India Vs Australia: The third Test (Ind Vs Aus 3rd Test) between India and Australia was played in Sydney. Where Team India made a great comeback and made the match exciting. On the last day, Rishabh Pant played a blistering innings and was bowled out for 97 runs. He played this innings with the help of 12 fours and 3 sixes off 118 balls. The Australian bowlers were sweated out to dismiss him. Australia devised a variety of strategies to dismiss Rishabh Pant. Steve Smith was seen wiping the guard off of Rishabh Pant. A video is becoming viral on social media.
During the drinks break, Steve Smith came to the pitch and erased the batting guard on the pitch. He was wiping the guard by rubbing the pitch with his feet. After the drinks, Pant came on the pitch and again made his guard. Smith is being criticized a lot on social media for this. Smith’s plan was a complete flop. Even after that, Pant played big shots. This incident was recorded on the wicket’s camera.
After drinks break Aussie comes to shadow bat and scuffs out the batsmen’s guard marks.
– Cricket Badger (@cricket_badger) January 11, 2021
India landed ahead of 98 runs for two wickets. The day started very well for Australia when Leon got Rahane caught by Matthew Wade at forward short leg. India then decided to send Pant over Hanuma Vihari in the batting order as the team knew that it would not be easy to stick to this wicket as well as a combination of right and left handed batsmen at the crease would help.
Pant took a cautious approach for the first 35 balls but then hit a six and three fours at long on, using the moves against Leon. Tim Paine changed the end of Leon after this but Pant hit two more sixes over Long Off and Long On.
Pujara also hit two fours on this off-spinner. Pant has so far hit eight fours and three sixes in his innings. Pant, however, was lucky with a personal score of three and 56 off Leon’s ball when Penn dripped his catches.