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

Date: Saturday, 29 December, 2018 13:06 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)


Josh Hazlewood

  • 0 (4)
  • 4s X 0
  • 6s X 0


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 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.

12:44 (IST)

Pat Cummins’s 60 is now the highest score for Australia in this match, going past Shaun Marsh’s 44 runs in the second innings.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
12:44 (IST)
12:42 (IST)

FOUR! Full delivery and Cummins drives it straight past the pacer Ishant. Lovely shot. 

12:41 (IST)

FOUR! Ishant serves up a half-volley and Cummins creams it through deep extra cover

12:40 (IST)

Ishant back into attack

12:40 (IST)

After 81 overs,Australia 244/8 ( Pat Cummins 51 , Nathan Lyon 4)

Cummins guides the wide of offside ball to third-man to collect a double, then nudges one to mid-wicket for a single. Lyon pulls the next short ball to fine leg to give strike back to Cummins, who drives Bumrah for a four through covers to bring up his fifty. Bumrah ends the over with a wide and then a single to Cummins through deep backward point. 10 runs from the over.

12:37 (IST)

FIFTY FOR CUMMINS! What an innings it has been. Cummins drives Bumrah for a four through covers to bring up his second Test fifty.

12:34 (IST)

India take the second new ball

12:34 (IST)

After 80 overs,Australia 234/8 ( Pat Cummins 43 , Nathan Lyon 3)

Fired on his pads, Cummins guides Jadeja to square leg for a single. Just one form the over. New ball should be available now.

12:31 (IST)

After 79 overs,Australia 233/8 ( Pat Cummins 42 , Nathan Lyon 3)

Cummins takes a single with a drive off full delivery to long-off followed by a double for Lyon as he pushes the half-volley to covers. Three off the over.

12:26 (IST)

After 78 overs,Australia 230/8 ( Pat Cummins 41 , Nathan Lyon 1)

One from the over as Cummins pushes the penultimate ball to long-on. India are now waiting for the new ball which will become available after two overs.

12:25 (IST)

And we are playing on. Common sense for once. Guessing Australia won't be happy about that. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at Melbourne
12:25 (IST)
12:24 (IST)

India have taken the extra half an hour. 8 more overs to go.

12:24 (IST)

After 77 overs,Australia 229/8 ( Pat Cummins 40 , Nathan Lyon 1)

So unlucky for Bumrah. Gets the inside edge of Cummins, as he tries to cut it, which just goes past the leg-stump to fine leg for a single. Bumrah tries yorker and short balls to Lyon but he survives. One from the over.

12:24 (IST)

Three balls to go in the day. Bumrah has already slipped in two full ones. 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist at Melbourne
12:24 (IST)
12:20 (IST)

Bumrah returns to attack

12:20 (IST)

After 76 overs,Australia 228/8 ( Pat Cummins 39 , Nathan Lyon 2)

Jadeja has been called back into action by Kohli. The spinner leaks one run as Cummins whips a full delivery to long-on.

12:17 (IST)

Jadeja comes into attack

12:17 (IST)

After 75 overs,Australia 227/8 ( Pat Cummins 38 , Nathan Lyon 2)

Just one run as Cummins punches a back of length delivery to deep point.

12:12 (IST)

After 74 overs,Australia 226/8 ( Pat Cummins 37 , Nathan Lyon 2)

Lyon collects a bye as he misses the glance and the ball deflects to fine leg. There was also an appeal for LBW but it was clearly going down leg. Cummins takes three by opening his bat to a back of length delivery and guiding it to deep backward point. Four off the over.

12:06 (IST)

After 73 overs,Australia 222/8 ( Pat Cummins 34 , Nathan Lyon 1)

Cummins flicks the low full-toss to square leg for a double and then plays one to covers for a single. Lyon gets off the mark with a flick to deep square. Four off the over.

12:01 (IST)

After 72 overs,Australia 218/8 ( Pat Cummins 31 , Nathan Lyon 0)

Cummins guides the short and wide delivery in fourth ball to point to collect a double and then takes a single on the last ball with a push to mid-off. Three from the over. 

11:58 (IST)

Ishant comes into attack

11:57 (IST)

After 71 overs,Australia 215/8 ( Pat Cummins 28 , Nathan Lyon 0)

Starc chips the full delivery to long-on for a double and then gets a four through third-man as Shami finds the outside edge with an angled-in delivery. Shami comes back to bowl Starc out. The batsman expected the short ball to rise but it didn't, going past the bat to hit the stumps. India two wickets way from win.

11:54 (IST)

Nathan Lyon comes out to bat.

11:52 (IST)

BOWLED! Shami removes Starc. Short ball, Starc expected it to rise, attempting a pull but the ball fails to take off, goes through the bat to crash on to stumps.

Starc b Shami 18(27). Australia: 215/8.

11:52 (IST)

FOUR! Starc tries to play the angled-in delivery in front of wicket but edges it to wide of second slip for a four to third-man

11:49 (IST)

After 70 overs,Australia 209/7 ( Pat Cummins 28 , Mitchell Starc 12)

Starc takes a single on the last ball with a flick to leg-side off a quicker one onto stumps. Just one off the over.

11:48 (IST)

After 69 overs,Australia 208/7 ( Pat Cummins 28 , Mitchell Starc 11)

Shout of "CAAATCH" as Cummins flicks to leg but it falls short of SMW. There's another shout for a catch as this time Starc pulls it to mid-wicket but again falls short of the fielder followed by a slash through off by Cummins as he edges it to send it past slip cordon. Indians can sense a wicket. Seven off the over. 

11:45 (IST)

FOUR! Cummins edges it trying to play a cut short which flies past the slip cordon

11:42 (IST)

After 68 overs,Australia 201/7 ( Pat Cummins 24 , Mitchell Starc 8)

Jadeja finishes the over in a jiffy with Cummins defending him out. Maiden over.

11:40 (IST)

After 67 overs,Australia 201/7 ( Pat Cummins 24 , Mitchell Starc 8)

Cummins cuts Shami through square on the off-side for a four and then takes a single with a flick to square-leg followed by three dot balls to Starc. Five off the over. 

11:37 (IST)

FOUR! Fantastic square cut from Cummins off a back of length delivery from Shami

11:36 (IST)

Shami replaces Bumrah

11:36 (IST)

After 66 overs,Australia 196/7 ( Pat Cummins 19 , Mitchell Starc 8)

Seven runs from the over. RJ goes full and Cummins tonks him over long-off for a six and collects a single on last ball with a push to the same area. 

11:34 (IST)

SIX! Full delivery from Jadeja and Cummins gives it the deserved treatment as he slams it over long-off for a maximum

11:33 (IST)

After 65 overs,Australia 189/7 ( Pat Cummins 12 , Mitchell Starc 8)

Starc smacks Bumrah over mid-on the first ball before taking a single on the next ball with a tap to off-side. The next delivery hits Cummins on the pads leading to an appeal from India but it was going down and Kohli and Co decide against reviewing. Cummins also gets a single after Rohit midfields a drive to mid-off. Six off the over.

11:30 (IST)

FOUR! It was full from Bumrah and Starc took half a stride to tonk it over mid-off

11:29 (IST)

After 64 overs,Australia 183/7 ( Pat Cummins 11 , Mitchell Starc 3)

Starc taps one to the off side after it pitches on rough to take a single. Just one from the over.

11:25 (IST)

After 63 overs,Australia 182/7 ( Pat Cummins 11 , Mitchell Starc 2)

Cummins drives the full delivery wide of cover for a treble followed by a push to gully by Starc for a single. Four runs off the over. 

11:23 (IST)

Most dismissals by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test series:

19 - Naren Tamhane v Pakistan, 1954/55

19 - Syed Kirmani v Pakistan, 1979/80

19 - RISHABH PANT v Australia, 2018/19*

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician
11:23 (IST)

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.

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

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: Dec 29, 2018