India vs Australia 4th Test Sydney: The incident happened on Day 3 when allrounder Hardik Pandya came in as a substitute fielder. He was stationed at square leg next to the umpire Richard Kettleborough. It happened during the first innings of the Australians when Peter Handscomb played a ball towards the onside and looked to pinch a single. Pandya sprinted across to his right to pick up the ball as he found the umpire in his way and dashed into him as he could not keep control over the momentum of his body. He fell down, but soon got up on his feet and then shook hands with the umpire in a gesture to suggest he is okay. Also Read - IPL 2020 News: KXIP Co-owner Ness Wadia Calls For Better Umpiring Standards, Optimal Use of Technology
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Pandya is coming back to international cricket after staying away from cricket due to an injury he picked up during the Asia Cup last year. He would be glad that he escaped another injury.
Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav picked up a five-wicket haul as he bundled out the Australians for 300 runs which meant India took a dominating 322-run lead. Kuldeep Yadav came up with figures of five for 99 runs and the second best bowlers were Shami and Jadeja, who picked up a wicket apiece. Kuldeep Yadav also becomes the first Indian bowler to take five wickets haul outside India across all three formats.
Earlier, it was daddy centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant that helped India set a mammoth first innings total of 622/7. India has enforced the follow-on and with 133 overs still remaining in the Test match, it is Australia who will be on the backfoot, right from the word go. Rain is probably the only thing that can save Australia from losing the Test.