It was a day to remember for Indians as Pujara and Saha virtually played out the whole day and tired out the Australian bowlers. Pujara broke Dravid's record of most balls faced by an Indian in Tests and also became the first Indian to face 500 balls in a single innings in Test cricket.
India ended the day with the upper hand as Australia lost the wickets of David Warner and Nathan Lyon after conceding the first innings lead to India. Riding on a brilliant Pujara-Saha partnership, India managed to score 603/9 before Virat Kohli decided to send the Australians into bat again.
Brief scores: Australia 451/10 (Steve Smith 178*, Glenn Maxwell 104; Ravindra Jadeja 5/124) & 23/2 (D Warner 14, M Renshaw 7*; R Jadeja 2/6) trail India 603/9
This is why people love twitter!
When your crush waves, but then you realize she is waving to the guy behind you. pic.twitter.com/s8xzF5WxPO— ️Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 19, 2017
We all have that one friend whom you meet Everytime Fakes a Handshake to make fun of you. pic.twitter.com/NTZqWwcAXc— Manish (@Slysterr) March 19, 2017
"Kohli claps to mock Australia for conceding 200 runs from Pujara's bat" - Australian Media— Clive (@vanillawallah) March 19, 2017
Pujara has batted through the election and swearing in ceremony of the new UP CM #INDvAUS— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) March 19, 2017
Pujara has everything that a great test batsman needs, technique, mental strength, patience and the ability to bore the crowd to death.— . (@The_Sleigher) March 18, 2017
Another 200 reasons to like Pujara. #INDvAUS— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 19, 2017
In between Saha's 100 and Pujara's 200 we forgot to applaud Lyon's milestone! *Claps*
Nathan Lyon becomes 3rd Australian to get a 150 in this test match. Good achievement 👏 #IndvAus— Here coz of VK (@BleedBlueForeva) March 19, 2017
It was like watching a young Dravid bat!
Pujara will fit in well in the new
Kya Pujaara ka innings Tea ke baad continue hoyega?— Sagar (@sagarcasm) March 19, 2017
Hoyenga Hoyenga, Continue Hoyenga, Unlimited Hoyenga, Pujara Prime form mein
Australian playing XI and fans right now!
Fans across the globe during Pujara's innings! xD
India or West Indies? Who will win?
WI hold a 60-53 H2H advantage over IND historically but in last 10 completed games between them , IND have won 7. IND has also won all last 5 games at this venue.