Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant on the final day of the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Pujara became the fastest fifty in his Test career. The ball became the fastest Indian wicketkeeper to score 1,000 runs in a Test. Pujara, who came on after Rohit Sharma was dismissed, and opener Shubhman Gill combined for 112 runs. The partnership ended when India’s score rose from 18 to 132. Shubhman scored 91 off 146 balls. Later, Pujara made alliances with Ajinkya Rahane and the ball.
Pujara completed his half-century off 196 balls. The Pujara-ball combination also made good progress. Pujara’s 56 off 211 balls, including seven fours, was bowled by Pat Cummins in the LBW. Cheteshwar Pujara’s previous low of 50 was 174 off 174 balls against Australia in Sydney. In 2017-18, Pujara hit a fifty off 173 balls against South Africa.
Rishabh Pant became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score 1000 runs in Test cricket in his 27th innings. The ball broke the record of former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. It took Dhoni 32 innings to score 1,000 runs in Tests. He is also the seventh wicket-keeper-batsman to score 1,000 runs in Tests.
According to the latest information, Washington Sunder is at the crease with 58 off 113 balls and three off five balls. India, who lost five wickets, need 59 off 68 balls to win. Even if they draw in this Test, the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will remain for India. This is because the winners of the previous series can hold on if the series ends in a draw. Australia can win back the trophy only if they win.