In the third Test match, Team India managed to draw the Sydney Test and series level at 1-1. Despite the injury on the fifth day, Hanuma Vihari along with Ravichandran Ashwin batted for nearly 3 and half hours and saved the match for Team India. Vihari suffered hamstring injury, while Ashwin struggled with a back injury during the match. He scored 68 runs in 258 balls. With the third Test drawn, the series is still at 1–1. The last Test will be played in Brisbane from 15 January.
Talking about the match, Australia had scored 338 runs while batting first. In response, the Indian team managed to score 244 runs. In this way, Australia had a lead of 94 runs and scored 312 runs in their second innings and declared the innings. In this way, India had a target of 407 runs to win. In response, India had suffered two major setbacks by the end of the fourth day of the match. In reply, India scored 334 runs after losing five wickets in the second innings on the 5th day.
Paine missed Vihari’s catch:
Australian captain Tim Paine missed three catches today. He missed Hanuma Vihari’s catch on Mitchell Starc’s 5th ball in the 123rd over. At that time, Vihari was batting for 15 runs. Even before this, Paine missed 2 catches of Rishabh Pant.
Hanuma Vihari played the slowest innings:
Hanuma Vihari scored 7 runs in 112 balls at a strike rate of 6.25. This is the slowest innings in Indian cricket history. Earlier, Yashpal Sharma scored 13 runs (157 balls) in Adelaide in 1980/81 at a strike rate of 8.28.
Team India played over 110 overs after 41 years:
Team India has played more than 110 overs chasing the target. After 41 years, India has played more than 110 overs in the fourth innings chasing the target. Earlier in 1979, India saved the match by batting 131 overs against Pakistan.
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