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India vs Australia, 1st Test Day 3, Highlights: AUS win by eight wickets, take 1-0 lead

India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 1st Test Day 3 Highlights: Australia chased a paltry 90-run target after India were blown away for just 36 in their second innings.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: December 19, 2020 1:58:05 pm
India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 1st Test Day 3 Highlights: The hosts took a 1-0 lead.

India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 1st Test Day 3 Highlights: India were handed an eight-wicket defeat by Australia on the third day of the first Test of the four-match series at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

Starting the day, India lost the momentum despite taking a vital 62-run lead at the stumps of the second day. The team was restricted to its lowest ever total in Test cricket, collapsing to 36/9 in the terminated second innings. India’s earlier lowest score was 42 at the Lord’s in 1974 against England, known in Indian cricket parlance as “Summer of 42”.

Chasing 90, Joe Burns hit a 63-ball fifty to give Australia a 1-0 lead in the series. Matthew Wade also pitched in 33 runs before being dismissed by a runout. Ravichandran Ashwin was the only bowler to take a wicket.

Australia v India Test Series 2020/2021

1st Test, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, 17 Dec, 2020

AUS 191 / 10 (72.1)


IND 244 / 10 (93.1)

AUS 93 / 2 (21.0)

2nd Inn

IND 36 / 10 (21.2)

Joe Burns51 63
Steven Smith1 1
Umesh Yadav8.0 49 0
Jasprit Bumrah7.0 27 0

Australia win by 8 wickets

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India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 1st Test Day 3 Highlights:

13:25 (IST)19 Dec 2020

Australian win the first Test! Joe Burns seals it with a six off Umesh Yadav and brings up his fifty in just 63 balls. After India were blown away on 36 in their second innings, there was only one result at the back of everyone's heads. India tried to put some pressure on but failed to take wickets early on. Burns and Wade rallied on for the hosts and handed them a 1-0 lead in the series.

13:20 (IST)19 Dec 2020

Burns and Labuschagne have upped the ante, dealing with twos and boundaries more frequently. But in the quest to wrap things up quickly, Labuschagne loses his wicket to Ashwin. Skied off the leading edge and taken by Agarwal. AUS: 82/2 (19.5 overs)

13:09 (IST)19 Dec 2020

ONE DOWN! India have sent Wade back to the pavilion with a runout. The travelling ball hits Wade's bat and it deflects straight to Shaw at fine short-leg. The ball clonks Shaw's right boot and dribbles to Saha who completes the deed. AUS: 70/1 (17.2 overs)

13:05 (IST)19 Dec 2020
Vihari off injured, hosts need 20 more to win

Before the start of the over, Hanuma Vihari went off the field clutching his right shoulder in the dug-out. The India batsman was earlier hit by Wade's shot at short leg during an Ashwin over. Meanwhile, Australia need 20 more runs to win. AUS: 70/0 (17 overs)

12:57 (IST)19 Dec 2020
Burns, Wade taking it slow

Bumrah and Ashwin are trying their best to take the first scalp of the Australia's second innings but Burns (21*) and Wade (34*) are effectively defending their wickets. Relying on singles, the openers are holding on strong. Just 35 more runs. AUS: 55/0 (15 overs)

12:36 (IST)19 Dec 2020
India bring in spin-attack

With Umesh proving to be toothless against the Australian openers, conceding two fours to Wade in his over, Kohli looks to the veteran Ashwin for a change of things. The leg-spinner comes in and bowls a maiden. Still ways to go. AUS: 47/0 (10 overs)

12:27 (IST)19 Dec 2020
Australia on the frontfoot

Joe Burns (16*) and Matthew Wade (21*) begin the second session of the third day on a bright note. With three fours in three consecutive overs, they are maintaining a healthy runrate of 4.88. India have an uphill task ahead. AUS: 39/0 (8 overs)

12:15 (IST)19 Dec 2020
Australia need 75 more runs in eight sessions
11:25 (IST)19 Dec 2020
How India collapsed like a pack of cards in 40 minutes

It was a horror morning for the Indian cricket team on Day 3 of the first Test at Adelaide when the team could score just 36/9. [Read full article]

11:08 (IST)19 Dec 2020
Shami retired hurt, AUS need 90 to win

What a disastrous day for India. The batting line up collapsed for just 36 runs. With Mohammed Shami getting retired hurt, India gave an 89-run lead on Day 3. Josh Hazlewood got a fifer for just 8 runs. 

10:58 (IST)19 Dec 2020
Horrible Day for India

India have never been 19/6 in their Test history! Previous: 25/6 in the 4th innings at Kingsmead, Durban in Dec 1996. India then were dismissed for 66

Horrible session: 1/2, 2/5, 3/12, 4/14, 5/25, 6/28, 7/30, 8/42, 9/42

10:54 (IST)19 Dec 2020
India nine down

Josh Hazlewood is on fire with the new ball as the lanky fast bowler has claimed five wickets for just three runs so far. His spell has forced India struggling for 35/9. 

10:45 (IST)19 Dec 2020
Hazlewood wreaks havoc

Josh Hazlewood added more to India's woes by claiming two wickets off two balls. Wriddhiman Saha and Ashwin gone for two consecutive balls. Umesh Yadav somehow deprived him of a hattrick.
India 26/8

10:37 (IST)19 Dec 2020
The unplayable Cummins-Hazlewood pair

Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood have been exceptional with the ball in the first session. Cummins scalped Jasprit Bumrah for 2, sent Pujara for a duck and Kohli for 4. While Hazlewood caused damage to Indian batting line up by taking Agarwal and Rahane's wickets. India leading by 79 runs.

10:29 (IST)19 Dec 2020
India in deep trouble

What a disastrous session for India. The hosts lost five wickets for five runs. Starting from night watchman Jasprit Bumrah's wicket, Pujara, Agarwal, Rahane and Virat Kohli also gave away wickets to the swinging deliveries of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazelwood.IND 24/6 in 17.2 overs

09:32 (IST)19 Dec 2020

Massive day coming up in Adelaide as Agarwal and Bumrah make their way out to the middle with India 1/9. India fans, what's the target you got in mind? Right then, Starc with the ball in hand, and LET'S PLAY..... Agarwal defends the ball quietly.

09:20 (IST)19 Dec 2020
Saha needs to strike form
08:54 (IST)19 Dec 2020
Pitch on Day 3

Here is what it looks like-

08:45 (IST)19 Dec 2020
The story so far

India lost Prithvi Shaw (4) cheaply for the second successive innings during a nervy six overs to finish the day at 9/1 for an overall lead of 62 runs. Mayank Agarwal was unbeaten on 5 while Bumrah had yet to score.

08:31 (IST)19 Dec 2020
Welcome to India vs Australia 1st Test Day 3

An engrossing Test match is unfolding at the Adelaide Oval with India and Australia wrestling for control, trading punches and counterpunches. For most of the day, India had their noses in front, fuelled by a hostile and collective bowling effort, before Tim Paine’s valiant counterattack rekindled Australia’s hopes.

When India were bowled out for 244, they would have merrily welcomed a first-innings lead of 53 runs. But having stalled Australia to 111/7, they would rue not achieving a lead of match-defining propositions on a progressively slow surface. That they lost one of their openers, Prithvi Shaw at the fag end of the day would compound their frustration.

Australia XI: Joe Burns, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

India XI: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah