Cheteshwar Pujara is reaching towards his double ton while Rishabh Pant is supporting him from the other end as India reached 389-5 at lunch on the second day of the series-deciding fourth and final Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday.
The visitors experienced a nervy moment in the 105th over when Australian skipper Tim Paine went for a review for caught behind against Pant off Nathan Lyon’s delivery. The Indian batsman seemed to have edged one to Paine behind the wicket, but review showed that there is nothing. India 346/5 (106 overs).
In the last few overs, the run-rate has improved for India as runs are coming in at a good pace for them. Pujara (171) continues to pile pressure on the Australians and is quickly moving towards his double century. The Tim Paine-led side, on the other hand, call back Hazlewood into the attack as Australia look to take a wicket before lunch. India 371/5 (112 overs).
Pujara (180) and Pant (25) have brought up a 50-run stand for the sixth wicket as India are quickly nearing 400 runs in their first innings. It is the second time in India’s last three innings that they have put up a half-century stand for the sixth wicket. Meanwhile, Pujara has also completed 500 runs in the ongoing series. India 386/5 (116 overs).