Sydney Test End at Draw

by Nicholas Salgado | Posted on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 | 0

In the late afternoon on Saturday, the last day of the Sydney test victory, Australia had to need 3 wickets. But Australian bowler can’t take over the Indian 2nd innings. As a result, the tragedy of 2008 is not come back again for team India. India achieved a dramatic draw after Ajinke Rahane-Bhubaneswar Kumar strong partnership. However, after the draw in the third test at Melbourne, Australia was sure to win this series by 2-0. Saturday at the end of the Sydney test, the pending score line has no change.

Sydney Test End at Draw

In the fifth day of the tea interval, India had needed 189 runs to win with 8 wickets in hand. Murali Vijoy and Virat Kohli were in the batting. This 2 batsman fall down quickly after backing from the break. Nathan Lyon was take advantage of the extra bounce in the wickets of cracks. Fast bowler was getting the reverse swing. As a result, Suresh Raina, Wreddiman Saha and Ashwin can’t settle in the wicket. But at the 8th wicket Rahane and Bhubi was build up an effective partnership. And India can survive by this. At the end of the day visitors took 252 runs with 7 wickets loos. And the test became draw.

Indian opener Murali Vijay scored highest 80 runs at the Indian 2nd innings. Virat Kohli scored second best 46 runs. Rahane was unbeaten with 38 runs and he played 88 balls. Bhubaneswar Kumar scored 20 runs with bat. Rohit Sharma also scored 39 runs. Australian Mitchell Starc, Josh, Josh Hazlewood and Lion Nathan got two wickets each. Player of the match and player of the series was selected Australian captain Steve Smith. He scored highest 769 runs in this series. This is a world record in conceder with 4 match series.
By the way, Australia declared the Sydney test first innings after scoring 572-7 runs.  At the second innings they have collect 251 runs. India scored 475 runs in their first innings.

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