India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 2 Highlights – Dec 27, 2018

3rd Test, India tour of Australia at Melbourne 2018, Watch AUS v IND Cricket highlights today – Third test day two from Melbourne Cricket Ground (Australia) Thursday 27th December 2018.

India faced 169.4 overs in their first innings and they declared their first innings with seven wickets down and 443 runs on the board. India is the world’s no 1 team not just because of their batting power they are also quick learners. The opener of the team GH Vihari dismissed with eight runs, MA Agarwal scored 76 runs, CA Pujara continues his good form and gave India another century.

He scored 106 runs off 319 balls. He smashed ten boundaries in his innings. When his wicket down it happened like this (125.4 keeps low and that’s the end of Pujara. Ah, that’s awful. Pujara can’t believe it. Hardly did anything wrong there. Hanging back to a short of a length delivery, barely gets up and goes through the defenses to take out the stumps. As with most great stands, one partner follows the other soon after it’s broken 299/4).

The captain of the team V Kohli faced 204 balls and scored 82 runs, AM Rahane contributed 34 runs RR Pant † 39 and RG Sharma 63 not out. PJ Cummins took three wickets in 34 overs with 72 runs. MA Starc bowled 28 overs and leaked 87 runs with taking two wickets. JR Hazlewood and NM Lyon took one wicket each of them. The home team Australia faced 6 overs and scored 8 runs in their first innings.

India won the toss and elected to bat.

Australia team/playing XI
1 Aaron Finch, 2 Marcus Harris, 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Shaun Marsh, 5 Travis Head, 6 Mitchell Marsh, 7 Tim Paine (capt. & wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
India team/playing XI
1 Mayank Agarwal, 2 Hanuma Vihari, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt.), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rohit Sharma, 7 Rishabh Pant (wk), 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Jasprit Bumrah.

Form guide
Australia: WLLDL (last five completed matches)
India: LWWWL

Match Timings: 10:30 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Umpires – Ian Gould, Marais Erasmus
TV Umpires – Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Paul Wilson
Match number – Test no. 2237

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