At close of play, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara were batting on 4 and 9, respectively, after Rohit Sharma (52) and Shubman Gill (31) had put on 71 runs for the opening wicket in their second innings. The visitors trailed by 309 runs when the stumps were drawn.
Australia declared their second innings at 312 for six with Marnus Labuschagne (73), Steve Smith (81) and Cameron Green (84) making substantial contributions on the penultimate day of the match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The four-match series is currently tied 1-1.
India 1st Innings: 244 and 98/2 in 34 overs (Rohit Sharma 52, Shubman Gill 31)
Australia: 338 and 312/6 in 87 overs (Marnus Labuschagne 73, Steve Smith 81, Cameron Green 84 Navdeep Saini 2/54).
Catch the Day 4 highlights of the 3rd Test match here:
12:33 PM IST: That's STUMPS for Day 4; India are 98/2 (34 Overs) Ajinkya Rahane 4, Cheteshwar Pujara 9, Need 309 to win
What a day it was. India started by dropping a catch in the first over. Australia piled up runs, with Marnus Labuschagne (73) and Steve Smith (81) once again notching up half-centuries in the second innings. Cameron Green (84 ) then hit some good shots as Australia's lead swelled to 400 plus.
Rohit Sharma (52) and Shubman Gill (31) then gave India a excellent platform before Australia snared two wickets.
12:32 PM IST: Last over of the day and it's Nathan Lyon. Maiden over
12:29 PM IST: Pat Cummins to continue. A lot will now depend on Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. Cummins keeps coming with the balls that just beats the batsmen all ends up.
India 98/2 (33) Ajinkya Rahane 4, Cheteshwar Pujara 9
12:24 PM IST: Nathan Lyon to continue.Bowls a maiden
12:21 PM IST: A wicket and one run came of this over. Pat Cummins now has figures of 8-1-21-1
12:17 PM IST: WATCH - Australia Ejects Spectators From SCG
12:16 PM IST: Pat Cummins gets Rohit Sharma. Rohit pulls a short ball, only to find Mitchell Starc at backward square leg. Sharma timed it too well. An easy catch in the end
India 92/2 (30.2) Rohit Sharma c Starc b Cummins 52, Cheteshwar Pujara 8
12:12 PM IST: Nathan Lyon to continue; Rohit Sharma chips the 4th ball for boundary to raise his half-century. Fifty for Rohit Sharma; Came of 95 balls (5x4, 1x6)
India 92/1 (30) Rohit Sharma 52, Cheteshwar Pujara 8
12:10 PM IST: Pat Cummins into the attack. One run of this over
12:06 PM IST: Nathan Lyon into the attack. Cheteshwar Pujara works the ball towards leg side for 3 runs. 4 runs of this over
India 86/1 (28) Rohit Sharma 46, Cheteshwar Pujara 8
12:03 PM IST: Josh Hazlewood to continue. 2 runs of the over as Rohit Sharma inches closer to his half-century
11:58 AM IST: Nathan Lyon into the attack. Rohit Sharma takes 3 runs of the first ball. Next ball, Pujara steps out and cracks a four through covers. 9 runs of the over
India 80/1 (26) Rohit Sharma 43, Cheteshwar Pujara 5
11:53 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood into the attack. Another maiden as India look to rebuild
11:48 AM IST: Nathan Lyon into the attack. Bowls a maiden
11:47 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood to Cheteshwar Pujara. An appeal for lbw of the 4th ball and given by the umpire. India go for review. But ball tracking shows ball missing the stumps. It hit Pujara above knee roll. Pujara survives
11:43 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood into the attack. And It's first wicket. Shubman Gill is caught behind of the first ball. Gill goes for review and hot spot shows a mark.
Shubman Gill c Paine b Hazlewood 31 (64b, 4x4)
India 71/1 (21.1) Rohit Sharma 39
11:37 AM IST: Nathan Lyon into the attack. Bowls a maiden
11:36 AM IST: Cameron Green into the attack. Short ball and Rohir Sharma dispatches it for a six over square leg.
India 70/0 (21) Rohit Sharma 39, Shubman Gill 30
11:32 AM IST: Mitchell Starc to continue. Rohit Sharma cracks two fours of the first and the third ball. 11 runs came of this over. India are now looking more settled.
Live score is India 64/0 (20) Rohit Sharma 33 , Shubman Gill 30
11:27 AM IST: Cameron Green into the attack.
That's 50-run partnership for India with a cross bat straight drive from Shubman Gill
India 53/0 (19) Rohit Sharma 22, Shubman Gill 30
11:22AM IST: Mitchell Starc to continue. Starc is coming around the wicket to cramp India openers for room. 1 run of this over; India need 360 to win
11:15 AM IST: Pat Cummins to continue. Huge appeal for lbw against Rohit Sharma but as the India opener was returning to the crease Steve Smith hits the stumps from slips and appeals for the run out. Review show Sharma planted his foot in well before the ball hit the stumps. Next ball Rohit Sharma hits a four through covers
India 46/0 (17) Rohit Sharma 22, Shubman Gill 23
11:09 AM IST: Mitchell Starc into the attack, 2 slips and a gully. 2 runs from the over
India 42/0 (16) Rohit Sharma 18, Shubman Gill 23
11:04 AM IST: Pat Cummins to continue. Cummins has found his line and length. Teasing Rohit Sharma by bowling just outside off. Sharma has been beaten on couple of occasion in this over. A maiden over
11:00 AM IST: Nathan Lyon into the attack. Rohit Sharma steps out and chips it over the infield for a single. Just one run came of this over
10:57 AM IST: Pat Cummins into the attack. Beats Shubman Gill outside off, But next ball, Gill gets a four. Last ball of the over, thick edge flies through slips for four.
India 39/0 (13) Rohit Sharma 17, Shubman Gill 22
10:53 AM IST: Nathan Lyon into the attack in the 12th over of the innings. 2 runs came of this over
India 31/0 (12) Rohit Sharma 17, Shubman Gill 14
10:49 AM IST: Pat Cummins to continue. Cummins has once again been impeccable in line and length. Just one run from this over.
10:44 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood to continue. 2 runs of it. Both openers have not been trouble till now. Apart from the two appeals in the previous over.
India 28/0 (10) Rohit Sharma 15, Shubman Gill 13
10:40 AM IST: Pat Cummins into the attack. Good over by Cummins. Just one run from it.
10:36 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood to continue. Huge appeal for lbw against Rohit Sharma and given. Rohit goes for review. The impact is in line but the ball has hit above the knee roll. Ball would have sailed over the stumps. Rohit survives.
A ball later, Australia appeal for caught behind against Shubman Gill. . Umpire not interested. Now Australia go for review. Once again nothing on hotspot or snicko. Gill Survives
India 25/0 (8) Rohit Sharma 14, Shubman Gill 11
10:29 AM IST: Pat Cummins into the attack. Shubman Gill hits a four through extra cover region
India 23/0 (7) Rohit Sharma 13, Shubman Gill 10
10:25 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood to continue. The pitch is looking good and flat to bat on but a target of 407 is an uphill task but India has started with positive intent. 1 run from the over
India 19/0 (6) Rohit Sharma 13, Shubman Gill 6
10: 21 AM IST: READ: Play Disrupted Because Of Abuse From Crowd
10:20 AM IST: Mitchell Starc to continue. First four of the India's innings. Rohit Sharma is looking in good touch. drives it through the backward point. 8 runs from this over
India 18/0 (5) Rohit Sharma 13, Shubman Gill 5
10:15 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood to continue. 4 runs of this over
India 10/0 (4) Rohit Sharma 6, Shubman Gill 4
10:12 AM IST: Mitchell Starc to bowl the third over. 2 runs of it
India 6/0 (3) Rohit Sharma 1, Shubman Gill 5
10:07 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood to bowl the 2nd over. Maiden over. Huge appeal for leg before of the last ball but umpire not interested
10:03 AM IST: 4 runs of the first over. Both openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are off the mark
India 4/0 (1) Rohit Sharma 1, Shubman Gill 3
9:58 AM IST: Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill walk out for India to start the chase. Mitchell Starc has the ball in his hand
9:52 AM IST: Australia has declared their innings at 312/6, India have been set a target of 407 to win.
9:40 AM IST: TEA Break, Australia haven't declared yet but they have 312/6 on the board and overall lead is now 406
9:39 AM IST: Back to the match. Jasprit Bumrah into the attack. Cameron Green is now trying to score quickly. Australia have enough on the board and now it's all about can Green get his maiden century. He hits a four of the 4th ball and the next ball is pulled for six. Last ball, appeal for caught behind and has been given. Green goes for review. Spike on Snickometer given out
Cameron Green c Saha (Sub) b Bumrah 84 (132b, 8x4, 4x6)
2nd innings Australia 312/6 (87 overs); Tim Paine 39; Lead by 406
9:32 AM IST: A whole line of spectators have been asked to leave the stadium.
9:24 AM IST: The game has stopped. Mohammed Siraj and Ajinkya Rahane are having a chat with the umpires. There is some problem at the boundary. Remember, both Siraj and Bumrah were subjected to racial abuse yesterday. Officials are in the stands inquiring about the incident, as Indian players are huddled in the middle.
9:23 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj into his 25th over. SIX, right in the slot for Cameron Green and he dispatches the fifth ball into the stands. Second consecutive SIX. Australia's lead now 395
2nd innings Australia 301/5 (86 overs); Cameron Green 74, Tim Paine 38;
9:18 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah into the attack. 1 run from the over
2nd innings Australia 284/5 (85 overs); Cameron Green 59, Tim Paine 36; Lead 378
9:14 AM IST: Moahmmed Siraj to continue. Cameron Green dances down the track and hits a six. 8 runs from the over. Australia lead by 376
9:09 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah into the attack. Two slips in place for the pacer with the second new ball. Cameron Green is nearing his half-century. Cameron Green gets to his maiden fifty with a thick edge past gully.
2nd innings Australia 274/5 (83overs); Cameron Green 51, Tim Paine 34; Lead 368
9:01 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj into the attack. There is a slight delay again. The bowling crease is being hammered to flatten the footholes. 5 runs of the over. Australia lead by 364
8:54 AM IST: Navdeep Saini into the attack. Bowls a good over just one run from it.
2nd innings Australia 265/5 (81 overs); Cameron Green 46, Tim Paine 33; Lead 359
8:51 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack. 6 runs of this over. Australia now lead by 358
8:44 AM IST: Navdeep Saini into the attack. 6 runs of the over. Tim Paine and Cameron Green have added 50 runs for the sixth wicket. Australia's lead has now swelled to 350 plus. Looks like declaration is just around the horizon.
2nd innings Australia 258/5 (79 overs); Cameron Green 44, Tim Paine 29; Lead 352
8:39 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack. 5 runs of this over; Australia now lead by 346
8:33 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah into the attack.Much better over. He must be seething in anger deep down. Two catches dropped of his bowling. 1 run of this over. Bumrah's second innings figures are 18-4-51-0
2nd innings Australia 247/5 (77 overs); Cameron Green 37, Tim Paine 25; Lead 341
8:32 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack. Two consecutive fours by Tim Paine. Paine was given a life few overs back and now he is hurting India; Lead has swelled to 340
8:28 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah into the attack. Another catch dropped of Bumrah's bowling. Thick edge flies to slip and Rohit Sharma gets his hands to it but can't hold on to the ball. Tim Paine hits a four of the 5th ball. Another four of the last ball.
2nd innings Australia 237/5 (75 overs); Cameron Green 35, Tim Paine 17; Lead 331
8:22 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack. Concedes 7 runs; Lead now 321 now.
2nd innings Australia 227/5 (74 overs); Cameron Green 35, Tim Paine 7; Lead 321
8:16 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah into the attack. Vihari dives to take the catch at short mid off but the ball lands just in front. It was much more difficult chance than what Vihari spilled earlier in the innings. its a maiden
2nd innings Australia 220/5 (73 overs); Cameron Green 30, Tim Paine 5; Lead 314
8:15 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack. 3 runs from the over. Australia are looking to score quickly. The lunch break would have given Australia some time to think of the target that they will feel comfortable with before declaring. India will have to bat well now, if they hope to save the match; Lead 314
8:11 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj to continue and Cameron Green hits a four. The ball didn't bounce and a thick outside edge past the first slip. 7 runs from the over
2nd innings Australia 217/5 (71 overs); Cameron Green 28, Tim Paine 4; Lead 311
8:07 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to continue. Tim Paine gets off the mark with 2 runs.
2nd innings Australia 210/5 (70 overs); Cameron Green 23, Tim Paine 2; Lead 304
8:04 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj to continue. Bowls a maiden
7:59 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to continue. The ball turns and hits Steve Smith on the pads. Huge appeal by India but turned down. India go for review. Replays and ball tracking shows the ball would have gone to hit the stumps;Huge WICKET for India
Steve Smith lbw Ashwin 81 (167b, 8x4, 1x6)
2nd innings Australia 208/5 (67.4 overs); Cameron Green 23; Lead 302
7:55 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj to continue. 200 up for Australia. Steve Smith hits a four of the 4th ball. Poor line by Siraj, Straying on to the pads and easy picking for Steve Smith. 58 runs have been added in this partnership for the fifth wicket.
2nd innings Australia 206/4 (67 overs); Steve Smith 80, Cameron Green 22; Lead 300
7:50 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to continue. Steve Smith sweeps for four. Australia are now looking to score quickly. 12 runs of the last over and 5 runs from this over
7:45 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj bowls short and Steve Smith gets a top edge and it goes for six. Next ball goes for four. Australia are leading by 276 at lunch. This is the session that they will try to get quick runs and set a target. 12 runs of the over
2nd innings Australia 194/4 (65 overs); Steve Smith 69, Cameron Green 21;Lead 288
7:41 AM IST: We are back. Mohammed Siraj to start the second session for India. Steve Smith and Cameron Green out for Australia
7:00 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to continue. 2 runs from this over
LUNCH: 2nd innings Australia 182/4 (64 overs); Steve Smith 58, Cameron Green 20;Navdeep Saini 2/47
6:58 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj to continue. Cameron Green hits a four. Lovely straight drive past the bowler. 4 runs came of this over. Lead now 274
6:53 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to continue. We are approaching lunch. India will be very happy with a wicket here.2 runs from this over
2nd innings Australia 176/4 (62 overs); Steve Smith 57, Cameron Green 15; Lead 270.
6:50 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj to continue. Some trouble with the bowling crease again. The area is being hammered down. It happened yesterday also. Siraj has been impeccable with his line and length. Maiden over
6:43 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin from around the wicket. India are now trying to stop the flow of runs and also maybe take a wicket. Australia are slowly and steadily gathering runs. Lead by 268
6:38 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj to continue. A flick of the pad gives Cameron Green 2 runs. Siraj's figures so far 16-3-33-1
Live score is Australia 170/4 (59 overs); Steve Smith 53, Cameron Green 13; Lead 264.
6:32 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack. Australia will have a target in mind. Anything above 300 will be difficult target. Steve Smith takes 2 runs of the last ball; Lead now 262
6:28 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj into the attack Siraj has been mixing it up. Slow ball, legcutter to keep the batsmen guessing. Bowls a maiden
6:24 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack. Comes around the wicket. 1 run from the over
2nd innings Australia 166/4 (56 overs); Steve Smith 51, Cameron Green 11; Lead 260.
6:20 AM IST: Navdeep Saini to continue. Maiden over
6:14 AM IST: Half-century for Steve Smith. Pulls a short ball from Jasprit Bumrah for a single. Fifty came of 134 balls studded with five fours.
Australia 164/4; Cameron Green is on 9; Lead 257.
6:11 AM IST: Navdeep Saini to continue. Steve Smith tries to guide past square leg. The ball is in the air but doesn't carry to Shubman Gill. Smith now a run away from half-century. Cameron Green hits a four of the last ball. Lead now 256
6:07 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah to continue. Cameron Green edges one for four through a vacant slip for four runs.
2nd innings Australia 157/4 (52) Steve Smith 48, Cameron Green 5; Lead 251
6:03 AM IST: Navdeep Saini to continue. He has been the bowler for India today. Gets one to rise from length. Steve Smith does well to keep it down.
2nd innings Australia 153/4 (51) Steve Smith 48, Cameron Green 1; Lead 247
5:59 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah into the attack now. 4 runs from the over. Steve Smith is the key for Australia. Lead now 246
5:54 AM IST: Navdeep Saini to continue. Steve Smith hits four.
Saini provides India with another breakthrough gets Matthew Wade; Australia now four down. Matthew Wade poked at the ball pitched outside off. Extra bounce also there, Wriddhiman Saha takes a good catch.
2nd innings Australia 143/4 (49) Steve Smith 44, Matthew Wade c Saha (Sub) b Saini 4
5:46 AM IST: R Ashwin to continue, Gives away one run. India now staring at a lead of 237. DRINKS break
5:43 AM IST: 4 runs but crucially a breakthrough for India from this Navdeep Saini's over. Matthew Wade gets a four through extra cover.
2nd innings Australia 142/3 (47) Steve Smith 38, Matthew Wade 4
5:37 AM IST: Navdeep Saini provides breakthrough. A length ball angled down the leg. Labuschagne edges that too keeper Wriddhiman Saha who dives well to complete the catch. Matthew Wade is the next man in
Marnus Labuschagne c Saha (sub) b Saini 73 (118b, 9x4); Australia 138/3 (46.1)
5:33 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to continue. Marnus Labuschagne reverse sweeps for four. One thing Australia has done well is that they haven't allowed Ashwin to settle. They have stepped out to him. Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith have now added 100 runs for the third wicket. 7 runs from this over
5:32 AM IST: Navdeep Saini into the attack. 3 runs from the over
2nd Innings: Australia 131/2 (45) Marnus Labuschagne 68, Steve Smith 36, Lead 225
5:28 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to continue. A single of this over. India have stopped the flow of runs but they are not creating chances. India have already dropped Labuschagne at square leg and since then Australia have not given India anything. Lead now 222
5:24 AM IST: Navdeep Saini into the attack. India's bowling coach Bharat Arun was seen having animated discussion with the bowlers. He was particularly giving Saini a lot of advice. It was a better over. He was consistent with both line and length. Managed to beat Smith with the one that pitched and came in
2nd Innings: Australia 127/2 (43) Marnus Labuschagne 64, Steve Smith 36
5:18 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to continue. Bowls a maiden.
5:17 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj to continue. Gives way one run. Australia will have a target in mind. There is lot of time and overs left in this game for Australia to force a win. India have their back against the wall. Lead now 220
5:13 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to continue. Marnus Labuschagne steps out and lofts Ashwin for four. 6 runs of the over.
2nd Innings: Australia 125/2 (40) Marnus Labuschagne 63, Steve Smith 35
5:10 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj to continue. Siraj is looking to attack, but there is no help from the pitch. Gives away one run as Australia's lead swells to 212
5:06 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack. A lot will depend on Ashwin and how he bowls. India is missing Jadeja. 3 runs of the over
2nd Innings: Australia 117/2 (38) Marnus Labuschagne 57, Steve Smith 33
5:00 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj to continue. Siraj pitches up and Marnus Labuschagne is quick to drive it straight for four. 5 runs from the over
4:59 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah to continue. Bowls a maiden
Live score: 2nd Innings: Australia 109/2 (36) Marnus Labuschagne 50, Steve Smith 31
4: 55 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj to continue. A single from the over. Siraj is bowling a good line and length. Manages to beat the batsman with a legcutter
4:50AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah to continue.
Marnus Labuschagne reaches his 10th half-century with a single. India now truly have an uphill task. His 50 came of 82 balls and was studded with six fours.
2nd Innings: Australia 108/2 (34) Marnus Labuschagne 50, Steve Smith 31
4:47 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj into the attack. Gets one to come in and hits Marnus Labuschagne on pads. Huge appeal but turned down. India don't go for review, ball was going down the leg and also hit the batsman high on the pads. A single from the over
2nd Innings: Australia 107/2 (33) Marnus Labuschagne 49, Steve Smith 31
4:43 AM IST: A lot depends on how Jasprit Bumrah bowls. India need early wickets. Good line and length from India's leader the attack. Bowls a maiden
4:40 AM IST: Navdeep Saini into the attack. 1 run from the over as Australia batsmen look to settle again.
4:35 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah to start. Hanuma Vihari drops a regulation catch at square leg. Second ball of the day and India gifts Marnus Labuschagne a lifeline. 2 runs from the over
2nd Innings: Australia 105/2 (30) Marnus Labuschagne 48, Steve Smith 29
4:30 AM IST: Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith out in the middle for Australia; Jasprit Bumrah to start for India
4:17 AM IST: Welcome to Day 4 of the 3rd Test Match. With variable bounce and the odd balls keeping low, it will be one tough ask for India to chase anything close to 250 and more. Rishabh Pant is likely to bat in India's chase, but Ravindra Jadeja has already been ruled out.
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