on March 19, 2017

Cheteshwar Pujara handed 150 in an unbroken century stand with Wriddhiman Saha as India closed in on Australia's first innings complete on the fourth day of the 1/3 check on Sunday.

Cheteshwar Pujara handed a hundred and fifty in an unbroken century stand with Wriddhiman Saha as India closed in on Australia’s first innings complete on the fourth day of the 1/3 take a look at on Sunday.

The pair batted in the course of the morning session in Ranchi without shedding a wicket and have been 435 for six at lunch, 16 runs behind Australia with Pujara not out on 164 and Saha on fifty nine.

They made the Australian bowling attack toil as they prolonged their seventh-wicket partnership to 107 after India resumed the day on 360 for six.

Pujara, resuming on a hundred thirty, introduced an untroubled 34 runs to his in a single day score in a sedate innings which has contained 18 fours.

but Saha used to be grateful for the choice evaluate device (DRS) after being given out lbw in Pat Cummins’ first over of the day.

The wicketkeeper-batsman, who used to be on 19 at the time, referred to as for a assessment and the ball-tracking expertise published the supply would have missed leg stump.

Saha, playing his twenty fourth in shape, settled after the scare to register his fifth check fifty containing 4 fours and a six.

Tempers wore skinny in brief as Saha and fast bowler Josh Hazlewood exchanged words at the end of an over sooner than umpire Ian Gould fast stepped in to manage a ticking off to the players.

And there was once a mild second of confusion when on the other finish umpire Chris Gaffaney perceived to briefly elevate his finger after Pujara swished at a brief ball, nevertheless it appeared he had been as a substitute making a misinterpreted sign for a bouncer as a tentative appeal came in from bowler Hazlewood.

Cummins has claimed 4 wickets within the innings while fellow paceman Hazlewood and left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe have taken one each and every.

The four-fit series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is tied 1-1.

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