Yahoo7 News Australia – India’s Cheteshwar Pujara plays a defensive shot with Mayank Agarwal at the non-striker’s end on the first morning in Sydney

Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara built a solid 59-run partnership as India battled to 69 for one at lunch on the opening day of the decisive fourth and final Test Thursday.

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  • India’s Cheteshwar Pujara plays a defensive shot with Mayank Agarwal at the non-striker’s end on the first morning in SydneyMayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara built a solid 59-run partnership as India battled to 69 for one at lunch on the opening day of the decisive fourth and final Test Thursday.
  • If India, the world’s top-ranked nation, win or draw in Sydney they will clinch a first-ever series in Australia since first touring Down Under in 1947-48.
  • Australia got an early breakthrough with Josh Hazlewood tempting Rahul into a defensive shot that took a outside edge and carried to Shaun Marsh at first slip, and he was gone for nine.
  • Third Test hero Pat Cummins was drafted into the attack after just 18 balls of Mitchell Starc to try and force another breakthrough but Agarwal quickly hit a crunching boundary and took eight off his first over.
  • India’s Cheteshwar Pujara plays a defensive shot with Mayank Agarwal at the non-striker’s end on the first morning in Sydney


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