Ind Vs Aus, Ranchi Test Ends In A Draw
Ranchi: India could not get Australia out on the last day of the third cricket Test which ended in a tame draw. Australia was 204/6 at stumps.
Peters Handscomb, Australian middle-order batsman refused to budge standing like a rock between India and victory. He remained not out at 72. Another batsman who played well was Shaun Marsh who made 53 runs. All other batsmen got out cheaply. Ravindra Jadeja who claimed the two wickets that fell on Sunday took two more on Monday. But he could not rattle the Australian. Ravichandran Ashwin could not make any difference with one wicket for 71 runs. He was a shadow of himself. Ishant Sharma was another Indian bowler who took one wicket.
As a result of the failure on the part of the Indian bowlers, the double century by Cheteshwar Pujara and a ton by Wriddhiman Saha besides the excellent opening partnership between Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay went in vain. Australia could steal a draw.
124 run partnership for the fifth wicket between Marsh and Handscomb helped visitors to draw Test match and keep the series level with 1-1. The fourth and final test match will be played at Dharmasala from March 25th.
This is a brilliant effort from visitors who batted whole day and first time that a visitor team made draw after they were trailed in first innings in India after 2011. This test match will be sweet memorable one for Australian Captain Smith, Geln Maxwell from Australia and Cheteswara Pujara, Saha from India, for their stupendous knocks which made their teams alive for the final test.
Final day of test three goes to batsmen Handscomb who remained unbeaten at 72 of the total score of 204/6. He came to crease when team was under tremendous pressure and much needed for him to stay for a long time.
Pick of the bowler from India side is spinner Ravinder jadeja, who completed his tally with 9 wickets in the match. Aswin failed to pick up the wickets at regular intervals and was able to pick only 2 wickets in the match, may be the least in his recent matches.
Visitors maintained total session from lunch to tea without a loss of wicket which resulted in draw.
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 20, 2017