Ashwin bowls a carrom ball to Kuhnemann who attempts to defend, but unfortunately, the ball takes a thick edge and hits Bharat’s left leg. Despite his best efforts, Bharat is unable to catch the ball, and it falls to the ground. Ashwin seems disappointed and walks away from the scene.
The game is currently in an intriguing state with Virat’s impressive century, Axar Patel’s strong performance as India’s top run-scorer of the series, and a valuable contribution from Bharat that helped India take the lead.
However, with a lead of only 91 runs, India cannot expect to put too much pressure on Australia, as the pitch has not deteriorated significantly and remains conducive to batting.
In order for India to achieve victory, they will require favorable conditions for their bowlers, as well as some unforced errors from the Australian batsmen. It is worth noting that Nathan Lyon bowled the most overs he has ever bowled in a single innings during this match.
Throughout the morning of today’s match, Virat struggled to find the boundary, despite Australia’s tight bowling. However, once he achieved his century milestone, he quickly picked up the pace and scored alongside Axar. Meanwhile, Bharat took on Green, hitting back-to-back sixes in a 21-run over that gave India the push they needed.
Unfortunately, the innings quickly fizzled out, with the last four wickets falling for only 16 runs. Shreyas Iyer was unable to bat due to injury, and Khawaja did not open the batting for Australia after sustaining an injury while attempting to stop an Axar Patel six.
Australia is still 88 runs behind, but they remain confident in their ability to hold their ground. India, on the other hand, will be hoping for some quick turn and bounce from the rough patches to help them secure a victory. Join us tomorrow morning for the final day of play.