In the latest update for the India vs Australia, 3rd Test Day 4 being played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India just three wickets away from victory.
Jasprit Bumrah was the star for the hosts on Day 3 while Pat Cummins’ picked up 4 wickets on the third day to give Aussies some hope. He finished with a 6-wicket-haul as Virat Kohli declared innings at 106/8 to ask Australia to bat again. Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja have been amongst wickets in the second innings that sees the Aussies sit 44/2 at Lunch.
Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant start the fourth day eyeing to build on the lead which India already has at the moment. Auissies, on the other hand will be looking at Pat Cummins to start from where he left off on the third day. An important day in the context of the outcome of this Test match. At innings break India declares at 106/8 in their second innings with a lead of 398 runs. Australia now need 399 runs to win the Test match from 167 overs.
Australia starts their chase. They need 399 to win the Test match and take the lead in the series. Ishant Sharma runs in with the first ball. Finch and Harris has a task on their hands First WICKET for India. Finch c Kohli b Bumrah 3(4). Bumrah strikes in his first over as Finch edges one to Virat Kohli in slips. The Indian skipper is ecstatic after he takes the catch. India need 9 wickets more for victory. Score Australia 2nd innings 8/1 after 2 overs.
Some fight from Australia but they keep losing wickets. India have kept at them and are swooping around like hawks now that Paine is out there. Three wickets have fallen in this session.
Ravindra Jadeja gets the wicket for India, the left-arm spinner comes around the wicket here and Paine looks to cut the ball but gets a bottom edge and Pant takes a sharp catch behind the stumps. That’s the end of the Australian skipper, he departs for 26 here. India just three wickets away from victory. Mitchell Starc is the next batsman in for Australia. It all seems done for India as Kohli opts to have Jadeja continue his attack from one end of the pitch. The left-arm spinner would love have a 5-wicket-haul in this innings, with three more batsmen still to go.