Pujara, after surviving the decision, went on to attain 50 runs.
Australian skipper Tim Paine wasn’t a cheerful man after Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara survived an agonising bat-pad name on the third day of the Sydney Take a look at. Within the 56th over of the innings, Pujara went for a defensive stroke off Nathan Lyon after which the ball lobbed to the short-leg fielder. Lyon bowled across the center and leg-stump and Pujara didn’t have a solution to it.
Nevertheless, on-field umpire Paul Wilson turned down Australia’s attraction. Fairly instantly, the hosts went for the Resolution Overview System. However to their dismay, DRS went in opposition to them as properly. The Snickometre and Hotspot didn’t present any proof of an inside edge. Later, on checking any possibilities of LBW, the trajectory confirmed that the ball would have gone above the leg-stump.
Thereafter, Paine unleashed venom on the on-field umpire. As per stories, he additionally requested the umpire for some ‘consistency’. Pujara was batting on 13 at that cut-off date and he went on to attain 50 runs off 176 balls with the assistance of 5 fours. It was quick bowler Pat Cummins, who discovered Pujara’s exterior edge within the 89th over to finish the latter’s keep within the center.
On-field umpire Wilson mentioned to Paine, “I’m not the third umpire”. The Aussie skipper responded, “F**king consistency blocker! There’s a factor that goes previous it.” Paine was clearly suggesting a few comparable spike which for him he was given caught behind at MCG
Right here’s Cheteshwar Pujara’s bat-pad video:
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Pujara was India’s main run-scorer within the first innings together with opener Shubman Gill, who additionally acquired a rating of 50. Rohit Sharma, skipper Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja acquired into the 20s and 30s, however none may convert their begins. In the long run, the visiting staff had been bowled out for 244 in 100.four overs, thereby conceding a considerable lead of 94 runs to the hosts.
For the Aussies, Cummins inflicted probably the most injury as he picked up 4 wickets. Other than Pujara, he additionally accounted for the wickets of Gill, Rahane and Mohammed Siraj. The opposite quick bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc picked up a mixed tally of three wickets.
Lyon couldn’t add to the wickets’ column after toiling onerous for 31 overs. Within the first innings, it was Steve Smith’s 131 that lifted the hosts to a formidable rating of 338 runs and he acquired the apt help from Marnus Labuschagne, who scored 91 runs at quantity three.