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India 435/6 at lunch on day 4

Sun Online Desk     19th March, 2017 12:33:46 printer

India 435/6 at lunch on day 4

India dominated a crucial first session as they scored 435/6 at lunch against Australia on day four of the third Test against Australia in Ranchi on Sunday.


Starting the day's proceedings from 360/6, Cheteshwar Pujara (164*) and Wriddhiman Saha (59*) put up a 107-run stand to narrow the deficit under 20 runs.


India scored 75 runs in the first session as both the batsmen showed immense patience and kept frustrating the Australian bowlers.


Australia were slightly unlucky as Matthew Wade dropped both the well-set Indian batsmen behind the stumps. Adding up to the visitors' frustration, Indian's overturned umpire's LBW dismissals by utilising their DRS calls very well. On his course to 164, Pujara played more than 400 deliveries, his highest in the innings, showing the huge amount of concentration this Saurashtra batsman possesses. Saha, on the other hand, played sensibly to bring up his fifth Test half-century.