The Indian dressing room which is already battling the void left behind by Captain Virat Kohli for the remainder of Australia tour, is now extra apprehensive as two of the boys — wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja– had been injured and brought to the hospital for scans on Saturday, the day three of the continued third Check towards Australia on the Sydney Cricket Floor. ALSO READ | India vs Australia, third Check: Indian Crew Crumble Publish Lunch, All Out For 244
Early within the match right this moment, Rishabh Pant was hit on the arm whereas batting a Pat Cummins Quick supply. Regardless of being in great ache after being hit on the left elbow, Pant continued to bat and hit a few extra runs earlier than edging a supply from Josh Hazlewood to David Warner. Pant was dismissed for 36 (67) by Hazelwood within the post-lunch session. Substitute Wriddhiman Saha stuffed within the spot of Pant within the last session of Day 3.
“Rishabh Pant was hit on the left elbow whereas batting within the second session on Saturday. He has been taken for scans,” the BCCI tweeted.
Later, the in-form all-rounder Ravindra Jajdeja too was taken for scans following a blow to his left thumb whereas batting a Mitchell Starc quick supply. The southpaw too continued batting in ache after a short break and returned unbeaten for 28.
Regardless of his late flurry, India had been bowled out for 244 runs of their first innings, with hosts taking a vital 94-run lead. The injured duo didn’t take the sphere when Australia openers arrived to kick begin Australia’s 2nd innings.
Earlier, within the sequence, India misplaced Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, KL Rahul and Umesh Yadav resulting from their accidents, and Virat Kohli to Paternity go away. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s not doable for Crew India to fly in alternative.
The bruised Indian team-management is now hoping that the harm just isn’t a critical one and that the gamers stay out there for the rest of the sequence.