India vs Austalia Score : Day 3 of the first Test between India and Australia at Nagpur.
INDIA 400 all out, lead by 222!
As he attempts to swing his way to a century, Axar Patel is bowled off a slower ball by Pat Cummins. But he settles for 84. India still puts forth a commanding effort, which is ably supported by the lower order. Can Australia mount a counter-offensive from here?
WICKET: Murphy gets seven points.
Shami ultimately succumbs after a 52-run stand in which he hit 37 runs. He tries another big hit and gets a massive top edge, which Carey takes effectively by running back and across. Murphy’s debut fantasy continues!
The fifty-fifty partnership is mentioned.
Shami has gone after anything given a touch of air, and the first time he tried a big smash, he was dumped by Boland. But he now hits back-to-back sixes off Murphy as India’s advantage approaches 200.
Australia has received no reviews.
They challenged Axar Patel for being caught behind while attempting to drive a full ball. The sound appears to have been made when the bat struck the ground rather than off an edge. So Axar survives, but Australia receives no reviews.
Murphy bags (WICKET) Jadeja
Today’s offspinners are getting more off the surface, and Todd Murphy gets his sixth wicket. He gets one straight on from around the wicket, and Jadeja is bowled with his arms up on 70. Australia is off to a great start.
So, following a strong batting performance led by Rohit Sharma yesterday, India has taken a commanding lead. This was followed by Ravindra Jadeja coming in in the second half, with Axar Patel putting the icing on the cake. They are currently leading by 144 runs, but this is also India’s last recognised batting pair. Australia would like to finish the game swiftly and bat again before the pitch breaks up further. Can they pull it off?