India Vs Australia 3rd Test Day 5: Vihari, Ashwin Survive The Final Session

Akshay Sonawane
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In the 3rd Test match of India tour of Australia, the hosts won the toss and chose to bat against the Indian team at the Sydney Cricket Ground. First innings, Australia 338/10, Steve Smith (131). First innings, India 244/10, Shubman Gill (50). Second innings, Australia 312/6 d, Cameron Green (84). Day 5 stumps, second innings, India 334/5, Rishabh Pant (97), Cheteshwar Pujara (77), Ravichandran Ashwin (39*), Josh Hazlewood (2/39). The third session of day 5 belonged to the Indian team as they scored 54 runs without losing a single wicket. India survived the fifth day at the loss of three wickets to set the match for a draw. The four match series level at 1-1 after three Test matches with the last fixture to be played at Brisbane.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari walked out to bat in the final session of the Test match. Due to Ravindra Jadeja’s injury, Ashwin was promoted in the batting order. The two batsmen had to survive the last session of the day with Vihari being injured to set the on-going match as a draw. The Aussie bowlers continued with the short deliveries, Ashwin took a couple of blows on the ribs and elbow. Vihari and Ashwin had a partnership of 62 runs off 259 balls and played over three hours which helped their team to survive and to set the match for a draw. Ashwin scored 39 runs off 128 balls and Vihari scored 23 off 161 balls.