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Highlights, India vs Australia, 1st Test at Adelaide, Day 3, Full cricket score: Visitors reach 151/3 at stumps

Date: Saturday, 08 December, 2018 14:02 IST Match Status: Match Ended
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2018/19 1st Test Match Result India beat Australia by 31 runs

250/10
Overs
88.0
R/R
2.84
Fours
15
Sixes
7
Extras
1
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Jasprit Bumrah not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mitchell Starc 19 4 63 2
Josh Hazlewood 20 3 52 3
235/10
Overs
98.4
R/R
2.39
Fours
19
Sixes
1
Extras
19
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Nathan Lyon not out 24 28 2 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Ishant Sharma 20 6 47 2
Jasprit Bumrah 24 9 47 3
307/10
Overs
106.5
R/R
2.88
Fours
26
Sixes
2
Extras
36
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Jasprit Bumrah not out 0 10 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mitchell Starc 21.5 7 40 3
Josh Hazlewood 23 13 43 1
291/10
Overs
119.5
R/R
2.44
Fours
24
Sixes
0
Extras
10
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Nathan Lyon not out 38 47 3 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Ishant Sharma 19 4 48 1
Jasprit Bumrah 24 8 68 3
  • Turned out to be another day marked by some riveting action between the two sides, with India tilting the balance of the game in their favour with some calculated batting in their second essay. 

    Cheteshwar Pujara, the visitors' hero with the bat in their first innings, remains crucial to India's chances of posting a sizeable target on the board. Australia, on the other hand, will hope for a couple of wickets to fall early on the fourth day, having netted the big fish in Virat Kohli already.

    That brings us to the end of our coverage of the third day of the opening Test between India and Australia. Do join us tomorrow for the fourth day, one that we hope turns out to be as exciting. 

  • After 61 overs,India 151/3 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 40 , Ajinkya Rahane 1)

    Hazlewood bowls out the final over of the day, collecting a maiden as Pujara remains unbeaten on 40 in what has been another resolute knock from the No 3 batsman in this match. Pujara and Rahane walk back to the dressing room with their lead worth 166. 

    End of what turned out to be a productive day for the Indians. While Nathan Lyon's cameo narrowed India's lead down to a slender 15, the visitors showed a lot more patience and application with the bat today, thanks to which they're in a position from where they can think of setting a target in excess of 300. 

  • After 60 overs,India 151/3 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 40 , Ajinkya Rahane 1)

    Lyon surprises the Indian vice-captain with a delivery that jags back sharply into the batsman, but is ultimately defended. Maiden over to Lyon, with one more left in the day after this. 

  • After 59 overs,India 151/3 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 40 , Ajinkya Rahane 1)

    Rahane gets pinged on his helmet off the last delivery of the over, but collects three runs nevertheless, which are added to the Indian total as leg byes. India move past the 150-run mark with seven wickets intact. 

  • After 58 overs,India 148/3 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 40 , Ajinkya Rahane 1)

    Lyon dismisses Kohli as the India skipper and batting superstar is caught at short leg off an inside-edge that deflects off his pad. Rahane walks out to bat next, with the Aussies suddenly discovering a spring in their step after the crucial wicket. The vice-captain gets off the mark with a single off the third delivery that he faces. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    Turn against the right hander and Kohli is gone. 34 this time, an uncharacteristic knock, and a low score by his standards. Australia have struck late in the day and a big wicket at that. 

  • OUT! Lyon finally strikes in the closing overs of Day 3, as Kohli gets an inside-edge that deflects off his pad, and lobs over to Finch for a regulation catch! It's a big wicket for the Aussies, as the Indian captain departs just when he was looking set for a big score. IND 147/3

    Kohli c Finch b Lyon 34(104)

  • After 57 overs,India 147/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 40 , Virat Kohli (C) 34)

    Hazlewood back in place of Starc. Kohli steals a quick single off the second-last ball of the over, making himself loud and clear after opening the face of his bat and guiding the ball towards cover. Hazlewood ends the over with a jaffa. 

  • Josh Hazlewood brought back into the attack with minutes left for stumps. 

  • After 56 overs,India 146/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 40 , Virat Kohli (C) 33)

    Appeal for a return catch against Pujara turned down by the umpire, with the Australians assuming there to be an inside edge. Second maiden for Lyon. 

  • Another six overs to go before stumps. Meanwhile, Pujara had to be checked by physio Patrick Farhart in between the overs. 

  • After 55 overs,India 146/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 40 , Virat Kohli (C) 33)

    Starc continues to bowl a short length to the Indian skipper from over the wicket. Kohli lobs the ball towards the bowler while trying the fend a short ball off the fourth delivery, with the cherry landing well outside Starc's reach. Maiden over, the third for the left-arm pacer. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    Important Update: Half hour early start on Day 4 and Day 5 to make up for time lost due to rain. 

    Play will begin at 5 am IST tomorrow and day after. 

  • After 54 overs,India 146/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 40 , Virat Kohli (C) 33)

    Just a single off the over as Paine decides to bring Lyon back into the attack after giving part-timer Travis Head a couple of overs. 

  • Nathan Lyon brought back into the attack in the 54th over. 

  • After 53 overs,India 145/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 40 , Virat Kohli (C) 32)

    Kohli starts the over with a sweetly-timed drive through extra cover to collect his third boundary, and move to the 30s. Single to the Indian skipper off the next ball. Starc changes angle, and starts bowling round the wicket to Pujara from the fourth delivery. Dots off the last two deliveries. 

  • India's top batsmen at work!

  • FOUR! Trademark extra cover drive coming bang off the middle of Kohli's willow! It's the shot that he didn't get right in the previous innings and was caught at gully, but is able to master right now given that he's spent 86 balls at the crease already. IND 144/2

  • After 52 overs,India 140/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 40 , Virat Kohli (C) 27)

    Kohli collects a single off the second delivery to bring up the 150-lead, before Pujara rocks back to smack a half-tracker towards deep midwicket for a four. Six off the over. 

  • FOUR! Pujara rocks back, and pulls a half-tracker from Head towards deep midwicket! IND 139/2

  • After 51 overs,India 134/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 35 , Virat Kohli (C) 26)

    Kohli guides the ball towards the off side off the third delivery, coming back for a second run. Paine turns to Mitchell Starc while giving Pat Cummins a break, desperate to see this partnership broken. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    50 partnership up between Kohli and Pujara. While the latter has batted like he always does, this is a completely different innings from Kohli with a strike-rate of just 30. In fact he is batting slower than Pujara as Australia have dried up all runs against him. Not to mention he cannot go extravagant on this pitch. So he has to play for time. Lead almost 150. 

  • Mitchell Starc brought back into the attack, with the hosts desperate to see this partnership brought to an end. 

  • After 50 overs,India 132/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 35 , Virat Kohli (C) 24)

    Kohli brings up the fifty stand with a dominant pull towards the square-leg fence, as Head, replacing Lyon in the attack, concedes seven off his first over. 

  • FOUR! Now Kohli decides to help himself to a boundary when it's on offer, pulling a back-of-length ball towards the square-leg fence to bring up the fifty-stand for the third wicket! IND 130/2

  • Travis Head brought into the attack in the 50th over of the innings. Lyon gets some rest after an extended spell. 

  • After 49 overs,India 125/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 33 , Virat Kohli (C) 19)

    Pujara pats the ball down the ground, calling for 'two' and displaying some agile running between the wickets. Pujara nudges a full delivery towards fine-leg to collect his third boundary, before ducking to a bouncer off the last ball. He's beginning to show some intent right now, though still calculated in terms of the risk taken. 

  • FOUR! Pujara nudges a full delivery towards the fine leg fence, with the ball travelling to the boundary rope before the fielder can get to it. IND 125/2

  • After 48 overs,India 119/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 27 , Virat Kohli (C) 19)

    Kohli works the ball towards the leg side for a single off the penultimate delivery. Pujara then punches through the vacant mid off region, getting enough time to come back for a third run. Four off the over. 

  • After 47 overs,India 115/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 24 , Virat Kohli (C) 18)

    Cummins starts the over off with a steep bouncer, which is accompanied by an impressive leave by Pujara. The Saurashtra batsman ducks to another bouncer — this time off the last delivery, going down leg. Fourth maiden for Cummins. 

  • After 46 overs,India 115/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 24 , Virat Kohli (C) 18)

    Three runs collected off the over, with Kohli guiding the ball towards the off side for a brace off the last delivery. Drinks taken at the end of the over. The Kohli-Pujara stand is worth 39 off 130 balls, both batsmen scoring at strike rates of less than 30. 

  • After 45 overs,India 112/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 23 , Virat Kohli (C) 16)

    Cummins mixes his lengths up in this over, with Kohli showing no intention of collecting runs, giving the pacer his third maiden. 

  • After 44 overs,India 112/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 23 , Virat Kohli (C) 16)

    Four runs collected off the over, as Pujara hammers a short delivery going down leg towards the square-leg fence to collect his second boundary. 

  • FOUR! A rare bad ball from Lyon, pitching one wide down the leg side, and Pujara responds with a swat behind square on the leg side. IND 112/2

  • After 43 overs,India 108/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 19 , Virat Kohli (C) 16)

    Cummins fires in an occasional back-of-length ball that climbs on to Kohli, who continues to remain immaculate in his defence. Second maiden for Cummins. 

  • After 42 overs,India 108/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 19 , Virat Kohli (C) 16)

    Kohli guides the ball towards midwicket for a single at the start of the over. Pujara then collects a double for himself, guiding the ball towards cover. 

  • After 41 overs,India 105/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 17 , Virat Kohli (C) 15)

    Single collected by Kohli off the penultimate delivery. Meanwhile, the strike rates of Kohli and Pujara are nearly identical, with the India skipper choosing the cautious approach this innings after getting dismissed off a rash stroke in the previous innings. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Adelaide

    DRS and Pujara survives again. Unreal stuff this. Not many can believe that missed altogether. Most here believed that it was out on umpire's call. Kohli knew straightaway. 

  • After 40 overs,India 104/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 17 , Virat Kohli (C) 14)

    Lyon successfully appeals for lbw against Pujara, with the latter going for the review right away for the second time this innings. And like the previous occasion, his instinct turns out to be correct as the ball's shown to be travelling over the stumps. Tight over from the offie, resulting in his first maiden this innings. 

  • Pujara's adjudged LBW off Lyon's bowling, and he goes for the review right away. And the ball's shown to be travelling over the stumps according to ball-tracker, forcing Llong to reverse his decision. 

  • After 39 overs,India 104/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 17 , Virat Kohli (C) 14)

    Maiden over for Cummins, his first this innings, as Kohli chooses to poke around defensively in this over. 

  • After 38 overs,India 104/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 17 , Virat Kohli (C) 14)

    Kohli and Pujara run the ball towards long on for a single each as Lyon bowls along a full length outside off. Another single to Kohli off the penultimate ball, with Kohli flicking towards midwicket. 

  • After 37 overs,India 101/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 16 , Virat Kohli (C) 12)

    Pat Cummins brought back into the attack, with Hazlewood getting some rest. Sharp effort by Khawaja near gully, making Kohli put in an extra bit of effort in his dash towards the striker's end. Kohli times his flick towards midwicket well, but has to run three as the outfield remains sluggish as ever after the morning showers. Four off the over. 

  • After 36 overs,India 97/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 15 , Virat Kohli (C) 9)

    Pujara shuffles down the pitch to negate the turn, working the ball towards midwicket. Kohli maintains his stonewalling approach, blocking away the remaining deliveries, as just one run is collected off the over. 

  • After 35 overs,India 96/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 14 , Virat Kohli (C) 9)

    Pujara pushes the ball towards cover off a full delivery for an easy single. Kohli opts to remain defensive for the remainder of the over. 

  • After 34 overs,India 95/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 13 , Virat Kohli (C) 9)

    Kohli pushes the ball towards the on side, with the ball bouncing on to short-leg fielder Finch's throat, causing him some discomfort, but luckily nothing too serious. Just one off the over. 

  • After 33 overs,India 94/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 12 , Virat Kohli (C) 9)

    Kohli goes about defending fo the first five deliveries of the over, including a couple of good leaves, before flicking a full delivery towards the midwicket fenceto collect his first boundary. 

  • FOUR! Flicked away towards the midwicket fence by Kohli, making good use of Hazlewood's pace on the occasion. IND 94/2

  • After 32 overs,India 90/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 12 , Virat Kohli (C) 5)

    Kohli's beaten fair and square while looking for an expansive cover drive, thanks to the extra bounce on offer. The India skipper works the ball towards the leg side for a single off the next delivery. One run off the over. 

  • After 31 overs,India 89/2 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 12 , Virat Kohli (C) 4)

    Hazlewood continues to bowl from the other end, conceding a run off his 11th over, with Kohli square on the off side for a single off the third delivery. 

India vs Australia Live Score, 1st Test: Hazlewood bowls out the final over of the day, collecting a maiden as Pujara remains unbeaten on 40 in what has been another resolute knock from the No 3 batsman in this match. Pujara and Rahane walk back to the dressing room with their lead worth 166.

End of what turned out to be a productive day for the Indians. While Nathan Lyon's cameo narrowed India's lead down to a slender 15, the visitors showed a lot more patience and application with the bat today, thanks to which they're in a position from where they can think of setting a target in excess of 300.

Day 2 report: Travis Head scored an unbeaten half-century on his home debut to give Australia hope of reeling in India’s first innings lead despite a string of batting failures on day two of the first test on Friday.

Australia were 191 for seven, with Head 61 not out and tailender Mitchell Starc on eight, still 59 runs short of India’s modest total of 250 at the close of another baking hot day at Adelaide Oval.

Tim Paine and Virat Kohli, captain of Australia and India respectively. AFP/Reuters

Tim Paine and Virat Kohli, captain of Australia and India respectively. AFP/Reuters

While the South Australia captain’s second fifty in his third test was a boost to home fans, it merely glossed over the fault-lines snaking through the batting in Tim Paine’s team.

Having wrapped up India’s innings with the first ball of the day, the top order was almost as quick to blow Australia’s advantage.

Aaron Finch was bowled for a duck third ball by paceman Ishant Sharma and number four Shaun Marsh’s dreadful run of form continued when he dragged spinner Ravichandran Ashwin onto his stumps for two after an excruciating 19-ball innings.

Debutant opener Marcus Harris, one of three Ashwin victims, was quick to blame a “tough” drop-in wicket and worked hard to put a rosy spin on the batsmen’s travails.

“It’s not as easy as the old Adelaide Oval wicket,” said Harris, who was caught in close for 26 after nicking onto his pads.

“We’re definitely still 100 percent in the game.”

Wicketkeeper-captain Paine’s 20-ball five was almost as tortured as Marsh’s innings and he was caught behind prodding a leaden-footed drive at Ishant.

The batsmen who did get in could not go on with it, with Usman Khawaja gloving a catch for 28 off Ashwin and recalled middle order batsman Peter Handscomb throwing away his wicket for 34 with a loose angled shot off Jasprit Bumrah.

Paine’s dismissal reduced Australia to 127 for six, but Head found rare defiance in a batting partner from tailender Pat Cummins.

The pair carved out Australia’s first 50-run partnership, with Head cutting a Murali Vijay delivery through the covers for a single to bring up his fifty and trigger a roar from the sun-baked terraces.

“It’s nice to do a good job for the team,” said Head.

“We’re hanging in there, India bowled exceptionally well and put us under pressure.

“Fantastic little fight-back at the end there and sets up a really important first hour in the morning. If we can get close it’s game on.”

He and Cummins’ stand was broken as soon as the second new ball was taken, however, when Cummins declined to play a searing Bumrah delivery and was out lbw.

Despite a slew of false shots and beaten bats, Starc and Head somehow survived the final overs to give Australia hope of mustering a total on day three.

Having lost nine wickets on day one, many of them cheaply, India were rightfully proud of their bowlers’ work on day two.

“I see it as neck and neck as far as the game goes right now,” said Ashwin, who conceded only 50 runs in a heavy 33-over load.

“Whoever leads first of all gets the momentum from here and obviously has an edge in this test match.

“I feel it’s extremely well-poised and every run is going to be gold dust here.”

With inputs from Reuters

Updated Date: Dec 08, 2018







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