Fourth Test Day 2: India 491/6 at tea

Fourth Test Day 2: India 491/6 at tea

Sydney, Rishabh Pant (88 not out) and Ravindra Jadeja (25 not out) powered India to 491/6 at tea on day two of the fourth Test against Australia on Friday. Cheteshwar Pujara missed out on a double-hundred as he was dismissed by Nathan Lyon on a score of 193. Cheteshwar Pujara (521) also leads the chart of top run-scorers in the 2018 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, while captain Virat Kohli is second on the list with 282 runs. On the opening day, India made a strong start by ending at 303/4 in 90 overs. Opener Mayank Agarwal was another solid performer, continuing his good form with a 77-run knock. Post tea, Mitchell Starc dismissed Ajinkya Rahane as he bowled a bouncer that took a top-edge off Rahane's bat and wicket-keeper Tim Paine made no mistake. Rahane departs for 18. India were at 228/4 in 70.2 overs. Indian skipper, Virat Kohli also departed for 23 runs,

which brought an end to the 54-run partnership. Josh Hazlewood took his second wicket. Agarwal and Pujara continued their second-wicket partnership to 116 runs. The duo put on an attacking show after the break, with their 100-run stand coming off 178 balls. For Australia, Josh Hazlewood claimed two wickets, while Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon took a wicket each. Later, Australia were also rewarded with the wickets of KL Rahul, Agarwal, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, but Pujara continued to score with his bat.

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