Brisbane Test: Sundar, Thakur build record 7th wicket stand
Brisbane: Washington Sundar (62) and Shardul Thakur (67) put together India’s third highest ever 7th wicket stand in Australia on Day 3 of the fourth Test on Sunday.
Their 123 off 217 balls was also the highest 7th wicket stand at the Gabba.
Sundar’s 62 was the highest score by a debutant visiting No. 7 batsman in Australia.
Their efforts helped India rise from 186/6 to 336 in the first innings, in reply to Australia’s 369.
Outstanding application and belief by @Sundarwashi5 and @imShard. This is what test cricket is all about. Washy top composure on debut and tula parat maanla re Thakur! 👏👌
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 17, 2021
100+ partnership for 7th wicket for India in Australia:
204 R Pant – R Jadeja Sydney 2018/19
132 V Hazare – H Adhikari Adelaide 1947/48
123 W SUNDAR – S THAKUR Brisbane 2020/21
Indian pairs with 3+ wickets each in an innings and both scoring 50+ runs each in an innings of the same Test:
Vinoo Mankad & Dattu Phadkar v ENG, 1951
Washington Sundar & Shardul Thakur v AUS, 2021
Both matches had a debutant (Phadkar & Sundar). Their partnership was also the third highest for India in Australia.
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