India vs Australia: Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar kept Australia from taking a big lead by sharing a 123-run stand for the seventh wicket on Sunday, the third day of the fourth and final Test match with Australia at the Gaba International Stadium. The Indian cricket team scored 336 runs in its first innings here, thanks to a century and valuable partnership for the seventh wicket between Shardul Thakur (67) and Washington Sundar (62). Thakur hit nine fours and two sixes in 115 balls. At the same time, Sundar hit seven fours and a six off 144 balls.
Thakur said after the match, “They were trying to negotiate with me, but I was not responding to them. Once or twice I answered them in one word. Even they used to chastise me Tried, but I ignored him and continued my game. “
Shardul added, “We were not looking towards the score board. Our plan was to spend some time on the wicket. We knew that their bowlers were getting tired and it was a matter of the first hour. So our plan was if we If we make their bowlers more tired, then we will remain in the match. So it was important for us to make them tired and take advantage of weak balls. “
Thakur further said, “When we were new at the crease, we were trying to defend. As our partnership got bigger, we started playing shots. We knew there was a bounce in Gaba and if the bowler was If we deviate from the line and the length, then we can play a shot on a bad ball. “
In response to this, Australia have scored 21 runs in their second innings without any loss till the end of the third day’s play and they have gained 54 runs so far. India had bundled Australia out for 369 runs in their first innings and in this sense, Australia got a lead of only 33 runs in the first innings.
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