Pujara stays firm after Rahul walks back, India 153/2 at tea

Dharamsala, Mar 26: Opener Lokesh Rahul scored a stylish half-century before throwing away his wicket as India reached 153 for two at tea on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test, here today.


Rahul looked comfortable during his knock of 60 - his fifth half-century of the series - before a sudden rush of blood saw him play a pull shot off a Pat Cummins short ball only to offer a simple skier to David Warner at cover.

Rahul hit nine fours and a slog-swept six off Steve O' Keefe and faced 124 deliveries in all. 


The dependable Cheteshwar Pujara (53 batting) however kept his focus intact en route his 15th half-century in company of skipper Ajinkya Rahane (19 batting).


The duo have added 45 runs for the third wicket in a session that yielded 89 runs for the hosts.


PTI