India vs Australia, 3rd Test: Visitors fight to hang on for a draw
Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb helped steer Australia to safety on the final day of the third Test.
March 20, 2017 / 04:31 PM IST
Cricket - India v Australia - First Test cricket match - Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, India - 23/02/17. India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates the wicket of Australia's captain Steve Smith with teammates Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui - RTSZXC7
Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb soaked up relentless pressure from India's spinners to help Australia rescue a draw on the final day of the third Test in Ranchi.
After Australia went into lunch at a precarious 82/4, Marsh (53) and Handscomb (72*) batted through the second session. Ravindra Jadeja took four wickets but it wasn't enough as the duo put on 124 runs as the visitors reached 204/6 before India offered a draw 10 minutes before the scheduled close.
The series is currently tied at 1-1 with one match to play .
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