The Indian team suffered a major setback on the third day of the Sydney Test on Saturday in Australia. Team’s young wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant Was taken to the hospital for a scan after suffering an elbow injury.
Pant suffered an injury while batting in the first innings in the third Test against Australia in Sydney. In the second innings of Australia, Wriddhiman Saha took the responsibility of wicketkeeping.
Pant missed playing Cummins’ short ball and the ball hit his elbow. He was seen in great pain as soon as the ball hit. The team physio also examined Pant. Pant hit a 36-ball 67 for India. India scored 244 in response to Australia’s score of 338. Australia has a 94-run lead.
In this series, questions are being raised on Pant’s keeping. He has dropped two catches by Will Pukowski in Australia’s first innings. Saha was given a chance in the first Test. After this, Pant was preferred due to his batting ability.
Jadeja also got hurt
Ravindra Jadeja’s injury is also a concern for India. A rising ball from Mitchell Starc hit his thumb. Jadeja hit an innings of 28 runs. Now it will be important to see if he will be able to bowl or not. He was replaced by Mayank Agarwal for fielding in the second innings.
India all out for 244 in the second innings
India were all out for 244 in the first innings after which the hosts got a 94-run lead. Shubman Gill (50) and Cheteshwar Pujara (50) scored half-centuries for India. Apart from him, Rishabh Pant scored 36 runs. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja returned unbeaten after scoring 28 runs. Pacer Pat Cummins took 4 wickets for 29 runs while Josh Hazlewood got 2 and Mitchell Starc got one wicket.