Cheteshwar Pujara fell only seven runs short of earning his fourth Test double ton. His innings spanned almost four full sessions along with also his tally for the show stands in 521.
Rishabh Pant has since made a half-century for himself with Ravindra Jadeja. India is cruising in this Test match at the moment and look at their method of securing a historic first-ever series win Down Under.
India vs Aus – 4th Test Day 2 Highlights
10:49 am – Fifty up for Jadeja out comes his habitual ‘sword’ celebration. India 557/6
10:45 am – India 547/6 as Australia’s body language becomes that of surrender, almost waiting for the visitors to announce.
10:28 am – Big shots coming into play as centurion Pant sweeps part-timer Khawaja to the ninth boundary of the innings. And the 100-run stand between Pant and Jadeja (39*) can be up. India 528/6.
10:15 am – Pant brings up his second Test century and is now the very first Indian wicketkeeper to do so on Australian soil.
9:20 am – India closing in about 150 overs, nine shy. The Aussies must be feeling tired today with nearly every day and a half to the area. Pant is into the 70s, batting on 75, Jadeja gets to 19 using a six. India 469/6.
9:06 am – Pant (64*) chances his arm and strikes Lyon between extra cover and long-off to get a boundary. Just over 30 minutes left. India 448/6.
8:50 am – Jadeja and Pant not trying to be daring for rapid runs demonstrates that India would like to bat as long as you can on day two, maybe with a target of 500 on the mind.
8:22 am – A small in the scoring rate, with Pujara seven runs off out of his double century and Pant seven off out of a fifty. India 417/5.
8 am – 400 up for India! This will begin worrying the Aussies today, being batted out of the match.
7:45 am – India resume post lunch, with a goal to reach 450 before trying to accelerate the scoring rate.
7 am – India 389/5 at lunch on Day two in Sydney, with Cheteshwar Pujara 181 not out and Rishabh Pant 27 not out. The duo has added 60 runs so much for the sixth wicket, while India total scored 86 runs for the loss of one wicket at 27 overs bowled on the second morning.
6:35 am – India 367/5. Greater than 30 minutes left before lunch, the visitors’ immediate target is going to be not to lose another wicket ahead of the break.
6:22 am – India’s 350 includes a boundary from Pant, who is looking super busy with 15 off 18 balls, including two fours. India 353/5 at 107 overs.
5:20 am – A silent but solid start by India on another hot and humid afternoon in Sydney. The initial session will maintain the key where they achieve in their first innings – 314/4 in 95 overs. Pujara 138*, Vihari 41*.
5:04 am – Pujara (133*) begins with a copybook cover push for himself and India going on Day two. India 306/4.
4:45 am – A really warm welcome back into the Timesofindia.com’s coverage of the second day of the fourth and final Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
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