IND vs AUS / Australia 123 for 4 at the end of Day 3, still leading by 296 runs

Zoom News : Jun 09, 2023, 10:45 PM
IND vs AUS: On the third day of the World Test Championship (WTC) final, Australia has achieved a lead of 296 runs over India. The team scored 123 runs for 4 wickets in the second innings till stumps. Marnus Labushen returned unbeaten on 41 and Cameron Green on 7 runs. Earlier, India was all out for 296 runs in the first innings. The Australian team scored 469 runs in the first innings.

This is how Australia's wickets fell in the second innings.

First: Siraj bowled a wobble seam ball, Warner wanted to play the third ball of the fourth over on the back foot, but the ball took a slight edge and went to the wicketkeeper, which Bharat did not make a mistake in catching.

Second: Umesh wanted to drive on a wide length ball from Yadav, but the ball took an edge and went to the wicketkeeper Bharat. Bharat took a simple catch.

Third: Jadeja bowled a good length ball on the off stump. Steve Smith wanted to go ahead and play short in the direction of the leg, but the ball turned and hit the outer edge of the bat and stood in the air above the covers, which was easily caught by Shardul Thakur after running a few steps.

Fourth: Jadeja turns the ball inside out with a good length, this ball is slightly pressed, on which wanted to head drive. But hit towards Jadeja and Jaddu caught an easy catch.

Smith-Labushen added 62 runs

After losing the wickets of the openers for 24 runs, Marnus Labushen and Steve Smith took the innings forward by sharing 62 runs off 96 balls for the third wicket. This partnership was broken by Ravindra Jadeja by dismissing Smith.

Rahane-Thakur's half-centuries saved from follow-on

In India's first innings, Ajinkya Rahane (89 runs) and Shardul Thakur (51) saved India from follow-on by playing half-centuries. There was a 109-run partnership between the two for the 7th wicket. Luck favored India in the first session. Indian batsmen also got three lives in this.

Earlier, India's top order flopped. Rohit Sharma 15 and Shubman Gill were dismissed after scoring 13 runs. Pujara and Kohli also went on to score 14-14 runs. Jadeja got out for 48 runs. He prevented the Indian innings from disintegrating for some time by sharing a 71-run partnership with Rahane on 100 balls.

Pat Cummins took three wickets. Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland and Cameron Green got two wickets each.

Rahane misses century, 26th Fifty Jamai

Ajinkya Rahane missed out on his century. He was dismissed for 89 runs. He scored 26th Fifty. Earlier, Rahane also scored 5000 runs in his Test career.

Rahane-Thakur's century partnership After losing Bharat's wicket at 152, Rahane shared a 109-run partnership with Shardul Thakur for the 7th wicket off 145 balls. This partnership averted the threat of follow on from India.

This is how India's wickets fell in the first innings

First: Indian captain Rohit Sharma was dismissed on the last ball of the sixth over. He was made LBW by Pat Cummins. Rohit wanted to play the good length ball in front, but the ball fell below the knee and hit the pad.

Second: Shubman Gill could not understand Boland's in-swing ball and the good length ball went on to scatter Gill's balls. Gill was bowled on the fourth ball of the seventh over.

Third: Pujara could not understand the incoming ball of Cameron Green and left it, but the ball took off stump. Earlier, Gill was also dismissed like this.

Fourth: Kohli is out. Virat could not handle Mitchell Starc's bouncer and the ball touched the gloves and went to Steve Smith standing at second slip, Smith made no mistake in catching the catch.

Fifth: Lion bowled the third ball of the 35th over on a good length, which was going outside the off stump, lifty batsman Jadeja went to defend this ball, but the ball took the outside edge of the bat and went into the hands of Steve Smith standing at slip .

Sixth: Bharat could not understand the ball coming in from Boland's good length and got bowled. Got bowled on his first ball on the third day.

Seventh: Cameron Green caught a brilliant catch of Ajinkya Rahane at gully. Rahane wanted to punch the short length ball from Pat Cummins, but was caught.

Eighth: Pat Cummins bowled an out swinger of good length, on which Umesh Yadav was beaten and bowled.

Ninth: Shardul was dismissed on a good length ball off stump by Cameron Green. The ball took the edge of his bat and went into the gloves of wicketkeeper Carey.

Tenth: Mitchell Starc bowled a short length ball, which Shami wanted to play towards fine leg, but the ball took a slight edge and went behind the wicket, Carey leapt to his left and took the catch.

First: The session was named after Rahane-Shardul

The first session of the third day was in the name of Indian batsmen Ajikya Rahane and Shardul Thakur. Both saved India from the threat of follow-on by sharing a century partnership. In this session, India scored 109 runs losing one wicket. Rahane also completed his career's 26th half-century and 5000 Test runs in the same session, while Australian fast bowler Stock Boland bowled wicket-keeper batsman Shrikar Bharat on the second ball of the day. Indian batsmen got three lives after Bharat's dismissal.

Second: the return of the kangaroos

Kangaroos have made a comeback in the second session of the third day. In this session of 20.4 overs, 69 runs were scored and 5 wickets fell. In this, India lost the last four wickets in scoring 46 runs, while the Australian team lost one wicket in scoring 23 runs.

Apart from Rahane, Shardul, India's stable batsman Shami, Umesh were out in this session. At the same time, the Australians lost Warner's wicket.

Playing-11 of both the teams

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.

Australia: Pat Cummins (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland.