Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia, 4th Test Day 3: India on top despite Australia lead

Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 3: India rattle Australia.(Source: BCCI)

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 3 Live Cricket Score: IND vs AUS Live Score of 4th Test in Dharamsala.

 Hello and welcome to the coverage of the third day’s play of the fourth Test between India and Australia from Dharamsala. India start at 248 for the loss of six wickets.

India vs Australia 4th Test Day 3 Pitch Report

There is extra bounce in the pitch and the cracks have widen up. But it is still a good one to bat on. If the batsmen can play the shot with confidence, they will get value for their shots. Same goes for the bowlers. If they can exploit the new ball and pitch it in the right areas, a few quick wickets are there for the taking. The pitch is dry but nothing that can bamboozle the batsman.

India vs Australia 4th Test Playing XI

India: KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav

Australia: David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins

India vs Australia 4th Test, Day 2 Players Reactions:

KL Rahul: “Not regretting anything but a little disappointed that I haven’t been able to convert the starts into big runs for my team” (Read More)

Nathan Lyon: “I reckon it is an unbelievable feeling to be pretty evenly poised after day two” (Read more)

India vs Australia 4th Test Umpires

Ground Umpires: M Erasmus and Ian Gould; Third umpire: Chris Gaffaney

Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia, 4th Test Day 3

  India pacers rattled Australia in the second innings as Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar shared three wickets and then Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin picked one wicket each to reduce Australia to 92 for 5 at Tea on day three of the fourth Test in Dharamsala. Catch the Live Cricket Score and Live Cricket Updates of the India vs Australia 4th Test here

Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 3: India rattle Australia.(Source: BCCI)

1550 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav to Matthew Wade. He takes a single off the first ball and Nathan Lyon is one strike. Should Wade not protect the tail with Australia’s lead just 90?

1546 hrs IST: WICKET! Steve O’Keefe is gone now! Jadeja has another one. Third for him. Brilliant catch by Pujara at silly point. Australia 8 down now. Australia’s lead is 89 runs

1542 hrs IST: India now have Umesh Yadav and Jadeja bowling in tandem. Australia 121 for the loss of seven wickets. They lead by 89 runs now

1538 hrs IST: WICKET! Jadeja picks up his second wicket as Cummins is caught at slips by Rahane. A bit pitched up from Jadeja and Cummins is confident of the drive but gets an edge. Simple edge to Rahane

1532 hrs IST: India to operate with pace after drinks break! Umesh Yadav has the ball in hand with Pat Cummins on strike. Australia are 120 for the loss of six wickets

1528 hrs IST: Final hour of play remaining in Dharamsala. Australia have a lead of 88 runs. Drinks called as India look to take those four wickets quickly

1524 hrs IST: Ashwin flights one ball to Cummins and he drives it through covers! Brilliant shot from him. Australia move on to 120 for the loss of six wickets

1517 hrs IST: Ashwin has bowled ten over for 15 runs and two wickets. Australia are 115 for the loss of six wickets. They lead by 83 runs in Dharamsala

1510 hrs IST: Cummins has now played 20 balls for this three runs. Wade has played 46 for his six. Three run partnership from 39 balls for Australia

1503 hrs IST: So Wade and Cummins are rebuilding for Australia. Buying time will not affect chances of winning or losing. Ashwin to bowl again

1455 hrs IST: Australia on the back foot now. Four wickets in hand with more than 90 minutes to play in Dharamsala. This could be a big innings for Wade

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1451 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin has Maxwell leg-before. He has reviewed it but it is umpire’s call on impact and hitting wickets. Unlucky for Maxwell but he has to go. Big wicket for India. Maxwell padded that ball from Ashwin

1444 hrs IST: 30 overs bowled in the Australian innings and they are 99 for the loss of five wickets. They lead by 67 runs in the second innings

1442 hrs IST: This is a top innings from Maxwell. He sweeps Jadeja and gets another four to move into the 40s. Australia close to 100

1438 hrs IST: Ashwin and Jadeja continue to bowl for India from either ends. Maxwell and Wade the two batsmen for Australia out in the middle

1433 hrs IST: Ashwin has Wade caught pad first. Big appeal by India and it is given not out. India opt for a review. TV replay shows the ball had pitched in line and was going on to hit the top of the stumps. That makes it an umpire’s decision and that was not out.

1430 hrs IST: After Tea, final session of the day and a crucial one at that. Ravindra Jadeja to open the bowling. Jadeja had Shaun Marsh before the break and continues to another left-hander in Matthew Wade.

India will be very happy to have Australia 92 for the loss of five wickets in that session. Australia’s lead is just 60 runs. Pacers setting up with three early wickets before Jadeja and Ashwin pick one wicket each

1410 hrs IST: WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja gets Shaun Marsh. Caught at short leg as he gets some extra bounce. Brilliant session for India as they pick up five wickets in it. Australia are 92 for the loss of five wickets

1405 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin with the golden arm! Handscomb edges it to slips and Rahane has pulled off a stunning catch! A bit of extra bounce as Handscomb moved backwards to defend it. Takes the outside edge as it didn’t turn much. Rahane gets one to his right and it hangs in his fingers.

1355 hrs IST: 50-run stand up between Maxwell and Handscomb. This has been good rebuilding for Australia after losing the three wickets early

1347 hrs IST: Turn and bounce for Ravindra Jadeja in that over but no success. Edges going for four for Australia. They are 71 for the loss of three wickets. Lead by 39 runs now

1341 hrs IST: Short from Kuldeep and Maxwell goes back and makes room to hit him through covers for another four! Australia are scoring some easy and important runs

1338 hrs IST: Spin from both ends for India but Maxwell is on the counter. Hits Kuldeep for a four and a six and takes the score to 63 for the loss of three wickets. Jadeja to bowl

1329 hrs IST: Spin for the first time in this innings from India. Rahane doesn’t wait and brings on Kuldeep Yadav straightaway. Handscomb on strike

1323 hrs IST: This Test match has everything! Glenn Maxwell with a counter attack to India. Australia are 50 for the loss of three wickets after 13 overs. Lead by 18 runs.

1313 hrs IST: Drinks in Dharamsala. India have dominated this one hour of the Australian innings but the visitors have also managed to level the scores. Intense contest in Dharamsala

1305 hrs IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav has Renshaw caught behind! Ripping delivery from Umesh and Renshaw is caught on the crease. Edges it behind. Australia still 1 run behind

1300 hrs IST: WICKET! Smith has played on with Australia trailing by 1 run. Short pull from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Smith tries to pull after shuffling across. Under edge and off-stump is uprooted

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1257 hrs IST: Steve Smith continues to punish Indian bowlers. He has consecutive boundaries on either side of the wicket. Brilliant batting from him

1252 hrs IST: Another top over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Australia have their captain out in the middle and India need to get him out early. He is in top form

1237 hrs IST: India seasmers have been brilliant in this innings so far. No room giving to the batsmen and right on the money. Smith and Renshaw the two batsmen for Australia

1233 hrs IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav has been phenomenal this season for India and he has done it again! Warner edges one behind. Umesh firing in has got the ball to move slightly and it takes the edge off Warner’s bat. Saha does the rest

1229 hrs IST: Karun Nair is having a horror of a Test match. Drops Warner off Bhuvneshwar, again. Similar to the first innings drop. At third slip. Rahane at gully tried catch it off the rebound but can’t

1227 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts the new over with a bouncer that surprises Warner. Right in the face of Warner and some speed as well. Australia are 9 for no loss

1226 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav just bowled a ripper! Magnificent. Pitching it short and Renshaw, who is a tall batsman, has to jump and it still missed him. Past his gloves which were covering his face. Saha jumps a long way to take that

1219 hrs IST: Four! First runs for Australia and they come with a four through slips. Between the third slip and gully fielder. Trail by 28 runs now

1215 hrs IST: Australian openers out in the middle for the second innings. They trail by 32 runs. India will start with Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the ball

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A difficult phase in this Test match. Australia will fancy their chances to win this match as they are not behind by a huge margin. But if India can trigger a collapse, who knows?

That is Lunch in Dharamsala. India looked to take a good lead against Australia but four wickets in the final half-hour pulled things back for them. Only 32-run lead for India and Australia will be relieved that it is just 32

1126 hrs IST: Last few overs have been erratic. Jadeja with that aggressive innings then India lose three wickets in the space of 13 balls. Final pair out in the middle

1118 hrs IST: WICKET! Steve Smith has pulled off an absolute stunner at slips to get rid off Saha. Pat Cummins has another wicket. A lethal bouncer from Cummins and Saha tried to duck with his eyes off the ball. Lobs it up and Smith times his jump to perfection to take a very good catch

1115 hrs IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar fails to open his account and is caught at slips off O’Keefe. Bhuvi tries to drive the delivery but is away from it. Smith takes a sharp catch to his right. India 8 down

1108 hrs IST: WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja plays on! Cummins rewarded for some good bowling. Jadeja was expecting a bouncer and sitting on the heel. Cummins follows a bouncer with a good length delivery. Jadeja throws himself at it with no feet movement.

1101 hrs IST: You cannot force Jadeja back with short balls. First a hook for four and then Australia put three fielders for the hook. Another short ball and Jadeja hooks it for six! Brilliant batting

1055 hrs IST: FIFTY! What a time for Jadeja to get yet another half-century! Batted beautifully and with no pressure. Out come the sword celebrations

1052 hrs IST: India take the lead in Dharamsala. A misfield by Warner and India are 301 for 6. Dharamsala crowd knows it and are celebrating

1050 hrs IST: Review! Saha is given not out after an appeal for leg-before but Steve Smith reviews it. A big inside edge there off Saha’s bat. Not out

1047 hrs IST: After seeing off the early overs, Saha and Jadeja are now picking some easy runs. No need to panic for them. Australia frustrated

1041 hrs IST: India trail by only nine runs and they have four wickets in hand. A lead can be very crucial for India. Saha and Jadeja know that

1030 hrs IST: First hour of the day done and India will happily take it. They have added 37 runs this morning and are 285 for the loss of six wickets. Trailing by only 15 runs

1026 hrs IST: An excellent start from India today. Saha and Jadeja doing exactly what India needed. Also, the DRS is back. Tech issues solved. Hazlewood to continue

1021 hrs IST: A bit of chat between Jadeja and Australian fielders. Umpire has to intervene. Nothing intense but enough to unsettle Jadeja. Lyon to continue

1012 hrs IST: Four off the final delivery and India have moved on to 279 for the loss of six wickets and India trail by a mere 21 runs now

1009 hrs IST: 1000 Test runs for Wriddhiman Saha. 50-run stand between Jadeja and Saha. India steady this morning and still going

1007 hrs IST: Pressure? What pressure? Jadeja sends the final ball of the Lyon over for a massive six over long-on. Brilliant stand and deliver shot

1004 hrs IST: Spin for the first time this morning. The hero of day two for Australia, Nathan Lyon into the attack. He will bowl to Saha with India on 260 for 6

0957 hrs IST: Six over bowled this morning and India have added 12 runs to their overnight score. India are 260 for the loss of six wickets

0947 hrs IST: Slow start for India this morning. Jadeja has hit a four but that is it. Cummins and Hazlewood once again keeping things tight

0939 hrs IST: Two runs off the first two overs of the day. India are 250 for the loss of three wickets. Cummins will conitnue for Australia

0929 hrs IST: Review! A loud appeal for a caught behind from the Australia off the first ball and the umpire has given it out. Jadeja doesn’t wait and reviews it. There is no outside edge so Jadeja is safe

0920 hrs IST: India should take this according to small targets. They should first look to overtake Australia’s total and later try to extend it to a decent total

0910 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja will be key batsman for India as they will need some runs from him. Saha can play long but can Jadeja stay on the crease?


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