India vs Australia Live Streaming: When and where to watch 3rd Test match on live tv online

India vs Australia Live Streaming: Here's everything you need to know as far as tuning into the live broadcast of the third Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground is concerned.

FirstCricket Staff, Dec 27, 2018 04:24:13 IST

India vs Australia Live Streaming: After Australia squared the series 1-1 at Perth, the home team along with Virat Kohli-led India head to the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the traditional Boxing Day Test that will also be the third Test of the series.

India dropped both its opening batsman among three changes that were announced one day prior to the third Test match.

KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, and paceman Umesh Yadav were those replaced in the lineup. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was again ruled out, having not fully recovered from the abdominal strain that sidelined him in the second Perth test.

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja comes into the XI after missing the first two tests, batsman Rohit Sharma has been recalled and Mayank Agarwal is set to make his debut.

Australia, meanwhile, recalled allrounder Mitch Marsh, dropping struggling batsman Peter Handscomb.

"I'm sure Pete would be upset. I think he's had conversations with the selectors that there are a few things he needs to work on and Pete is open to that," captain Tim Paine said Tuesday.

Rahul and Murali, averaging 12.00 and 12.25 for the series, respectively, had been under pressure to hold their spots with the series tied at 1-1.

Agarwal appears likely to open alongside Hanuma Vihari, who batted at No 6 in Perth but is considered well suited to moving up the order.

Last time the sides met in a Boxing Day fixture, a lifeless MCG pitch ensured there was no prospect of anything other than a draw.

Kohli was optimistic enough work had been done on the pitch to ensure a result.

"Seeing the pitch now, it has much more grass than it had last time," Kohli said Tuesday. "I hope that it's a lively pitch. I hope that it does as much as it did in the first two games because as a side, you know you're always in for a result that way."

Here's everything you need to know about the third Test between India and Australia:

When will India vs Australia fixture take place?

The third Test between India and Australia will take place between 26-30 December, 2018.

Where will the match be played?

The third Test between India and Australia will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

What time does the match begin?

The first day's play of the third Test will begin at 5 am IST. Toss will take place at 4.30 am IST.

Which TV channels will broadcast the India-Australia Tests?

The match will be telecast on Sony Sports Network in both standard as well as HD format.

How do I watch the match online?

The match will be live streamed on You can also catch live updates on

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With inputs from AP

Updated Date: Dec 27, 2018 04:24:13 IST

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