India needs 441 runs to win 1st Test at Pune

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 | 0

At last Australia finished their 2nd innings by scoring 285 runs which is the little bit more than their 1st innings. So, including the first innings lead, team Australia has presented 440 runs target in front of India and if the Blues wants to win the match, they need to score 441 and to do this, they still have two and almost a half day.

This is the first Test in this visit of Australia and they still have three more matches left but number 2 team is not ready to give any room to India but wants to secure the series by winning the first match as well.

Team Australia started to bat in 3rd day of the second innings earlier today when they have still six wickets in hand. Skipper Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh on the crease but Marsh could not last long but out with his 31 runs so far. Steve Smith who received three lives yesterday has finally made a century which is the highest still not in this innings but in the match as well. Rest players of Aussie team tried to give him company but it was very difficult to stand in front of Indian spinner where the crease favoured them much.

But however, Aussie batsmen fought well in front of them and tried to give support to the skipper. In the meantime, Wade scored 20, Starc scored 30 in 30 balls and rest players almost scored somewhat. Finally, they finished the second innings with 285 runs. Earlier yesterday, when Aussie finished the first innings with 260 runs, then India came to bat but they fallen into great batting disaster and got packet within 105 runs. Though, they started well and till 94 runs, they lost just three wickets. But all of a sudden, within next 11 runs, they lost rest of their wickets.

However, now India was given target to 441 runs which is regarded as near the impossible matter because, according to the history, they could not chase more than 400 runs in the second innings maximum time. But, led by Kohli it could change anytime which should be counted by Australia. However, the most important thing is that the crease nature is against the batsmen and in 4th and 5th days t would very difficult for the batsmen to play easily.

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