Australia Vs India LIVE SCORE (test)

Australia Vs India At Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, 26 December, 2018

26 December, 2018
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

443/7 (169.4 ov)

106/8 (37.3 ov)

3rd Test

151/10 (66.5 ov)

261/10 (89.3 ov)

India beat Australia by 137 runs

India Australia
443/7 (169.4 ov) - R/R 2.61 151/10 (66.5 ov) - R/R 2.25
106/8 (37.3 ov) - R/R 2.82 261/10 (89.3 ov) - R/R 2.91

Match Ended

India beat Australia by 137 runs

This Over
0
0
0(W)
Batting Status R B 4s 6s
Josh Hazlewood not out 0 4 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Current Partnership Last Wicket 261/10 (89.3)

0 (0) R/R: 0

Nathan Lyon 7(50) S.R (14)

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

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

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. 

Highlights

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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.

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

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: December 27, 2018 12:53:21 IST

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