Peter Siddle makes a comeback to Australia’s ODI squad against India

Peter Siddle makes a comeback to Australia’s ODI squad against India

Rishabh Pant, playing only this third Test series and second overseas, is second in the list with 350 runs.

Having taken a 2-1 lead in the 4-Test series, India declared after scoring 622 for 7 in the first innings of the fourth Test in Sydney on Friday.

"After a disappointing period in ODI cricket, the national selection panel along with team coaches have reviewed our performances across this format and we've identified a number of key areas that we feel we need to improve in order to help put this team in the best-possible position to turn this period around", chief selector Trevor Hohns said. With a slog sweep against Marnus Labuschagne towards deep mid-wicket, he brought up his century and scripted history by becoming the first Indian wicket-keeper to hit a ton in Australia.

Unless Australia win, India will claim a first-ever series victory Down Under since they began touring here in 1947-48.

There are still three days left in the Sydney Test. He has got a really good game sense as well.

Australia survived a 10-over burst to reach 0-24 at stumps, thanks partly to a dropped catch from Pant that handed Usman Khawaja a life on zero, but their hopes of avoiding a maiden home series loss to India are in tatters.

"At the end of a long series you can get some real rewards if you can make teams bowl lots and lots of overs and that's what you saw late today", Paine said after his bowling attack had another long session in the field after bowling 170 overs in the third test last week.

Pujara's highest score outside India was followed by the biggest of Pant's career, 159 not out, and Ravindra Jadeja's knock of 81.

Skipper Virat Kohli finally made a decision to declare the innings with 622 runs on the board with the loss of seven wickets.

"A great lesson to all batsmen in the series and tests in general", he said.

Jadeja was finally undone by a tired Lyon who could barely muster a celebration as he knocked the stumps over and Kohli called it a day.

On the first day, India won the toss and batted on a green-tinged SCG pitch with Mayank Agarwal (77) continuing his productive start to test cricket with his second half-century in as many matches as part of a 112-run partnership with Pujara.

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