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Australia vs India 2020-21: Rishabh Pant To Bat In Second Innings of SCG Test: Reports

The physio ran out to attend him and tried to pacify Pant with a big strap.

Team India has dealt with another major blow with wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant suffering an injury while batting on day 3 of the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Team India has dealt with another major blow with wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant suffering an injury while batting on day 3 of the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. 

The ball didn’t bounce as much as Pant expected it to and it scooted under his blade. He was standing outside his crease too which made things worse for Rishabh Pant. He wasn’t wearing an arm guard and looked in immense pain. The physio ran out to attend him and tried to pacify Pant with a big strap.

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Pant was immediately taken for scans after he was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood. Meanwhile, as per reports in India Today, Pant should be able to bat in the second innings. He is in pain at the moment but should ready to bat on day 5 of the ongoing Test. 

Rishabh Pant Likely To Bat in 2nd Innings

Wriddhiman Saha replaced him behind the stumps in the Australian second innings and he took a catch to dismiss Will Pucovski though the caught will not go down under his name as he is a replacement for Pant. 

Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja has fractured his thumb as per reports in India Today as well and his further participation in this Test match is in question. It is also expected that he might have fractured his thumb as well. Jadeja was struck on the thumb by Mitchell Starc and then winced in pain. Like Pant, Jadeja too did not take the field and was taken for scans. The final reports of his scan reports are awaited.

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Day 3 of the third Test between India and Australia went on two very different planes for the two teams in Sydney. While Australia with a lead of 197 runs have strengthened their position in the match, India are grappling with injuries with Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja sent for scans after coping up with injuries.

Keeping his good form on Pat Cummins took four wickets with the ball in the first innings. Mitchell Starc took a wicket and Josh Hazlewood took two. The Indian inning also saw as many as three run-outs which was another highlight of their batting innings.

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Anshuman Roy

A cricket and sports enthusiast having previously worked with Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint and now with Cricfit.

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