India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane Give Hosts Hope

Virat Kohli has the competitiveness to bounce back but he needs support from his team

The hosts lost two wickets in erasing their 87-run deficit and were 120-4 before Pujara and Rahane put on an unbroken 93 on day three in Bangalore.

How to start a Monday morning?

So, it's important for the batsmen to keep themselves busy, to keep taking those singles and not miss a loose ball and that's what Rahane and Pujara did.

The Marsh brothers batted together for three overs before paceman Sharma got his first wicket of the match with a ball that kept low and hit Mitch Marsh (0) just in front of leg stump.

On-field sledging was a raging topic before the four-test series between the world's top two test sides with both India and Australia led by demonstrative captains in Kohli and Steve Smith. He combined with Pujara for a 45-run stand for the second wicket to steady India. He was solid throughout the day and proved why he is ranked so high in Australia's cricketing circuit despite being only 20-year-old.

India put in by far their best performance since the first day in Pune, but it still wasn't enough to get them completely out of the woods.

Читайте также: 'The Walking Dead' Season 7 Episode 11 Spoilers: Eugene is at Risk!

Matthew Wade and Mitchell Starc, the overnight Australian batsmen, started off on a cautious note although they were expected to guide the visitors past a lead of 100 runs and even target a total in the range of 320. I think there is nothing wrong with the Indian batting line-up and we are known to play spinners well. But it was against the run of play that O'Keefe dismissed Rahul (51) as Smith picked a blinder at first slip.

On Sunday, they let off Shaun Marsh on 14 by not reviewing the umpire's not-out verdict for a caught behind with replays showing the batsman had got a thin edge.

Another frustration for India was their continued trouble with the Decision Review System. Crucially, Australia will have to bat fourth in this match.

Hazlewood struck in the first over after lunch after he clean bowled Abhinav Mukund. One such ball early in the day was bowled by R. Ashwin, who spun it sharply from the bowlers' rough area to dismiss left-handed David Warner - the eighth time the Aussie had become the victim of the off-spinner.

Cheteshwar Pujara, though, suggested Virat Kohli's sparing use of Jadeja was down to the conditions at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. But Pujara looked set and India could have very well build on it but Josh Hazlewood had other plans in mind.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tottenham confirm three stars 50-50 for Everton game, two more unavailable
Мар 05, 2017 - 23:03
Lukaku's goal in the 81st minute halved Everton's deficit, sparking a mad scramble in the dying minutes of the match. Kane might just have the edge between them, perhaps because he plays for a superior team.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Celebration on Franklin St. as UNC defeats Duke 90-83
Мар 05, 2017 - 13:22
That was clear during last season's run to the national championship game, with Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige leading the way. Yet, despite improved defense and continuing dominance in the paint, UNC could not pull away.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tyrone Woodley wins bout over Stephen Thompson, but not crowd's favor
Мар 05, 2017 - 11:34
Lightweight Lando Vannata is listed as heavy -400 chalk in his contest with David Teymur , a distant +300 underdog. Brian Camozzi tweeted: "Kinda disagree I thought @WonderboyMMA controlled the pace of the entire fight".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nintendo Switch Storage Cards Cannot Transfer Between Consoles
Мар 04, 2017 - 18:42
In case you were thinking of serving up a tasty platter of Nintendo Switch cartridges at your next dinner party, think again. Nintendo Switch release day has arrived, and gamers are still finding their way around the hybrid console's basic features.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Michael Owen and Martin Keown predict Liverpool v Arsenal
Мар 04, 2017 - 18:35
With Arsenal's season and Wenger's own future on the line, Saturday's trip to Anfield might be time for a radical re-think. Mohamed Elneny will also miss out because of an injury, but Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny should both be available.

AG Sessions Recuses Himself From Investigations Of Russian Involvement In Trump Election
Мар 04, 2017 - 17:15
Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner , former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , and campaign advisors Carter Page and J.D. One of the meetings , The Post reported , was a private conversation between Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus running Android 7.0 appear on Geekbench
Мар 03, 2017 - 17:17
Hot off the heels of its MWC 2017 event, Samsung has recently debuted another new device ─ the mid-range Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4. Samsung is expected to showcase its upcoming flagship on later this month on March 29, with the launch slated later on April 21.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant suffers knee injury
Мар 03, 2017 - 12:35
The Bulls were nearly completely healthy now, getting Paul Zipser back from left ankle tendinitis for the game with the Warriors. The team is much more optimistic now that he will be able to return this season, but it's still a significant injury.

Futures rise after Trump speech; banks up on rate talk
Мар 02, 2017 - 12:50
The US economy in 2016 grew by 1.9% in the second quarter, which was weaker than expected at 2.1%, according to a revised report. Investors are betting that his policies on taxes and regulation will accelerate economic growth and boost corporate profits.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Thompson leads call for ICE agents to shed 'police' jackets, vests
Мар 02, 2017 - 12:28
The department would first have to determine if there was a need for more personnel, he said, then bring the matter to the county. The overwhelming number of undocumented immigrants is far more the fault of the feds than the undocumented immigrants themselves.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The first 11 things you should do with your Nintendo Switch
Мар 02, 2017 - 11:52
The dances are fun, and there's little pressure to perform especially well since the only real rewards are avatars and exercise. There's a "day one" patch that will theoretically activate those features, but it hasn't been released in advance.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nintendo finally pulls the curtain back on the Switch eShop
Мар 02, 2017 - 08:42
Con: Regardless of where you take Switch in its portable mode, you have to be keenly aware of the nearest light source. Later on, Cena shared his thoughts about the upcoming Nintendo Switch in an Interview with Sports Illustrated .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Trump presidency on Feb. 27 at 3:21 PM EST/2021 GMT
Мар 01, 2017 - 13:43
The same official also claimed Trump wanted to make "a more robust presence in key worldwide waterways and chokepoints". He said too much money is now being spent on individual military equipment and he will look to change that.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bachelorette Andi Dorfman Writing "Sex and the City" Book
Фев 28, 2017 - 08:40
Raven happily accepts, then she warns Nick that she has only ever had sex with one other guy, and he never made her orgasm. Wonder who told her?! Moreover, the source notes that the 36-year-old Viall is stunned seeing Dorfman at his hotel door.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russian flags stamped with 'TRUMP' waved at CPAC and then confiscated
Фев 27, 2017 - 12:44
Trump also promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, which threatens the "medical system with absolute and total catastrophe". It was a change in the treatment Trump and his top allies have previously received at the annual conservative gathering.