India vs Australia 4th Test: India fight back thanks to Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur’s brilliant counterattack | Cricket News – Eagles Vine

NEW DELHI: India’s Washington Sundar and pacer Shardul Thakur stood tall and rescued India from a precarious situation when the team needed them the most. The duo frustrated the Australian bowling attack and notched up their respective maiden Test half-centuries on Day 3 of the fourth and final Test in Brisbane.
Shardul and Sundar, who claimed six wickets together in Australia’s first innings, held the Indian fortress after India lost Rishabh Pant for 23 runs, leaving India in a lot of trouble at 186/6. Both Sundar and Shardul were tested by short balls, bouncers and swinging deliveries by the Aussie quicks, but the duo refused to give in as they dented Australia’s plans with their valiant efforts.
Shardul scored a brilliant 67 off 115 balls and stiched a solid 123-run stand with Sundar before being bowled by Pat Cummins. His innings was studded with 9 boundaries and 2 sixes.

Sundar became the second Indian player to hit a 50 plus score in a debut batting innings and take three or more wickets in a debut bowling innings. Dattu Phadkar was the first Indian cricketer to achieve the feat. He scored 51 runs and bagged 3/14 against Australia at the SCG way back in 1947/48.
Sundar eventually fell for 62 off 144 balls, including 7 boundaries and 1 six.
This was also the fourth instance of India forming a 100 plus partnership stand against Australia in Australia for the seventh wicket.
Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja Sydney (204 runs in Sydney, 2018/19), Vijay Hazare and Hemu Adhikari (132 runs in Adelaide, 1947/48) and Mohd Azharuddin and Manoj Prabhakar (101 runs in Adelaide 1991/92) are the other pairs who formed 100 plus stands for the seventh wicket in Australia for India earlier.
The partnership between Shardul and Sundar is also the highest for the seventh wicket for India at this venue. The duo broke the record of Kapil Dev and Manoj Prabhakar. Dev and Prabhakar had formed a partnership of 58 runs in 1991.
Both Shardul and Sundar were launded for their brilliant show by cricketers.

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