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Australia vs India Live Cricket Score, 1st Test, Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2018/19, December 6, 2018

AUS 104/4 (49) , 235/10 (98.4)
Australia need 219 runs to win
IND 307/10 (106.5) , 250/10 (88)
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CRR: 2.84
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Bowlers O M R W Econ
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Last bat : Peter Handscombc Cheteshwar Pujara b Mohammed Shami14(40b1x40x6) SR:35.00, FoW:84/4 (36.5 Ovs)
Commentary :
48.6 : All set to get underway!
Pitch report - Not a typical Day 5 looking pitch, feels Mark Waugh. A few indentations but it is still a good one for batting, reckons Waugh. Brendon Julian then spots the footmarks on both right-hander and left-hander's off stump which Ashwin will look to exploit. Mark mentions that once the ball gets soft, it will be easy for batting. Also, the former Aussie opener states about reverse swing which the Indian bowlers are able to get from the old ball.
When Test matches lasting hardly four days have become a norm, here we are, heading into Day 5 of the first Test of this much-anticipated India's tour Down Under. The tourists started as the favourites and are in with a good chance to take a series lead in Adelaide. For Australia, they recently achieved a draw by batting out the whole day in Dubai, in which, Travis Head and Tim Paine played a major role, alongside Usman Khawaja. Something similar will be expected from the former two today. Also,
... Day 5, Session 1 ...
Time to sign off. 219 runs and 6 wickets - That's where this Test match stands. All results still possible as we head into the final day. India are the firm favourites, no doubt and it will require a mixture of courage and luck for Australia to make a match out of it. It promises to be an exciting finish. Do join us at 1000 local (2330 GMT) for all the action. Cheers!
Set a daunting target of 323, Australia got off to a steady start but then lost Aaron Finch at the stroke of Tea in a dramatic manner. A couple of rash shots resulted in the demise of Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja from the crease which left Australia tottering on 60/3. Peter Handscomb didn't last long either after showing good promise and it appeared that India will run away with the show today itself. But Shaun Marsh has shown a lot of application and maturity so far in his innings as he cons
End of a fascinating day of Test cricket! India have gained a strong grip on this game and will be eyeing a series lead now. It all started for them in the morning when the pair of Pujara and Rahane batted with a lot of purpose to swell the lead. Post that, Rishabh Pant showed some attacking intent in the afternoon but then Nathan Lyon got into the act to finish with a 6-wicket haul.
J Bumrah to Head, Last ball of the day and Travis pushes the ball to the fielder at mid on to end the day's play. That's Stumps on Day 4.
48.5 : J Bumrah to Head, Onto the pads and Travis tries to flick it but it hits his thigh.
48.4 : J Bumrah to Head, Bouncer. Bumrah surprises Head with that bouncer. He ducks underneath it.
48.3 : J Bumrah to Head, Full on off, defended with a straight bat by Head.
48.2 : J Bumrah to Head, Fuller this time and Travis pushes it back towards Jasprit.
48.1 : J Bumrah to Head, Around the wicket, length delivery on off, defended confidently by Head.
47.6 : Last over of the day coming up. A silly mid on in place...
R Ashwin to Marsh, Around off, Shaun defends it from the crease to end the over.
47.5 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Loopy ball on middle and off, Marsh defends it near his front pad.
47.4 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Slower and fuller on off, Marsh strides forward and dead bats it.
47.3 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Flatter and on off, blocked off the back foot.
47.2 : R Ashwin to Head, Sliding down the leg side, Head moves back and works it behind square leg for one.
47.1 : R Ashwin to Head, Full and flighted on off, Head is on the front foot in defense.
46.6 : Ravichandran Ashwin is back into the attack.
J Bumrah to Marsh, Full and on off, Marsh blocks it away off his front foot.
46.5 : J Bumrah to Marsh, FOUR! Overpitched by Bumrah and he beautifully uses his wrists to hit it through the square leg region for a beautiful boundary. Marsh is looking dangerous now and India will want to break this partnership sooner rather than later.
46.4 : J Bumrah to Marsh, Fuller and Marsh tries to hit it straight but gets an inside edge and onto the pads. The ball goes towards the fielder at square leg.
46.3 : J Bumrah to Marsh, Full on off, Marsh defends it with a straight bat.
46.2 : J Bumrah to Marsh, A bit fuller this time and Marsh blocks it away.
46.1 : J Bumrah to Marsh, Length delivery on off, defended away by Marsh.
45.6 : M Vijay to Head, Drags his length short again, it's around off, Head rocks back and slaps it through backward point for a brace.
45.5 : M Vijay to Marsh, The length is short on off, Marsh goes on the back foot and punches it to sweeper cover for a run.
45.4 : M Vijay to Marsh, Too full in length on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
45.3 : M Vijay to Marsh, Slower through the air, full and outside off, Marsh gets forward and gently taps it down in front of silly point.
45.2 : M Vijay to Head, You will always get this from a part-timer. Sliding down the leg side, Head moves back and deflects it off his pads to fine leg for three runs.
45.1 : M Vijay to Head, Beaten by a beauty! Drifting in around off, Head is forward in defense but it curves away to beat the bat.
44.6 : J Bumrah to Marsh, Full on off, Marsh pushes it back to the bowler.
44.5 : J Bumrah to Marsh, Once again outside off on a length, Shaun lets it go.
44.4 : J Bumrah to Marsh, Tempting Marsh to drive by bowling outside off, Marsh rejects the offer.
44.3 : J Bumrah to Marsh, On the pads and Marsh flicks it away on the leg side.
44.2 : J Bumrah to Marsh, Back of a length this time and Marsh defends it with a straight bat.
44.1 : J Bumrah to Marsh, Full on off, Blocked away by Marsh.
43.6 : Jasprit Bumrah is back on.
M Vijay to Head, Flighted and on middle, Head goes back and defends it to the leg side.
43.5 : M Vijay to Head, Lunges to a full ball and blocks it safely.
43.4 : M Vijay to Head, Shortish on off, Head immediately goes back to play it down towards point.
43.3 : M Vijay to Head, Loopy and full around off, Travis leans forward in defense.
43.2 : M Vijay to Head, Fullish and on middle, Head draws forward and defends it to mid-wicket.
43.1 : M Vijay to Marsh, Tossed up ball on middle, Marsh turns it in front of square leg and takes a single.
42.6 : Murali Vijay has been introduced into the attack. 7 overs left in the day's play. Unlikely they can get all bowled with around 20 minutes left for Stumps.
M Shami to Head, Full on middle and off, Head defends it away.
42.5 : M Shami to Head, Length delivery on off, kept at bay by Head off his back foot.
42.4 : M Shami to Head, Fuller this time from Shami and Head defends it with a straight bat.
42.3 : M Shami to Head, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
42.2 : M Shami to Head, FOUR! EXQUISITE! Width given there by Shami and Head goes onto his back foot and hits the square cut perfectly. Travis is continuing his form from the first innings.
42.1 : M Shami to Marsh, On middle and off the ball goes with the angle and it has been flicked to the fielder at fine leg region for a single.
41.6 : R Ashwin to Head, Slower one, full and on middle, Head presents a textbook forward defense.
41.5 : R Ashwin to Head, Tossed up ball on middle, Travis gets forward and defends it.
41.4 : R Ashwin to Head, Full and going down the leg side, Head tries to sweep but misses.
41.3 : R Ashwin to T Head, Full and flighted on leg, Head jumps out of the crease and pushes it back to the bowler.
41.2 : R Ashwin to Head, Loopy and on middle, Head is on the front foot in defense.
41.1 : R Ashwin to Head, Full and on middle, driven down the ground but straight to mid on.
40.6 : Good news for India! Jasprit Bumrah is back on the field.
M Shami to S Marsh, Fuller this time, its been pushed to the fielder at mid on fielder.
40.5 : M Shami to Marsh, Back of a length on off, too close to cut it ends up chopping it but luckily it's not onto his stumps.
40.4 : M Shami to Marsh, Length delivery on off, Finds the outter half of the bat but it's onto the ground. Marsh played it with soft hands.
40.3 : M Shami to Marsh, Good length outside off, let go by Shaun.
40.2 : M Shami to Marsh, Back of a length this time, on middle and off. Blocked away by Marsh off his back foot.
40.1 : M Shami to Marsh, Full on middle and off, Marsh defends off his front foot.
39.6 : R Ashwin to Head, Head has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
39.5 : R Ashwin to Head, Turning towards off from leg, Head goes on the back foot and taps it down near the surface.
39.4 : R Ashwin to Head, Tossed up ball on middle, Head works it around to mid-wicket.
39.3 : R Ashwin to Head, Walks down the track and drives it through to mid off.
39.2 : R Ashwin to Head, Loopy and full on off, spinning away, Head leaves it alone.
39.1 : R Ashwin to Head, Flatter and in the line of the stumps, defended off the back foot.
38.6 : M Shami to Head, Drifting down the leg side, nudged fine down the leg side for a run.
38.5 : M Shami to Marsh, On the pads, helped towards backward square leg for one.
38.4 : M Shami to Marsh, Spears in a full ball on off, Marsh covers the line and blocks it back safely.
38.3 : M Shami to Marsh, Lands it on a length around off, Shaun defends it from the crease to the off side.
38.2 : M Shami to Marsh, Tries to defend from the crease but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
38.1 : M Shami to Marsh, Shami runs in from 'round the wicket and angles in a length ball on off, Marsh defends it off his back foot.
37.6 : R Ashwin to Head, Tossed up once again by Ashwin, Head has no problem keeping it out courtesy, front foot defence.
37.5 : R Ashwin to Head, Tossed up and Head brings out the front foot defense.
37.4 : Jasprit Bumrah is heading off the field. Seems to have badly hurt his shoulders. India will hope there is nothing serious.
R Ashwin to Marsh, Shaun gets on his front foot and pushes the ball towards extra cover for a single. Bumrah does a brilliant work diving to his left and saving runs for his side but he also injures himself in the process. India would pray that it's not anything long term.
37.3 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Flatter this time by Ravichandran, kept out by Marsh.
37.2 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Loopy delivery on middle, the southpaw defends off his front foot.
37.1 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Tossed up on middle, Marsh blocks it off his front foot.
36.6 : M Shami to Head, On a shortish length around off, defended off the back foot.
36.5 : Travis Head arrives. He played a handy knock in the first innings. His team needs another one from his bat.
M Shami to P Handscomb, OUT! Gone. Number 4 goes down. Australia in tatters. Shami returns in the attack and strikes. Good bowling change by Kohli. A short delivery hurrying onto the batsman, Handscomb tries to pull but fails to middle his shot properly. It comes out off the higher portion of his bat and goes straight into the hands of Pujara at mid-wicket. The Indians are celebrating. They are right on top and are slowly running through the Aussie batting line-up.
36.4 : M Shami to Handscomb, Fullish and outside off, Handscomb gets forward to push inside the line but it goes off the outer half to point.
36.3 : M Shami to Handscomb, Goes full this time and bowls it in the line of the stumps, Handscomb covers the line and blocks.
36.2 : M Shami to Handscomb, Another length delivery outside off, Peter plays from the crease point.
36.1 : M Shami to Handscomb, Good length ball on middle, punched down towards mid on.
35.6 : Mohammed Shami is back on.
R Ashwin to Marsh, Drifting on leg and the southpaw tries to flick the ball but misses and it hits his thigh.
35.5 : R Ashwin to Marsh, A bit short this time and Marsh flicks it onto the ground and towards the short leg fielder.
35.4 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Once again Ashwin tosses it up outside leg, Marsh has no issue offering no shot and getting his pad in front.
35.3 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Tossed up outside leg, Marsh offers no shot and puts his pads in front.
35.2 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Ohh! That turned sharply after pitching on middle and beats the stumps and the outside edge of Marsh's bat.
35.1 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Pitches it outside leg, Marsh tries to flick but the ball hits his pad.
34.6 : I Sharma to Handscomb, Full and outside off, Handscomb pushes it down to mid off.
34.5 : I Sharma to Handscomb, Keeps probing around off, a length delivery staying low, Handscomb has his eyes glued to the ball as he blocks from the crease.
34.4 : I Sharma to P Handscomb, On a length and outside off, it's defended from the crease to the off side.
34.3 : I Sharma to Handscomb, Angling in a full ball on off, Peter is pretty solid in his defense.
34.2 : I Sharma to Handscomb, Too full in length and outside off, it's driven back off the front foot but Ishant does well in his followthrough to make a half stop.
34.1 : I Sharma to Handscomb, Lands it on a length around off, Peter shuffles across the stumps and defends it with a straight bat. It takes the inner half and rolls to mid-wicket.
33.6 : R Ashwin to Marsh, FOUR! BEAUTY! Too full by Ashwin. He tosses it up to Marsh outside off and Marsh hits his trademark drive through covers for a boundary. Timed and placed it to perfection by Marsh. Marsh is looking comfortable out in the middle.
33.5 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Tossed up once again, Marsh pushes it to the fielder at mid on.
33.4 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Tossed up by Ashwin, the southpaw blocks it off his front foot.
33.3 : R Ashwin to Handscomb, Drifts onto the pads of Peter, he flicks it away for an easy single.
33.2 : R Ashwin to Handscomb, Dropped! Loopy delivery outside off, the ball spins into the right hander. Handscomb flicks it and the ball goes straight in and out of KL Rahul's hand at short leg.
33.1 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Flatter on middle, Marsh flicks it away to square leg for a single.
32.6 : I Sharma to Marsh, Whoa! This one shoots off the surface from a length around off, Marsh is taken by surprise as he tries to defend. Takes a blow on his gloves as it pops out towards point. Not carrying.
32.5 : I Sharma to Marsh, Switches to 'round the wicket and angles in a length ball just outside off, Shaun defends it off his front foot.
32.4 : I Sharma to Handscomb, Sliding down the leg side, Handscomb clips it fine off his pads for a run.
32.3 : I Sharma to Handscomb, In the channel outside off, Handscomb allows it through to the keeper.
32.2 : I Sharma to Handscomb, Angles in a full ball on off, Handscomb tries playing straight but it takes an inside edge and goes through square leg for a couple of runs.
32.1 : I Sharma to Handscomb, Back of a length ball on off, punched off the back foot to covers.
31.6 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Flatter by Ashwin, Marsh blocks it away.
31.5 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Tossing it up is Ashwin but Marsh is having no issues blocking it off his front foot.
31.4 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Once again tossed up by Ashwin, Shaun has no problem defending it off his front foot.
31.3 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Tossed up by Ashwin and Marsh brings out his front foot defense.
31.2 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Once again a bit short to Marsh, he cuts it straight to the fielder.
31.1 : R Ashwin to Handscomb, A bit short in length outside off, Handscomb flicks it on the leg side for a single.
30.6 : Drinks break.
I Sharma to Handscomb, Middle and off stump line by Sharma this time. He bowls it full and Handscomb flicks it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.
30.5 : I Sharma to Handscomb, Good length on off, defended off his back foot.
30.4 : I Sharma to Handscomb, Outside off, trying to tempt Peter but he keeps his calm and leaves the ball.
30.3 : I Sharma to Handscomb, Length delivery on off and Handscomb blocks it with a straight bat.
30.2 : I Sharma to Handscomb, A bit shorter this time, Peter tries to block it but the ball jags back in and hits him on his abdomen.
30.1 : I Sharma to Handscomb, Length delivery outside off, Handscomb leaves it away.
29.6 : Ishant Sharma is back on.
R Ashwin to Marsh, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
29.5 : R Ashwin to Handscomb, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
29.4 : R Ashwin to Handscomb, Tossed up and wide outside off, Handscomb jumps out of the crease and then wears it on his pads.
29.3 : R Ashwin to Handscomb, Floated one, turning back in sharply, Peter helps it away to square leg.
29.2 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Works it off his pads to the leg side and takes a run.
29.1 : R Ashwin to Handscomb, Advances down the track and bunts it down to long on for a run.
28.6 : J Bumrah to Marsh, Outside off on length, Marsh doesn't disturb that.
28.5 : J Bumrah to Marsh, Trying to tempt Marsh on the 4th stump line but he calmly leaves it away.
28.4 : J Bumrah to Marsh, Back of a length and Marsh punches it on the off side but straight to the fielder.
28.3 : J Bumrah to Marsh, Outside off and Shaun shoulders arms to it.
28.2 : J Bumrah to Marsh, On a good length outside off, the ball jags back in and beats Marsh's defence and hits him on his thigh pad.
28.1 : J Bumrah to Marsh, Around the wicket to the lefty, bowls outside off on length. Marsh leaves it alone.
27.6 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Gets forward and gently plays it in the gap on the leg side for a quick single.
27.5 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Lets the ball go outside his off stump.
27.4 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Flatter on off, defended off the back foot.
27.3 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Loopy and turning away from outside off, Shaun shoulders arms.
27.2 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Floated and full on middle, Marsh prods forward to defend.
27.1 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Marsh has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
26.6 : J Bumrah to Handscomb, Back of a length and Handscomb punches it off his back foot on off side but straight to the fielder.
26.5 : J Bumrah to Handscomb, Outside off on length, Peter blocks it off his back foot.
26.4 : J Bumrah to Handscomb, FOUR! Short of a length and Handscomb pulls it away to square leg for a boundary. Confident looking shot by Handscomb there. Should direct the bouncers better.
26.3 : J Bumrah to Handscomb, A bit fuller this time and the ball finds the outer half of Peter's defensive blade before going to the fielder at gully region.
26.2 : J Bumrah to Handscomb, Good length delivery outside off, Handscomb leaves it alone.
26.1 : J Bumrah to Handscomb, Length ball outside off, Handscomb defends it with a straight bat.
25.6 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Flighted and wide outside off, Marsh allows it through.
25.5 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Works it around off his pads but not in the gap.
25.4 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Stays back to a shortish ball and pushes it out to covers.
25.3 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Skidding back in from around off, Marsh is forward in defense but it takes the inside edge and rolls to mid-wicket. Peter comes running down in search of a run but is sent back.
25.2 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Marsh has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
25.1 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Straighter and sliding down, Marsh turns it behind square leg for a couple.
24.6 : J Bumrah to Handscomb, Full on middle and off, Peter dangerously flicks it through the mid-wicket region for a couple. Playing across the line is a dangerous thing to do here. Australia don't wanna lose one more here.
24.5 : J Bumrah to Handscomb, Back of a length this time and Handscomb blocks it out.
24.4 : J Bumrah to Handscomb, On middle and off a bit fuller, Peter flicks it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
24.3 : J Bumrah to Handscomb, Good length delivery on off, Handscomb plays it well off his front foot. Bumrah trying to catch Peter in the crease for an lbw.
24.2 : J Bumrah to Handscomb, Once again back of a length outside off, Peter defends it off his back foot.
24.1 : J Bumrah to Handscomb, Outside off on length, Handscomb blocks it off his back foot.
23.6 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Fires in a quicker one in line of the stumps, Shaun immediately gets back and defends it to the off side.
23.5 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Loopy and on off, Marsh prods forward in defense.
23.4 : R Ashwin to Marsh, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
23.3 : Peter Handscomb will replace Usman Khawaja in the middle.
R Ashwin to Khawaja, OUT! Talk about throwing your wicket away! Poor, very poor by Khawaja. He is the experienced batsman and that's a needless shot. Superb delivery by Ashwin. Bowls it slow and lands it in the line of the stumps. Usman is down the track for a big shot but fails to reach the pitch of the ball. Still goes on with his shot but it turns away just a bit to take the outer half of the bat. Rohit runs in from sweeper cover, seems to have misjudged the skier a bit but then complet
23.2 : R Ashwin to U Khawaja, Fuller and outside off, driven off the front foot to covers.
23.1 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Flighted one on middle, Marsh gently nudges it behind square leg and collects a single.
22.6 : J Bumrah to Khawaja, Testing Usman's patience here is Bumrah, he continues to bowl the 4th stump line inviting him to drive but Khawaja refuses to do that and shoulders arms to it.
22.5 : J Bumrah to Khawaja, Tempting Khawaja to go for the drive by bowling outside off, but Usman is not tempted by that.
22.4 : J Bumrah to Khawaja, A bit fuller this time and Khawaja fends it off his front foot.
22.3 : J Bumrah to Khawaja, Bumrah bowls it on the 4th stump line, Usman patiently leaves it away.
22.2 : J Bumrah to Khawaja, Length delivery outside off, Khawaja doesn't disturb that.
22.1 : J Bumrah to Khawaja, Back of a length on off, Khawaja blocks it off his back foot.
21.6 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Presses forward to a full ball and blocks it towards silly point.
21.5 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Loopy and outside off, it's allowed through to the keeper.
21.4 : R Ashwin to Khawaja, Short and outside off, cut through point for a run.
21.3 : R Ashwin to U Khawaja, Jumps out of the crease and tries to flick on the leg side. Fails to connect and it goes wide of first slip off his pads.
21.2 : R Ashwin to Khawaja, Walks down the track and defends it back to the bowler.
21.1 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Sliding down the leg side, Shaun turns it behind square leg for a run.
20.6 : J Bumrah to Khawaja, Outside off and Usman shoulders arms to it.
20.5 : J Bumrah to Khawaja, What a beauty. The ball pitches on off in the good length area. The ball moves in after hitting the pitch and misses the southpaw's edge of the bat by just a few inches
20.4 : J Bumrah to Khawaja, Length delivery outside off, the ball jags back in and beats Khawaja's defence and hit him high on his thigh pad.
20.3 : J Bumrah to Khawaja, Moves on the leg side, Khwaja flicks it to the leg side for a couple.
20.2 : J Bumrah to Khawaja, A bit shorter outside off by Bumrah, Usman tries to pull but the ball isn't short enough to pull. The ball misses the bat and goes to Pant behind the stumps.
20.1 : J Bumrah to Khawaja, Around the wicket and hits the good length straight away. Good length on off, Blocked by Khawaja.
19.6 : Jasprit Bumrah is back on.
R Ashwin to Marsh, Gets away with a poor delivery. Short and outside off, Marsh cuts hard but finds the point fielder.
19.5 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Once again the length is short and outside off, Marsh plays a late cut past the backward point fielder. Two taken this time.
19.4 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Too wide outside off, left alone easily.
19.3 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Tossed up ball on off, a bit on the shorter side, Shaun defends it off his back foot.
19.2 : R Ashwin to Marsh, FOUR! Well played! Marsh picks the length early which is on the shorter side. He rocks back and cuts it behind backward point for a boundary.
19.1 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Flighted and outside off, Marsh covers the line by taking his front leg forward and then makes a leave.
18.6 : M Shami to Khawaja, Outside off, Khawaja isn't tempted to play that.
18.5 : M Shami to Khawaja, Length delivery on off, Khawaja pushes it to the fielder at cover. Khawaja initially called for the run but was sent back by his partner.
18.4 : M Shami to Khawaja, Back of a length by Shami on this occasion. Khawaja defends off the back foot.
18.3 : M Shami to Khawaja, Outside off on length by Shami, Usman doesn't disturb that.
18.2 : M Shami to Khawaja, Good kength delivery on off, Usman blocks it off the back foot.
18.1 : M Shami to Khawaja, Length delivery outside off, Khawaja leaves it alone.
17.6 : R Ashwin to Khawaja, Flatter through the air, on middle, Khawaja goes back and eases it behind square leg for a run.
17.5 : R Ashwin to Khawaja, Loopy and outside off, left alone.
17.4 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Ashwin drags his length short outside off, Marsh goes back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for three runs.
17.3 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Full and outside off, turning away, Marsh prods forward and pushes it with soft hands to point.
17.2 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Loopy and on middle, landing full, Marsh gets forward and defends it with a straight bat.
17.1 : R Ashwin to Marsh, Flighted full ball on off, Marsh is forward in defense.
16.6 : M Shami to Khawaja, On a good length and outside off, Khawaja shoulders arms to end a successful over for Shami.
16.5 : M Shami to Khawaja, This one is just ahead of a length outside off, Khawaja decides to defend it from the crease.
16.4 : M Shami to Marsh, A length ball on off, Marsh defends it in the gap on the off side and gets off the mark with a run.
16.3 : M Shami to Marsh, Good length delivery in the channel outside off, Marsh allows it through to the keeper.
16.2 : Shaun Marsh arrives.
M Shami to Harris, OUT! Second one bites the dust! Harris runs out of patience. A real tempter by Shami, bowls it on a length outside off and Marcus remains inside the crease in his attempt to cut it through the line. The length is not quite there and it takes a thick outside edge on its way to Pant's gloves, his 8th catch in the match. Australia in trouble.
16.1 : M Shami to M Harris, Pitches it up and outside off, Harris drives it off his front foot to mid off.
15.6 : R Ashwin to Khawaja, Shortish on off, Khawaja stays back-footed in defense.
15.5 : R Ashwin to Khawaja, Flatter and in line of the stumps, blocked.
15.4 : R Ashwin to Khawaja, Skidding back in from around off, Khawaja gets across a bit and defends it near his front pad.
15.3 : R Ashwin to Khawaja, Full and on middle, Usman defends it by pressing forward.
15.2 : R Ashwin to Khawaja, Loopy and around leg, Khawaja tries to sweep but misses to get hit on the shoulder.
15.1 : R Ashwin to Khawaja, Tossed up ball on off, Khawaja chooses to defend it from the back foot.
14.6 : M Shami to Khawaja, Superb shot! Shami overpitches slightly on middle, Khawaja is forward with a straight bat and caresses it down the ground. The mid off fielder chases it down and they take three runs.
14.5 : M Shami to Khawaja, Tries to tempt the batsman with a driving length delivery, Usman is content in leaving it.
14.4 : M Shami to Khawaja, Ouch! Extra bounce for Shami. He darts it on a shortish length around middle, Khawaja fails to get it away and is hit on the body.
14.3 : M Shami to U Khawaja, Oohhh...nearly chops it back on. Shami delivers it on a length around off and gets it to skid back in with the angle. Khawaja tries to defend from the crease but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It almost rolls behind to the stumps.
14.2 : M Shami to Khawaja, A gentle delivery bowled on a driving length outside off, Usman covers the line and shoulders arms.
14.1 : M Shami to Khawaja, A length ball angling into the batsman, Khawaja turns it off his pads to mid-wicket.
13.6 : R Ashwin to Khawaja, In the air...safe! Short in length and on off, Khawaja gets back and cuts it in the air. Ishant at point dives to his right but it falls short. They cross for a run.
13.5 : R Ashwin to Harris, Flatter and shorter on off, Harris moves back and taps it down wide of backward point for one.
13.4 : R Ashwin to Harris, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries to Harris. Ashwin overdoes his line and bowls it full on middle, Marcus leans forward and across before flicking it through mid-wicket.
13.3 : R Ashwin to Harris, FOUR! Fine shot! Flighted delivery landing full outside off, Harris gets on the front foot and crunches his drive through covers for a boundary. Reminds us of David Warner.
13.2 : R Ashwin to Harris, Quicker and shorter on off, Harris moves back and chops it down at the last moment.
13.1 : R Ashwin to Harris, Flighted and wide outside off, it's left alone.
12.6 : M Shami to Khawaja, Khawaja has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
12.5 : M Shami to Khawaja, On middle, worked on the leg side, not in the gap.
12.4 : M Shami to Harris, DROPPED BY PUJARA! Shami plays on the patience of the batsman and dishes out yet another length delivery outside off. Harris gets lured into the drive and gets a big fat outside edge behind. Pujara at first slip dives full length but only get his left hand to it. Parries it behind to third man and they cross. The replays show that there was no second slip in place as KL Rahul was standing at third slip.
12.3 : KL Rahul moves to second slip.
M Shami to Harris, Keeps landing it on a length just outside off, Harris is solid in his defense.
12.2 : M Shami to Harris, On a length around off, Harris defends it off his back foot to the off side.
12.1 : M Shami to Harris, Good length delivery in the channel outside off, angling back in a bit, Harris covers his stumps and shoulders arms.
11.6 : We're back. The players are back on the field as well. Usman Khawaja has joined Marcus Harris. India are continuing with Mohammed Shami from this end. Here we go...
... Day 4, Session 3 ...
What a session! We witnessed a flurry of wickets post Lunch as the Indian lower order collapsed. Set a target of 323, Finch survived an early scare when he was adjudged lbw but Ishant was found to be overstepping the line. The Aussie pair after that batted watchfully but just at the stroke of Tea, Ashwin got one to spin in from the footmarks to dismiss Finch. The hosts are under pressure on this testing surface and need partnerships in this big chase. Do join us in a short while for the last ses
R Ashwin to Finch, OUT! Ashwin draws first blood. A lovely delivery, drifting into the batsman outside off and breaking back in after hitting the deck. Finch gets forward to defend it with his bat and pad together. The ball spins back in, goes closely past his gloves and lobs in the air. Pant runs forward to catch and they appeal. The finger goes up and Kohli is pumped up. Finch walks up to his partner but decides not to take the DRS. The replays, later on, fail to detect anything. It seem
11.5 : R Ashwin to Finch, Turning back in from around off, Finch gets back to defend but misses the ball. It clips his pads and starts to roll back. Aaron immediately kicks it away.
11.4 : R Ashwin to Harris, Shortish and on off, hit across the line through mid-wicket for one.
11.3 : R Ashwin to Harris, Floated and full on off, from 'round the wicket, Harris draws forward in defense.
11.2 : R Ashwin to Finch, Fuller and on middle, flicked with the spin past short leg for a run.
11.1 : R Ashwin to Finch, Slower through the air, drifting in on middle and lands fuller. Finch tries to flick but seems to have missed the ball. It goes off his pads to leg gully.
10.6 : M Shami to Harris, Blocked off the front foot by Marcus.
10.5 : M Shami to Harris, Harris gets behind the line of the ball and defends it.
10.4 : M Shami to A Finch, Once again full on middle, Aaron pushes it towards the mid on fielder for a single.
10.3 : M Shami to Finch, Fuller this time and Finch blocks it off his front.
10.2 : M Shami to Finch, Once again length delivery on middle, Aaron defends off his back foot.
10.1 : M Shami to Finch, Shami bowls it on length, in the middle stump channel. Blocked away by Finch.
9.6 : Mohammad Shami into the attack. He's on a hat-trick.
R Ashwin to Harris, Tossed up ball on off, Harris presses forward and defends it back to the bowler.
9.5 : R Ashwin to Harris, Full around off, Harris has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
9.4 : R Ashwin to Harris, Sharp and flat on off, Harris defends it off his back foot.
9.3 : R Ashwin to Harris, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
9.2 : R Ashwin to Harris, Quicker and fuller on middle, Harris strides forward and flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
9.1 : R Ashwin to Harris, Flighted and outside off, left alone by Harris.
8.6 : I Sharma to Finch, Outside off and Finch shoulders arms to it.
8.5 : I Sharma to A Finch, FOUR! Overpitched this time by Sharma, Finch gets on his front foot and brilliantly drives it through covers for a four. Superb shot by Finch there.
8.4 : I Sharma to Finch, Fuller this time and Aaron defends off his front foot this time.
8.3 : I Sharma to Finch, Length delivery on off by Ishant and Finch blocks it off his back foot.
8.2 : I Sharma to Finch, Length delivery on middle, moves with the angle. Finch tries to flick it but it hits his pads and they take a single. Make that two as Rohit Sharma has a shy on the stumps at the non strikers end. No one is there to stop that immediately and they take the second.
8.1 : I Sharma to Finch, Length delivery outside off, Aaron leaves it alone.
7.6 : R Ashwin to Finch, Spinning down a bit, Finch works it in front of square leg for one.
7.5 : R Ashwin to Harris, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.
7.4 : R Ashwin to Harris, Around off, once again Marcus gets back and blocks.
7.3 : R Ashwin to Harris, Flatter on off, defended from the back foot.
7.2 : R Ashwin to Harris, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
7.1 : R Ashwin to Harris, Tossed up ball outside off, Harris gets forward and pushes it to point.
6.6 : It's time for Ravichandran Ashwin.
I Sharma to Harris, Back of a length, Marcus goes onto his back foot and defends it and takes way a quick single.
6.5 : I Sharma to Harris, FOUR! Short of a length delivery by Marcus, Harris cuts it away beautifully through the off side for a boundary. Tha shot was oozing out class.
6.4 : I Sharma to Harris, Outside off and Marcus leaves it alone.
6.3 : I Sharma to Harris, Outside off on length, Marcus pushes it to the fielder at point. The replays show that he had overstepped there but the on field umpire fails to notice that.
6.2 : I Sharma to Harris, On leg, Harris tries to flick but the ball flicks his pad.
6.1 : I Sharma to Harris, Length on middle and leg blocked away by Harris.
5.6 : J Bumrah to Finch, Identical to the last delivery, once again Finch safely keeps it out off his front foot.
5.5 : J Bumrah to Finch, Full and around off, Aaron blocks it solidly by covering the line.
5.4 : J Bumrah to Finch, Bowls it on a length outside off, Finch plays a delightful drive off his front foot but finds the cover fielder. The bowler won't mind Aaron driving.
5.3 : J Bumrah to Harris, Good length ball on off, Harris plays at it with soft hands and as a result the outside edge goes safely through gully for three runs.
5.2 : J Bumrah to Harris, Beaten on the drive! Bumrah tempts the batsman with a delivery on the driving length outside off. Marcus goes after it but fails to put bat on ball.
5.1 : J Bumrah to Harris, Back of a length delivery outside off, angling back in, Harris camps back and plays it down to point.
4.6 : I Sharma to Finch, Good length delivery and Finch calmly lets it go.
4.5 : I Sharma to Finch, Outside off, Aaron tries to defend off his front foot but the ball goes past his outside edge.
4.4 : I Sharma to Finch, Bouncer and a well directed one. Finch is quick to duck underneath it.
4.3 : I Sharma to Finch, Length delivery on off, Ishant defends off his back foot.
4.2 : I Sharma to Finch, A tad fuller and Finch blocks it.
4.1 : I Sharma to Finch, Length delivery on off, blokced out by Finch.
3.6 : J Bumrah to Harris, In the zone outside off, easily left by Marcus.
3.5 : J Bumrah to Harris, Full in length and outside off, enticing the drive, but it has gone straight to mid off.
3.4 : J Bumrah to Harris, Good length ball on middle, moving back in a bit, Harris fails to keep it out and it goes off the thigh pad to square leg.
3.3 : J Bumrah to Harris, Harris has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
3.2 : J Bumrah to Finch, The line is too straight, Finch taps it off his pads in front of square leg for a run.
3.1 : J Bumrah to Harris, Back of a length delivery outside off, Harris moves back and plays it down in the gap at covers for a run.
2.6 : I Sharma to Finch, A good over by Ishant. He once again tempts Finch outside off but he resiliently refuses to go after that. He once again leaves the ball.
2.5 : I Sharma to Finch, Good length delivery outside off, Finch lets it go.
2.4 : I Sharma to Finch, Fuller on off,Finch defends off his front foot.
2.3 : I Sharma to Finch, Length delivery outside off, tempting Ficnh to play at that but Finch calmly lets it go.
2.2 : I Sharma to Finch, Once again length delivery this time though the bakk is on off stump and Finch blocks it off his front foot.
2.1 : I Sharma to Finch, Length outside off, Finch leaves that one.
1.6 : J Bumrah to Harris, Slight inward movement from around off, Harris tries to defend from the crease and does so off the inside half of his bat.
1.5 : J Bumrah to Harris, Around off, angling in, Harris covers the line and blocks.
1.4 : J Bumrah to Harris, Hurls a length delivery in the zone outside off, Marcus has nothing to do with it.
1.3 : J Bumrah to Harris, This one is angled into the batsman from 'round the wicket, Harris tries to flick off the front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
1.2 : J Bumrah to Harris, Pretty much wide outside off, Harris has an easy leave.
1.1 : J Bumrah to Harris, In the channel outside off, Harris allows it through to the keeper.
0.6 : I Sharma to Harris, On middle and leg from Sharma, Harris flicks it on the leg side and gets off the mark.
0.5 : I Sharma to Harris, Once again outside off, Harris isn't tempted to play that.
0.4 : I Sharma to Harris, Outside off on length, Harris leaves it.
0.3 : I Sharma to Finch, Full and on middle and off, goes with the angle. Finch flicks it on the leg side through mid-wicket but the ball doesn't have legs in it to go to the boundary. The batsmen come back for the third.
0.2 : I Sharma to Finch, Full on off, swings in and hits the pad. A stifled appeal by the bowler and fielder. Umpire turns it down. Going down.
I Sharma to Finch, IT'S A NO BALL! What an error by Ishant there. He oversteps the line and there's no need to see further. The ball was pitching outside off on length and jags back in. Finch is caught at the crease and the ball hits his front pad. The on field umpire adjudges him out but Finch reviews and survives only because Ishant had overstepped. Hawk Eye showed it to be clipping the leg stump. Lucky escape for Aaron.
0.1 : Aaron Finch has been adjudged lbw. He looks plumb in front. But still he wants to get it reviewed. Let's see...
I Sharma to Finch, Right on the money. Good length delivery on off, comes in and is defended by Finch.