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India vs Australia, Highlights, 2nd Test at Perth, Day 3, Full Cricket Score: Hosts reach 132/4 at stumps, lead by 175 runs

Date: Sunday, 16 December, 2018 15:45 IST

Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth

Match Ended

Australia beat India by 146 runs

326/10 & 243/10 OV : (93.2) RR.(2.61)
283/10 & 140/10 OV : (56.0) RR.(2.5)
Match Ended:

Australia beat India by 146 runs

Man Of the Match:

This over 56.0

  • 1(1WD)
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  • 0(W)
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  • 0(W)


Mohammed Shami

  • 0 (0)
  • 4s X 0
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Mitchell Starc

  • 46 (17)
  • M X 3
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Josh Hazlewood

  • 24 (11)
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Current Partnership Last Wicket

0 ( 0.3 ) R/R: 0

Jasprit Bumrah 0(3)

Mohammed Shami 0(0)

140/10 (56 over)

Jasprit Bumrah 0 (3) SR: S.R (0.00)

c & b Pat Cummins

Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2018-19 2nd Test Match Result Australia beat India by 146 runs

India vs Australia, Highlights, 2nd Test at Perth, Day 3, Full Cricket Score: Hosts reach 132/4 at stumps, lead by 175 runs


15:45 (IST)

That's a wrap for our coverage of day three. Lots of body blows, lots of drama and very little respite for the batsmen. Kohli yet again stood tall. Lyon was outstanding and so has been Bumrah. Thanks for your company. Hope to see you tomorrow, we will be here with blog from 6:50 am IST. Do tune in.

15:41 (IST)

Some of them were really nasty. How much of this are we going to see this tomorrow and perhaps if the game lasts, on day five! *Gulps*

15:38 (IST)

RP Singh with high praise for Indian skipper and the bowlers

15:30 (IST)

Indian pacers at par with Aussies or one notch above them? What do you think?

15:26 (IST)

End of day's play. India wanted to bowl one more over, after they were behind by four overs. Either way, Khawaja has anchored Australia today and the lead has swollen to 175 runs with at least five wickets remaining. It is shaping up to be a cracker of a Test! 

15:25 (IST)

Close of play on day three

Australia lead by 175 runs having lost four wickets, they might not have the services of Aaron Finch for the rest of the match, perhaps the series, after he walked off ahead of Tea with a finger injury. Khawaja and Paine to continue tomorrow. Australia might be just ahead as how things stand but we have seen how fast things have changed in this Test, so yes after three whole days, very little to choose between these two teams. Another highly engrossing and competitve day of Test cricket that will be headlined by Kohli's epic 123. 

The larger picture India won't want to chase anything over 220 on this surface of Perth, where cracks have started open up and are likely to widen on day 4. Batting on this pitch is gets challenging over after over. However, with Kohli in the opposite ranks, Australia won't feel comfortable if they have anything under 250-270.

15:21 (IST)

After 48 overs,Australia 132/4 ( Usman Khawaja 41 , Tim Paine (C)(W) 8)

Loud appeal from the Indians for a caught behind down the leg side. Kohli doesn't review Dharmasena's on field call and it seems like a right one. HotSpot confirms it came off the Paine's back thigh. Kohli and Paine exchange a friendly chatter. Paine has a smile. Batsmen meet mid-pitch before the last ball of the over. Ishant goes past Khawaja's edge. Pant and slips run across to other end. Indians desperate for a wicket. But they will have to wait as stumps for the third day have been called.

15:17 (IST)

Ishant Sharma is given the ball, just a little spell before close of play

15:16 (IST)

After 47 overs,Australia 131/4 ( Usman Khawaja 41 , Tim Paine (C)(W) 7)

Khawaja once again loosely pokes it to gully fortunately for him the ball falls short. He has looked a little troubled since he was struck on his fingers, but he must see this period out for his side. A single comes off the over. We might have two more after this, I believe.

15:14 (IST)

Umesh Yadav back in the attack

15:14 (IST)

After 46 overs,Australia 130/4 ( Usman Khawaja 41 , Tim Paine (C)(W) 6)

Into the last 10 minutes of extra half hour remaining. How many overs can India get? Can they get a wicket? Almost had one. Khawaja with a perilous slice past slip.

15:11 (IST)

FOUR! Khawaja cannot resist the temptation of cutting and slicing the ball, almost ended up edging it to Rahane at first slip. Went rapidly off the bat. Extremely tough to hold onto such catches. Cannot call that a drop.

15:09 (IST)

After 45 overs,Australia 126/4 ( Usman Khawaja 37 , Tim Paine (C)(W) 6)

Well worked out boundary for Paine early in the over, a shot that should boost Australian skipper's confidence. Paine sways out of the way of short ball directed on his body. Lead reads 169.

15:06 (IST)

FOUR! Great placement past backward point from Paine. Opens the face of the bat and dabs it to third man. Well in control.

15:05 (IST)

After 44 overs,Australia 122/4 ( Usman Khawaja 37 , Tim Paine (C)(W) 2)

Into the last 20 minutes now. India would love a wicket at this stage and get Cummins out in the middle. Fielders move swiftly as they look to get as many over as possible. Seven overs are remaining, not sure if we will get them all. Just a single off the over.

15:03 (IST)

After 43 overs,Australia 121/4 ( Usman Khawaja 37 , Tim Paine (C)(W) 1)

That will sting! Khawaja takes his eyes off as another short ball pings a batsman on his fingers. With the upper hand tightly gripping the bat the fingers squeezed between an delivery at 140 clicks does sore your fingers. Shami exchanges a stare. Kohli wears a smile.

15:02 (IST)

The pendulum 'swings' again in India's favour, courtesy of Shami's efforts. 

14:59 (IST)

After 42 overs,Australia 121/4 ( Usman Khawaja 37 , Tim Paine (C)(W) 1)

Paine almost ended chopping it on his stumps. Vihari has bowled his fourth maiden out of the six he has bowled so far. India keep the pressure on the Aussie batsmen.

14:56 (IST)

After 41 overs,Australia 121/4 ( Usman Khawaja 37 , Tim Paine (C)(W) 1)

Third bowling change from Kohli and it has again produced a wicket immediately. Head will be kicking himself once he gets back into the shower. Paine is hit in the arm with a shoort ball that rises sharply. We might see some more of that, with Finch's involvement in the match not certain. A weakened Australian batting line up is in dire straits now. Their 43-run advantage at the start of the innings is almost cancelled out. Paine needs to hang in there with Khawaja, First target will be to play out till stumps. He gets off the mark off the last ball with tap to third man.

14:55 (IST)

Not too sure if this is Paine's plan though!

14:53 (IST)

Second time in the match Travis Head has thrown it away. What's more depressing is that it is the exact same shot he played and got out on in the first innings? 

14:52 (IST)

Like I mentioned earlier, Khawaja has looked a peach so far. Anchoring Australia's second innings. It was about time he made his presence felt in the series and from their point of view, he has chosen the right moment. Scoring at a decent strike-rate too. 

14:52 (IST)

OUT! Travis Head falls slashing to third man yet again. The bowler Ishant and fielder Shami swap roles from the first innings. India's plan has worked and they have got another wicket when the partnership was just about transferring the pressure on the visitors. All the hardwork done by Head is thrown away. Not very mature of him. Short and wide outside off and Head slices it to Ishant, who takes a very good catch in the deep.

Head c Ishant b Shami 19(49)

14:49 (IST)

After 40 overs,Australia 120/3 ( Usman Khawaja 37 , Travis Head 19)

A very eye-catching drive through extra cover from Khawja right at the start of the over for a single. Head and Khawja use their feet to take couple of more singles.

14:48 (IST)

After 39 overs,Australia 116/3 ( Usman Khawaja 35 , Travis Head 17)

Horrid time for Murali Vijay continues in Australia as he is unable to stop simplest of the balls struck towards him. Camera pans to Kohli and the Indian captain is certainly not happy. Gavaskar on air jokes about Vijay's chance of playing next for India, says until he gets a big score or perhaps a fifty in the fourth innings of this Test, he won't be playing for the national team for a long time. Three runs that came off the misfield the only runs in the over.

14:43 (IST)

After 38 overs,Australia 113/3 ( Usman Khawaja 32 , Travis Head 17)

Once again the extra half hour will have to used to bowl the required overs, we have had to do it on first two days and with 12 overs still remaining we will have to do it again. Uneventful maiden from Vihari to Head.

14:41 (IST)

After 37 overs,Australia 113/3 ( Usman Khawaja 32 , Travis Head 17)

Head forces one off the back foot on the off side for a single at the start of the over. Khawaja negotiates the remainder of the over without muss fuss.

14:36 (IST)

After 36 overs,Australia 112/3 ( Usman Khawaja 32 , Travis Head 16)

Vihari with much more attacking line to Khawaja. The southpaw finally cuts one past gully for a couple. With some extra bounce always around the corner, India wouldn't mind Khawaja cutting Vihari.

14:33 (IST)

After 35 overs,Australia 110/3 ( Usman Khawaja 30 , Travis Head 16)

Bumrah with some gems in the over that even got Gavaskar excited in the commentary box. There was a sound there but no appeal from anyone. Another unplayable delivery to complete the over. Fifth maiden for Bumrah.

14:31 (IST)

Here is Jasprit Bumrah for his third spell

14:30 (IST)

After 34 overs,Australia 110/3 ( Usman Khawaja 30 , Travis Head 16)

Vihari continues and sends down six deliveries way outside the off stump that is easily seen off by Khawaja. He might well do this all day and frustrate Aussie batsmen. Second maiden on the bounce for him.

14:29 (IST)

After 33 overs,Australia 110/3 ( Usman Khawaja 30 , Travis Head 16)

A fine leg is moved to third man after the boundary and Khawaja out of the blue tries a pull of not so short of a lenth delivery. Got top edge and fell in between Rishabh Pant and man coming in from long leg. Not a wise shot from the well-set batsman. Five off the over. Lead over 150.

14:27 (IST)

FOUR! Two ways of looking at it. Khawaja edged it to third man or Khawaja controlled it very well by dropping the wrists and keeping the ball close to the ground.  Frustrating for Umesh on both counts.

14:24 (IST)

After 32 overs,Australia 105/3 ( Usman Khawaja 25 , Travis Head 16)

Just what I was mentioned a couple overs ago. Here is spin. Hanuma Vihari starts round the wicket and Rishabh Pant takes over the commentary. Gist of which was to maintain the line outside the off stump despite Head having no problems in letting to go to the keeper. Maiden.

14:22 (IST)

After 31 overs,Australia 105/3 ( Usman Khawaja 25 , Travis Head 16)

Another over from Umesh that costs five runs including a boundary. Element of risk involved there but Umesh surely need to tighten his lines.

14:19 (IST)

FOUR! Travis Head was caught to deep third man slashing in the first innings ad here he goes after a wide delivery from Umesh. This time gets it over Rahane at gully.

14:19 (IST)

Is the catch controversy getting a little over-board?

14:17 (IST)

After 30 overs,Australia 100/3 ( Usman Khawaja 25 , Travis Head 11)

Flexible wrists of Khawaja at work yet again, clipping it to mid wicket for a couple. Brings 100 up for Australia in the second innings. In a response to Khawaja's shot, Kohli removes the fielder at gully and places him at mid wicket. He loves working it on the onside. A firm push to extra cover. 

End of 30 overs and still no signs of spin from India. Vihari picked two in the first innings and Lyon took five for Australia.

14:14 (IST)

Final drinks of the day. 22 overs still to go. India haven't thought of even using Vihari so this will be a slow over rate. Australia will be hoping to finish the day on top. Lead by 141 runs at present. For some reason, Usman Khawaja looks really solid at the moment. 

14:09 (IST)

After 29 overs,Australia 98/3 ( Usman Khawaja 23 , Travis Head 11)

Couple of twos in Umesh Yadav's over for Travis Head, he moves into the double figures. Time for players to take a drinks break.

14:07 (IST)

After 28 overs,Australia 94/3 ( Usman Khawaja 23 , Travis Head 7)

If Khawaja gets runs here it could be ominious signs for India. In his 48-ball stay so far he has looked really good. Nothing like his first three innings in the series. Travis Head has been in good form. A 40-50 run partnership could transfer the pressure back on India. Three runs off Ishant's seventh over.

14:02 (IST)

Highest fourth innings targets chased by India in SENA countries:

230 v Australia, Adelaide, 2003

200 v New Zealand, Dunedin, 1968

173 v England, The Oval, 1971

134 v England, Lord's, 1986

13:59 (IST)

After 27 overs,Australia 91/3 ( Usman Khawaja 23 , Travis Head 4)

Uneventful over there. Khawaja scythes it past point for a couple, the only scoring shot of Umesh's over. 

13:58 (IST)

After 26 overs,Australia 89/3 ( Usman Khawaja 21 , Travis Head 4)

Bowling change once again working for India. Handscomb trapped for 13. Kohli welcomes new batsman Travis Head with some pleasantries to the crease. Head gets off the mark with a boundary, which in all honesty should have been kept down to three.

13:57 (IST)

FOUR! Head drives through covers and what should been kept down to three turns into a boundary. Bumrah hunts the ball down but just while collecting and throwing it back to Ishant Sharma comes in contact with the boundary skirtings. Commentator Sanjay Manjrekar calls it 'schoolboy' error.

13:53 (IST)

Handscomb gone. Plumb lbw. Lead by 128 runs. Australia are in a bit of bother. They want a comfortable target to bowl at India. That's an assumption!

13:51 (IST)

OUT! Ishant Sharma comes back for his second spell and picks a wicket of the first ball. Handscomb feet seemed to be glued deep in the crease. Played all around it. Big gap between bat and the ball. Full and swinging in that was the simplest of the decisions for the umpire. Would have crashed into middle stump. Was hit below the knee roll on the back leg, so no problems with the height either.

Handscomb lbw b Ishant 13(14)

13:48 (IST)

After 25 overs,Australia 85/2 ( Usman Khawaja 21 , Peter Handscomb 13)

Three out of four Indian pacers have extracted something special from the surface, with no frontline spinners, Umesh needs to make this opportunity count and justify his selections. He conceded 17 off his first two and now he gives away five more runs. After the boundary, Kohli places a fielder in the deep. A single off the last ball to backward square leg for Handscomb.

13:47 (IST)

Rishabh Pant has now affected 15 dismissals in this Test series so far - the most for an Indian keeper against Australia in a Test series. 

13:47 (IST)

FOUR! A back of a length delivery pulled high in the air by Handscomb but also in the vacant area. Took it around his midriff and the ball bounces few times before going over the long leg boundary. Safe shot considering there was no fielder around.

India vs Australia, Live Score, Latest Updates, 2nd Test: Loud appeal from the Indians for a caught behind down the leg side. Kohli doesn't review Dharmasena's on field call and it seems like a right one. HotSpot confirms it came off the Paine's back thigh. Kohli and Paine exchange a friendly chatter. Paine has a smile. Batsmen meet mid-pitch before the last ball of the over. Ishant goes past Khawaja's edge. Pant and slips run across to other end. Indians desperate for a wicket. But they will have to wait as stumps for the third day have been called.

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Day 2 report: Skipper Virat Kohli played a pivotal role with a workmanlike 82, lifting India from a double blow at the beginning of innings to 172 for three in the second Test against Australia here Saturday.

Kohli's unbeaten knock, coupled with Ajinkya Rahane's counterattacking 51, helped India to not only overcome the cheap dismissals of Murali Vijay (2) and K L Rahul (2), but also put the visitors in a position from where they can look to dominate the rest of the game.

India vs Australia, Highlights, 2nd Test at Perth, Day 3, Full Cricket Score: Hosts reach 132/4 at stumps, lead by 175 runs

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

The India captain stitched a 90-run unbroken partnership with Rahane by stumps on the second day, the stand coming after he added 74 with Adelaide hero Cheteshwar Pujara (24) for the third wicket.

This was after Australia's tail wagged to add 49 runs to their overnight total to finish at 326. India trailed by 154 more runs.

Post tea, Kohli and Pujara (24) batted in much the same manner as they did in the previous session. Their pace of scoring was slow, but they batted with assurance until Mitchell Starc (2-42) provided the breakthrough.

It came seven overs after the tea break as Pujara glanced a delivery down leg only to be caught behind, as his 74-run partnership with Kohli for the third wicket came to an end.

Rahane then joined Kohli in the middle, and initially he faced some issues getting used to the pace and bounce off the pitch. Unlike Pujara though, he took the bowling head on and counter-attacked with two boundaries and a six.

It set the pace for his partnership with Kohli, who was solid at the other end, and grinding down the Australian attack. The Indian skipper reached his 20th Test half-century off 109 balls as India crossed 100 in the 43rd over.

Their 50-partnership came off 106 balls as the duo settled down to see off the last hour before stumps. They cut down on the risks even more, only occasionally coming forth to play their shots.

In doing so, Rahane reached his 17th Test half-century before end of play as the two batsmen were sure in their shot selection and avoided any further damage to the Indian innings.

Earlier, Kohli and Pujara had seen India to 70 for two at tea. Post lunch, India were immediately under the pump as Josh Hazlewood (1-50) knocked over KL Rahul (2) in the third over after resumption of play.

Rahul was in two minds about how to play a full delivery aimed on the off-stump and was beaten all ends up as the ball destroyed his stumps.

It brought Kohli and Pujara together at the crease, and the duo concentrated on defence in order to push back the Australian attack.

The session turned out to be an intense battle with Nathan Lyon (0-34) keeping both batsmen under wraps as they tried not to play too many strokes against the off-spinner.

At the other end, Kohli also contended with Hazlewood who bowled an extended spell. The star batsman stood outside the crease and moved early on his front foot to deny any chance of a repeat with what happened at Rahul's dismissal.

They made slow progress, adding 37 runs in the first hour of play after lunch, and their 50-partnership came up in 135 balls. India had crossed 50 in the 22nd over.

There were a few more shots towards the end of this session, but overall Australia kept a tight leash on proceedings with both set batsmen deciding not to counterpunch.

Earlier, India were placed at six one at lunch with Starc bowling Murali Vijay for a 12- ball duck. This was after Ishant Sharma's 4-41 helped the visitors bowl Australia out for 326 runs in their first innings.

Starting from overnight 277-6, Australia added 49 runs to their total for the loss of four wickets. Tim Paine (38) and Pat Cummins (19) frustrated Indian bowling and enhanced their eighth wicket partnership to 59 runs.

In doing so, they took Australia past 300 in the 100th over. For their part, India were guilty of bowling too short again and there weren't enough full deliveries attacking the stumps or making batsmen play.

India were content with keeping a lid on the scoring as only 29 runs came in the first hour of play. They started the day's proceedings with Ishant and Mohammed Shami (0-80), with Umesh Yadav (2-78) starting as first change.

Jasprit Bumrah (2-53), who was India's standout bowler on day one, was the fourth to bowl in an inexplicable tactic from the skipper.

Finally, Yadav got the breakthrough with an over of full deliveries, knocking off Cummin's off-stump in the 105th. Two balls later, Bumrah trapped Paine lbw and the decision stayed despite a DRS review from the batsman.

Nathan Lyon (9 not out) stayed unbeaten for the third innings in a row as he added quick-fire 16 runs with Mitchell Starc to push Australia to a healthy total on a tough wicket.

Ishant then finished off things with two wickets in two balls, with Starc and Josh Hazlewood (0) caught behind with some acrobatic help from Rishabh Pant.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Dec 16, 2018