Cricket: History created in Australia after Sydney Test, Series Won by 2-1
Team India did not win the last Sydney Test match due to rain but won the historic 2-1 win in this test series. The Indian team, on the third day of the match, tightened their screws on the match and pushed the Australia to backfoot. Team India was already 2-1 ahead in the series and it took a 2-1 lead in the first Test in Australia in a Test series in Australia. Virat was looking forward to furthering this achievement. But the weather saved Australia’s reputation as well, while Virat remained silent on winning the Sydney Test. However, the happiness of Team India did not diminish because in the history of cricket India won the first Test series in Australia.
Earlier, Team India declared their first innings at 622 for 7 wickets. After that, when Australia’s team went to bat. Indian spinners before Ravindra Jadeja and then Kuldeep Yadav then made India dominating the match. In both the spin, the Australian team was so screwed that they lost 6 wickets for 236 runs on the second day. After this, on the fourth day in the rain shadow, Team India compiled Australia with 300 runs and forced them to play follow on with a lead of 322 runs. But only 4 overs of the game could be played that rain washed the match and India missed it by winning another historic win.
Only 25.2 overs can be played on the fourth day
On the fourth day in the Sydney Test, rain and poor light tried to reduce the thrill of Macha. For this reason, only 25.2 overs overs could be play in the day. But Team India retained their hopes of victory in so many overs, with Australia’s first innings scoring 300 runs and forced them to follow on. The game of the fourth day started in the second session. Only 21.2 overs in this session, the Indian bowlers also removed the remaining 4 wickets in Australia.
Rain showers in the second innings
Australia, forced to follow on in the second innings of the match, was 322 runs behind India. After four overs of the second innings on the fourth day, the difference was 316 runs. Usman Khawaja (4) and Marcus Harris (2) were unbeaten for the host team at tea on the fourth day. After this rain showered the game and after the fourth session of the fourth day was washed off. The first session of the fifth day also got a rain offering.
Earlier, winning the toss, team India did not start well and KL Rahul was dismissed in the second over. After this, Mayank Agarwal once again performed brilliantly with a brilliant half century while Cheteshwar Pujara, on the other hand, looked at his mood swings and discouraged Australian bowling. Both shared a 116-run partnership. Pujara was firmly on one end and with 54 and Virat Kohli (23). 54 and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (18) shared a 48-wicket partnership with Pujara. After this, Pujara got along with Hanuma Vihari and completed his 18th Test century. Team India scored 303 runs in four wickets on the first day.
Rishabh Pant shines after Pujara on second day
On the second day, Pujara shared a 101-run partnership with Vihari. Then Pujara and Pant completed 400 runs in Team India after lunch. But after that Pujara missed out on his first double century in the 193-run individual score. From here Pant and Jadeja scored fast and Pant first completed his century. Ravindra Jadeja scored his half century. When Team India’s 7th wicket fell on 622 runs, captain Virat Kohli declared the innings. Pant returned unbeaten on 159 runs, while Jadeja scored 81 runs.