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India vs Australia , Day Three Live Updates: Virat Kohli Slams Hundred After Rahul Falls for 110

On what is emerging as a largely flat Sydney wicket, India trail Australia by a massive 501 runs in the first innings. With Rohit Sharma and young Lokesh Rahul in the middle, the tourists will hope to close in on the Australian total of 572/7 (decl).

Indian batsmen will look to help themselves to big scores on a pitch that is favourable to their cause. While Australia’s first innings total of 572/7 (decl) may still be miles away, Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul will begin proceedings on Day 3 of the final Test.

Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 1: India struggle as Australia score 348/2 on Day 1

India struggle as Australia score 348/2 on Day 1 . Indian bowlers struggled throughout the day as Australia’s top-four hammered a listless attack. David Warner smashed his third ton of the series, while Chris Rogers fell short of a well-deserved one. Skipper Steve Smith and Shane Watson are unbeaten in the middle, and looking set for individual hundreds.

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Australia score 242/2 at tea on Day 1 of SCG Test

Shane Watson and Steven Smith Steven were batting on 10 and 28 respectively at the break.

Australia made 242 for two at tea on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test against India at the SCG on Tuesday.

Shane Watson and Steven Smith Steven were batting on 10 and 28 respectively at the break.

Brief Scores:

Australia: 242/2 in 60 overs (David Warner 101, Chris Rogers 95; Ravichandran Ashwin 1—55, Mohammed Shami 1—49).

Live – India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 5: Indian top order collapses

Shaun Marsh was run out for 99 attempting a desperate single before Australia declared on 318 for nine to bring lunch early and set India 384 to win the third test in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Marsh had patiently grafted for more than four and a half hours through the new ball on day four and then rain delays in the final morning, and had been given every chance to post his third test century and first on home soil.

But pinned down on the brink of a century for five balls by paceman Umesh Yadav, he had a moment of madness, rushing through for a single after poking a shot in close, which Virat Kohli swooped on and flung down the stumps from a few metres away.

That ended a 215-ball knock which had guided Australia to safety late on day four, and Marsh trudged off with head bowed.

Josh Hazlewood joined Nathan Lyon out in the middle for a few balls but coach Darren Lehmann finally ran out of patience and waved his team in to bring an early lunch.

Australia have 70 overs to bowl India out and the tourists will have to set a record to chase down the target.

The highest successful run-chase at the MCG was in 1928-29 when England made 332 for victory but with Australia 2-0 up in the series and needing only draw to seal it, the tourists were in no hurry to declare.

Rain delays added another variable, with the session suspended for nearly an hour due to two separate showers, the first after just three balls and the second a little over an hour before lunch.

Marsh and number nine Ryan Harris resumed on 261-7, and appeared more keen to bat for time than keep the scoreboard ticking over.

Harris was eventually out for 21 off 68 balls, caught behind by India captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni off the bowling of Mohammed Shami.

Ravichandran Ashwin dropped a caught-and-bowled chance off Marsh and the 31-year-old duly hit a six over his head, a slog sweep for four and another two to wide long on to march to 98.

But nerves got the better of him of 99, souring an otherwise important knock for the hosts.

India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 4: Australia look to extend lead

Australia’s top order batsmen pushed the hosts’ lead to 155 runs at lunch on day four of the third test in Melbourne on Monday, after India were bowled out for 465.

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed opening batsman David Warner for a quickfire 40 but Chris Rogers and Shane Watson survived to the break to drive Australia to 90-1 on an overcast, gusty day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Rogers was 33 not out, with Watson on 15, and Australia in good position to set up a platform for victory on a pitch showing little sign of deterioration.

Australia lead the four-match series 2-0 and need only a draw in Melbourne to seal it.

India were dismissed within 15 minutes of the start of play for the addition of only three runs on their overnight score of 462-8.

They lost their last two wickets to paceman Mitchell Johnson, who finished with 3-135 after being cleaned up by Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane on day three.

Number 10 batsman Umesh Yadav was caught behind by wicketkeeper Brad Haddin for a duck on the second ball of the day with an almost unplayable, rising delivery that nicked his bat handle on the way through.

Johnson then had Mohammed Shami out for 12 when he swiped at a fuller delivery that captain Steven Smith caught easily at second slip.

Ishant Sharma was nought not out.

Paceman Ryan Harris finished with figures of 4-70.

Brisbane Test, Day 3: Australia 351 for 6 at lunch

Australia skipper Steven Smith scored his sixth Test century on Day 3 of the second Test against India at the Gabba in Brisbane on Friday. Australia were 351 for 6 at lunch.

Scores:

India 1st innings- 408 all out (Murali Vijay 144, Ajinkya Rahane 81; Josh Hazlewood 5-68, Nathan Lyon 3-105).

Australia 1st innings- 351-6 (Steve Smith 110 not out, Mitchell Johnson 67 not out; Umesh Yadav 3-68, Ishant Sharma 1-81)

Scoreboard at lunch

Scoreboard at lunch on the third day of the second cricket Test between Australia and India:

Chris Rogers c Dhoni b Yadav 55

David Warner c Ashwin b Yadav 29

Shane Watson c Dhawan b Ashwin 25

Steve Smith not out 110

Shaun Marsh c Ashwin b Yadav 32

Mitchell Marsh b Sharma 11

Brad Haddin c Pujara b Aaron 6

Mitchell Johnson not out 67

Extras: (LB-3, W-3, NB-10) 16

TOTAL: 351/6 in 75 overs

Fall of wickets: 1-47, 2-98, 3-121, 4-208, 5-232, 6-247

Bowling: Ishant Sharma 15-1-81-1, Varun Aaron 20-1-113-1, Umesh Yadav 18-3-68-3, Ravi Ashwin 22-3-86-1.

Vijay ton, Rahane put India in strong position on day 1 at The Gabba

Opener Murali Vijay cracked a fluent 144 as India put up a solid batting display to take the honours on the opening day of the second cricket Test against Australia by reaching a comfortable 311 for four here today.

30-year-old Vijay, who missed a century by one run in the second innings in Adelaide, notched up his fifth Test ton to guide India to a good position on a hot day at the Gabba.

Vijay was dropped by Shaun Marsh on 36 off paceman Mitchell Johnson but he capitalised on the reprieve by punishing the Australians, scoring 144 off 213 balls.

The right-handed opener got good support from Rahane (batting 75) as the duo shared a 124-run stand for the fourth wicket with the Australian pacers struggling to find any rhythm in the hot and humid conditions.

Vijay was again dropped on 102 by Shaun again off Johnson but he could not cash in on the second chance. Apart from the two chances he gave to the Australians, Vijay stroked well throughout in his innings which he paced very well.

He looked at ease against the Australian pace battery and effortlessly drove the fast bowlers. He was hardly troubled by Nathan Lyon until he charged the spinner to be caught behind.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had taken a bold decision to bat on the green and pacy Gabba wicket and his decision stood vindicated as Indian batsmen responded well to the call. Rahane was batting on well and giving him company was Rohit Sharma (26 batting) when stumps were drawn for the day.

Shikhar Dhawan (24) was a disappointment as he yet again failed but Cheteshwar Pujara (18) was unlucky to be given caught behind off debutant Hazlewood while dodging a high ball as it touched his helmet’s visor and not his gloves.

Virat Kohli, who scored two hundreds in the lost Adelaide Test, made a good start but was guilty of cutting a ball which was too close to the body and was caught behind off Hazlewood.

Vijay began the post-tea session at 73 and after grinding his way through the day, started attacking the bowling in the last couple of hours of play. His hundred came up in the fourth over after resumption of the innings in the last session.

The opener took full advantage of the tiring fielding side as the hot temperatures at the Gabba surely affected the hosts. Vijay opened up after reaching his century, picking boundaries at will, against both pace and spin. India were in a totally commanding position as Vijay and Rahane added 72 runs in 12 overs after tea.

Rahane reached his sixth Test half-century in the 71st over, as their partnership crossed the 100-run mark, and threatened to put Australia on the backfoot. In the next over though, Vijay was caught behind off Lyon, bringing an end to a fantastic knock in overseas conditions.

Afterwards, Rahane and Rohit kept up the momentum, even as the hosts tried up different bowlers. But nothing worked as India crossed the 300-run mark in the 81st over after the second new ball had been taken. The slow over-rate meant that play was called off with seven overs remaining in the day.

Earlier, Vijay and Dhawan looked solid even as Hazlewood and Mitchell Johnson moved the new ball well but could not create enough chances to trouble the batsmen.

Vijay was quickly off the blocks and kept the scorecard ticking. In the first hour of play, wherein 12 overs were bowled, 49 runs came without any loss as the Indian openers moved along at more than four per over.

The 50-run mark came up for India in the 13th over, a first instance since Lord’s in 2011 when the opening pair had put up a 50-plus partnership in overseas Tests.

Back then too, a Delhi-Tamil Nadu partnership was at the crease as Gautam Gambhir and Abhinav Mukund had put on 63 runs against England. But Vijay-Dhawan couldn’t do as much as the latter was caught behind off Mitchell Marsh in the 14th over with the score reading 56.

Vijay should have been out as well, when in the very next over, Shaun Marsh dropped him off Johnson at third slip. Spinner Lyon was introduced into the attack in the 18th over but it was late in comparison to the Adelaide Test when he had bowled in both Indian innings within the first ten overs.

In the post-lunch session, Vijay had Pujara with him in the middle and they looked to increase their 33-run stand for the second wicket.

Vijay brought up his fifty in the first over after the lunch break with a cover drive off Starc. The hosts suffered another injury blow as Mitchell Marsh hobbled off with a right hamstring pull.

Young skipper Steve Smith then deployed his two left-arm pacemen Johnson and Starc in tandem but it didn’t have much impression on the two batsmen, who looked to leave the ball as much as possible.

The 100-run mark came up for India in the 31st over and the duo had added 44 runs until then, looking good for a lot more. But umpire Ian Gould ended Pujara’s innings with his decision in the 34th over.

The batsman was stunned by the horrible decision and was almost reluctant to walk back to the dressing room. Twin-centurion from the first Test, Kohli was also dismissed by Hazlewood and the lanky pacer immediately had new batsman Rahane in all sorts of trouble.

He squared him up off the first delivery Rahane faced. Then Hazlewood nearly had a return catch as the ball lobbed off his bat but fell just out of reach. Even as Rahane struggled to retain composure, Vijay meanwhile stayed solid at the other end, as India’s 150-mark came up in the 50th over.