India vs Australia: The role of Hanuma Vihari was also instrumental in the Sydney Test draw against Australia, who took the helm by becoming a ‘troubleshooter’. Hanuma scored an unbeaten 23 off 161 balls in the second innings. Hanuma was played by Ravichandran Ashwin well from the other end. Ashwin returned unbeaten after scoring 39 runs off 128 balls.
Hanuma has said that Ashwin guided him like an elder brother in the Sydney Test. Talking to BCCI.com, Hanuma said, “Batting in the last over was a great experience. It was something you could only think of in a dream – batting on the fifth day of a Test match, a series 1–1 draw. If you can do it for the team, then this satisfaction gradually gives you peace and then you realize what a huge effort it was. ‘
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India had a target of 407 runs in the Sydney Test. India drew this test on the strength of Cheteshwar Pujara, Pant and Hanuma and Ashwin.
“I am very happy,” said Hanuma. Whenever he felt that I was getting a bit disappointed, he was talking like an elder brother. He was telling me to focus on just one ball at a time. Take it as long as you can, take it 10 balls at a time … it was very special. ‘
Vihari said that if Cheteshwar Pujara (Cheteshwar Pujara) were till the last, India could have won the match. He said, ‘It was a great result for us to have a draw in that match. I thought if I am not injured and if Pujara is here then we will have the result in our favor and it will be a great win. But still getting 10 marks is a big thing.
In the four-match series, both teams are currently 1–1. The final Test of the series will be played in Brisbane from 15 January.