India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 3rd Test Day 3 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Updates: India take on Australia on Saturday, Day 3 of the third Test.
India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 3rd Test Day 3 Live Cricket Score Updates: Captain Ajinkya Rahane starts Day 3 unbeaten on five with Cheteshwar Pujara on nine, trailing Australia by 242 runs with eight first-innings wickets remaining. Steve Smith scored Australia’s first century of the series to drive the hosts to 338 all out but India stood firm with 96 for two to leave the third test in the balance at the end of the second day on Friday. India made a good start to its innings reaching 70 without loss before Australia’s pace attack responded by removing both openers in the final session.
The four-match Border-Gavaskar trophy series is level at 1-1. The holder India is hoping to secure it with a victory in Sydney and Australia needing to win the series to reclaim it. Australia won the opening day-night match in Adelaide by eight wickets and India responded with an eight-wicket win in Melbourne last week.
3rd Test, SCG, Sydney, 06 Jan, 2021
IND 163 / 4 (72.4)
AUS 338 / 10 (105.4)
Live: IND trail by 175 runs
India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 3 Live Cricket Score:
Pant is looking positive which is ominous for India. If he can play for a session, India can reduce the gap substantially. Score after 70 overs, IND- 153/4
Indian batsmen were running quick singles and this move has backfired, Vihari punched this behind the bowler, ran for a quick single but Hazlewood is quick to throw and Vihari’s miles short at non-striker’s end. IND- 142/4
In the first 100 balls of his innings, Cheteshwar Pujara’s attacking shot percentage was 3%. Since 2006 – when attack percentage was first recorded – there have been 3675 Test innings of 100+ balls. Only four saw fewer attacking shots in the first 100 balls.
Pujara gets a boundary after facing 100 balls and then gets another one as he rocks back and punches the ball through the gap at covers. Score after 62 overs, IND- 132/3
Australian bowlers seem to be getting some purchase off the pitch but the stage is set for Pujara and Vihari. Score after 58 overs,
Cummins strikes for Oz. Shortish delivery around off, this one jags back into the batsman as Rahane chops it onto the stumps. Just when he had started to look positive. IND – 117/3
Rahane gets a life as he gets a bat-pad while trying to defend but Wade at short leg cant latch on to it and gets a finger tip. To add insult to injury, Rahane ends the over with a six! Score after 54 overs, IND- 116/2
144 clicks from Starc but Rahane lunges forward and drives it through covers. So the Indian batsmen won’t block everything and the intent looks good. Score after 52 overs, IND- 107/2
Day 3 begins 15 minutes earlier than day 2! Pujara and Rahane who had a very defensive approach yesterday, are in the middle. Lyon to continue for the hosts. Pujara takes a single off the fourth ball off the over and it is 100 up for India.
Steve Smith scored his first century in Australia in over three years but India’s bowlers sparked another batting collapse for the hosts before its batsmen made a solid start to reach 96-2 by the end of the second day of the third cricket test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. At stumps, captain Ajinkya Rahane was unbeaten on five with Cheteshwar Pujara on nine, trailing Australia by 242 runs with eight first-innings wickets remaining.
Australia Squad: Playing: David Warner, Will Pucovski, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
India Squad: Playing: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini
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