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Highlights, India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2 in Melbourne, Full Cricket Score: Visitors declare on 443, hosts 8/0 at stumps

Date: Thursday, 27 December, 2018 12:53 IST

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne

Match Ended

India beat Australia by 137 runs

443/7 & 106/8 OV : (37.3) RR.(2.84)
151/10 & 261/10 OV : (89.3) RR.(2.92)
Match Ended:

India beat Australia by 137 runs

Man Of the Match:

This over 89.3

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0(W)

batsman

Josh Hazlewood

  • 0 (4)
  • 4s X 0
  • 6s X 0

bowler

Ishant Sharma

  • 40 (14.3)
  • M X 1
  • W X 2

Jasprit Bumrah

  • 53 (19)
  • M X 3
  • W X 3
Current Partnership Last Wicket

0 ( 1.1 ) R/R: 0

Nathan Lyon 0(3)

Josh Hazlewood 0(4)

261/10 (89.3 over)

Nathan Lyon 7 (50) SR: S.R (14.00)

c Rishabh Pant b Ishant Sharma

Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2018-19 3rd Test Match Result India beat Australia by 137 runs

Highlights, India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2 in Melbourne, Full Cricket Score: Visitors declare on 443, hosts 8/0 at stumps

Highlights

12:45 (IST)

Australia finished Day 2 on 8/0, trailing India by 435 runs but they spent majority of the day in the field as Indian batsmen frustrated them once again. While Cheteshwar Pujara scored his 17th Test hundred, Virat Kohli got out for 82. Rohit Sharma scored 63 and stayed unbeaten while contributions from Ajinkya Rahane (34) and Rishabh Pant (39) helped India move past 400. Kohli decided to declare India's innings at 443/7 after Ravindra Jadeja's dismissal to give Australia six overs to bat. The pitch became more vicious towards the end of day and Indian bowlers would want Day 3 to come soon.

That's it from us for today. We will see you tomorrow with Day 3 live action. Till then, goodbye! 

12:38 (IST)

Australia play out a tough passage of 6 overs. Surprising declaration but India will have it all to do tomorrow morning. Ball still newish and they find themselves in the same position as Australian bowlers did today, except they have a mountain of runs to play with. Over to day 3! 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at Melbourne
12:38 (IST)
12:35 (IST)

After 6 overs,Australia 8/0 ( Marcus Harris 5 , Aaron Finch 3)

Harris clips the fuller delivery on his pads for a single followed by a ball that stayed low, only for Finch to reach it on time to inside edge to fine leg for a single. Harris then pulls one to square leg for a single. Bumrah also found the outside edge of Finch on the last ball but it fell short of Kohli at second slip. And it's stumps on Day 2 then with Australia 8/0, trailing India by 435 runs.

12:29 (IST)

After 5 overs,Australia 5/0 ( Marcus Harris 3 , Aaron Finch 2)

Jadeja comes into attack and finishes his over in jiffy, bowling a maiden over. 

12:28 (IST)

Ravindra Jadeja replaces Ishant

12:28 (IST)

After 4 overs,Australia 5/0 ( Marcus Harris 3 , Aaron Finch 2)

Maiden over from Bumrah which also included Harris getting hit on the helmet trying to duck a bouncer. The incident led to an unplanned break as the physio came out to check for concession. 

12:25 (IST)

Harris is okay and Bumrah will continue.

12:23 (IST)

India finding just that odd movement on account of new ball. Not effective enough so far. I would throw the ball to Jadeja for a couple overs atleast. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at Melbourne
12:23 (IST)
12:22 (IST)

Harris has been hit on the helmet as he tried to dodge a bouncer from Bumrah. Australian side's physio is out to have a look.

12:20 (IST)

After 3 overs,Australia 5/0 ( Marcus Harris 3 , Aaron Finch 2)

Maiden over from Ishant. The experienced pacer is generating some good pace and has been able to consistently bring the ball back in. 

12:15 (IST)

After 2 overs,Australia 5/0 ( Marcus Harris 3 , Aaron Finch 2)

Finch takes a single on the fifth ball after defending first four balls with an inside edge which went to fine leg. The edge saved him otherwise he was gone. Harris also added a double on the last ball with a push to long-off.

12:12 (IST)

Jasprit Bumrah comes into attack

12:12 (IST)

After 1 overs,Australia 2/0 ( Marcus Harris 1 , Aaron Finch 1)

Ishant beats Harris' outside edge on the first ball and then concedes a single the second delivery as the opener nudges him to fine leg. Finch also presented an opportunity with a glance to leg-side but it was wide of short leg as he took a single. Two runs from the over.

12:05 (IST)

Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch are out in the middle. Harris is on strike while Ishant Sharma will bowl the first over. 

12:00 (IST)

Jadeja out and India have declared, surprisingly. Australia will have 6-7 overs to face. Intriguing times. That last minute acceleration didn’t really come.

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at Melbourne
12:00 (IST)
11:57 (IST)

That's it! The Indian innings comes to an end with Jadeja's wicket as Kohli decides to declare at 443/7. 

11:56 (IST)

OUT! The bouncer gets better of Jadeja as he edges it to Paine.

Jadeja c Paine b Hazlewood 4(3) 

11:56 (IST)

FOUR! Length ball and Jadeja slams it over mid-off

11:55 (IST)

And Starc makes it work. His run-in with Pant helped. The young batsman has thrown it away again. Another half century was there for the taking. 

Will India think of declaring? 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at Melbourne
11:55 (IST)
11:54 (IST)

After 169 overs,India 438/6 ( Rohit Sharma 62 , Ravindra Jadeja 0)

10 runs and a wicket. First Rohit cleared the boundary ropes through extra-cover before Pant drilled one down the ground for a four but the keeper-batsman lost his wicket top edging a pull shot. Rohit also collected two singles in the over.

11:54 (IST)

Ravindra Jadeja comes out to bat

11:52 (IST)

OUT! It was short as Pant tried to pull it but top edged it to Khawaja.

Pant c Khawaja b Starc 39(76). India: 437/6. 

11:49 (IST)

FOUR! Second boundary of the over. Starc goes full and Pant punches him down the ground to long-off ropes.

11:48 (IST)

FOUR! Full and wide from Starc and Rohit slashes it through extra-cover for a boundary. Typical Rohit shot! 

11:47 (IST)

After 168 overs,India 428/5 ( Rohit Sharma 56 , Rishabh Pant (W) 35)

Pant takes a single on the first ball with a cut shot to point and Rohit gets a treble with a nudge to leg-side. Hazlewood also managed to beat Rohit outside off twice. Four runs from the over.

11:43 (IST)

Hazlewood is back into attack

11:43 (IST)

After 167 overs,India 424/5 ( Rohit Sharma 53 , Rishabh Pant (W) 34)

Pant clips the length delivery by Starc to mid-wicket for a treble followed by a late cut on a yorker for single by Rohit. Pant then slices a half-volley to cover for a double before taking two runs with a punch to extra-cover. He finishes the over with a single off a pull to fine leg. Nine runs off the over.

11:42 (IST)

Third new ball for Australia. Yep, that kind of Test match. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at Melbourne
11:42 (IST)
11:38 (IST)

Fifty for Rohit and India past 400. Both have a big meaning in the context of how this overseas cycle has gone for them in 2018, respectively. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at Melbourne
11:38 (IST)
11:36 (IST)

Mitch Starc comes into attack

11:35 (IST)

Third new ball taken by Australia

11:35 (IST)

After 166 overs,India 415/5 ( Rohit Sharma 52 , Rishabh Pant (W) 26)

With the field spread, rotating the strike has become quite simple for Indian batters. Five singles in this over. Three for Pant, two for Rohit.

11:32 (IST)

After 165 overs,India 410/5 ( Rohit Sharma 50 , Rishabh Pant (W) 23)

Pant takes a single on the second ball with a push to long-on followed by four dot balls to Rohit by Lyon. Just one from the over.

11:31 (IST)

After 164 overs,India 409/5 ( Rohit Sharma 50 , Rishabh Pant (W) 22)

Three more singles for India in the over including one for Rohit which helps him bring up his fifty

11:29 (IST)

FIFTY! Rohit punches the half-tracker to long-off and brings up his fifty with the single. 

11:28 (IST)

Finch is bowling left-arm orthodox

11:27 (IST)

Aaron Finch comes into attack

11:27 (IST)

After 163 overs,India 406/5 ( Rohit Sharma 49 , Rishabh Pant (W) 20)

Three singles in the over. Two for Pant and one for Rohit. The Mumbai batsman is on 49 now.

11:24 (IST)

After 162 overs,India 403/5 ( Rohit Sharma 48 , Rishabh Pant (W) 18)

Rohit plays a high-elbow punch to to mid-off and gets a single followed by a single for Pant with a shot to cover. Rohit then pulls Marsh to mid-wicket for a four to bring up 400 for India.

11:23 (IST)

FOUR! Slightly short by Marsh and Rohit picks it early to pull it to mid-wicket

11:20 (IST)

Time for drinks

11:15 (IST)

After 161 overs,India 397/5 ( Rohit Sharma 43 , Rishabh Pant (W) 17)

Rohit comes down the track on first ball to push it to long-on and take a single followed by a single for Pant with a punch towards long-off. Rohit finishes with another single with a nudge to leg-side. Three runs from the over.

11:13 (IST)

After 160 overs,India 394/5 ( Rohit Sharma 41 , Rishabh Pant (W) 16)

Rohit collects a single on the fourth delivery, after defending first three balls, as he pushes a length ball to point. Just one from the over.

11:12 (IST)

For all their superb bowling effort, Australia have been stupendously poor in the field. That's three drops in one session, with Pant let off on 15* at long on by Cummins. Nathan Lyon cannot believe this, neither can I. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at Melbourne
11:12 (IST)
11:09 (IST)

After 159 overs,India 393/5 ( Rohit Sharma 40 , Rishabh Pant (W) 16)

Another dropped catch from Aussies and this time Pant survives. Pant comes down the track to clear the long-on, but finds Cummins, who fails to grab the ball resulting in a single. Rohit then takes another single with a push to long-on.

11:07 (IST)

DROPPED! Pant tried to clear the long-on but it went straight to Cummins, who couldn't hold on to the catch

11:05 (IST)

After 158 overs,India 391/5 ( Rohit Sharma 39 , Rishabh Pant (W) 15)

Five runs from the over. Pant whacks the back of the length delivery from Marsh to mid-wicket for a four but the bowler also beat his outside edge twice. The left-hander also collected a single on the last ball.

11:01 (IST)

FOUR! A bit short from Marsh and Pant pulls it to mid-wicket for a boundary

10:59 (IST)

One attacking shot from Rishabh Pant so far... in the last over for four. This is a very uncharacteristic innings. Almost an aberration! 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at Melbourne
10:59 (IST)
10:59 (IST)

After 157 overs,India 386/5 ( Rohit Sharma 39 , Rishabh Pant (W) 10)

Rohit collects a single on the second delivery as he comes down the pitch to work the ball to long-on. Pant finishes the over with another single with a nudge to backward square leg.

India vs Australia, Live Score, Latest Updates, 3rd Test: Harris clips the fuller delivery on his pads for a single followed by a ball that stayed low, only for Finch to reach it on time to inside edge to fine leg for a single. Harris then pulls one to square leg for a single. Bumrah also found the outside edge of Finch on the last ball but it fell short of Kohli at second slip. And it's stumps on Day 2 then with Australia 8/0, trailing India by 435 runs.

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Report Day 1: Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli combined to frustrate Australia for an entire session as India held the whip-hand at 215 for two at the close of a grinding opening day of the third test on Wednesday.

Pujara raised his 21st test half-century to be 68 not out at stumps, with Kohli on 47 as Australia’s bowlers endured a day of toil on a placid Melbourne Cricket Ground wicket after the India captain won the toss and elected to bat.

Opener Mayank Agarwal enjoyed a stellar entry to test cricket, scoring 76 to record the highest ever innings by an India debutant on Australian soil before being dismissed on the last ball before tea.

Highlights, India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2 in Melbourne, Full Cricket Score: Visitors declare on 443, hosts 8/0 at stumps

Virat Kohli and Tim Paine, captain of the Indian and Australian teams respectively. AP

The Karnataka batsman eclipsed the 51 scored by Dattu Phadkar against Don Bradman’s team in Sydney in 1947, raising his hand for a permanent role in the top order after replacing the out-of-form Murali Vijay.

“I wouldn’t complain about the pitch, it was good to bat on,” the 27-year-old told reporters.

“It did a little bit early on but then it was slow ... I am happy but obviously I would have liked more (runs).”

The Boxing Day crowd of 73,516 was a record attendance for a match featuring India in Australia and travelling fans from the subcontinent roared their applause as Kohli and Pujara combined for a 92-run stand and strode off unbeaten at stumps.

A day after Christmas festivities, home supporters were left flat, however, and the Australian bowlers frustrated by the drop-in pitch that offered very little movement in an echo of the wicket that produced a dull draw against England last year.

With the four-match series poised at 1-1, India’s slow but disciplined accumulation left them well-placed to build a big total and tire Australia’s bowlers in baking heat forecast for day two.

“We’ve been able to restrict them quite well with runs, we didn’t get the wickets we probably would have liked,” said Australia batsman Travis Head.

“We’ve got to make sure we bowl the same way we did and things can change, I don’t think we’re far away.”

Only Pat Cummins was rewarded for Australia, the paceman claiming the wicket of new opener Hanuma Vihari and ending Agarwal’s 161-ball knock by having him glove a catch down the legside.

Vihari, promoted to replace the out-of-sorts Lokesh Rahul, had a less successful debut as an opener, and was snared for eight off 66 balls by a rising delivery that pinged off his gloves before being caught by slips fielder Aaron Finch.

That was the sole highlight until the brink of tea for Tim Paine’s side, with Agarwal and Pujara holding firm in an 83-run stand.

With the pitch doing little for the seamers, spinner Nathan Lyon was introduced in the eighth over of the morning but was also unable to conjure a breakthrough throughout.

Agarwal smashed two fours past the bowler after lunch, the second a glorious straight drive to raise his fifty off 95 balls.

He slogswept Lyon for six after the drinks break before eventually falling to Cummins at 123 for two.

Kohli joined Pujara in the middle and feasted on the ageing ball, punching the ball to the fence with a trio of exquisite, wristy on-drives among his six fours.

Desperate for a wicket, Australia threw away a review for lbw when Lyon rapped Kohli’s pads when the captain was on 32.

After the second new ball was taken, a more realistic chance went begging when Kohli, on 47, nicked a Mitchell Starc delivery only for wicketkeeper Paine to grass a low, one-handed chance.

With inputs from Reuters

Updated Date: Dec 27, 2018