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India vs Australia, Highlights, 2nd Test at Perth, Day 4, Full Cricket Score: Visitors end on 112/5; hosts need 5 wickets to win

Date: Monday, 17 December, 2018 15:37 IST Match Status: Match Ended
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth

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

326/10
Overs
108.3
R/R
3.01
Fours
33
Sixes
0
Extras
19
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Nathan Lyon not out 9 8 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Ishant Sharma 20.3 7 41 4
Jasprit Bumrah 26 8 53 2
283/10
Overs
105.5
R/R
2.68
Fours
25
Sixes
3
Extras
18
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Umesh Yadav not out 4 31 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mitchell Starc 24 4 79 2
Josh Hazlewood 21 8 66 2
243/10
Overs
93.2
R/R
2.61
Fours
28
Sixes
0
Extras
15
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Josh Hazlewood not out 17 25 2 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Ishant Sharma 16 1 45 1
Jasprit Bumrah 25.2 10 39 3
140/10
Overs
56.0
R/R
2.5
Fours
14
Sixes
1
Extras
9
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Mohammed Shami not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mitchell Starc 17 3 46 3
Josh Hazlewood 11 3 24 2
  • Not the best day in office for Indian cricket team. The bowling was below par in the first session but the bowlers did make a comeback. The batting was worse. 

    Behind by 175 runs at the moment from the win. 

    We will see tomorrow if that becomes a reality. 

    See you tomorrow again, on the deciding day. Meet us at 6.50 am sharp. Till then, take care and bye-bye. 

  • A miracle and a half. But funny thing about cricket and life is that miracles do happen. Is one in the offing on day five of the second Test

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Perth

    This match has atleast gone into day five which saves India from total embarrassment. Barring a miracle and half more, India are done and dusted with 1-1 looming. What a win it will be for Australia, and it is a question of when and not if, tomorrow. 

  • After 41 overs,India 112/5 ( Hanuma Vihari 24 , Rishabh Pant (W) 9)

    Stumps, Day 4!

    No wickets in the first session of the day and we thought, it might be a dry day for bowlers. The day comes to an end and we have seen 11 wickets falling.

    Pant and Vihari survive the last-minutes intensity of a hard day of Test cricket. 

    Australia just 5 away from victory. India 175 runs away from going 2-0 up in the series. Honestly, the second possibility looks unlikely at this stage. 

  • Starc continues. 

  • After 40 overs,India 112/5 ( Hanuma Vihari 24 , Rishabh Pant (W) 9)
     

    Flight and guile. Lyon testing Pant's nerves. He almost fails to the test, comes down the track, attempts a wild heave, ball flies to mid-wicket but it does not carry to the fielder. The bounce in the wicket gets better of Paine this time as the ball hits his shoulder. Paine in pain. (could not resist saying this. Apologies) 

  • Lyon continues. 

  • After 39 overs,India 109/5 ( Hanuma Vihari 24 , Rishabh Pant (W) 6)

    The worry here for India is that Pant does not have the Vihari skills to cope with the pressure here. He cannot bat and bat and bat all day. He does not have the technique to do that and it is reflective in the way he played first ball of the Starc over, which almost went to the fielder in the off side. 

  • Starc continues. 

  • After 38 overs,India 106/5 ( Hanuma Vihari 24 , Rishabh Pant (W) 3)

    Vihari is playing Lyon really well. While on back foot, he is defending well but defending on the off side. One of the deliveries hits the crack and goes away. 

  • Lyon continues 

  • After 37 overs,India 105/5 ( Hanuma Vihari 24 , Rishabh Pant (W) 2)

    Starc returns to the attack from the other end. Pant gets to play some of Starc's special ones. Beauties, I tell you, as the ball asks the batsman to come forward and then shapes away a bit. Starc had a big smile on his face as the ball passed the edge on two occasions. 

  • FOUR! Starc throws it down the leg stump line and Vihari taps it for a boundary to deep fine-leg. 

  • Starc back into the attack. 

  • After 36 overs,India 100/5 ( Hanuma Vihari 20 , Rishabh Pant (W) 1)

    Lyon back on. To bowl a few quick overs and also because Pant has come in. The Indian wicket-keeper likes coming down the track. He, however, collects a single playing on the back-foot to bring India's 100. India need more than a quickfire innings from Pant. can he deliver? Can Australia pick one more before the stumps?

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Perth

    Horrendous shot from Rahane and India's hopes perish once and for all. Should have been playing for the day's end. Got carried away a bit too much there. India sinking now and might not make it to day five here. Long tail after this last recognised batting pair. 

  • Lyon back into the attack. 

  • After 35 overs,India 98/5 ( Hanuma Vihari 19 , Rishabh Pant (W) 0)

    Rahane throws his wicket yet again. He was looking set for a big one and then again, came the irresponsible shot. Pant comes a the crease. What to expect from him today? India on the back-foot again.

  • Rishabh Pant, left handed bat, comes to the crease

  • OUT! This is so irresponsible from Rahane, fullish delivery and Rahane gives a straight catch to point fielder. Half of the Indian team back in the hut. Rahane c Head b Hazlewood 30(47)

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Perth

    42-run partnership leading a decent recovery for India here. The tactic to play strokes and attack has worked to an extent. Now to sew it down and get to tomorrow. Lots to do still, but if they can build further, Rishabh Pant's attacking style could still come in handy. 

  • Hazlewood continues. 

  • After 34 overs,India 98/4 ( Ajinkya Rahane 30 , Hanuma Vihari 19)

    As expected the short leg is in place now and Rahane did go for the pull. Vihari too taps a ball to the same fielder to keep him on his toes. Have to say India have been good in the last 30-40 minutes. Need to carry on the good work.

  • Cummins continues. 

  • After 33 overs,India 97/4 ( Ajinkya Rahane 29 , Hanuma Vihari 19)

    Vihari has stood tall so far. Giving value to his wicket. He is applying himself. Patience is the key and he has it. 

  • Hazlewood continues. 

  • After 32 overs,India 96/4 ( Ajinkya Rahane 29 , Hanuma Vihari 19)

    Bad start to the over by Cummins as he delivers one on the pads of Vihari and gets hit for a boundary. The second ball, however, grabs our attention again as the ball remains low yet again. Rahane-Hanuma stand is 42 off 61 balls, instilling hope in Indian dressing room. 

  • FOUR! Bad ball, no one at mid-on ad Cummins gives it on Vihari's pads, who drives it to long-on boundary for a four. 

  • Cummins back on. 

  • After 31 overs,India 91/4 ( Ajinkya Rahane 29 , Hanuma Vihari 14)

    This is a big opportunity for Hanuma Vihari. A good knock here, hopefully a match-winning or match-saving one, and he would have not only grabbed the number 6 spot but also attained the much-needed confidence in international cricket and the approval of the world that he belongs here. India bring down the target below 200. 197 needed now. 

  • Very, very cheeky from Paine! This is already buzzing across the internet

  • Hazlewood continues. 

  • After 30 overs,India 89/4 ( Ajinkya Rahane 28 , Hanuma Vihari 13)

    Against Lyon, runs are coming off the blade of the batsmen. However, the odd deliveries are still troubling the two. 

  • FOUR! Not too convincing from Rahane, flight in the ball, tempts Rahane to drive, gets the edge of the ball but the ball travels to third man boundary. 

  • Lyon continues. 

  • After 29 overs,India 82/4 ( Ajinkya Rahane 21 , Hanuma Vihari 13)

    For Rahane, Paine needs to employ the short leg. Yes, he likes the pull and that pull can bring the downfall as well. Hazlewood has been getting some inside edges off his bat. 

  • Hazlewood continues. 

  • Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Perth

    Looks like Rahane and Vihari have decided to play their shots all round. Might as well for it seems better than just hanging around and letting Lyon bowl at you. They have to try and not get carried away though. 

  • After 28 overs,India 79/4 ( Ajinkya Rahane 18 , Hanuma Vihari 13)

    India 210 away from win. But that is not what Vihari and Rahane are thinking right now. 14 overs to go now in the day and the first task will be to go back unbeaten.

  • Lyon continues. 

  • After 27 overs,India 77/4 ( Ajinkya Rahane 17 , Hanuma Vihari 12)

    Hazlewood is back into the attack. That's the thing about this bowling attack. There is no weak bowler, there is no time to relax. You are always on your toes. 

  • Had me giggling

  • Hazlewood returns to the attack. 

  • After 26 overs,India 75/4 ( Ajinkya Rahane 16 , Hanuma Vihari 11)

    Lyon getting hit for 2 boundaries but the pressure is still on India. Lyon won't mind batsmen playing shots against him.

  • FOUR! Another sweep and better one this time as Hanuma Vihari gets a boundary to his name. 

  • FOUR! Vihari goes for a sweep against Lyon and gets it right. Boundary for India. 

  • Lyon continues. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Among players who played both the Tests for India in this series, Nathan Lyon has dismissed every Indian batsman except KL Rahul now.

  • After 25 overs,India 65/4 ( Ajinkya Rahane 16 , Hanuma Vihari 1)

    Starc comes around the wicket at both the right-handers. Pitches it full to Vihari but to Rahane sticks to back of the length. Bowling consistently over 145kph speed. Absolute delight to watch at the moment. 

  • Apparently the Indian team management is not a fan of poems

India vs Australia, Live Score, Latest Updates, 2nd Test: Vihari is playing Lyon really well. While on back foot, he is defending well but defending on the off side. One of the deliveries hits the crack and goes away.

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Day 3 report: Captain Virat Kohli became the second fastest to 25 Test centuries before India's pacers made Australia labour for an overall 175-run lead, leaving the second match evenly poised here Sunday.

Usman Khawaja scored an unbeaten 41 runs as Australia reached 132 for four at stumps on day three. Tim Paine (8 not out) was keeping company at the other end.

Earlier, the Indian skipper scored 123 runs off 257 balls. It was his sixth Test hundred on Australian soil, joining boyhood hero Sachin Tendulkar, and he became the second-quickest batsman in Test history to score 25 Test hundreds (in 127 innings) after Sir Donald Bradman's 68 innings.

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

Post tea, Aaron Finch (25 retd hurt) didn't come out to bat after being hit by Mohammed Shami (2-23) in the 13th over. He retired hurt but scans cleared him of serious damage on his right hand's index finger.

It was a fiery spell of fast bowling from the Indian pacers. Marcus Harris (20) too had been hit on the helmet earlier in the eighth over off Jasprit Bumrah (1-25).

The opener, dropped on 1 off Ishant Sharma (1-33) at first slip by Cheteshwar Pujara, added 26 runs with Khawaja.

Harris was bowled off Bumrah in the 18th over, attempting to leave the ball, assuming it would move away only for it to crash into the stumps. It became two wickets in four overs as Shaun Marsh (5) was caught behind off Shami.

Australia's lead had barely crossed 100 at that stage, as Khawaja and Peter Handscomb (13) put on 21 runs. There was a lot of chatter in the middle while the latter was at the crease, owing to controversy over Virat Kohli's dismissal earlier in the day.

Ishant trapped him lbw in the 26th over as Australia were reduced to 85 for three. The big partnerships weren't coming as Khawaja and Travis Head (19) added another 35 runs, helping the hosts cross 100 in the 30th over.

Head threw it away just like he did in the first innings, holing out to third man off Shami. Only Khawaja stood tall among the regular wickets and anchored the Australian innings.

Earlier, India lost their last three wickets for 31 runs and were bowled out for 283 runs in their first innings. Nathan Lyon (5-67) took his 14th five-wicket haul in Test cricket as Australia took a 43-run lead in the first innings.

Post lunch, India's first innings lasted only another 12.3 overs as the lengthy tail refused to wag for the second time this series.

Ishant Sharma (1) was the first to go, offering a simple return catch to Lyon in the second over after resumption of play.

Rishabh Pant (36) changed gears and tried to attack the Australia bowling, adding 25 runs with Umesh Yadav (4 not out) for the ninth wicket, before holing out off Lyon again.

The off-spinner then proceeded to pick his fifth out of seven Indian wickets to fall on the day as Jasprit Bumrah (4) was caught at slip. In doing so, Lyon equalled Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan with seven five-wicket hauls against India in Test cricket.

Overall, India lost their last six wickets for 60 runs to hand Australia the advantage.

In their second innings, the hosts' opening pair struggled to get going as the Indian pacers used the new ball to good effect. In the morning session, Kohli scored a masterful hundred as India reached 252 for seven at lunch.

From overnight 172 for three, India made a torrid start to the day as Ajinkya Rahane (51) was caught behind off Lyon on the fourth ball of the first over.

Hanuma Vihari (20) though was up to the task of batting out the next passage of play, as he put on 50 runs with the skipper for the fifth wicket.

He soaked up pressure at one end, even if not scoring too many runs, while Kohli went about his business at the other end as India garnered 42 runs in the first hour of play.

In doing so, Kohli took India past 200 in the 80th over, and then reached his hundred off 214 balls.

This was also his 34th hundred as Indian skipper across formats, second only to Ricky Ponting's 41 centuries as Australian captain.

The celebrations though were cut short as Australia used the second new ball to good effect with Vihari caught behind off Josh Hazlewood (2-66) in the 86th over.

Pant then joined his captain in the middle, and played an uncharacteristic innings unlike Adelaide, adding 18 runs for the sixth wicket as India crossed 250 and started closing the gap on Australia's first innings' total of 326.

But Kohli fell before lunch, edging Pat Cummins (1-60) to second slip where Handscomb just got his fingers under the ball. TV replays were not sufficient enough to overturn the on-field umpire's soft signal of dismissal.

The visitors lost another wicket in this short passage as Mohammed Shami (0), again batting ahead of Ishant, edged Lyon behind first ball.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Dec 17, 2018







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