Cheteshwar Pujara Stands in Australia’s Hit Back After Pant
Cheteshwar Pujara reaches his fifty even after taking so much pain and blows on the body. Standing there just like The Wall for India.”You can break my body parts but you can’t break my spirit” how is that Pujara? Australian bowlers trying their best to get rid of you.
Pujara as Wall for India
It wasn’t a particular Pant innings, that started slowly to find his feet, scoring seven off thirty-six balls at the start before switching gears then get to fifty off just sixty-four balls. He kept the scoreboard ticking with singles, boundaries and even clobbered Lyon for back to back boundaries that includes six over long on. Paine persisted his best bowler for a fifth day wicket, but Pant smashed him for a couple of sixes, his discomfort in that injury is hardly visible in that rapid-fire knock.
Fourth Wricket Opening Session
The pair worked their way to a 100-run stand for the fourth wicket in the opening session, giving India chance to push for a win if it came down to that. Pant’s aggression complemented Pujara’s calm. With his injury, Vihari cannot score so easy it took seventeen balls to get off the mark, Meanwhile, Hazlewood returned to take over Pujara of a pleasant delivery that kept low and straightened a bit after pitching, it was going to be a tough work for with both set batsmen gone. For now in India, Ashwin and Vihari kept Australia at bay, but Vihari’s condition doesn’t look very promising to continue and to get a good score at the game. But it seems like Jadeja will bat with his injured thumb.
Australia’s in Control
As Australia seemed in control of proceedings of the game. From one end Pat Cummins was getting some movement with Pujara covering it, while also using his feet against Lyon unsettling the offspinner’s lengths. Nothing worked for Lyon and the chances that carried weren’t taken by Paine, who put down Pant twice in the session.
The second drop was same of the first, but Pant survived, only being a fainter edge is the difference which is what mattered the most for India.