India vs Australia 4th Test Sydney: Ravindra Jadeja once again got among the wickets as he got rid of Marcus Harris on 79, who was looking set for his maiden Test hundred. Jadeja got Harris tempted and Harris fell for the bait. This was tossed up wider and went with the angle, Harris wasn’t fully forward nor back as he pushed at that, well away from his body and the inside edge clatters into the leg-stump. India needed an opening after lunch and he provided them that. One feels sorry for Harris as he had not put a foot wrong and then to miss a hundred that was there for the taking will hurt him, but teach him a lot about Test cricket.
Here is the dismissal:
He looked confident even when he walked out to bat for merely 10 overs. He was looking positive and playing his shots. He is also getting good support from the other end after Harris and Khawaja got the hosts off to a sound start.
Earlier, India declared their first innings at a mammoth 622/7, thanks to daddy centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara (193) and Rishabh Pant (159*). India already has the Borden-Gaskar Trophy in the bag with a lead of 2-1 currently. Even if India lose, the possibilities of which are next to zero, India will create history by winning their first ever Test series in Australian soil. This Indian team is No 1 in Test side in the world hence the stakes on the Virat Kohli-led side is high.
Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara seems to have been the difference between the two sides. He has already amassed more than 500 runs in the series and has registered three centuries. The credit also has to go to the bowlers, who managed to take wickets and bowling out the hosts.