Picture: ISTOCK
Picture: ISTOCK

Ranchi — Cheteshwar Pujara compiled an epic double century and Wriddhiman Saha complemented with a career-best 117 to deflate Australia and put India in a strong position on the fourth day of the third Test on Sunday.

After India declared their first innings on 603/9, Ravindra Jadeja bowled David Warner and Nathan Lyon to reduce Australia to 23/2.

Earlier, Pujara became the first Indian batsman to face 500 deliveries in a Test innings, spending more than 11 hours at the crease for his 202.

Resuming the day with India 91 runs behind Australia’s first-innings total of 451, Pujara and Saha forged a 199-run seventh wicket partnership before falling in the final session.

Reuters

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