At one end ,there is Pujara.. Other end is Pat Cummins. Ranchi test is heading up to an exciting finish. Third test even Stevens by the end of Day 3. All the three results are on the cards. Pujara has to be credited for keeping team India in contention. Other end is Pat Cummins wrecked Indian top order.
Will India gain lead in first Innings WIth four more wickets up the sleeve?
India are 80 runs behind the Aussies score of 441 in the first innings. India will be able to gain a lead of 100 odd, they can rule out the opportunity of themselves losing the test match. Importantly for them is Pujara, who scored 140 runs, is till at the crease. Saha assisted him by not losing any wicket in the third session of day 3. Still Jadeja is in shed waiting to bat. Cheteshwar Pujara took 328 balls to score 130 runs, which included seventeen fours. India started the day witch Pujara and Vijay. Both the batsmen were very Defensive in the first session. They scored only 58 runs the first session. But just before the lunch India lost Murali Vijay’s wicket. Vijay fell short of 18 runs for a century.
Pat Cummins strikes
Pat Cummins definitely deserves a pat after superb spell of 4/59 . He took most important wicket of Virat Kohli. He also picked up Ravi Ashwin’a and Karun Nair’s wicket. Pat Cummins is playing a test match after six years. He is selected ahead of Jackson Bird, who is part of Australian sqaud since the begining of the tour. Hazlewood and O Keefe picked up a wicket each.
Virat Kohli continued his poor run in the series. He never looked comfortable with injury he picked up while chasing. Aussies immediately opted the new ball when it is availble. Kohli soon knicked one to steve smith, who is at second slip.