India vs Australia 4th Test Sydney: It was a piece of tradition that was followed at the Sydney Cricket Ground as centurions Cheteshwar Pujara and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant signed on their names in the SCG dressing room once the play was abandoned due to bad light on Day 3. Both the cricketers have been the reason why India finds themselves in a position of dominance in the final Test at Sydney. Pujara slammed his third of the series, he scored 193, whereas Rishabh Pant hit an unbeaten 159*. While Pujara was unfortunate to miss out on his fourth double ton, Pant got to his career-best score as India put on a mammoth 622/7 in their first innings. For both the cricketers, it was a proud moment as they got their names inked for the first time at SCG.
Here is the visual of the cricketers signing their names one after the other.
Pujara has already amassed in excess of 500 runs in the series and has been one of the biggest reasons why India lead 2-1 in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. On the other hand, young Pant became the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a century in Australian soil, he also amassed more runs in the series than his captain Virat Kohli.
It was the Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja who derailed the hosts on a pitch that was still flat and good for batting. Australia was left struggling at 236 for 6 in their first innings in reply to India’s mammoth score of 622-7.