Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur mixed to choose 9 wickets as India bundled up Australia on 294/10 of their second innings. With this India will now require to attain 328 to win the competition or bat by means of the ultimate day to save lots of the match.
Steve Smith was the standout participant from the Australian camp, as he accomplished his half-century. Apart from him, Australian opener David Warner performed a significant knock on the top earlier than falling brief by two runs from finishing his half-century.
Among the Indian bowlers, it was Mohammed Siraj, who completed the second innings with 5 wickets. He discovered nice help from his associate Shardul Thakur who picked 4 wickets, while Washington Sundar eliminated one batsman.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 18, 2021
In response to Australia’s first innings complete of 369, Thakur and Sundar stitched a significant 123-run stand for the seventh wicket, taking India out of the hazard zone. Sundar scored 67 from 115 deliveries, while Shardul too accomplished his half-century earlier than being eliminated by Pat Cummins on 67.
Josh Hazlewood picked 5 wickets as India put up an important combat, scoring 336 of their first innings.
With little over a day remaining within the contest, the Test is heading in the direction of a draw. The four-match collection squared at 1-1, a draw for Ajinkya Rahane & co. will see Team India retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy.