The Final day in the third test was a real test to the Indian bowlers as the Australian batsmen Marsh and Peter Handscomb stood tall in entire second session which helped Australia to draw the match. With this Dharmasala test has turned out to be the decider.
Having conceded a 152-run first innings lead, the tourists were reeling when skipper Steve Smith departed, leaving his team at 63-4 with more than two sessions to go and the hosts confident of a win. But Shaun Marsh and Handscomb who looked wonderful with their knocks perished the dream of team India’s victory.
Handscomb remained unbeaten on 72 where the visitors finished with 204 for 6 before the game concluded on the final day. Marsh and Handscomb pair built a partnership of 124 runs in their 4 hour long batting. Shaun Marsh scored 53 runs. Overnight batsmen Smith and Matt Renshaw resumed with Australia on 23 for two and denied the hosts for about 21 overs before falling in quick succession.
Cheteshwar Pujara who scored a double century was awarded
the man of the match . Jadeja looked brilliant with his bowling figures. He
took 4 wickets in the secon innings and overall the saurashtra all-rounder claimed 9 wickets. With the third test being a draw now the decider
match will be played at Dharmasala from 25th of March.
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