India on cusp of victory at MCG despite Pat Cummins' valiant defiance

FirstCricket Staff, Dec 29, 2018 16:47:29 IST
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    India inched closer to win at the MCG after reducing Australia to 258/8 at the end day four, leaving them only two wickets on the final day to take a 2-1 lead into the final Test. AP

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    Pat Cummins defiant 61 saw him take the third Test into the final day, he will be joined by Nathan Lyon (six not out) for the ninth wicket on day five. Twitter @CricketAUS

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    Tim Paine was out caught behind off Ravindra Jadeja's bowling. Australian captain played out 66 deliveries for his 26 before being dismissed. AP

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    Ishant Sharma was once again proved to be Travis Head's nemesis. The batsmen dragged a delivery onto his stumps bringing an end to his stay in the middle. AP

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    Jasprit Bumrah had Shaun Marsh dismissed leg before wicket for 44. AP

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    Earlier in the morning session of day four, Cummins claimed two more wickets after bagging four on day three, ending with career best figures of six for 79 in an innings. AP







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