India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 4 Highlights 19 March 2017
Watch India vs Australia cricket highlights today. IND vs AUS highlights of the 4th day of 3rd Test played on 19-3-2017. Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha did a marvelous job and for the first time during Australia’s tour of India, the hosts have shown some spine. This shows India’s strength to bounce back after losing two games in a row. Although this Test is going towards a draw but still it has all elements of thrill and drama in it.
Pat Cummins and Cheteshwar Pujara fought an absorbing duel for supremacy in Ranchi on a day when nothing came easily for either side. Australia sought to squeeze India’s first innings with tight bowling throughout and Cummins’ impact bursts, but by the close Pujara had inched the hosts to within 91 of their opponents’ tally.
Nearly six years after his debut Test against South Africa in Johannesburg, Cummins bowled spells of the highest quality with both new and old ball, claiming the wickets of Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and R Ashwin, the latter with a pair of prancing short deliveries. Josh Hazlewood supported him gamely, but admiration for Cummins’ work was mixed with concern for how his body will recover from these exertions given he was rushed into the team after just one Sheffield Shield match.
Pujara’s innings demonstrated intense concentration and mirrored the rhythms of the day. He defended stoutly in the morning, attacked the second new ball to accelerate to his hundred in the afternoon, and then shut shop in the evening as he tried to soak up time and overs in the company of the lower order while gradually eating into Australia’s advantage.