IND vs AUS 2nd Test highlights: India wins by 8 wickets, levels series 1-1

India had wrapped up Australia's second innings for 200 in the extended opening session on Tuesday morning after the hosts began at 133 for six. Photo: @BCCI

India thumped Australia by eight wickets in the second Test on the fourth day to level the four-match series 1-1, at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Tuesday. Chasing a mere 70 to win, India overhauled to target in 15.5 overs with more than four sessions to spare.

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India had lost the pink-ball Test in Adelaide.

Skipper Ajinkya Rahane (27 not out) and opener Shubhman Gill (35 not out) took the side past the finish line after India lost Mayank Agarwal (5) and Cheteshwar Pujara (3).

India had wrapped up Australia's second innings for 200 in the extended opening session on Tuesday morning after the hosts began at 133 for six.

India had taken a 131-run lead on the third day with skipper Ajinkya Rahane (112) and Ravindra Jadeja (57) taking the hosts to 326 in reply to Australia's first innings total of 195.

Number six Cameron Green was top-scorer for the hosts with his 45-run knock while make-shift opener Matthew Wade made 40.

Green and Pat Cummins (22) added 57 runs for the seventh wicket with the pitch offering nothing to the bowlers. The partnership was broken only after the new ball was taken.

For India, debutant pacer Mohammed Siraj (3/37) took three wickets while Jasprit Bumrah (2/54) and Ravindra Jadeja (2/28) and Ravichandran Ashwin (2/71) took two wickets apiece.

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Australia 1st innings scorecard

Batsman Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Joe Burns c Pant b Bumrah 0 10 0 0
Mathew Wade c Jadeja b Ashwin 30 39 3 0
Marnus Labuschagne c Gill b Siraj 48 132 4 0
Steve Smith c Pujara b Ashwin 0 8 0 0
Travis Head c Rahane b Bumrah 38 92 4 0
Cameron Green lbw b Siraj 12 60 0 0
Tim Paine c Vihari b Ashwin 13 38 2 0
Pat Cummins c Siraj b Jadeja 9 33 1 0
Mitchell Starc c Siraj b Bumrah 7 8 1 0
Nathan Lyon lbw b Bumrah 20 17 2 1
Josh Hazlewood not out 4 1 1 0
Total: 195-10 in 72.3 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Jasprit Bumrah 16 4 56 4
Umesh Yadav 12 2 39 0
R Ashwin 24 7 35 3
Ravindra Jadeja 5.3 1 15 1
Mohammed Siraj 15 4 40 2

India 1st innings scorecard

Batsman Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Mayank Agarwal lbw b Starc 0 6 0 0
Shubman Gill c Paine b Cummins 45 65 8 0
Cheteshwar Pujara c Paine b Cummins 17 70 1 0
Ajinkya Rahane runout (Labuschagne/Paine) 112 223 12 0
Hanuma Vihari c Smith b Lyon 21 66 2 0
Rishabh Pant c Paine b Starc 29 40 3 0
Ravindra Jadeja c Cummins b Starc 57 159 3 0
R Ashwin c Lyon b Hazlewood 14 42 0 0
Umesh Yadav c Smith b Lyon 9 19 1 0
Jasprit Bumrah c Head b Lyon 0 1 0 0
Mohammed Siraj not out 0 2 0 0
Total: 326-10 in 115.1 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Mitchell Starc 26 5 78 3
Pat Cummins 27 9 80 2
Josh Hazlewood 23 6 47 1
Nathan Lyon 27.1 4 72 3
Cameron Green 12 1 31 0

2nd Test scorecard: Australia's second inning scorecard

Batsman Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Mathew Wade lbw b Jadeja 40 137 3 0
Joe Burns c Pant b Umesh 4 10 0 0
Marnus Labuschagne c Rahane b Ashwin 28 49 1 0
Steve Smith b Bumrah 8 30 0 0
Travis Head c Mayank b Siraj 17 46 0 0
Cameron Green c Jadeja b Siraj 45 146 5 0
Tim Paine c Pant b Jadeja 1 9 0 0
Pat Cummins c Mayank b Bumrah 22 103 1 0
Mitchell Starc not out 14 56 0 0
Nathan Lyon c Pant b Siraj 3 15 0 0
Josh Hazlewood b Ashwin 10 21 0 0
Total: 200-9 in 103.1 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Jasprit Bumrah 27 6 54 2
Umesh Yadav 3.3 0 5 1
Mohammed Siraj 21.3 4 37 3
R Ashwin 37.1 6 71 2
Ravindra Jadeja 14 5 28 2

India vs Australia scorecard: India's second innings scorecard

Batsman Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Mayank Agarwal c Paine b Starc 5 15 0 0
Shubman Gill not out 35 36 7 0
Cheteshwar Puajar c Green b Cummins 3 4 0 0
Ajinkya Rahane not out 27 40 3 0
Total: 70-2 in 15.5 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Mitchell Starc 4 0 20 1
Pat Cummins 5 0 22 1
Josh Hazlewood 3 1 14 0
Nathan Lyon 2.5 0 5 0
Marnus Labuschagne 1 0 9 0

 

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India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 4 highlights

Day 4 key highlights
  • Over 75.3: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - Reiffel, Batsman - Cummins (Struck down)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 191 balls (Green 27, Cummins 21, Ex 2)
  • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
  • Australia: 150 runs in 81.2 overs (491 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: Australia - 156/7 in 82.5 overs (Green 33)
  • Over 95.6: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - Reiffel, Batsman - Starc (Upheld)
  • Over 101.6: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - Reiffel, Batsman - Starc (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 102.2 overs (617 balls), Extras 8
  • Lunch: Australia - 200/10 in 103.1 overs (Starc 14)
  • India: 50 runs in 10.6 overs (66 balls), Extras 0
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (Shubman Gill 24, AM Rahane 26, Ex 0

IND vs AUS live score after 15.5 Overs: 70-2

India 2nd innings: 70-2 ; Shubman Gill (35), Ajinkya Rahane (27)

Nathan Lyon continues and Rahane collects a single off the 5th delivery and India wins.

IND vs AUS live score after 15 Overs: 69-2

Over Summary:  1 4 1 0 0 3 ; India 2nd innings: 69-2 ; Shubman Gill (35), Ajinkya Rahane (26)

Marnus Labuschagne, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack and Rahane collects a single off the first ball.

Shubman Gill drives through mid-on for FOUR and collects a single off the 3rd ball.

Rahane collects three runs off the last ball.

IND vs AUS live score after 14 Overs: 60-2

Over Summary:  0 2 0 0 1 0 ; India 2nd innings: 60-2 ; Shubman Gill (30), Ajinkya Rahane (22)

Lyon continues...

Rahane blocks the first while chips the 2nd ball towards cow corner, Starc drops a tough chance, two runs taken.

Rahane blocks the next two deliveries while collects a single off the 5th. Gill blocks the last ball.

India needs 10 runs to win.

IND vs AUS live score after 13 Overs: 57-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 4 0 ; India 2nd innings: 57-2 ; Shubman Gill (30), Ajinkya Rahane (19)

Hazlewood continues and Shubman Gill pulls the 5th ball towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.

IND vs AUS live score after 12 Overs: 53-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0 ; India 2nd innings: 53-2 ; Shubman Gill (26), Ajinkya Rahane (19)

Nathan Lyon, right-arm off break, comes into the attack and concedes a single to Shubman Gill.

India needs 17 runs to win.

IND vs AUS live score after 11 Overs: 52-2

Over Summary: 4 2 0 0 0 4 ; India 2nd innings: 52-2 ; Shubman Gill (25), Ajinkya Rahane (19)

Hazlewood continues...

Rahane cuts the first ball towards backward point for FOUR. Hazlewood follows with a bumper and Rahane pulls but manages only a top edge towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.

Rahane defends the next three deliveries while plays a glourious cover drive off the last delivery for FOUR.

India needs 18 runs.

IND vs AUS live score after 10 Overs: 42-2

Over Summary: 1 1 0 4 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 42-2 ; Shubman Gill (20), Ajinkya Rahane (8)

Cummins continues and concedes six runs, including a boundary to Shubman Gill.

IND vs AUS live score after 9 Overs: 36-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 36-2 ; Shubman Gill (20), Ajinkya Rahane (8)

Josh Hazlewood, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Ajinkya Rahane.

India need 34 runs to win.

IND vs AUS live score after 8 Overs: 36-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 3 ; India 2nd innings: 36-2 ; Shubman Gill (20), Ajinkya Rahane (8)

Cummins continues and Rahane pushes the last ball on front foot towards deep extra cover for a three runs.

IND vs AUS live score after 7 Overs: 33-2

Over Summary: 0 4 0 4 1 1 ; India 2nd innings: 33-2 ; Shubman Gill (20), Ajinkya Rahane (5)

Starc continues...

Gill leaves the first ball alone while cuts the next delivery towards deep backward point for FOUR.

Gill dabs the 3rd ball towards cover while steers the 4th one between gully and second slip for FOUR.

Gill pulls the 5th ball towards backward square leg for a single while Rahane collects a run off the last.

IND vs AUS live score after 6 Overs: 23-2 | Cummins scalps Pujara

Over Summary: W 0 4 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 23-2 ; Shubman Gill (11), Ajinkya Rahane (4)

Cummins continues...

Pujara tries to drive the first ball outside off but manages only a thick outside edge to gully and Green completes the catch.  Pujara c Green b Cummins 3(4)

Ajinkya Rahane, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks the 3rd ball while pulls the next one towards deep fine leg for FOUR.

Rahane blocks the remaining deliveries.

IND vs AUS live score after 5 Overs: 19-1 | Starc scalps Mayank

Over Summary: 1 W 2 0 1 0 ; India 2nd innings: 19-1 ; Shubman Gill (10), Cheteshwar Pujara (3)

Starc continues...

Shubman Gill plays a short arm jab to a short delivery for a single towards fine leg.

Mayank tries to drive the ball outside off, manages only a knick and Tim Paine completes the catch. Agarwal c Paine b Starc 5(15)

Cheteshwar Pujara, right handed bat, comes to the crease and tucks the 3rd ball towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

IND vs AUS live score after 4 Overs: 15-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 2 0 ; India 2nd innings: 15-0 ; Mayank Agarwal (5), Shubman Gill (10)

Pat Cummins continues....

Gill leaves or defends the first four ball while pushes the 5th ball towards extra cover for a couple of runs.

IND vs AUS live score after 3 Overs: 13-0

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 0 0 ; India 2nd innings: 13-0 ; Mayank Agarwal (3), Shubman Gill (10)

Starc continues...

Shubman Gill knocks the first ball towards mid-on for no run while pushes the 2nd straight down the ground for FOUR.

Gill sees off the remaining over.

IND vs AUS live score after 2 Overs: 9-0

Over Summary: 4 1 0 0 0 2 ; India 2nd innings: 9-0 ; Mayank Agarwal (3), Shubman Gill (6)

Pat Cummins, right-arm fast, comes into the attack and Gill drives the first ball through the covers for FOUR.

Gill dabs the second ball in the cover-point region for a single.

Mayank collects a couple of runs towards backward square leg off the last delivery.

IND vs AUS live score after 1 Over: 2-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 1 ; India 2nd innings: 2-0 ; Mayank Agarwal (1), Shubman Gill (1)

Starc opens the attack with a big inswinger, hits Mayank on the pads.

Mayank clips the 4th ball towards deep fine leg for a single and Gill also collects a single off the last ball in same region.

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 4, post-lunch session begins

India needs 70 runs to win. Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill open for India while Mitchell Starc takes the new ball.

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 4 at Lunch

Day 4 key highlights

  • Over 75.3: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - Reiffel, Batsman - Cummins (Struck down)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 191 balls (Green 27, Cummins 21, Ex 2)
  • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
  • Australia: 150 runs in 81.2 overs (491 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: Australia - 156/7 in 82.5 overs (Green 33)
  • Over 95.6: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - Reiffel, Batsman - Starc (Upheld)
  • Over 101.6: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - Reiffel, Batsman - Starc (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 102.2 overs (617 balls), Extras 8
  • Lunch: Australia - 200/10 in 103.1 overs (Starc 14)

IND vs AUS live score after 103.1 Overs: 200-10

Australia 2nd innings: 200-10 ; Mitchell Starc (14), Josh Hazlewood (10)

Ashwin continues and Hazlewood leaves the first ball, which is a big mis-judgement as it hits the top of stump, Hazlewood BOWLED. Hazlewood b Ashwin 10(21)

India needs 70 runs to level the 4-match series.

IND vs AUS live score after 103 Overs: 200-9

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 200-9 ; Mitchell Starc (14), Josh Hazlewood (10)

Jasprit Bumrah [26.0-6-53-2] is back into the attack and Hazlewood collects a single off the 2nd ball.

Starc survives the remaining over.

IND vs AUS live score after 102 Overs: 199-9

Over Summary: 0 0 0 2 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 199-9 ; Mitchell Starc (14), Josh Hazlewood (9)

Ashwin [36.0-6-69-1] is back into the attack and Starc collects a couple of runs.

India takes REVIEW for LBW against Starc, the wicket's hitting is umpire's call. 
 

IND vs AUS live score after 101 Overs: 197-9

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 197-9 ; Mitchell Starc (12), Josh Hazlewood (9)

Siraj continues and concedes a single to Mitchell Starc.

IND vs AUS live score after 100 Overs: 196-9

Over Summary: 1 0 0 2 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 196-9 ; Mitchell Starc (11), Josh Hazlewood (9)

Bumrah continues and concedes three runs.

IND vs AUS live score after 99 Overs: 193-9

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 193-9 ; Mitchell Starc (10), Josh Hazlewood (7)

Siraj continues with his barrage of bumpers and Hazlewood survives.

IND vs AUS live score after 98 Overs: 193-9

Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 0 1 ; Australia 2nd innings: 193-9 ; Mitchell Starc (10), Josh Hazlewood (7)

Jasprit Bumrah [24.0-6-47-2] is back into the attack and Hazlewood fends the first ball awkardly towards fine leg for a single.

Starc ducks under the bumper while digs out the yorker towards fine leg for a single.

Hazlewood blocks the next two while collects a single off the last ball.

IND vs AUS live score after 97 Overs: 190-9 | Siraj scalps Lyon

Over Summary: 0 0 0 W 5 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 190-9 ; Mitchell Starc (9), Josh Hazlewood (5)

Siraj continues with a field set for short stuff and Lyon survives first three ball while edges the 4th ball to keeper, GONE. Australia's lead is 54. Lyon c Pant b Siraj 3(15)

Josh Hazlewood, left handed bat, comes to the crease and dabs towards squre leg for a single but gets bonus FOUR OVERTHROWS.
 

IND vs AUS live score after 96 Overs: 185-8

Over Summary: 0 0 0 2 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 185-8 ; Mitchell Starc (9), Nathan Lyon (3)

Ravindra Jadeja [13.0-5-26-2] is back into the attack and Starc tucks the 4th ball towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Starc misses the last ball, follows by loud appeal, umpire raises the finger. Starc REVIEWs and it is missing leg stump. Starc SURVIVES. 
 

IND vs AUS live score after 95 Overs: 183-8

Over Summary: 0 0 L1 0 0 1 ; Australia 2nd innings: 183-8 ; Mitchell Starc (7), Nathan Lyon (3)

Siraj continues and concedes a single to Starc.

IND vs AUS live score after 94 Overs: 181-8

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 181-8 ; Mitchell Starc (6), Nathan Lyon (3)

Ashwin continues and concedes a single Lyon.

IND vs AUS live score after 93 Overs: 180-8

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 180-8 ; Mitchell Starc (6), Nathan Lyon (2)

Siraj continues and concedes a single to Lyon.

IND vs AUS live score after 92 Overs: 179-8

Over Summary: 0 0 1 1 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 179-8 ; Mitchell Starc (6), Nathan Lyon (1)

Ashwin [34.0-6-66-1] is back into the attack and concedes a single each to both the batsmen.

IND vs AUS live score after 91 Overs: 177-8 | Siraj scalps Green

Over Summary: 0 1 0 4 0 W ; Australia 2nd innings: 177-8 ; Cameron Green (45), Mitchell Starc (5)

Siraj continues...

Starc gets an inside edge onto the pads off the first ball while drives the next towards mid-off for a single.

Green leaves the 3rd ball outside off while drives the 4th ball through mid-on for FOUR. Siraj follows by a short delivery, Green goes for a pull shot but fails to get a desired timing amd Jadeja completes the catch at mid-wicket. Green c Jadeja b Siraj 45(146) [4s-5]

IND vs AUS live score after 90 Overs: 171-7

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 171-7 ; Cameron Green (41), Mitchell Starc (3)

Ravindra Jadeja [12.0-5-25-2] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Starc.

IND vs AUS live score after 89 Overs: 171-7

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 171-7 ; Cameron Green (41), Mitchell Starc (3)

Mohammed Siraj [14.3-2-24-1] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Cameron Green.

IND vs AUS live score after 88 Overs: 171-7

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 2 ; Australia 2nd innings: 171-7 ; Cameron Green (41), Mitchell Starc (3)

Ashwin continues and concedes a couple of runs to Starc off the last delivery.

IND vs AUS live score after 87 Overs: 169-7

Over Summary: 0 0 0 L4 0 4 ; Australia 2nd innings: 169-7 ; Cameron Green (41), Mitchell Starc (1)

Bumrah continues and concedes a boundary off the last ball to Cameron Green.

IND vs AUS live score after 86 Overs: 161-7

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1 ; Australia 2nd innings: 161-7 ; Cameron Green (37), Mitchell Starc (1)

Ashwin continues and concedes a single to Cameron Green.

IND vs AUS live score after 85 Overs: 160-7

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 3 ; Australia 2nd innings: 160-7 ; Cameron Green (36), Mitchell Starc (1)

Bumrah continues and Green collect three runs off the last delivery. 

IND vs AUS live score after 84 Overs: 157-7

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 157-7 ; Cameron Green (33), Mitchell Starc (1)

Ashwin continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Mitchell Starc.

IND vs AUS live score after 83 Overs: 157-7 | Bumrah scalps Cummins

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 W 1 ; Australia 2nd innings: 157-7 ; Cameron Green (33), Mitchell Starc (1)

Jasprit Bumrah continues and scalps the wicket of Pat Cummins with an absolute snorter, hits Cummins' gloves and Mayak completes the catch. Cummins c Agarwal b Bumrah 22(103) [4s-1]

Mitchell Starc, left handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a single.

IND vs AUS live score after 82 Overs: 155-6

Over Summary: 0 1 0 4 0 1 ; Australia 2nd innings: 155-6 ; Cameron Green (32), Pat Cummins (22)

 Ashwin shares the new ball with Bumrah and leaks six runs, including a boundary to Green.

IND vs AUS live score after 81 Overs: 149-6

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 149-6 ; Cameron Green (27), Pat Cummins (21)

Jasprit Bumrah [20.0-5-38-1] is back into the attack as India takes the second new ball and bowls a MAIDEN over to Cameron Green.

India takes second new ball

Partnership: 50(200) (Cummins and Green)
Last Wkt: Tim Paine c Pant b Jadeja 1(9) - 99/6 in 47.4 ov.
Ovs Left: 75.2
Last 10 overs: 11 runs, 0 wkts

IND vs AUS live score after 80 Overs: 149-6

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 149-6 ; Cameron Green (27), Pat Cummins (21)

Ashwin continues and Green collects a single off the first ball.

IND vs AUS live score after 79 Overs: 148-6

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 148-6 ; Cameron Green (26), Pat Cummins (21)

Jadeja continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Cummins.

IND vs AUS live score after 78 Overs: 148-6

Over Summary: 2 0 1 1 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 148-6 ; Cameron Green (26), Pat Cummins (21)

Ashwin continues and concedes four runs, including a double to Green.

IND vs AUS live score after 77 Overs: 144-6

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 144-6 ; Cameron Green (23), Pat Cummins (20)

Ravindra Jadeja [10.0-3-25-2] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Cummins

IND vs AUS live score after 76 Overs: 144-6

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 144-6 ; Cameron Green (23), Pat Cummins (20)

Ashwin continues and concedes a single to Cummins.

IND vs AUS live score after 75 Overs: 143-6

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 143-6 ; Cameron Green (23), Pat Cummins (19)

Mohammed Siraj continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Cameron Green.

IND vs AUS live score after 74 Overs: 143-6

Over Summary: 0 2 0 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 143-6 ; Cameron Green (23), Pat Cummins (19)

Ashwin continues and concedes a couple of runs to Cummins.

IND vs AUS live score after 73 Overs: 141-6

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 141-6 ; Cameron Green (23), Pat Cummins (17)

Mohammed Siraj [12.3-1-23-1] is back into the attack and concedes a single to Pat Cummins.

IND vs AUS live score after 72 Overs: 140-6

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 1 ; Australia 2nd innings: 140-6 ; Cameron Green (23), Pat Cummins (16)

Ashwin continues and concedes a single each to both the batsmen.

IND vs AUS live score after 71 Overs: 138-6

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0  ; Australia 2nd innings: 138-6 ; Cameron Green (22), Pat Cummins (15)

Jasprit Bumrah continues and concedes a single to Cameron Green.

IND vs AUS live score after 70 Overs: 137-6

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 137-6 ; Cameron Green (21), Pat Cummins (15)

Ashwin continues and concedes a single to Cameron Green.

IND vs AUS live score after 69 Overs: 136-6

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 136-6 ; Cameron Green (20), Pat Cummins (15)

Jasprit Bumrah continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Pat Cummins.

IND vs AUS live score after 68 Overs: 136-6

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; Australia 2nd innings: 136-6 ; Cameron Green (20), Pat Cummins (15)

Ashwin continues and bowls MAIDEN over to Cameron Green.

IND vs AUS live score after 67 Overs: 136-6

Over Summary: 2 0 0 0 0 1 ; Australia 2nd innings: 136-6 ; Cameron Green (20), Pat Cummins (15)

Jasprit Bumrah bowls the first over and concedes three runs.

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 4: AUS resumes 2nd innings

Jasprit Bumrah bowls the first over

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India would look to take the remaining 4 wickets early. However, the way Pat Cummins and Cameron Green batted in last session, it showed there was no demons on the pitch. Also, the second new ball is 14 overs away.
 

Ponting praises Indian bowlers

"The lesser skilled bowlers you can sit on all day because you know you're going to one or two scoring opportunities an over, but Bumrah, Ashwin, Jadeja, even Siraj to a certain degree in this game, they don't make many mistakes.

"They've actually forced the Australian batsman into making mistakes. When you're just sitting there waiting for good bowlers to make mistakes, you're basically are a sitting duck," Ponting said.
 


Ricky Ponting slams Australia's batsmen

There were no demons in the MCG pitch but very very poor batting by the Australian batsmen, said the legendary Ricky Ponting, lashing out at the home batters for playing rash shots against the Indian bowlers in the second Test.
 
And Ponting minced no words in criticising the Australian batsmen.
 
"You can't blame the pitch. The pitch has been absolutely perfect today. It's a little bit of spin, yes, but you'd expect that. Day three of a Test Match. Very little on offer for the fast bowlers, but it's just been poor batting. Very, very poor batting so far," Ponting was quoted has saying by Seven.
 
The former skipper believes the Australians were not proactive enough against the Indian bowlers in this match.
 
"It's been one of the reasons, I think, that they've eventually got themselves out, playing rash shots. They haven't been able to tick the scoreboard over on a regular enough basis. Pressure builds. When pressure builds, bad shots come," Ponting said.
 
"I talked about it in first innings as well particularly with the way they played Ravi Ashwin. They weren't proactive against him. Yes, it's been good bowling, but sometimes against the best bowlers you have to take more risks as a batsman. For the sheer fact they're not going to bowl bad balls."
 

Most runs in ICC World Test Championship

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
M Labuschagne (AUS) 11* 19 0 1378 215 72.52 2459 56.03 4 7 0 152 3
BA Stokes (ENG) 13 24 3 1131 176 53.85 1905 59.37 4 4 1 120 26
SPD Smith (AUS) 11* 18 1 1038 211 61.05 1965 52.82 3 5 1 115 6
DA Warner (AUS) 10 18 2 881 335* 55.06 1403 62.79 3 1 3 87 1
AM Rahane (INDIA) 11* 17 2 869 115 57.93 1832 47.43 3 5 1 101 4
JE Root (ENG) 14 25 2 866 77 37.65 1712 50.58 0 8 3 96 2
Babar Azam (PAK) 8 13 3 810 143 81 1240 65.32 4 4 0 95 3
MA Agarwal (INDIA) 11* 17 0 805 243 47.35 1451 55.47 3 2 1 100 17
JC Buttler (ENG) 15 26 1 778 152 31.12 1530 50.84 1 3 1 86 13
RJ Burns (ENG) 12 21 0 737 133 35.09 1648 44.72 1 5 2 89 0
V Kohli (INDIA) 10 16 2 705 254* 50.35 1191 59.19 2 3 2 89 3
MS Wade (AUS) 12* 21 2 665 117 35 1237 53.75 2 1 1 80 4
DP Sibley (ENG) 10 16 1 648 133* 43.2 1725 37.56 2 2 2 76 1

Umesh Yadav's fitness update

India fast bowler Umesh Yadav is unlikely to take further part in the ongoing second Test against Australia at MCG and also doubtful for the next game of the four-match series after suffering a calf muscle injury on Monday, according to BCCI sources.
 
Umesh hobbled off the field after suffering the injury during the third day of the Boxing Day Test and has been taken for scans.
 
Umesh, 33, was in the middle of a fine spell when he experienced pain in his left leg and called for immediate medical attention. He later limped back to the dressing room.
 
"Umesh Yadav complained of pain in his calf while bowling his 4th over and was assessed by the BCCI medical team. He is being taken for scans now," BCCI media team said in a statement.
 
But BCCI sources later indicated that Umesh is not only doubtful for the remainder of the ongoing Test but also the next match.
 
"Umesh is unlikely to take the field any further in this match and also looks doubtful for the next Test," a BCCI source said.
 

Siraj on Bumrah's advice on Day 3

"Jassi bhai told me that don't try anything different. Bowl in one are and create pressure with dot balls and there should be equal focus on each ball," the 26-year-old Hyderabad pacer said, having already got three wickets in the match including that of Travis Head in the second innings.


MCG pitch is getting slower, says Mohammed Siraj

India's debutant pacer Mohammed Siraj on Monday said that the MCG track has slowed down considerably and to wipe off the Australian tail, they will have to hit one area consistently.

"The track on the first day was very helpful for bowling but it has become very slow today. Not much is happening and there wasn't much swing on offer. The key is to remain patient and hit one area consistently," Siraj said during the virtual media conference.
Mohammed Siraj. Photo: @BCCI

Former pacer Dirk Nannes also questions Paine's dismissal

Former Australia and Netherlands pace bowler Dirk Nannes, however, disagreed, saying that the umpire made the right call on the evidence available although he did say that Paine's bat did not touch the ball.
 
"The umpire made the right call on the evidence available. The snicko showed a bit of spike although I am not convinced he hit the ball," said Nannes while pointing out the flaw in the snicko.

Former India batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar had earlier questioned the 'Umpires Call' clause in the Decision Review System with Tendulkar even asking the International Cricket Council to reassess it.
 

Merv Hughes questions umpire's decision on Tim Paine dismissal

The dismissal of Australia skipper Tim Paine on the third day of the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground caused controversy after former Australia pace bowler Merv Hughes raised questions over the umpire's decision following evidence from snicko and hotspot.

Paine was the sixth man out with Australia on 99 in second innings and still 32 runs behind India.

The Aussie captain, who scored a match-turning unbeaten 73 in the first Test, tried to cut a delivery from left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja but was caught behind. The umpire did not give it out but the India skipper Ajinkya Rahane referred it.

While the hotspot did not show any spot on the bat and there seemed to be a slight gap between the bat and ball to the naked eye on replays, the soundwave on the snicko showing a slight disturbance. The third umpire gave it out with Paine returning to the dressing room very unhappy.

"You need two pieces of information to overturn that decision (of Paine's dismissal) which was originally given not out by the umpire. One is the hotspot and the other is the snicko. You cannot overturn an on-field umpire's decision on the basis of just one," said Hughes to ABC Sport.

 

Here's why Smith not able pile up runs

Boxing legend boxer Muhammad Ali's famous shuffle mesmerised his opponents and audience alike, but Australian mainline batsman Steve Smith's shuffle on the pitch brought his downfall for a second time in the ongoing second Test against India here on Monday. Getting bowled around his legs on Monday meant that he now has a grand total of 10 runs in four innings, with one unbeaten innings, in the two Tests of the four-match series.
 
In the first innings, off-spinner R Ashwin plotted Smith's downfall by having Cheteshwar Pujara field at leg slip and in the second round fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah bowled the former Australia captain around his legs. Both times, Smith tried to play the ball on the leg side, but was unsuccessful.

Smith's much pronounced shuffle seems to have been his undoing. And both India captains, Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, seem to have figured this weakness out. Rahane had placed Pujara at leg slip in the first innings and Smith tried to turn the ball, which had pitched around middle and turned towards leg, he ended up giving a catch to a diving Pujara. It was a rare nought against India.

In the second innings, Smith almost 'walked' towards Bumrah the bowler while trying to turn the ball to leg but the ball clipped a bail. He probably had no idea where his leg stump was.

However, if one leaves his four failures in this Test series, Smith has been prolific against India. In 23 innings of 12 Tests, he has amassed 1,431 runs at a brilliant average of 75.32. He has hammered seven centuries and three half tons. In the last Test against India, before the ongoing series, he had scored 117 and 17 in the Dharamsala Test in March 2017. And in the previous Test to that, he had smashed a fabulous 178 not out in Ranchi in the same month.

 


Here's what Rahane said on his century in 1st innings

Ajinkya Rahane produced a master-class after taking over the reins at a low point for his team but when it comes to his best knock, the stand-in India skipper Monday placed his century at Lord's ahead of the latest effort, against Australia.
 
Rahane's classy 112 paved the way for India taking a substantial 131-run first innings lead in the ongoing second Test against Australia, who were in all sorts of trouble at the close of play on the third day.
 
"It was really special. Getting a century always is. Still feel that my hundred against England at Lord's is my best," Rahane said after the day's play.

Leading the side just days after a humiliating defeat in the series-opener at Adelaide Oval, Rahane earned praise from the cricket fraternity for the manner in which he handled his bowlers and his field placements at Melbourne.
 
"Captaincy is all about backing your instinct. You've got to back your gut feeling. Credit to the bowlers, they bowled in the right areas," he added.
Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after hitting a ton against Australia in boxing day Test. Photo: @BCCI

Controversy over Tim Paine's dismissal

The dismissal of Australia skipper Tim Paine on the third day of the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground caused controversy after former Australia pace bowler Merv Hughes raised questions over the umpire's decision following evidence from snicko and hotspot.
 
Paine was the sixth man out with Australia on 99 in second innings and still 32 runs behind India.
 
The Aussie captain, who scored a match-turning unbeaten 73 in the first Test, tried to cut a delivery from left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja but was caught behind. The umpire did not give it out but the India skipper Ajinkya Rahane referred it.
 
While the hotspot did not show any spot on the bat and there seemed to be a slight gap between the bat and ball to the naked eye on replays, the soundwave on the snicko showing a slight disturbance. The third umpire gave it out with Paine returning to the dressing room very unhappy.

"You need two pieces of information to overturn that decision (of Paine's dismissal) which was originally given not out by the umpire. One is the hotspot and the other is the snicko. You cannot overturn an on-field umpire's decision on the basis of just one," said Hughes to ABC Sport.
 

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 3 highlights

India got a foot in the door of the second Test after they reduced Australia to 133 for six wickets in their second innings at the end of third day's play in the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday.
 
The Aussies are ahead of India by just two runs and have four wickets in hand. India are yet to bat in the second innings.
 
The Time Paine-led side, which had dismissed India for 326 and restricted the lead to 131 runs early on the third day, however, found the going tough in the second innings as it kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
 
The Aussies eventually found themselves at 99 for the loss of six wickets at one point and in danger of losing the game by an innings.
 
However, all-rounder Cameron Green and bowler Pat Cummins saw off the last 18 overs without any further casualty, adding 34 in the process.
 
Pace bowler Umesh Yadav removed Joe Burns early before limping off the field following pain in the ankle. He has undergone scans and did not take field after limping off in his fourth over.
 
Marnus Labuschagne was dismissed with the Aussie team total on 42, removed by off-spinner R Ashwin. Then Steve Smith was bowled down the leg, by a Jasprit Bumrah delivery. The Aussie batting mainstay had left his leg-stump exposed. A flurry of wickets followed with opener Matthew Wade, who had batted well for his 40, Travis Head and skipper Tim Paine getting dismissed within one run.
 
The Indian bowlers shared the wickets with Jadeja taking two and the others -- Bumrah, Umesh, Mohammed Siraj and Ashwin, taking one each.

WATCH: India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 3 highlights

 

India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 4

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