India needs 106 runs to win Dharamsala Test

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 | 0

Finally, team India is so close to their second victory in this ongoing Test series which also the last match of the series as well. In four matches Test series, India and Australia both won one match each and rest match was drawn. So, 4th match is so important to secure the series but Australia could not show their best performance in the match but in both 1st and 2nd innings, they fallen into batting collapse where first innings finished with 300 and second innings was destroyed in 137 runs only. So, Australia has just placed 106 runs target in front of India which would easily be chased by the Blues. Only three days of the match has passed and team India has still two more days to chase this mere target.

However, Australia came to bat at Dharamsala by winning the toss but excluding Warner, Smith and Wade rest players could not make their innings a little bigger where captain Smith got his 3rd century in this series and took him to the history. They finished with 300 runs. In return, India scored 332 runs and lost all wickets. As a result, they led the match by 32 runs and it seemed that Australia could score huge runs in second innings but in 3rd day of the match, the ground was completely turned to bowling favoured and Aussie batsmen could not stand in front of the Blues spin. Jadeja and Ashwin took three wickets each in second innings.

Like 1st innings, Renshaw and Warner started Australia innings but both of them got out of single figure runs only. Smith and Handscomb scored just 17 and 18 runs respectively where Maxwell scored highest 45 runs for the team. Last three players could not even open their run account. Wade remained not out with his 25 runs. So, Australia finished their 2nd innings with 137 runs.

At the end of the 3rd day, India started to chase 106 runs which was presented by Australia. Rahul and Vijay started the innings of India and according to the news, at the end of the 3rd day, India scored 19 runs by losing none.

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