IND vs AUS: India celebrate a dismissal against Australia during the second Test match.© AFP
Australia have put in a cautious start to Day 4 against India, in the ongoing second Test match, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The hosts finished the third day of the Boxing Day Test at 133 for six, leading India by just two runs. India are without their senior fast-bowler Umesh Yadav, who hobbled out of the park with a calf injury. According to media reports, Umesh is out of the ongoing Test match and is doubtful for the next match, starting to begin from January 7. On Day 3, Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors. He returned with figures of two for 25. Australia’s make-shift opener Matthew Wade top-scored for the hosts with a gutsy knock of 40. (LIVE SCORECARD)
2nd Test, Day 4 Live Updates Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From Melbourne Cricket Ground
THAT WAS A NASTY BOUNCER BY BUMRAH! IT WENT RIGHT AT STARC’S HELMET!
Starc defended it and gets a thick inside edge, to fine leg’s left for a single.
OUT! Pat Cummins c Mayank Agarwal b Jasprit Bumrah 22 (103)
Bumrah sends a short delivery, right at Cummins’ throat. Cummins sticks out his bat in front of his throat in self-defence and it snicks at his gloves and lobs to Mayank at second slip for a catch.
In comes, Mitchell Starc.
One run, Australia lead by 24 runs
Ashwin sends a full delivery, on off. Green glances it to mid-off for a single.
Australia lead by 24 runs, and are 155 for six after 82 overs.
Ashwin sends as short delivery. Green cuts it past short third man, to the boundary for a four!
Cummins makes room for this Ashwin delivery and sends it to cover for a single. A diving Siraj stops it and prevents another run.
One run, Cameron Green and Pat Cummins reach their 50-run partnership!
Ashwin sends a legbreak delivery. Green steps out and defends it to mid-on, and takes a single. Green and Cummins reach their 50-run partnership!
One run, Australia lead by 17 runs
Ashwin sends a lofted delivery. Cummins gets a thick inside edge past short leg for a single.
Australia lead by 17 runs.
Green makes room for this Ashwin delivery, and sends it into the gap at wide long-off. Good running! Two runs!
No run, India lose a lbw review!
Ashwin sends a quicker delivery. Cummins leaves it, but gets strick in front of middle. India call for a review, but then it shows that the ball goes way over leg-stump.
Ashwin sends a floated delivery. Cummins gets a big thick outside edge, wide of slip. He and Green take a risky second run, with Cummins diving to the crease.
Siraj sends his delivery a little wider. Cummins drives it into the gap between cover and mid-off for a single. Bumrah stops the ball with his foot.
Ashwin gets a good turn in his delivery, and it bounces rather sharply. Cummins gets a thick inside edge, and there is no leg gully available. One run.
Bumrah sends a straighter delivery, in off the pitch. Green sneaks it down to fine leg for a single.
Ashwin sends a full delivery, and its flat on off stump with a little bit of turn. Green defends it with ease.
Bumrah bowls off a length, with a little but of inward movement. Green inside edges it towards square leg. One run.
Australia lead by 5 runs. The hosts are 136 for six after 67 overs.
Bumrah sends a good delivery. Green punches it towards the off side for a quick single, and then another due to an overthrow at the bowler’s end. Misfielding by Ashwin.
UPDATE: Umesh Yadav’s injury situation?
Pacer Umesh Yadav limped off during Day 3 at the MCG. He is unlikely to feature anymore in the second Test match, and is also doubtful for the third Test of the four-match series. According to reports, he has suffered a calf muscle injury.
Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah on fire!
Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah were on fire for India’s bowling department on Day 3. Bumrah registered the crucial wicket of Steve Smith, who could only muster eight runs from 30 balls. Meanwhile, Jadeja dismissed Matthew Wade (40) and Tim Paine (1).
Good morning everyone!
Good morning and welcome everyone to our live coverage of Day 4 of the ongoing second Test match between Australia vs India. India wrapped up Day 3 on a dominating note and have put themselves in sight of victory with the hosts finishing with a score of 133 for six after 66 overs at stumps. The Aussies have a slender lead of two runs but only have four wickets left at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Can India seal the victory today and level the four-match series?
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