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 4 in Melbourne, Full Cricket Score: Cummins, Lyon guide hosts to 258/8 at stumps

Highlights, India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 4 in Melbourne, Full Cricket Score: Cummins, Lyon guide hosts to 258/8 at stumps

13:06 (IST)

What an act of defiance it has been by Pat Cummins! India were looking to wrap things up on Day 4 after setting a target of 399 for Australia. And despite everyone failing, Cummins continued to fight alone, finishing the day on unbeaten 61 and taking the match to Day 5. That means, players will have to return tomorrow. Australia still need 141 runs to win but only have one wicket left. There's prediction of some rain on Sunday in Melbourne and that could spoil things for India. But we hope it doesn't. 

That's it for today. We will catch you tomorrow as we hope for an early morning win for India. Goodbye! 

13:01 (IST)

What a heroic fight from Pat Cummins. He bowled and bowled on days 1 and 2, then batted and bowled on days 3 and 4. Now he will be again on the field on day 5. The rest of Australian team, batsmen in particular, could learn a thing or two from him. India two wickets away from victory, but Cummins' effort is worth coming back tomorrow. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at Melbourne

13:01 (IST)
12:57 (IST)

After 85 overs,Australia 258/8 ( Pat Cummins 61 , Nathan Lyon 6)

Cummins survives the final over of the day from Shami and also takes a single off the last ball. This match is officially going to the fifth day. Australia finishes Day 4 at 258/8.

12:54 (IST)

Last over remaining in the day. Even in the extra half hour. Pat Cummins has been a hero through this Test. So much so that there will be massive surprise if this match goes into the fifth day. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at Melbourne

12:54 (IST)
12:52 (IST)

After 84 overs,Australia 257/8 ( Pat Cummins 60 , Nathan Lyon 6)

Inside edge on leg-side square by Lyon for a single and then a bye. Two runs from the over. Last over coming up.

12:50 (IST)

Jadeja into attack

12:50 (IST)

After 83 overs,Australia 255/8 ( Pat Cummins 60 , Nathan Lyon 5)

Cummins grabs a leg bye after the inswing from Shami goes to mid-wicket followed with a single for Lyon with a drive down the ground. Two off the over.

12:49 (IST)

Most times taking a five-for and scoring a fifty in a same Test in a calendar year among Australians:

2 - Hugh Trumble, 1902

2 - Brett Lee, 2008

2 - Pat Cummins, 2018*

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

12:49 (IST)
12:45 (IST)

Shami comes into attack

12:45 (IST)

After 82 overs,Australia 253/8 ( Pat Cummins 60 , Nathan Lyon 4)

An over of two beautiful shots from Cummins. First he drives Ishant's half-volley through covers and then drives one straight down the ground followed with a single to square leg. Nine runs off the over.

Highlights

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India vs Australia, Live Score, Latest Updates, 3rd Test: Cummins survives the final over of the day from Shami and also takes a single off the last ball. This match is officially going to the fifth day. Australia finishes Day 4 at 258/8.

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Day 3, report: Rampaging paceman Jasprit Bumrah pummelled Australia with a six-wicket haul in the performance of his young career to put India in a commanding position on day three of the third test on Friday.

Bowling fiery spells full of precision and guile, the 25-year-old with his signature slingshot action helped rout Australia for 151 soon after tea in their reply to India’s declared first innings total of 443 for seven.

However, Virat Kohli’s batsmen struggled as much as their Australian counterparts with seamer Pat Cummins taking four wickets in a lion-hearted spell as India staggered to stumps at 54-5 on another stifling day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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

Despite the collapse, the tourists hold a 346-run lead with two days to play, and are in prime position to take a 2-1 series lead into the fourth and final test in Sydney.

Debutant opener Mayank Agarwal was 28 not out at stumps with pugnacious wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant on six.

“We lost a few more wickets than we wanted to but we’ll assess tomorrow morning and we’ll try to add as much as we can and then hopefully get them out,” Bumrah told reporters.

Made to toil for two days in the field — and much of it in scorching heat — Australia’s over-worked bowlers were given only 66 overs of respite before they were pressed back into service following a dismal display by their batting team mates.

Wicketkeeper-captain Tim Paine and opener Marcus Harris shared their side’s highest score of 22 on a day when 15 wickets tumbled, more than double the seven that fell through the opening two days.

Bumrah’s haul of 6-33 was the best ever recorded by an Indian bowler at the MCG, and he removed all four Australian batsmen who made starts, while cleaning up the last three wickets for six runs after tea.

Having softened up Harris late on day two by rapping his helmet with a nasty delivery, Bumrah had the opener dismissed with a desperate hook that was swallowed by Ishant Sharma at short leg.

Jadeja Joy

He left Australia in huge trouble at 89-4 at lunch, trapping Shaun Marsh for 19 with the last ball of the session, a slower full toss that hammered into the lefthander’s pads.

Bowling Travis Head for 20 after the interval, Bumrah returned later to rattle through the tail.

Ravindra Jadeja made a successful return in his first appearance in the series, claiming 2-45 including the wickets of Usman Khawaja for 21 and recalled all-rounder Mitchell Marsh for nine.

Having tormented the home batsmen with a slew of deliveries that bounced and spun viciously out of a foot-mark, the wily left-arm spinner will look forward to facing Australia’s troubled parade of left-handers again.

Tim Paine’s side were dismissed 93 runs short of making India bat again, but captain Kohli declined to enforce the follow-on and sent Australia back into the field.

Cummins, though, gave home fans in the sparse crowd some late cheer, taking 4-10 in an extraordinary six-over spell that included dismissing Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara for ducks in near-identical fashion, both chipping to Harris at leg gully.

Even with some rain forecast over the final two days, Australia’s hopes of staving off a comprehensive defeat appear bleak.

Cummins, however, was refusing to rule out a fairytale.

“You never know if we knock them over early,” he said.

“The wicket’s still pretty good. We’ve seen a lot of matches here go right to the end of fifth days. You never know.”

With inputs from Reuters

Updated Date: December 29, 2018 13:06:56 IST

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