At least thrice the Indian team physio had to rush out to the middle to check on Pujara as he took body blows from the Aussie pacers.
From his helmet’s neck visor flying off to being the hit on the arm, Pujara was seen bravely standing tall against a bouncer barrage from the tAussie pace trio of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
Watch the video of some of the body blows Pujara took here:
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Pujara was eventually dismissed for 56 (211 balls) in the final session, trapped lbw by Cummins.
But before that, the 32-year-old stitched a crucial 61-run partnership (off 141 balls) for the fourth wicket with Rishabh Pant, keeping India in the hunt for a historic win.