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AUS VS IND, 3rd Test, Day 5: Vihari, Ashwin Pull Off Memorable Draw

A resolute Ravichandran Ashwin and a injured Hanuma Vihari battled pain and a hostile Australian bowling attack to snatch a remarkable draw for India after Rishabh Pant raised visions of an improbable win in Sydney.

January 11, 2021

India's Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, right, walk out onto the field for the start of play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

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Australia's Nathan Lyon, second right, is congratulated by teammates after dismissing India's Ajinkya Rahane, right, during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane, right, walks from the field after he was dismissed for four runs during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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India's Cheteshwar Pujara lets ball pass during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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India's Rishabh Pant bats during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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Australia's Will Pucovski is airborne as he fields the ball during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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India's Rishabh Pant, left, receives treatment to thumb injury during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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India's Rishabh Pant hits a six during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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India's Rishabh Pant plays a pull shot during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

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India's Cheteshwar Pujara, right, reacts after reaching 50 runs during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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India's Rishabh Pant reacts as he leaves the field after he was dismissed on 97 during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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Australian players celebrate the dismissal of India's Rishabh Pant during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

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India's Cheteshwar Pujara hits the ball past Australia's Pat Cummins during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

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India's Hanuma Vihari receives treatment to a leg injury during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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India's Cheteshwar Pujara, left, is out bowled by Australia's Josh Hazlewood, right, during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin bats during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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Australia's Pat Cummins unsuccessfully appeals for the wicket of India's Hanuma Vihari during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, centre, receives treatment from a trainer during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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Australian captain Tim Paine reacts during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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Indian batsman Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari, blue helmets, react as Australian players look on at the end of play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia. The test ended in a draw and the series is at 1-1 all with one test to play.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, left, is congratulated by his captain Ajinkya Rahane as Hanuma Vihari is congratulated by teammate Mohammed Siraj, right, following play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia. The test ended in a draw and the series is at 1-1 all with one test to play.

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Australian captain Tim Paine, left, congratulates not out batsman India's Ravichandran Ashwin following play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia. The test ended in a draw and the series is at 1-1 all with one test to play.

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