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India vs Australia 4th Test Day 2: Pujara’s fifty brings hope after early blows 

India trail the visitors by 147 runs with eight wickets remaining at the HPCA Stadium.

SNS | New Delhi |

Cheteshwar Pujara smashed his 15th international Test fifty and captain Ajinkya Rahane supported with 19 (not out) to take India to 153/2 at Tea on Day 2 of the fourth and final Test against Australia on Sunday.

Pujara (53*) and Rahane put unbeaten 45 runs for the third-wicket partnership as India trail the visitors by 147 runs with eight wickets remaining at the HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala.

Earlier in the day, India suffered early blow as opener Murali Vijay departed in the 11th over cheaply for just 11 runs. 

Vijay, who scored 82 runs in Ranchi Test, faltered today at the picturesque stadium when a fine delivery by Josh Hazlewood (1/35) got the edge of his bat and Matthew Wade made no mistake behind of the stumps.

Consistent batsman KL Rahul continued to delight the spectators as he scored a swift 60 runs, however, he was also sent back to the pavilion before putting a strong knock.

Spearhead Pat Cummins chipped in to the moment as he trapped the big fish Rahul with David Warner, who took a superb catch at mid-off.