Pant scores unbeated 159, India declares at 622 for 7

Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja teamed up to torment Aussie bowlers in the fourth and final Test here Friday. India declared on the second day of the match scoring 622 for 7. In reply, Australia were 24/0 in the 10 overs. Earlier Cheteshwar Pujara missed out on what would have been a well-deserved double hundred, ending at 193 off 373 balls, adding 63 runs to his overnight score. Pant became the first Indian wicketkeeper to claim a hundred Down Under with an unbeaten 159-run effort that came off 189 balls on the second day of the match.

This was his second Test hundred, the first being in England earlier this year.  The Australian bowlers were also tormented by Jadeja (81) and the home team's desperation for a breakthrough resulted in even top-order batsman Usman Khawaja being pressed into the attack. Pant, who struck 15 fours and a six, put on 204 runs for the seventh wicket with Jadeja.