IND vs AUS 3rd Test Day 3: India Lead by 346 Runs, Bumrah Takes his 3rd Five-Wicket Haul

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Jasprit Bumrah
Source: India Today

Australia resumed play on Day 3 at 8/0 trailing by a mammoth 435 runs. Jasprit Bumrah’s blitzkrieg plummeted the Australian batting. He returned with outstanding figures of 6-33. Ravindra Jadeja held up the other end, picking up 2 wickets. Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami claimed a wicket each as Australia was bundled out for 151.

With a lead of 292 runs, Indian captain Virat Kohli decided to bat again rather than giving the follow-on. The decision backfired as Pat Cummins ran through the Indian top order. He took 4 wickets for only 10 runs in 6 overs. At stumps India’s second innings score is 54/5 with a comprehensive lead of 346 runs.

Session 1:

Ishant Sharma struck early in the day. Mayank Agarwal took a terrific catch at short mid-wicket and Finch had to go for 8.

Marcus Harris looked set until he pulled a short one from Bumrah to Ishant Sharma at fine leg. Harris made 22.

Usman Khawaja who is the mainstay of Australia’s batting order was out on 21. Jadeja got the priced wicket with an inside edge to Mayank Agarwal in close.

Bumrah outfoxed Shaun Marsh with a brilliant slower ball to end the first session on 89/4. marsh made 19.

Session 2:

Shortly Bumrah knocked over Travis Head from round the wicket and Ajinkya Rahane took a brilliant catch at first slip to dismiss Mitchell Marsh of Jadeja for 9.

It looked a partnership was developing between captain Tim Paine and Pat Cummins but Mohammad Shami cleaned him up with a beautiful delivery. Cummins made 17.

At tea time, India was right on top of the game with Australia struggling at 145/7 and trailing by 298 runs.

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Session 3:

Bumrah wrecked havoc in the final, session. First, he got the Australian captain Tim Paine (22), then Nathan Lyon (0) and finally Josh Hazelwood (0). Australia was bundled out for 151. The right arm fast bowler picked up 6 wickets in the innings for only 33 runs. With this 5 wicket haul, Bumrah became the first Asian bowler to pick a five-wickets in each of Australia, England and South Africa in the same calendar year.

Indian captain Virat Kohli decided against giving a follow on. Indian openers Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari came into bat with a lead of 292. Pattrick Cummins produced a fiery spell that rattled the Indian top order. He got Vihari (13), Pujara (0), Kohli (0) and Rahane (1). He returned with figures of 4-10 runs in 6 overs. Josh Hazelwood got Rohit Sharma (5).

At stumps on day 3, India’s second innings score is 54/5 with a comprehensive lead of 346 runs. The Indian team will look to get quick runs tomorrow morning and put Australia into bat as soon as possible.

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