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India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights: India 54/5 at Stumps, lead by 346 runs

India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights: Jasprit Bumrah and Pat Cummins shared 10 wickets between them on a rare day for bowlers at the MCG.

By: Sports Desk
Updated: December 28, 2018 1:06:58 pm
India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights: Jasprit Bumrah cleaned up the lower order in the early minutes of the third session. (AP Photo)

India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights: Australia finally win a session but they still have a mountain to climb if they are to save this Test match. Pat Cummins took four wickets in a three-over burst and this included ducks from Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara. Rohit Sharma was accounted for by Josh Hazlewood. This came on a day when Jasprit Bumrah took six wickets.

Mayank Agarwal is the sole survivor from the carnage of the Indian top order and he will have Rishabh Pant to keep him company when he walks out on the penultimate day of the match.

Match EndedIndia tour of Australia, 2018/19 - 3rd Test


151 (66.5) & 261 (89.3)


443/7 dec & 106/8 dec
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 3rd Test )
India beat Australia by 137 runs

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India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights:

13:00 (IST)28 Dec 2018
A bowler's day at last

After two harrowing days for them, the bowlers have finally come out on top. The pitch has deteriorated and rains are expected tomorrow. Australia still have a mountain to climb if they are to save this Test but Cummins' burst has finally allowed them to win a session. Read the day report here and thanks for tuning in!

12:31 (IST)28 Dec 2018
STUMPS! Australia's session in the end

India are 54/5, lead by 346 runs. Mayank Agarwal (28 off 79) and Rishabh Pant (6 off 12) will continue for India on Day 4. 197 runs were scored today and 15 wickets fell. 

12:23 (IST)28 Dec 2018
Physio checks Agarwal's hands

But it doesn't look like anything serious and he is good enough to bat. Last two overs of the day and Paine is chirping away in Pant's ears. 

12:12 (IST)28 Dec 2018
OUT! Hazlewood joins the party

Rohit Sharma tries the cut on the short delivery, can't quite control it and ends up edging it to Shaun Marsh at first slip. India reduced to 44/5, lead by 336. 

12:04 (IST)28 Dec 2018
Rohit, Mayank in the middle

Pat Cummins is still charging in but the flow of wickets have been temporarily stemmed. Lyon partnering him. That was one damaging spell from Cummins. Today, the bowlers are winning the battle for a change.  

11:53 (IST)28 Dec 2018
Cummins misses out on a hat-trick

Rahane's wicket was the second consecutive one for the pacer but Rohit Sharma pulled the hat-trick ball away from him for a single. It doesn't matter if the world is on fire, you bowl a short one to Rohit and he will pull. 

11:41 (IST)28 Dec 2018

Rahane is the next man to fall. The Indian vice-captain goes for the pull, ends up nicking it to the keeper. Cummins on a hat-trick. 

11:36 (IST)28 Dec 2018

...AND HE TOO GOES FOR A DUCK! Pat Cummins has made a significant dent here. Kohli looks to push away a good length delivery that climbs above his hip, holes out at leg gully. 

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11:29 (IST)28 Dec 2018

It's Cummins again! Pujara looking to flick a toe-crusher but can't keep it down, Marcus Harris at leg gully takes a low catch. Australia are not dropping the cherry today. 

11:24 (IST)28 Dec 2018
OUT! Vihari falls to Cummins

A brute of a delivery from Pat Cummins that moves into Vihari from round the wicket, the ball loops to gully where Khawaja takes an easy catch. The workhorse that is Pat Cummins gets another. He remains Australia's go-to man. India 28/1, lead by 320 runs. 

11:04 (IST)28 Dec 2018
India 23/0

Lead by 315 runs. Agarwal went down on one knee to loft the ball over mid-on for four. Quite a stylish shot that. Meanwhile, there is a lot of love for Bumrah on twitter. 

11:00 (IST)28 Dec 2018
India 19/0

Vihari on 10, Agarwal on 9. Starc has been taken off and now Hazlewood is alternating with Nathan Lyon. Aussie bowlers were on the field for nearly two entire days and they have got just over two sessions' worth of rest. India lead by 311 runs. 

10:53 (IST)28 Dec 2018
Not bad company to keep for Bumrah

His Test career is not a year old and he is making waves already. The wicket of Josh Hazlewood was his 45th in the longest format of the game. Only England's Steven Finn, West Indies legend Curtly Ambrose and Australian great Terry Alderman had more in their respective debut years.  

10:41 (IST)28 Dec 2018
Agarwal off the mark with a four

That shot helps India's lead cross over into the 300-run territory. India will be looking to score at a brisk pace this time and the openers will be crucial for doing that. Still about 24 overs to go in the day. 9/0. 

10:29 (IST)28 Dec 2018
Vihari, Agarwal walk out...

...Starc starts the Aussie attack. India with a first innings lead of 292 runs. This should be an entertaining watch. 

10:20 (IST)28 Dec 2018

Hazlewood chops on and Bumrah has a six-wicket haul. He ends the innings with 6/33 in 15.5 overs. Australia are still trailing by 292 runs, the openers were running back which indicates that India will not be enforcing the follow-on. 

10:15 (IST)28 Dec 2018

Nathan Lyon trapped in front by a near yorker length delivery that swings in and Bumrah has his fifth wicket. He bowled a bounce before this that ran away to the boundary behind the batsman and follows it up with this bear trap. Excellent stuff. 

10:08 (IST)28 Dec 2018

IT'S THE SKIPPER! Bumrah gets his fourth. A nick to Pant, he had dropped Paine before but this time he holds on. Australia down to their last two wickets now. Good length delivery that swung into the right-hander, outside edge and Pant had to dive forward to his right to complete the catch. 

10:01 (IST)28 Dec 2018
Final session

Mitchell Starc out with skipper Tim Paine to face the heat in the final session of the day. Ravindra Jadeja starts off with the ball. HERE WE GO!

09:42 (IST)28 Dec 2018

Australia need 99 runs to avoid the follow-on. They hit a bit of a roadblock with Cummins and Paine but India did squeeze out three wickets out of that session. Australia trail by 298 runs. Paine and Mitchell Starc will be in the middle when we return. 

India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights: Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja have their work cut out for them. Australia will be looking to get as close as possible to India's first innings total of 443/7 declared. Swing will be at a premium and so the pacers will be searching for the line.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's efforts were backed up by the Indian middle order, led by a 50 from Rohit Sharma. Report from Day 2

Australia XI: Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

India XI: Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground

TOSS: India won the toss and chose to bat

Umpires: Ian Gould, Marais Erasmus

Third Umpire: Richard Kettleborough

Match Referee: Andy Pycroft

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First published on: 28-12-2018 at 04:44:31 am
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