Sydney Test match drawn between India and Australia

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Sydney,  Indian batsmen pulled off the match on Monday on the fifth and last day of the third Test match played against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Australia had given India a target of 407 runs. By the end of the game on the last day of the match, India scored 334 runs losing five wickets. The game of the day ended with one over remaining. Both teams decided not to play it by mutual agreement.

India started the day with 98 runs at the loss of two wickets. The Australian victory seemed certain. A 148-run partnership between Rishabh Pant (97), Cheteshwar Pujara (77) put Australia away from victory.

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Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin carried the work of these two to the end. Vihari scored an unbeaten 23 off 161 balls and Ashwin scored an unbeaten 39 off 128 balls to draw the match with a 62-run partnership.

Australia had scored 338 runs in their first innings and India were bowled out for 244 runs in the first innings with a lead of 94 runs in the second innings. Australia had given India a strong target by declaring their second innings for 312 runs at the loss of six wickets.

With this draw, the four-match Test series is tied at 1-1. The fourth Test match will be played in Brisbane.

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