Australian captain Pat Cummins presented Cheteshwar Pujara with the team jersey for completing 100 Test matches.
Australian captain Pat Cummins presented Cheteshwar Pujara with an autographed jersey to commemorate Pujara’s 100th Test match after the third day of the second Test at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday. India won the match by 6 wickets. Photo credit: ANI
Australian captain Pat Cummins presented Cheteshwar Pujara with a signed Test jersey of the Australian team to honor the Indian batsman who played his 100th Test on Sunday.
Rohit Sharma, Srikhar Bharat and Cheteshwar Pujara helped India record a six-wicket victory over Australia in the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi after the bowlers bundled out the visitors for 113 runs. Sunday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday released a picture of Australia captain Pujara being gifted a signed jersey. In his 100th Test, Pujara played the anchor role, a role he is very familiar with, scoring 31*. Intent-driven cameos from Shreyas Iyer (12 off 10 balls) and Srikar Bharat (23 off 22*) helped India chase down the target in 26.4 overs. Pujara scored the winning runs. In the tournament, India took a 2-0 lead in the four-match series and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Pujara (31*) and Bharat (23*) played till the end to take their team home.
On the Indian side, Ravindra Jadeja took 7 wickets for 42 runs to defeat Australia. India struggled at times in their chase of 115, but Pujara’s unbeaten 31 didn’t make the score particularly threatening. Resuming their innings at 14/1, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma thrashed the Australian bowlers in red-hot form when he scored 12 off Nathan Lion’s over.
However, Rohit’s innings in Greece came to an end as he was run out on 31 off 20 balls. After this, Virat Kohli walked out to bat in the crease along with Cheteshwar Pujara. As Pujara piled on the singles at regular intervals, Kohli held a tight end and became the fastest batsman to 25,000 international runs. The former Indian captain hit a boundary to take some of the pressure off the Indian team. Nathan Lyon bowled a short ball but Virat Kohli played it beautifully towards the backward square leg fence for a brilliant boundary in the 16th over of the innings. Todd Murphy gave his side a huge breakthrough as he dismissed the dangerous Kohli for 20 runs. Right-handed batsman Shreyas Iyer then came out to bat and hit two beautiful big shots as Lyon lost their wicket for 12 runs in 10 runs.
Iyer’s wicket invited right-handed batsman Srikar Bharat to the crease. Bharat smashed the Australian bowlers for boundaries. At the end of 25 overs, India needed only 10 runs to win. Pujara, playing in his historic 100th Test, took India home with a six-wicket haul off the bowling of Murphy in the second Test against Australia. Australia were bowled out for 113 in the second innings of the second Test at Delhi’s Ferozshah Kotla on Sunday. At lunch, India were 14/1, with captain Rohit Sharma (12*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (1*) at the crease. Australia resumed their innings at 61/1 with Travis Head 39*, Marnus Labuschagne 16* trying to build a lead for the visitors.
Ashwin hit a dangerous header early in the session to take the hosts to 43 off 46 balls, reducing Australia to 65/2. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne then sparked the innings and added 20 runs, before Ashwin sent Smith back for 9. Australia 85/3 in 19 overs. After that, Jadeja-Ashwin tore apart the rest of the Australian batting line-up, the ball falling short and drifting away from the surface. In the end, Australia were bowled out for 113 runs in 31.1 overs.
Head and Lapuzagne were the only ones to reach double figures. Jadeja took Australian wickets with career-best figures of 7/42 in 12.1 overs. Ashwin took 3/59 in 16 overs. Chasing 115, India lost KL Rahul for 1 run, extending his lean patch in red-ball form. Nathan Lyon caught him out to wicketkeeper Alex Carey. India score 6/1 in 1.1 overs. Rohit and Pujara then kept India unbeaten