Centurion Cheteshwar Pujara’s marathon effort helped India whittle down the lead to 91 runs as the hosts reached 360/6 at stumps on day three of the third cricket Test against Australia in Ranchi on Saturday.
Here are highlights from day 4:
At stumps, Australia are 451 & 23/2; trail India by 129 runs
India declare for 603/9 ; lead by 152 runs
O’Keefe removes Saha for 117. IND 541/8, lead AUS by 90 runs
N Lyon to R Jadeja (8), 4 runs, 541/7
Cheteshwar Pujara has became the first batsman to score 2000 runs in a first class season in India
Lyon removes Pujara for 202. IND 527/7, lead AUS by 76 runs
Pujara brings up his 3rd double ton in Test cricket, Ind 520/6 lead Aus by 69 runs
At tea India 503 for 6. Lead Australia by 52 runs.
Pujara has now faced 497 balls. Most by an Indian batsmen, going past Rahul Dravid
Last 10 overs India have scored 19 runs
India 478 for 6. Lead by 27 runs.
Cheteshwar Pujara has now faced more balls than anybody else at home for India, going past VVS Laxman who faced 452 balls against Australia during his marathon knock of 281 in 2001 at Eden Gardens
Australia have already bowled more overs than India in this innings. While India bowled close to 138 overs, Australia have already got in 173 overs
India take the lead. Pujara and Saha have managed to add 124 runs so far for the seventh wicket. India 452 for 6 in 166 overs.
India now trail by only 3 runs!
At lunch, India at 435/6 (Pujara 164*, Saha 59*), trail Australia (451) by 16 runs
After 151 overs,India 407/6 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 153 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 42)
O’Keefe bowls the 150th over. After 150 overs, India 404/6 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 151 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 41)
Pujara brings up his 150 off 389 balls with off Lyon
400 for India. Pujara brings it up with a gentle shot to mid wicket in the 148th over.
Hazlewood bowls the 144th. India 393/6 after 144 overs. Cheteshwar Pujara is batting on 146 and Wriddhiman Saha is on 35.
After 143 overs,India 390/6 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 144 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 34)
O’Keefe bowls the 143rd over and it’s a maiden. India 390/6 after 143 overs. Cheteshwar Pujara is batting on 144 and Wriddhiman Saha is on 34.
Hazlewood bowls the 140th over. India 385/6 after 140 overs. Cheteshwar Pujara is batting on 142 and Wriddhiman Saha is on 31.
Hazlewood replaces Cummins for the 138th over. India 380/6 after 138 overs. Cheteshwar Pujara is batting on 139 and Wriddhiman Saha is on 29.
50-run partnership between Pujara and Saha off 124 balls. Saha brings it up by turning one off his pads towards backward square leg for a single.
Cummins bowls the 134th over. India 370/6 after 134 overs. Cheteshwar Pujara is batting on 132 and Wriddhiman Saha is on 26.
O’Keefe bowls the 133rd over and it’s a maiden. India 368/6 after 133 overs
Big appeal against Saha for LBW off Cummins in the second over of the day. Out given on the field. India review and is successful.
O’Keefe bowls the first over of Day 4 – the 131st of India’s first innings. India 362/6 after 131 overs. Cheteshwar Pujara is batting on 131 and Wriddhiman Saha is on 19.