India declare 1st innings for 622/7 vs Australia on Day 2

India declared their first innings for 622/7 just before stumps on the second day of the fourth Test against Australia. Pant became the first Indian wicket keeper to score a Test century in Australia

India declare 1st innings for 622/7 vs Australia on Day 2

NH Sports Bureau

India declared their first innings for 622/7 just before stumps on the second day of the fourth Test against Australia on Friday.

Cheteshwar Pujara scored 193 while Rishabh Pant (159) slammed his maiden ton. Pant played 189 balls and remained unbeaten. Pant became the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a Test century in Australia. This was his second century and his first was also the first by an Indian in England.

Ravindra Jadeja (81), Hanuma Vihari (42) and Mayank Agarwal (77) also contributed handsomely.

After Cheteshwar Pujara fell for 193, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja put up a stand that ended on 204 with the dismissal of Jadeja.

For Australia, Bathing Lyon scalped four wickets while Jose Hazlewood picked up two wickets.

Starting the day with overnight score of 303/4, Pujara and Hanuma Vihari (42) could only manage to add 26 runs to the total as Vihari was dismissed when the scoreboard was reading 329.

Vihari played 96 balls before he got dismissed by spinner Nathan Lyon in 102nd over.

The fall of wicket brought in Pant. Pujara and Pant then played throughout the first session, making sure they don't lose their wickets.

In the process, the duo played some beautifully crafted shots.

with IANS inputs

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Published: 4 Jan 2019, 12:24 PM