Pujara, Pant At Crease As India Need 145 To Win In Final Session Of Brisbane Test
Rahane, after contributing with 24 off just 22 balls to India's total, however, got out caught behind against Pat Cummins.
India then sent in Pant, instead of Mayank Agarwal, clearly signaling their intentions of going for the win. Pujara (43*) and Pant (10*) then added unbeaten 16 runs off 37 balls before the Tea break.
Earlier, in the morning session, India lost the wicket of Rohit Sharma (7) but scored 79 runs as Gill and Pujara didn't allow Australia to make inroads into the Indian batting line-up.
India had scored 336 in their first innings in reply to Australia's 369. The visitors then bowled out Australia for 294 in their second innings, thus setting themselves a target of 328.
Brief scores: India 336 and 183/3 at Tea (Shubman Gill 91, Cheteshwar Pujara 43*; Pat Cummins 2/22) vs Australia 369 and 294.