Australia face tough challenge

India declared at a massive 622 for seven in their first innings of the fourth and final Test against Australia in Sydney Friday after centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant.

Lyon removed Hanuma Vihari caught at short leg for 42 and break his 101 partnership with Pujara. Lyon (3-144) chief wrecker.

After making history as the first Indian wicket-keeper to hit a Test century in Australia, Pant went on to reach 150 before India declared on a massive 622.

Rishabh Pant kept the scoreboard ticking over with his 159  of the series.

Ravindra scored  81 were the limelight of day 2.
The wicketkeeper-batsman will resume on 88 not out with Ravindra Jadeja unbeaten on 25 at the other end as India look to bat the home side out of a match the tourists only need to draw to secure a first series victory in Australia.

Pujara made 163 and Pant was not out 159 when skipper Virat Kohli made his call in the final overs of the day after Ravindra Jadeja was out for 81. Pujara fell short of a double century  Australia’s  saving the series were fading fast as India reached 491 for six at tea the second day of the fourth and final Test on Friday.

The visitors lead 2-1 and only need a draw to clinch their first-ever series win in Australia.

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