Australia vs India 4th Test Day 3 Match report: India were 62 for two at the end of Day 2. They were 186 for six and were in huge trouble. Ajinkya Rahane and Mayank Agarwal got out scoring thirties. But, the partnership between Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur was a game-changer. They both reached their maiden fifty and formed a 123 run partnership. Washington Sundar scored 62 runs.
In comparison, Shardul Thakur scored 67 runs. He was the top run-scorer of the team. Where the other batsman failed to score fifty. Josh Hazlewood picked a five-wicket haul. Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc took a couple of wickets.
In this tour, the unexpected things are happening. In the second inning of the first test, India was able to get all out on 36. Virat leaves due to paternity leave after the first test. At that time, it looked like India might lose the series 4-0. But, there was a complete turn around in the second match. Ajinkya Rahane captained the side and scored a century he guided the team to a win in the second test. The third match was a miraculous effort from Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin and Rishabh Pant. While in the fourth test, Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar added 123 to post a competitive total against Australia.
Australia got a positive start in the second inning. They were 21 for 0 at the end of Day 2. They were leading the match by 54 runs. Marcus Harris and David Warner were unbeaten on 1 and 21. They will continue from here and will look to score 400 runs on the board. On the other hand, India will look to pick early wickets to restrict Australia to a small total.
Many players appreciate the knock of Sundar and Thakur. Because both scored the fifties and were able to pick three wickets each in the first inning, it shows that India has a good bench strength.