A resolute Ravichandran Ashwin and a hamstrung Hanuma Vihari battled pain and a hostile Australian bowling attack to snatch a remarkable draw for India after Rishabh Pant raised visions of an improbable win here on Monday.
Chasing a massive target of 407, Pant (97 off 118 balls) and Cheteshwar Pujara (77 off 205 balls) produced a partnership of 148 runs before India was forced to down the shutters finishing on 334 for 5 in 131 overs when players shook hands. The series stands at 1-1 going into the fourth Test in Brisbane.
Ashwin (39 not out off 128 balls) and Vihari (23 nout out off 161 balls) scrapped their way for a 62-run stand in 42.4 overs after India stared at a possible defeat.
Pat Cummins (1-72), Josh Hazlewood (2-39), Mitchell Starc (0-66) and Nathan Lyon (2-114) threw…