India pull-off a nerve-wracking draw over Australia in the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Chasing 349, after Australia declared their innings on the overnight total of 251/6, Vijay led India’s reply.
The batsman, whose name is fast becoming synonymous with patience, held his nerve through tricky passages of time and anchored the innings for over two sessions to keep the visitors in fray.
A short while later, with 148 runs needed, Virat Kohli (46) fell to Mitchell Starc, who also claimed Suresh Raina for a duck and Lyon picked Wriddhiman Saha for naught.
Claiming wickets at regular intervals Australia seized the momentum. However, ably supported by Ravichandran Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahane took India to stumps at 252/7.
Earlier, with all three results possible Vijay opened the innings with KL Rahul and held the innings together before handing the baton to Rahane in the last session. He took Lyon on during the first two sessions as the pacers bowled a tight line and dried up runs from one end.