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Australia Vs India Live Score (Test)

1st Test | 06 December, 2018 | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

291 / 10 Overs119.5 R/R2.42 Fours24 Sixes0 Extras10

Match Status: Match Ended

Match Result: India beat Australia by 31 runs

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Nathan Lyon 38 47 3 0
  • Right then. What a heart-throbbing or a heartbreaking end to this Test match - depending on which side you are on. Sets up the rest of the series nicely. India are still favourites to win the series but the Aussies' second innings effort showed that they might just stretch the tourists a bit. How much will this drain both sides? The second Test is not far away, scheduled to start on Friday, December 14, 2018 in Perth at 10.20 am local (0220 GMT). Will be interesting to watch, especially the beginning. Do join us for that. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • Man of the Match, Cheteshwar Pujara says that he has played here before and that helped. Preparation is the most important thing, adds Pujara. Says that the way they came back in the game was the most important thing. Credits the bowlers for gaining the psychological lead and also lauds the partnerships in the second innings. Talks about the self belief in the team which helps a lot. Tells that he always backs his ability. On batting overseas, Pujara replies that there is always pressure to perform and they already showed improvement in the second innings. On his father's role in shaping his career, Che smiles and says that he means a lot and he's the one who coached him initially and always believed in him.
  • Victorious Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, is smiling and says that these things happen in Test cricket (talking about the close finish), ups and downs and you need to just keep calm. Adds that the odds were stacked against Australia and they were under pressure. Says that he told his bowlers to stay calm as they needed just one mistake to win the match. He is super proud of his four bowlers for taking 20 wickets and feels that it's their batting which needs to step up in this series. Calls the knock of Pujara priceless as that brought them back in the game. States that any lead was crucial and they built on it. Praises Pujara and Rahane's stand in the second innings says that it took a lot of grit and determination from them. Adds that their lower and lower middle order can put up a better show and these are the things they want to keep in mind going forward. He is looking forward to Perth Test and considers the momentum to be on their side.
  • Australian skipper, Tim Paine, says that the loss is shattering but he is proud of the fight. Admits that they had a number of opportunities but failed to capitalize. Mentions that they believed they can win this but their batsmen didn't score big. He's sad that he, Head and Marsh didn't bat long. Praises Pujara for his batting and calls his knocks the difference as they took a lot out of his bowling group. Feels that they can still win this Test series and is taking a lot of confidence from today. Signs off by hoping that the top order will take a leaf out of Pujara's book and fire in Perth. Informs that his finger is fine (took a blow while batting).
  • Rishabh Pant gives a quick interview near the boundary line. He admits that they were nervous as Australia were coming close. Adds that he is very happy to contribute to the win (took 11 catches in the match). Smiles and says that this is his sixth Test match and coincidentally also India's sixth Test win in Australia. States that that he enjoys chirping behind the wickets and disturb the batsmen's concentration. Stay around for the presentation.
  • One criticism from India's point of view was that the field was way too defensive in spite of the Aussies not playing their strokes. Even the lengths were more on the shorter side, which could have seen more of a mixture. However, in the end, Bumrah, Ashwin and Shami took 3 wickets each, which was too much to handle for the home side. Do not forget Ishant Sharma, who, in spite of picking just a solitary wicket, was hostile. He was the one who dismissed Travis Head this morning - had that not happened - who knows who would have been 1-0 up. Please stay tuned for the presentation.
  • They say that when Australia and New Zealand play cricket, it is never over till it is actually over. The Aussies made India toil so much that they struggled to dismiss even the last pair cheaply. 41, 31, 41, 31 and 32 - the last 5 wickets added 176 runs. Consumed 379 balls. The first 5 played out 340 deliveries. Great grit and determination shown but eventually, India were collectively better as a unit.
  • That late collapse from India in the second innings meant that Australia got an outside chance chasing 323. At one stage, they might have been expecting 400-450. They came out grittily, trying to see off the good balls but slowly but surely, the clock kept ticking. At the end of Day 4, India needed 6 wickets, while Australia needed 219 runs. Game over? Naah....
  • Australia came in with the thought of making 400. On a flat Adelaide track. They scraped to 235, that too, because of their lower order. Building on the 15-run lead, the Indians then batted better in their second dig but threw it away as well, as they folded from 282/5 to 307 all out. Nathan Lyon did take a 6-fer but most of those were gifted wickets.
  • Adelaide Oval is kind to India more often than not and it has not disappointed the visitors. They did not start in a great fashion though, being reduced to 41/4 and then 127/6. But Cheteshwar Pujara hung around to take the tourists to 250. Boy, didn't that turn out to be enough.
  • Phew! What a Test match. What a day. Started with the prospect of welcoming my milkman after the fall of the final wicket. That was at 6 am. Then, we thought we shall never have a second session. Eventually, we were just a ball away from having a third session on Day 5. Fantastic Test.
  • 119.5OUT! Caught at second slip! INDIA HAVE WON! Kohli is pumped up. The entire playing XI is pumped up. Or the playing XIII? Because Jadeja and Vihari are in the field as well. Full and outside off, Hazlewood looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge. It flies straight to Lokesh Rahul at second slip who takes it and immediately throws it up in the air in jubilation. Spare a thought for Josh Hazlewood. Spare another thought for Nathan Lyon. Ashwin does spare that thought and goes across to hug Lyon, congratulating him. Great to see such scenes. Ecstasy and disappointment along with sportsmanship. INDIA WIN BY 31 RUNS!
  • 119.4Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 119.3The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 119.2Outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 119.1Full and around middle, Hazlewood looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • Hazlewood and Lyon have a chat. Trying to ensure that this is the last over before Tea. Umpire Nigel Llong smiles...
  • 118.6Full and outside off, squeezed behind point for a run. 291/9
  • 118.5FOUR! What a shot! On a length outside off, rising steeply, Hazlewood cheekily ramps it over the slip cordon to the third man fence! Moves to 12 from 37 balls. This stand is now worth 31 after seeing off 62 balls.
  • 118.4ANOTHER EDGE! Safe again! Full and wide outside off, Lyon slashes hard but gets a thick outside edge wide of second slip towards third man. A single taken.
  • 118.3Backs away to the leg side and then runs it behind point for a run.
  • 118.2Outside off, played through point for a single. 39 more to win.
  • 118.1Outside off, played straight to point.
  • Jasprit Bumrah is back on. 23-8-60-3 so far.
  • 117.6Outside off, played towards point. 283/9
  • 117.5Full again, outside off, blocked back to Ashwin again.
  • 117.4Comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 117.3Full and outside off, Hazlewood lunges and defends towards silly point.
  • 117.2Around off, turned to the leg side.
  • 117.1Full and around middle, played towards short mid-wicket.
  • 116.6EDGED, FOUR! Another close shave. Full and outside off, the sucker ball, Lyon looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge which flies wide of second slip to the third man fence! 283/9
  • 116.5Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
  • 116.5CLOSE CALL FOR LBW BUT ISHANT HAS OVERSTEPPED! So close. So, so close. Full and straight, Lyon misses his flick, getting beaten by pace and is hit on the pads. Ishant and the slip cordon start to appeal but then have a look behind. Umpire Dharmasena has his right hand outstretched. Ishant has his hands over his head. Kohli is not amused.
  • 116.4Around off, pushed towards the bowler.
  • 116.3On middle and leg, flicked through square leg for a couple.
  • 116.2There comes the yorker, pinpoint straight, Hazlewood flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 116.1Full on middle and off, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. Lyon has moved to 30 from 39 balls.
  • 115.6Full and outside off, watchfully defended. 274/9
  • 115.5What was that? The carrom ball or the leg spinner? Ashwin tosses this outside off, on the rough and Josh leaves it alone. It spins in a mile and just misses the pad and the off stump!
  • 115.4Full and outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 115.3Full and around off, solidly defended.
  • 115.2Flighted outside off, Hazlewood looks to drive but the ball turns a mile.
  • 115.1A short ball around off, worked through mid-wicket for a couple. 49 more needed now.
  • 114.6Outside off, played behind point for a run. 272/9
  • 114.5Fuller in length, just around off, Hazlewood stays behind the line and defends.
  • 114.4Around off, watchfully pushed away.
  • 114.3A short ball around off, pulled through square leg for a single.
  • 114.2Full and outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 114.1Outside off, on a length, Lyon pushes at it but gets a thick outside edge towards point.
  • 113.6Another outside edge as Hazlewood looks to defend but this goes all along the ground towards gully. 270/9
  • 113.5Outside off, left alone.
  • 113.4EDGED, BUT WIDE! Full and outside off, JH looks to defend but the ball bounces higher, takes the outside edge. However, it flies wide of Ajinkya Rahane at slip towards backward point.
  • 113.3Slows down the pace a touch, tosses it up a bit outside off, Josh defends in front of silly point.
  • 113.2Full and straight, watchfully defended.
  • 113.1Full and down the leg side, swept fine for a single.
  • Official confirmation. TEA has been extended by 30 minutes.
  • 112.6Full and just outside off, watchfully defended. 269/9
  • 112.5Outside off, punched through the covers where substitute Ravindra Jadeja makes a decent diving stop to his left. A single taken. This pair has added 10 from 25 balls.
  • 112.4Full and around off, moving away, Lyon gets right behind that and blocks it towards short mid-wicket.
  • 112.3Full and outside off, Hazlewood plays that away from his body and guides it towards third man for a single.
  • 112.2Around off, defended from the crease.
  • 112.1Full and around off, solidly defended.
  • Finally. Kohli brings back Ishant Sharma. 16-4-35-1 so far.
  • 111.6The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 267/9
  • 111.5Another sweep attempted, Gary misses again, getting hit on the shoulder this time.
  • 111.4Full and outside off, Lyon looks to sweep but misses and is hit on the body.
  • 111.3On middle and leg, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 111.2Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.
  • 111.1Full on middle, watchfully defended.
  • 110.6Down the leg side, Lyon misses his flick and Pant does well with a dive to his left. 266/9
  • 110.5Full and outside off, punched wide of cover.
  • 110.4Around off, punched back to the bowler.
  • 110.3Outside off, Hazlewood backs away and punches it through point for a run.
  • 110.2Another long hop, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 110.1FOUR! Great shot. Fractionally short outside off, Lyon rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary!
  • 109.6Outside off, left alone. 260/9
  • 109.5On middle and off, flicked towards mid-wicket.
  • 109.4Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 109.3Plenty of loop on this one, Hazlewood resists and defends.
  • 109.2Miles outside off, left alone.
  • 109.1Full and around off, swept through fine leg for a single.
  • 108.6STOP THE PRESS. Bumrah has bowled a yorker. For the first time today. But it is down the leg side and even though Josh misses his flick, the umpire does not adjudge the batsman LBW as that was missing leg. 259/9
  • 108.5Outside off, on a length, Hazlewood shoulders arms.
  • Josh Hazlewood is the last man in.
  • 108.4OUT! Edged and taken! Cummins departs at last. He has hurt India with bat and ball in this Test. What a fight shown. Short and outside off, Pat arches back slightly and looks to cut but the ball is too close to him and he is undone by the extra bounce as well. Gets a thick outside edge and Virat Kohli at first slip makes no mistake. Patrick walks back disappointed but he needn't be. If the first 6 guys at the top had shown even half of this type of a resistance, Australia might have even won this Test. Well played.
  • 108.3A length ball around middle, Lyon works it past short mid-wicket and gets three runs for his effort. Moves to 20 from 22 balls and this stand is worth 31 from just 47 deliveries.
  • 108.2On middle and leg, helped through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 108.1A bouncer but down the leg side, Cummins ducks.
  • 107.6Outside off, pushed towards cover. 255/8
  • 107.5Full and outside off, pushed down to long on for a single.
  • 107.4The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 107.3Full again, Cummins looks to defend and does so nicely.
  • 107.2Around off, defended watchfully.
  • 107.1Full and outside off, pushed towards point for a single. 69 more to win now.
  • 106.6Edgy! Lyon is riding his luck. A touch short in length around off, straightening just a bit, Lyon pushes tamely inside the line and gets an edge down to deep point. A single to end the over. 253/8
  • 106.5Good length delivery around off, angling in, Nathan gets behind the line and defends it back.
  • 106.4Shortish on off, defended off the back foot to the off side.
  • 106.3FOUR! Up and over! Width on offer outside off, Lyon this time makes connection and lofts it over point for a boundary. 250 comes up for Australia, another 71 needed.
  • 106.2Play and a miss! Another shortish delivery around off, Lyon stays back to punch it through covers but is beaten all ends up.
  • 106.1Back of a length delivery around off, angling back in, Cummins hangs back and eases it behind backward point for a run.
  • 105.6Outside off, another play and a miss. 247/8
  • 105.5Full and down the leg side, Nathan looks to sweep but gets it off the glove through fine leg. Two runs taken.
  • 105.4Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 105.3Outside off, solidly defended.
  • 105.2The batsman plays a sweep shot. They have run through for a single.
  • 105.1Full and outside off, Lyon looks to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads.
  • 104.6The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 243/8
  • 104.5EDGED, DROPPED! So near, yet so far from the world record! Would have become the first player to affect 12 dismissals in a Test. Full and outside off, Lyon looks to drive but gets an outside edge as the ball moves away. It goes at a comfortable height but Pant's initial reaction is to move to his left. Then he dives to his right which is a fraction late and that costs him. The catch is put down. A single is taken.
  • 104.4The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 104.3On a good length outside off, coming in, Cummins looks to tuck but misses. The ball goes off the inside edge onto his pads and deflects towards point. A single taken.
  • 104.2EDGED AWAY! Full and wide outside off, Lyon looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge. That goes wide of the fielder at second slip. Three runs taken.
  • 104.1What a nut to start. On a length outside off, delivered from wide of the crease, Lyon feels for it but the ball comes back in a long way and beats him.
  • Jasprit Bumrah is back. 19-8-39-2 so far.
  • 103.6Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 238/8
  • 103.5Tossed up slightly, pushed towards mid off. Substitute Ravindra Jadeja gets across to his left, fumbles and the ball deflects away but no run is taken.
  • 103.4Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 103.3The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 103.2Full and outside off, pushed wide of cover for a single.
  • 103.1Full and outside off, there comes the sweep but he misses and is hit on the body.
  • 102.6Outside off, left alone. 237/8
  • 102.5FOUR! BEAUTY! Full and outside off, Cummins leans and drives it through the covers for a boundary! 86 more to win now...
  • 102.4Lovely shot. Full and on middle, Lyon drives it uppishly but wide of Shami's outstretched right hand. By the time Jasprit Bumrah can get to it from mid on, three runs are taken.
  • 102.3Full and outside off, Cummins looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge behind point. A single taken.
  • 102.2A bouncer on middle, ducked under.
  • 102.1Full on middle, worked towards short mid-wicket.
  • 101.6Full and outside off, Lyon looks to drive but misses. 229/8
  • 101.5Outside off, a tad short, Pat goes back and punches it behind point for a single.
  • 101.4Full and around off, pushed towards mid on.
  • 101.3CATCH PUT DOWN! Tough chance. Full and outside off, Cummins lunges to defend but the ball spins back in, takes the inside edge and flies to backward short leg. Lokesh Rahul reacts quickly but the ball comes on even quicker. Does not stick...
  • 101.2Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 101.1Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 100.6Outside off, punched towards cover. 228/8
  • 100.5A sharp bouncer outside off, Lyon takes his eyes away as he looks to fend and gets hit on the shoulder. Seems okay.
  • Nathan Lyon walks in at number 10, replacing Starc.
  • 100.4OUT! Caught behind! This was coming. This was always coming. The ploy of dangling the carrot works. Full and wide outside off, Starc gets tired of leaving balls alone and this time has a massive waft. Does not move his feet at all and gets a thick outside edge. He immediately looks up at the heavens in frustration. Yoga. Yoga might help. In developing patience, you see. 2 wickets away now, are India. Good resistance shown by Starc though. Stayed around for 97 balls with his fellow speedster. Thought we would have been home by now...
  • 100.3A bouncer now, Mitchell ducks.
  • 100.2Miles outside off, left alone. Not a bad ploy. Starc is unlikely to compete with Pujara in terms of patience.
  • 100.1Around off, punched to the off side.
  • 99.6Floated slightly, watchfully blocked out. 228/7
  • 99.5The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 99.4Outside off, spinning in. Pat looks to tuck but the ball goes off his pads towards a very fine short leg. There are two of those positioned. Ashwin jumps in excitement, thinking that there is an edge but then keeps quiet.
  • 99.3Fuller in length again, blocked towards the leg side.
  • 99.2Landed outside off, another watchful defense.
  • 99.1Full and outside off, Cummins lunges and pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 98.6On the pads, tucked through mid-wicket for a run. Equals the best partnership of this innings for Australia. Marsh and Head had added 41 for the 6th wicket. 228/7
  • 98.5Around off, solidly defended towards mid on.
  • 98.4Outside off, on a length, shouldered arms to.
  • 98.3Around middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single. The stand is now worth 40. Every run being applauded...
  • 98.2A bouncer on middle, Mitchell ducks.
  • 98.1Full and around off, Starc continues his heave-ho and the ball goes off the inner half of the bat through mid-wicket. Two runs taken.
  • Drinks break. The last hour started with a bang for India as Bumrah dismissed Paine early. But since then Starc and Cummins have frustrated the touring team by forming a partnership. The pair is doing a good job as now the target for Australia is under 100. This is getting closer than we thought.
  • 97.6Slower off spinner landing full on off, Cummins lunges and blocks it safely. 224/7
  • 97.5Loopy and full on off, Cummins is on the front foot as he drives it back.
  • 97.4Flighted and outside off, turning back in, Pat chooses to stay back in defense.
  • 97.3A touch flatter and around off, Starc works it around off the inner half of his bat. It rolls in front of square leg as Pant runs after it. They cross for a run.
  • 97.2Full and flighted on middle, Starc gets forward and defends it.
  • 97.1Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. Exactly 100 needed now.
  • 96.6Good length ball angling back into the batsman, Starc goes hard at it but gets an inside edge onto the thigh pad. It loops in the air but there is no short leg in place. 222/7
  • 96.5FOUR! Bang! Shami offers width outside off, Starc climbs onto it with all his might and spanks it through covers for a cracking boundary. 101 needed more. They are getting close to the target and this partnership is worth 35 now.
  • 96.4Yet another bumper by Shami, Starc is content in ducking.
  • 96.3Bouncer, down the leg side, Starc ducks and it's a good diving take by Pant.
  • 96.2Angles in a shortish ball on middle, Starc winds up for a big shot but gets a tiny inside edge onto the pads.
  • 96.1In the channel outside off, Starc allows it through to the keeper.
  • 95.6Appeal for a caught behind! Ashwin delivers it short and outside off, Cummins gets back to slap it through the line but misses. It loops in the air after deflecting off Pant's gloves and Rahane at first slip takes it on the rebound. They appeal but to no avail. 218/7
  • 95.5Presses forward to a full ball and defends it with the turn to mid-wicket.
  • 95.4Cummins has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 95.3Slower through the air this time, landing on the footmarks outside off and breaks back into the batsman. Cummins tries to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. A stifled appeal but it's turning in too much.
  • 95.2Flatter this time, turning in again from outside off, Pat blocks it from the crease.
  • 95.1Slow loopy off spinner, Cummins goes on the back foot and defends it down.
  • 94.6Short ball outside off, Starc takes his face away from the line of the delivery and lets it through. 218/7
  • 94.5Full and on the pads, clipped through square leg for a run.
  • 94.4The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.
  • 94.3Length ball outside off, pushed down to mid off.
  • 94.2On a back of a length around off, Starc tries playing straight but it takes the inner half of the bat and speeds to deep mid-wicket. Three taken.
  • 94.1Good length delivery outside off, left alone.
  • 93.6Full around off, defended off the inner half of the blade to the leg side. 214/7
  • 93.5Extra loop this time, full and drifting around off, Cummins draws forward and defends it with the spin.
  • 93.4Flatter and fuller on middle, Starc bunts it in front of mid on and scampers across to the other end.
  • 93.3Gets forward again to a full ball and pushes it to covers.
  • 93.2More assured this time, Starc. He prods forward to a full ball and blocks it from the middle of the bat.
  • 93.1Loopy and full on middle, Starc gets forward and defends it on the leg side off the inner half.
  • 92.6Pitches it up and outside off, Cummins connects with his drive properly this time and it goes to wide of mid off. Ashwin present there does the rest. 213/7
  • 92.5Good length ball on off, Pat defends it off his back foot.
  • Third slip in place now.
  • 92.4Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him.
  • 92.3FOUR! Another edgy boundary from Cummins' bat! Shami delivers it full and outside off, Cummins tries to drive it through covers but gets a big fat outside edge through the gap between gully and slips for a boundary.
  • 92.2Good length ball around off, staying just a bit low, Cummins sticks back and defends it to the off side.
  • 92.1Straighter delivery, helped wide of mid on for one.
  • Mohammed Shami replaces Jasprit Bumrah in the attack.
  • 91.6Once again Cummins tries to defend off his front foot but gets it away off the inner half to short leg. Maiden by Ashwin yet again. 208/7
  • 91.5Flatter and shorter on off, defended back from the crease.
  • 91.4Spinning back in from outside off, Pat reaches out for it in defense but it takes the inside edge and goes on a bounce to short leg.
  • 91.3Flighted and wide outside off, Cummins is forward and pushes it with an angled bat to backward point.
  • 91.2Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 91.1Loopy and around off, Pat gets a bit forward and across before defending it.
  • 90.6Angling into the batsman, on a back of a length, Starc shoulders arms to let it through. 208/7
  • 90.5FOUR! Streaky! Stars won't die wondering! Bumrah offers width outside off, seeing that Mitchell exercises his arms and throws a kitchen sink at it. The ball flies off the outside edge and goes over backward point for a boundary.
  • 90.4Lands it on a length outside off, angling in just a shade, Starc stays back to guard his stumps and then shoulders arms.
  • 90.3Full this time, on middle and angling down, Starc clips it off his pads through square leg for a run.
  • 90.2A touch short again, around off and angling in, Starc gets behind the line and punches it to covers.
  • 90.1Beats the outside edge by a whisker. Back of a length delivery angling into the batsman, Starc stays back to stroke it through covers but is beaten.
  • 89.6Allows the ball to spin back in and defends it down towards short leg. 202/7
  • 89.5Flighted and outside off, Cummins drives a bit uppishly towards extra cover.
  • 89.4Goes on the back foot and flicks it with the spin to short leg.
  • 89.3Tossed up ball around off, turning in, Pat is forward and defends it off the outer half of the bat.
  • 89.2Slower through the air, full and on off, Cummins strides forward in defense.
  • 89.1Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 88.6Play and a miss! Width on offer outside off, Starc throws his bat at it and gets beaten. 202/7
  • 88.5A length delivery outside off, Starc prods forward and drives it through covers for a brace.
  • 88.4On a length around off, tapped down to point.
  • 88.3Beaten! Shortish and outside off, Starc tries to punch it through the line but is beaten by the away late movement.
  • 88.2Four running runs! Bumrah spears in a full ball around off and Starc gets forward with a straight bat. Middles his shot properly and it races through mid off. Ishant gets across to his left and tries to stop it with a slide. Fails and then keeps lying on the ground thinking that it will go to the fence. But it slows down in the deep at long off and Ashwin has to chase it down from mid on.
  • 88.1Good length ball on off, angling in, Starc defends it from the crease to the off side.
  • 87.6Floated and on off, defended off the front foo to covers. It's in the gap and they take a run. 196/7
  • 87.5Goes for a big shot but it turns back in to take the inside half of his bat. It rolls through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 87.4Another off spinner bowled slower through the air, some extra bite from the surface this time as it jumps up onto the batsman. Cummins tries defending but is hit high on the pads.
  • 87.3Slower through the air as it drifts back in and then spins off the surface, Cummins prods forward in defense.
  • 87.2Full again, around off, this time Mitchell drills his drive to long off for a run.
  • 87.1Full and flighted on off, Starc gets forward and pushes it gently to covers.
  • 86.6The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 193/7
  • 86.5EDGY FOUR! Bumrah overpitches outside off and lures the batsman into a drive. Cummins is through with his shot early and it takes the outside edge. Speeds past a diving Kohli at second slip for a boundary.
  • The customary check from the physio is happening. He has a couple of words with Starc, checking if there are any concussion issues. Then, has a look at the helmet to see if there is any crack.
  • 86.4Right on the helmet! Bumrah cooks a well-directed bouncer, Starc takes his eyes off the ball and tries to move away from the line of fire. But it hits him flush on the helmet and travels to fine leg. They cross and a leg bye is signalled. Wasn't offering any shot but he was taking evasive action. Good to see Bumrah asking Starc's well being.
  • 86.3Angling in a length ball on off, Starc forces it back in the direction of the bowler. Bumrah does well to collect it right in front of his face.
  • 86.2Stays back again inside the crease and this time drives it to covers.
  • 86.1Bumrah speeds in from 'round the wicket and bowls a shortish around off, Starc stays back and works it around on the leg side.
  • 85.6A touch short and on off, defended off the back foot to end the over. 188/7
  • 85.5Beaten! Floated off spinner landing outside off, Pat is forward in defense but it spins back in, takes the inside edge and goes off his pads to first slip.
  • 85.4A little short and on off, Pat pushes his weight on the back foot and punches it towards point.
  • 85.3Loopy full ball on off, Cummins lunges and defends it near his front pad.
  • 85.2Drags his length short this time, around off, Starc rocks back and cuts it square of the wicket on the off side for a run.
  • 85.1Slower full ball on off, Starc leans forward and defends it back.
  • 84.6Not a yorker but Bumrah's intention was to spear it in. A fullish ball on off, Pat stays back and defends it to mid on. 187/7
  • 84.5Another bouncer, outside off, Cummins is happy to duck underneath it. Is Bumrah setting him up for a rip-roaring yorker?
  • 84.4Bends his back and bangs in a short delivery around off, Cummins leans back and allows it through to the keeper.
  • 84.3Back of a length ball once again around off, Pat stays inside the crease and plays it down to point.
  • 84.2Good length ball on off, Cummins keeps his eyes on the ball and pushes it out safely to covers.
  • Mitchell Starc is the new batsman.
  • 84.1OUT! Paine falls! Bumrah returns and strikes first ball. Another good bowling change by Kohli. A nicely cooked short delivery by Bumrah, it's around off and rising extra off the surface. Paine tries to wheel a pull shot but fails to middle it. It catches the top edge, balloons behind and Pant moves across to his left to take the skier easily, his 10th in the match - a record for a visiting keeper in Australia. Massive setback for Australia's chances, if there was any. Into the tail now, India.
  • Jasprit Bumrah replaces Ishant Sharma from this end after Lunch.
  • 83.6Turning back into the batsman from around off, Pat goes back and does well to keep it out and down safely to backward square leg. 187/6
  • 83.5Allows the ball to spin back in and then works it to mid-wicket. Kohli is quick to get to the ball.
  • An extra close-in fielder for Pat Cummins. Silly point joins short leg and first slip.
  • 83.4Serves this one fuller and wider outside off, Paine drives it in the gap at extra cover for one.
  • 83.3Flighted and around middle, once again defended off the front foot by Tim.
  • 83.2Jumps out of the crease this time and pushes a full ball to mid off.
  • 83.1Starts with a nicely tossed up delivery around middle, Paine gets forward and defends it back.
  • Welcome back. How much longer? 4 wickets or 137 runs? A wicket quickly and this could be all over in a jiffy. Here's Ashwin to Paine...
  • ... FINAL DAY.... FINAL SESSION?
  • Right then. India need 4 wickets to take a 1-0 series lead. ONLY FOR THE 5TH TIME would that happen, that India will register a win in the first Test in one of the SENA countries (South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia). They have done that thrice in Kiwiland and once in South Africa. Heading towards another first. How long can Australia fight? Join us back at 1.10 pm local (0240 GMT).
  • One might feel that India are struggling to take wickets. However, that is not the reality. The bowling has been excellent but the batting has kept the bowlers at bay. Ashwin has been the main threat but he has not been the only one. Everyone has looked like he will get a wicket anytime.
  • For the hosts to take this match deep, it was imperative that one of Marsh or Head, if not both, bat for a long period of time. They started grittily but eventually, India's class got them separated on the field and then put them together in the dressing room. First, Head was bounced out by a brute of a bouncer from Ishant and then Bumrah nipped Marsh out with a beauty. However, since then, Paine and Cummins have fought hard, trying to forge a collapse, surviving a few close calls and even a dismissal, which was overturned on review.
  • We have a second session! Terrific one for India but good fight shown by Australia. The visitors were always the favourites and they have strengthened that tag even more.
  • 82.6Shout for an lbw! Not given. Ishant gets a length ball to move back into the batsman from outside off, Cummins tries to defend by getting forward but misses to get hit on the back leg. They appeal but nothing from the umpire. Maybe there was an inside edge. The replays don't pick any but the impact surely was an issue. That will be it, it's time for Lunch on Day 5. 186/6
  • 82.5Ishant hurls in a good length ball on off, Pat defends it from the crease to the off side.
  • 82.4In the channel outside off, on a driving length, Cummins watchfully allows it through.
  • 82.3Gets a length ball to angle back into the batsman, Cummins defends it in front of the off stump line.
  • 82.2The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.
  • 82.1Lands it on a length around off, Paine pushes it out towards mid off for a single.
  • 81.6And again. A watchful defensive shot off the front foot by Cummins to end the over. 185/6
  • 81.5Loopy one on off, Pat strides forward in defense.
  • 81.4Turning down the leg side, Cummins comfortably leaves it and it goes off Pant's pads to backward square leg.
  • 81.3Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 81.2Loopy and outside off, defended off the front foot.
  • 81.1That nearly went onto the stumps! Full floated off spinner outside off, turning in and staying low as well, Cummins tries to defend and gets it away off the toe end of his bat. It goes on the bounce to Pant behind the stumps.
  • 80.6Fuller on this occasion and Pat drives it through the mid on region for a single. 185/6
  • 80.5Length delivery on middle, Paine works it down the leg side for a single.
  • 80.4Pitches on middle and swings on length , the ball moves away after pitching. Paine leaves it alone.
  • 80.3This one comes back in and beats Tim's defence and hits him high on his thigh pad. Ishant gives the Aussie skipper a stare.
  • 80.2Length delivery on off, the ball moves away after pitching and finds the outer half of Paine's defensive bat. Luckily for him, the gully fielder diving to his left cannot hold onto it and the ball goes to the third man region. They take a couple.
  • 80.1First ball with the second new ball, and Sharma bowls it on length outside off, and Paine leaves it alone. The ball swings away from the batsman.
  • Second new ball is due now. AND IT HAS BEEN TAKEN. Ishant Sharma to make the first use of it.
  • 79.6Uppish but safe! Turn and bounce again for Ashwin. Cummins tries defending but misses to get hit high on the pads. It then loops in the air towards short fine leg and falls safely as Jadeja (sub) charges forward from backward square leg. 181/6
  • 79.5Full and outside off, driven off the front foot to mid off.
  • 79.4Cummins has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 79.3Shorter length delivery outside off, Paine cuts it through point for three runs.
  • 79.2Tossed up ball on middle, Paine defends it with the spin to the leg side.
  • 79.1Floated off spinner landing outside off, spinning back in sharply, Cummins gets forward in defense but it beats the inside edge of his bat and goes wide of Pant for a bye.
  • A bit of a delay. The fifth ball of the previous over pinged Paine on his gloves and he is in a bit of pain. The physio comes out in the middle and gives him some relief with the magic spray.
  • 78.6FOUR! LOOSE DELIVERY BY SHAMI! Length delivery pitched on middle, the ball moves with the angle and Paine flicks it away off his pad through the fine leg region for a boundary. Shami should probably bowl it in and around off if he wants to trouble the batsman. 177/6
  • 78.5Good length delivery on middle, Paine flicks it off his pad and gets a couple of runs.
  • 78.4Length delivery outside off, Paine shoulders arms to it.
  • 78.3Reverse swing there for Shami. Bowls it full on middle and Cummins flicks it away on the leg side and they take a single.
  • News coming in is that Rohit Sharma is off the field as he jarred his back. Doubtful for next Test?
  • 78.2Length delivery on middle, Pat blocks it off his front foot.
  • 78.1Confident shot! Shami is on the shorter side first up and Paine eases his pull shot through square leg for a run.
  • Mohammed Shami is back on.
  • 77.6And third time in a row a full ball has been driven to mid off for one. 169/6
  • 77.5Full and flighted outside off, Cummins this time drives in the direction of mid off for one.
  • 77.4Fuller and outside off, forced to mid off for a run.
  • 77.3Flighted and outside off, Paine presses forward and defends it to the off side.
  • 77.2Paine has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 77.1Half-shout from Pant! Flighted off spinner outside off, Paine leans forward to defend but is beaten to get hit on the pads. Impact outside off.
  • 76.6Bouncer down the leg side, Cummins sits underneath it. 166/6
  • 76.5Arrows in a fuller length ball on off, Pat defends it from the crease.
  • 76.4Some extra bounce from a length outside off, Tim taps it down to backward point for one.
  • 76.3A length ball around off, Paine defends it off his front foot to covers.
  • 76.2On a good length outside off, Paine taps it down through point and rushes back for the second run. Excellent running between the wickets is met with a big applause by the Australian crowd.
  • 76.1Angles in a length ball on middle, Cummins eases it through square leg and picks up a single.
  • Ishant Sharma is back on.
  • 75.6Loopy delivery on off, Pat tries to defends off his front foot but the ball finds the outer half of his defensive blade. Luckily he played that with soft hands and the ball goes towards the point region. The batsmen take a quick single. Good communication and running between the batsmen. 162/6
  • 75.5Tossed up outside off, Pat gets on his front foot and keeps it out.
  • 75.4Flatter outside off, Pat lets it go.
  • 75.3Tossed up outside off, Cummins tries to defend off his front foot but the ball hits his front pad. A stiffled appeal is turned down by the umpire as the impact was outside off.
  • 75.2Pitches on the rough outside off, Pat blocks it off his front foot.
  • 75.1Beaten! Full and flighted outside off, Cummins is forward in defense but it spins past the outside edge.
  • 74.6Full and outside off, swinging away, pushed straight to cover. 161/6
  • 74.5FOUR! A bit streaky. On a length outside off, Paine looks to defend but the ball moves away, squares him up and takes the outside edge. However, he plays it with soft hands, hence it goes to ground. Past second slip to the fence.
  • 74.4Full on middle, Paine pushes it towards mid on, sets off for a quick single but is sent back.
  • 74.3Outside off, Tim looks to defend but the ball comes in a long way and beats the outside edge.
  • 74.2Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
  • 74.1A bouncer on middle, Paine ducks away.
  • 73.6NOT OUT AGAIN! DRS saves Australia again. No glove there. A flighted off spinner landing around off, Cummins gets forward with a big stretch and tries to defend it with his bat and pad together. It then is seen flying off the flap of his front pad towards short leg where KL Rahul dives forward to catch the ball. The Indians appeal and the finger has gone up. Cummins has a quick chat with his skipper and then takes the DRS. The replays roll in... Nothing on the Hot Spot. There is some spike on the Snicko. Wait, it's coming more due to Cummins' bat clipping the front pad. It has happened simultaneously but still it's quite evident that there was no bat involved. End of an eventful over. 157/6
  • Another review! This time Cummins has been given out! Looks like there is glove involved...
  • 73.5Cummins has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 73.4Spin and bounce outside off, Cummins pushes at it and misses. Pant collects it near his chest.
  • 73.3NOT OUT! Waste of a review. Ashwin once again gets his ball to talk. Turning back into the batsman from outside off, Cummins leans forward to defend but it spins back in and hurries past the inside edge. Pant collects the ball behind, they appeal but nothing from the umpire. India take the referral but Hot Spot detects nothing. Snicko is also of the same opinion.
  • Another wicket? India are confident that Pat Cummins has nicked one behind. A review taken...
  • 73.2Shout for a bat-pad, not given! Turn and bounce for Ashwin from outside off, Cummins stretches forward to defend but it goes wide of his pads, clips his abdomen area and flies to short leg. The fielder collects the ball, they appeal but umpire Nigel Llong shakes his head.
  • 73.1Tossed up ball landing around off, Paine works it around with the spin to mid-wicket and takes a run.
  • Change in bowling. Ravichandran Ashwin is back into the attack. Slight hold up in play as KL Rahul is tying Pant's shoelaces.
  • 72.6Excellent bowling, this. Bumrah is getting some reverse going. Once again it's curving back in from around off, Cummins brings down his bat in defense and keeps it out off the inner half. 156/6
  • 72.5Good leave. A length delivery landing outside off and moving back in, Cummins shoulders arms. Not far from the off stump.
  • 72.4Beaten on the drive this time. Bumrah once again puts it on a driving length outside off, Pat tries to repeat the last shot but is beaten this time.
  • 72.3Too full in length and outside off, Cummins plays a confident drive off the front foot but finds the cover fielder. Bumrah won't mind him driving.
  • 72.2Lovely delivery to greet the new batsman. Bumrah spears in a length ball around off, Cummins defends it by covering the line. Had he missed, he was a plumb lbw candidate.
  • Pat Cummins is the new batsman.
  • 72.1OUT! THAT'S THE BIG FISH. WHAT A BALL BY BUMRAH! Bumrah coming around the wicket, bowls it on a length outside off, the ball reverse swings and comes in towards Marsh after pitching. Shaun tries to defend it but gets a faint edge on it and Pant behind the stumps takes a regulation catch. Marsh walks back but is called by Paine to discuss whether to take the review or not and they decide not to. The Hot Spot shows there was a very faint edge. This is the wicket India wanted. He was looking confident and comfortable out in the middle. But this delivery was too good even for a well-set Marsh to keep out. India now just 4 wickets away from a historic win.
  • 71.6Outside off, Tim gets across and blocks. 156/5
  • 71.5Around off, solidly defended.
  • 71.4Full on middle, pushed towards long on for a run.
  • 71.3Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 71.2Short and outside off, cut straight to backward point.
  • 71.1Outside off, turn and bounce, Paine looks to cut but is cramped for room. The ball goes towards point and he gets a single. Not too far from nicking it behind.
  • 70.6Brave leave. Bumrah hurls in a good length ball outside off, shaping back in a shade, Marsh covers his stumps and shoulders arms. That wasn't too far away from the off pole. 154/5
  • 70.5On and around off, Marsh is behind the line as he presents a straight bat in defense. Right from the middle of the willow.
  • 70.4Full and angling into the batsman on off, Marsh defends it by covering the line. Very assured.
  • 70.3On middle and off, serving it on a length, Marsh is on the back foot as he defends it back.
  • 70.2Lands it on a length and just outside off, Marsh keeps himself on the back foot and defends it to the off side.
  • 70.1Good length ball around off, angling in, Shaun covers the line and defends it from the crease.
  • 69.6The length is very full which disallows the ball to spin and Marsh easily drives it through covers for a run. 154/5
  • 69.5Loopy full ball around off, Marsh is on the front foot and defends it with a straight bat.
  • 69.4Full around off, blocked off the front foot.
  • 69.3Extra flight this time and it lands very full outside off. Tim Paine tries his best to drill his drive through covers. It takes the bottom edge and goes past the keeper. A single is taken.
  • 69.2Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 69.1Starts with a loosener, a full toss on off, Paine forces it through the line but finds the cover fielder.
  • Murali Vijay to roll his arm now.
  • 68.6The batsman defends it from within the crease. 152/5
  • 68.5Dangerous! Fuller length deliver on middle and off, Paine flicks it through the mid-wicket region for a single. If Paine would have missed that delivery he was right in line for an lbw.
  • 68.4Length delivery on off, it jags back in and finds the inside edge of Tim's bat and hits his pad.
  • 68.3Fuller length delivery on off, Paine defends it with a straight bat.
  • 68.2Landed outside off, angling in, Paine shoulders arms.
  • 68.1A length ball, down the leg side, tucked through square leg for a single.
  • Jasprit Bumrah's turn to bowl for the first time this morning.
  • Drinks break. An absorbing first 75 minutes of Day 5. Australia lost Travis Head to Ishant's snorter but since then Shaun Marsh and Tim Paine have done well to form a partnership. India are probing hard and will be eyeing more wickets in the next hour. For the home team, longer this pair continues, better their chances become.
  • 67.6Ashwin once again bowls it full and outside off. Shaun drives it with the turn to sweeper cover for one. 150/5
  • 67.5Fullish and outside off, driven through covers for a run.
  • 67.4Oohhh... turn and bounce for Ashwin as he lands it on the footmarks outside off. It breaks back in as Paine goes back in defense. It takes his gloves, brushes the pads and luckily for the Aussie skipper, falls in front of short leg.
  • 67.3Loopy and around off, good accuracy from Ashwin, Tim blocks it off his front leg.
  • 67.2Too full and on off, once again defended off the front foot.
  • 67.1Floated full ball around off, spinning back in, Paine lunges and defends it from the middle of the bat.
  • 66.6Length delivery outside off, trying to tempt Marsh to drive but he coolly leaves it alone. 148/5
  • 66.5Bouncer. This time it is to Marsh and he ducks underneath it.
  • 66.4Outside off on length, Marsh shoulders arms to it.
  • 66.3FOUR! CLASS! Fuller on middle and off by Shami, Marsh flicks it away through the short mid-wicket region. The ball is timed and placed to perfection and Marsh is looking very comfortable and confident out in the middle.
  • 66.2Bumper once again. This time Tim manages to hit it but it is not convincing. It hits him high on the bat and once again he is lucky that the ball falls in no man's land and the batsmen take a single.
  • 66.1FOUR! Scary for the Aussies! A very well-directed bouncer by Shami, the ball rises onto Paine quickly, he tries to pull that away but only manages to glove it. The ball is wide to the left of Pant, who dives and tries to grab it with his right hand but unfortunately for him, the ball is out of his reach and goes to the fence. Pant probably should have gone for it with his left hand as he could have stretched more and reached the ball. Paine survives the scare.
  • 65.6FOUR! 10th Test fifty for Shaun Marsh! He reaches there with a firm pull shot off the back foot. The length was short and it assisted that strokeplay. All Shaun had to do was to pick the gap at mid-wicket which he did with aplomb. Fine innings by him, this is also his first such knock in the fourth innings of a Test match. He's the one holding the torch for Australia in this game. A danger man as far as India are concerned. 139/5
  • 65.5Floated one on off, Marsh presses forward in defense.
  • 65.4Good stop, skipper! This time Shaun Marsh steps down the track to a full ball around off and drills his drive through the line. It goes on one bounce to Kohli at covers who jumps and makes a half-stop.
  • 65.3Leans forward to a full ball again and defends it easily.
  • 65.2A touch flat this time, around off, Shaun keeps it out safely towards point.
  • 65.1Loopy full ball on off, Marsh gets forward and gently pushes it to covers.
  • 64.6Paine defends it off his front foot. 135/5
  • 64.5Length delivery on middle and off, Shaun flicks it off his pads and they take a single.
  • 64.4Shorter this time by Shami, Shaun confidently pulls it through square leg . Rohit Sharma runs to his left and slides to stop the boundary. The batsmen take a couple. Good fielding there by Sharma. The on-field umpire checks with the 3rd umpire to see whether he touched the rope or not and he is happy with his effort.
  • 64.3Length delivery on off, Marsh cuts it towards the fielder at third man region for a couple.
  • 64.2Fuller this time and Marsh drives it off his front foot and drives it straight to the fielder at cover.
  • 64.1Length delivery outside off, Marsh comes on his front foot and defends it.
  • 63.6Uppish but safe! Paine steps down the track to a full ball and tries to flick. But the ball spins in a bit and takes the inner half of the bat. It flies but doesn't carry to short mid-wicket. Maiden over, a testing one by Ash! 130/5
  • 63.5Tossed up ball on off, defended off the front foot.
  • 63.4Beaten! Ashwin slows this one up in the air and serves a full ball outside off. Paine gets forward and across to defend but it spins back in and takes the inside edge before hitting him on the pads. A muted appeal from the Indians.
  • 63.3A loopy full ball on off, Tim stretches forward and defends it back.
  • 63.2Paine has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 63.1Flatter and on off, Paine goes on the back foot to deal with it.
  • 62.6Fullish and outside off, driven off the front foot to mid off. 130/5
  • 62.5Shami steams in from 'round the wicket and gets a full ball to tail back in. Marsh clips it off his pads to deep mid-wicket and scampers back for the second run. Rohit Sharma from the deep scores a direct hit at the bowler's end but Paine is safely in by a month. Still, the ever-aggressive Indian skipper puts in a slight appeal. Nothing doing as far as the umpire is concerned.
  • 62.4Bouncer! The batsman ducks under it at the last moment.
  • 62.3Serves it on a length and outside off, Marsh with a stride forward covers the line and then allows it through.
  • 62.2Length delivery outside off, blocked off his front foot by Marsh.
  • 62.1Bouncer by Shami, Marsh ducks underneath it.
  • 61.6Punched off the back foot by the batsman. 128/5
  • 61.5Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 61.4MISFIELD! A rarity from India. Short and outside off, Tim cuts it straight to point. Mohammed Shami over there takes it lightly and the ball goes through his legs. Two runs taken.
  • 61.3Full and outside off, Paine comes forward and blocks.
  • 61.2Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 61.1MASSIVE APPEAL FOR A CAUGHT BEHIND! Was it an outside edge? Rahane is not sure. Drama. Ashwin tosses it up outside off, on the full, Paine tries to drive it away but misses. The ball hits Pant's pads and lobs to first slip where Ajinkya Rahane catches and appeals. Now Ashwin is interested and so is Kohli but Rahane says that he is not sure. Eventually India decide not to review. Good call. Hot Spot shows nothing when the ball passes the bat.
  • 60.6Switches to 'round the wicket and bowls a shortish delivery outside off, an easy leave for Shaun. 126/5
  • 60.5Pitches it up and outside off, it's driven past the diving cover fielder for a run.
  • 60.4Outside off, Paine has nothing to do with it.
  • 60.3A touch and too straight in line, Marsh stands back and turns it behind square leg for a single. Given as a leg bye.
  • 60.2Full and around off, Marsh once again is watchful in his approach as he pushes it to covers.
  • 60.1Right on the money first ball. Puts it on a length around off, angling in, Marsh covers the line and blocks.
  • Mohammed Shami replaces Ishant Sharma in the attack. Two slips in place and a gully in place as the bowler runs in from 'round the wicket.
  • 59.6Tossed up on off, Tim confidently blocks it off his front foot. 124/5
  • 59.5A very loose delivery by Ashwin, he bowls it short and pulls it through mid wicket. Bumrah gives it a chase and stops the bowl going for a boundary meanwhile the batsmen come back for the third.
  • 59.4Flighted on middle, Shaun flicks it away through the mid wicket region for a couple.
  • 59.3Flighted delivery on off, Shaun blocks it off his front foot.
  • 59.2The ball is once again tossed up on middle and Marsh defends it with a straight bat.
  • 59.1Tosses it up on middle, Marsh defends it off his front foot.
  • 58.6Slants in a length ball around off, Paine covers the line and dead-bats it safely. 119/5
  • 58.5FOUR! Bang! A rare loose delivery by Ishant. He delivers it short and wide outside off, Paine latches onto it and whacks it through point for a boundary. Opens his account.
  • 58.4Full and around off, shaping back in, Tim has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 58.3Angling around off, Paine covers the line and blocks it from the crease.
  • 58.2Slips down the leg side, Paine allows it through to the keeper.
  • 58.1Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 57.6Pitching outside off, the ball is spinning away and flicks the front pad of Marsh on its way to Pant. Shaun didn't offer any shot to that delivery. Marsh is looking untroubled out in the middle. 115/5
  • 57.5Tosses it up outside off, Marsh drives it straight to the fielder at cover.
  • 57.4Flighted on middle, Marsh defends it off his front foot.
  • 57.3A bit shorter in length, Shaun comes down the track and blocks it away.
  • 57.2Tossed up on middle, Marsh blocks it off his front foot.
  • 57.1Tosses it up outside off, Marsh get his pads to it outside off.
  • Hammer is out! Leveling up the bowler's run-up area.
  • 56.6Fuller on off, Tim blocks it off his front foot. 115/5
  • 56.5Length delivery outside off, the ball angles in and Paine defends it. Looks for a quick single, decides otherwise.
  • Skipper Tim Paine walks in next.
  • 56.4OUT! You beauty, Ishant! He has bounced Head out! An effort delivery. Sharma bends his back and hurls in a lethal short delivery right at the body of the batsman. Targeting the 'head' literally. Travis is caught in an awkward position as he tries to fend at it by taking his eyes off the ball. It hurries onto him from the surface and takes his gloves. The ball loops in the air and Rahane accepts the simplest of catches at gully. One of the heroes of the Dubai Test for Australia is on his way. Ishant is up and running with his hair flying all over his face. What a great nut that was! A snorter which just took off and hunted the batsman. Times have changed, an Indian bowler is bouncing out an Aussie batsman on the Australian turf. Half the side back in the hut now.
  • 56.3Keeps it in the channel outside off, on a length and holding its line, Head covers his stumps by taking his front leg a little forward and then shoulders arms.
  • 56.2Back of a length delivery outside off, Head punches it off his back foot to covers. So far so good from the Aussies as the Indian bowlers are yet to find their rhythm.
  • 56.1Digs in a bouncer outside off, Head drops his wrists and allows it through to the keeper.
  • 55.6Bowls it outside leg, Marsh has no second thoughts of showing pads to that one. 115/4
  • 55.5Loopy delivery outside off, pushed it away through cover for a single.
  • 55.4Tossed up and Head charges down the track and blocks it away.
  • 55.3Flighted delivery by Ashwin, Head tries to drive it but edges it towards backward point, there's no fielder there and the batsmen take a couple.
  • 55.2Tossed up and Travis plays the traditional front foot defense.
  • 55.1A bit short on length by Ashwin, Marsh goes on his back foot and pushes it towards the cover region for a single.
  • 54.6Good length ball around off, Travis stays back-footed and defends it to covers. 111/4
  • 54.5Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it solidly.
  • 54.4Gentle delivery, on a good length and outside off, Head allows it through to the keeper.
  • 54.3The line becomes too straight for the batsman this time as Marsh tucks it behind square leg for a run.
  • 54.2This one is angled in the direction of off stump, Marsh has to play at it and he blocks it by covering the line.
  • 54.1Bowls it wide outside off, on a driving length, Marsh has nothing to do with it.
  • 53.6Loopy delivery by Ashwin, Travis has no issue keeping that one out of danger. 110/4
  • 53.5Tosses it up on middle and Head this time blocks it off the front foot. The ball finds the outer half of the defensive blade.
  • 53.4Loopy delivery by Ashwin, finds the inside edge of Shaun's bat but the ball moves towards the fine leg region and the batsman takes a single. There's no short leg fielder on this occasion. If there was one then this would have been Marsh's number.
  • Silly point moves to short leg. Strange from India, they have runs on the board and can afford to keep both.
  • 53.3Flatter delivery on off, pushed towards the fielder at mid off by Marsh.
  • 53.2Tosses it up on middle, Shaun brings out the front foot defense.
  • 53.1Around the wicket, tosses it up on off, Marsh defends it.
  • 52.6Back of a length delivery just outside off, coming in with the angle, Head defends it from the crease to end the over. 109/4
  • 52.5Hurls in a shortish delivery outside off, Head stays back to cover his stumps and allows it through to the keeper.
  • Point drops back.
  • 52.4Bowls it around off, on a length again, Head remains back and helps it towards mid-wicket.
  • 52.3Good length delivery around off, Travis keeps his weight on the back foot and defends it watchfully.
  • 52.2Fuller this time, on middle, Marsh brings down a straight bat and pushes it towards mid on. Shami runs across to his right to stop the ball and they cross for one.
  • 52.1Beauty to beat the bat! Ishant runs in from 'round the wicket and angles in a length ball around off. Marsh decides to play the line but is beaten by the late away movement.
  • 51.6Flatter and on middle, a touch on the shorter side, Head moves back and hits it across the line. Finds short leg. 108/4
  • 51.5Slows his off spinner in the air and lands it around leg, Head steps down the track and tries to flick. But he closes the face of the bat early and it takes the leading half of his willow. Goes safely to covers.
  • 51.4Fuller and in the line of the stumps, Head tries to defend and it goes off the inner half to short leg.
  • 51.3Turning away from the batsman after landing around off, Head allows it through after watching the line.
  • 51.2Another delivery on the leg stump line, Marsh gets back and tucks it behind square leg for a run.
  • 51.1Flighted and down the leg side, Marsh tries to flick it off his pads but misses.
  • 50.6Once again a length delivery by Ishant, Travis blocks it off his back foot. 107/4
  • 50.5Length delivery by Sharma outside off, pushed off the back foot by Head. Consistent line and length by Ishant.
  • 50.4Uppish! Head tries to push the length delivery on off towards the point region. He gets it high on his bat and the ball is hit high and stays in the air for a while but it's safe.
  • 50.3Length delivery on middle and off, Shaun tries to flick but misses and the ball hits the thigh, going down leg so no appeal and they take a single.
  • 50.2Fuller in length once again by Sharma, Marsh defends it off the front foot.
  • 50.2Ishant oversteps on his second delivery of the day. Fuller length delivery outside off, Marsh pushes it off his front foot.
  • 50.1Length delivery by Sharma to start off with, flicked onto the pads and they take the single. First run of the day. Leg bye signaled.
  • Ishant Sharma to bowl from the other end.
  • 49.6Pitching outside leg, Marsh offers no shot to it and gets his pad in front. 104/4
  • 49.5Tossed up and defended with a straight bat by Marsh.
  • 49.4Once again tossed up by Ravichandran trying to get the short leg and silly point in play, but Marsh has no issue blocking it.
  • 49.3Tossed up on middle and leg, Shaun fends it off.
  • 49.2Tossed up this time, Marsh defends it off his front foot.
  • 49.1Shorter in length by Ashwin to start the day, pushed away by Marsh.
  • All set to get underway! The Indian players are on the field. Out come Shaun Marsh and Travis Head in the middle. The touring team is wasting no time and will start with the spin of Ravichandran Ashwin. A slip, short leg and silly point in place. Here we go...
  • 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, runs required are certainly gettable if the hosts somehow manage to bat three sessions. So Australia winning isn't entirely out of the window. A riveting day awaits us. Stay tuned for more updates...
  • ... 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 constructed a partnership with Travis Head to see off the day's play. The pair largely looked at ease and the home side will be hopeful of their chances on Day 5.
  • 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.
  • 48.6Last 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. 104/4
  • 48.5Onto the pads and Travis tries to flick it but it hits his thigh.
  • 48.4Bouncer. Bumrah surprises Head with that bouncer. He ducks underneath it.
  • 48.3Full on off, defended with a straight bat by Head.
  • 48.2Fuller this time and Travis pushes it back towards Jasprit.
  • 48.1Around the wicket, length delivery on off, defended confidently by Head.
  • Last over of the day coming up. A silly mid on in place...
  • 47.6Around off, Shaun defends it from the crease to end the over. 104/4
  • 47.5Loopy ball on middle and off, Marsh defends it near his front pad.
  • 47.4Slower and fuller on off, Marsh strides forward and dead bats it.
  • 47.3Flatter and on off, blocked off the back foot.
  • 47.2Sliding down the leg side, Head moves back and works it behind square leg for one.
  • 47.1Full and flighted on off, Head is on the front foot in defense.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin is back into the attack.
  • 46.6Full and on off, Marsh blocks it away off his front foot. 103/4
  • 46.5FOUR! 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.
  • 46.4Fuller 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.
  • 46.3Full on off, Marsh defends it with a straight bat.
  • 46.2A bit fuller this time and Marsh blocks it away.
  • 46.1Length delivery on off, defended away by Marsh.
  • 45.6Drags his length short again, it's around off, Head rocks back and slaps it through backward point for a brace. 99/4
  • 45.5The length is short on off, Marsh goes on the back foot and punches it to sweeper cover for a run.
  • 45.4Too full in length on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 45.3Slower through the air, full and outside off, Marsh gets forward and gently taps it down in front of silly point.
  • 45.2You 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.
  • 45.1Beaten by a beauty! Drifting in around off, Head is forward in defense but it curves away to beat the bat.
  • 44.6Full on off, Marsh pushes it back to the bowler. 93/4
  • 44.5Once again outside off on a length, Shaun lets it go.
  • 44.4Tempting Marsh to drive by bowling outside off, Shaun rejects the offer.
  • 44.3On the pads and Marsh flicks it away on the leg side.
  • 44.2Back of a length this time and Marsh defends it with a straight bat.
  • 44.1Full on off, blocked away by Marsh.
  • Jasprit Bumrah is back on.
  • 43.6Flighted and on middle, Head goes back and defends it to the leg side. 93/4
  • 43.5Lunges to a full ball and blocks it safely.
  • 43.4Shortish on off, Head immediately goes back to play it down towards point.
  • 43.3Loopy and full around off, Travis leans forward in defense.
  • 43.2Fullish and on middle, Head draws forward and defends it to mid-wicket.
  • 43.1Tossed up ball on middle, Marsh turns it in front of square leg and takes a single.
  • 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.
  • 42.6Full on middle and off, Head defends it away. 92/4
  • 42.5Length delivery on off, kept at bay by Head off his back foot.
  • 42.4Fuller this time from Shami and Head defends it with a straight bat.
  • 42.3Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
  • 42.2FOUR! 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.
  • 42.1On middle and off, the ball goes with the angle and it has been flicked to the fielder at the fine leg region for a single.
  • 41.6Slower one, full and on middle, Head presents a textbook forward defense. 87/4
  • 41.5Tossed up ball on middle, Travis gets forward and defends it.
  • 41.4Full and going down the leg side, Head tries to sweep but misses.
  • 41.3Full and flighted on leg, Head jumps out of the crease and pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 41.2Loopy and on middle, Head is on the front foot in defense.
  • 41.1Full and on middle, driven down the ground but straight to mid on.
  • Good news for India! Jasprit Bumrah is back on the field.
  • 40.6Fuller this time, it's been pushed to the fielder at mid off. 87/4
  • 40.5Back of a length on off, too close to cut, Marsh ends up chopping it but luckily it's not onto his stumps.
  • 40.4Length delivery on off, Finds the outer half of the bat but it's onto the ground. Marsh played it with soft hands.
  • 40.3Good length outside off, let go by Shaun.
  • 40.2Back of a length this time, on middle and off. Blocked away by Marsh off his back foot.
  • 40.1Full on middle and off, Marsh defends off his front foot.
  • 39.6Head has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 87/4
  • 39.5Turning towards off from leg, Head goes on the back foot and taps it down near the surface.
  • 39.4Tossed up ball on middle, Head works it around to mid-wicket.
  • 39.3Walks down the track and drives it through to mid off.
  • 39.2Loopy and full on off, spinning away, Head leaves it alone.
  • 39.1Flatter and in the line of the stumps, defended off the back foot.
  • 38.6Drifting down the leg side, nudged fine down the leg side for a run. 87/4
  • 38.5On the pads, helped towards backward square leg for one.
  • 38.4Spears in a full ball on off, Marsh covers the line and blocks it back safely.
  • 38.3Lands it on a length around off, Shaun defends it from the crease to the off side.
  • 38.2Tries to defend from the crease but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 38.1Shami runs in from 'round the wicket and angles in a length ball on off, Marsh defends it off his back foot.
  • 37.6Tossed up once again by Ashwin, Head has no problem keeping it out courtesy, front foot defense. 85/4
  • 37.5Tossed up and Head brings out the front foot defense.
  • Jasprit Bumrah is heading off the field. Seems to have badly hurt his shoulders. India will hope there is nothing serious.
  • 37.4Shaun 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.
  • 37.3Flatter this time by Ravichandran, kept out by Marsh.
  • 37.2Loopy delivery on middle, the southpaw defends off his front foot.
  • 37.1Tossed up on middle, Marsh blocks it off his front foot.
  • 36.6On a shortish length around off, defended off the back foot. 84/4
  • Travis Head arrives. He played a handy knock in the first innings. His team needs another one from his bat.
  • 36.5OUT! 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.
  • 36.4Fullish and outside off, Handscomb gets forward to push inside the line but it goes off the outer half to point.
  • 36.3Goes full this time and bowls it in the line of the stumps, Handscomb covers the line and blocks.
  • 36.2Another length delivery outside off, Peter plays from the crease point.
  • 36.1Good length ball on middle, punched down towards mid on.
  • Mohammed Shami is back on.
  • 35.6Drifting on leg and the southpaw tries to flick the ball but misses and it hits his thigh. 84/3
  • 35.5A bit short this time and Marsh flicks it onto the ground and towards the short leg fielder.
  • 35.4Once again Ashwin tosses it up outside leg, Marsh has no issue offering no shot and getting his pad in front.
  • 35.3Tossed up outside leg, Marsh offers no shot and puts his pads in front.
  • 35.2Ohh! That turned sharply after pitching on middle and beats the stumps and the outside edge of Marsh's bat.
  • 35.1Pitches it outside leg, Marsh tries to flick but the ball hits his pad.
  • 34.6Full and outside off, Handscomb pushes it down to mid off. 84/3
  • 34.5Keeps probing around off, a length delivery staying low, Handscomb has his eyes glued to the ball as he blocks from the crease.
  • 34.4On a length and outside off, it's defended from the crease to the off side.
  • 34.3Angling in a full ball on off, Peter is pretty solid in his defense.
  • 34.2Too 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.
  • 34.1Lands 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.
  • 33.6FOUR! 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. Shaun is looking comfortable out in the middle. 84/3
  • 33.5Tossed up once again, Marsh pushes it to the fielder at mid on.
  • 33.4Tossed up by Ashwin, the southpaw blocks it off his front foot.
  • 33.3Drifts onto the pads of Peter, he flicks it away for an easy single.
  • 33.2Dropped! 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 hands at short leg.
  • 33.1Flatter on middle, Marsh flicks it away to square leg for a single.
  • 32.6Whoa! 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 to the fielder. 78/3
  • 32.5Switches to 'round the wicket and angles in a length ball just outside off, Shaun defends it off his front foot.
  • 32.4Sliding down the leg side, Handscomb clips it fine off his pads for a run.
  • 32.3In the channel outside off, Handscomb allows it through to the keeper.
  • 32.2Angles 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.
  • 32.1Back of a length ball on off, punched off the back foot to covers.
  • 31.6Flatter by Ashwin, Marsh blocks it away. 74/3
  • 31.5Tossing it up is Ashwin but Marsh is having no issues blocking it off his front foot.
  • 31.4Once again tossed up by Ashwin, Shaun has no problem defending it off his front foot.
  • 31.3Tossed up by Ashwin and Marsh brings out his front foot defense.
  • 31.2Once again a bit short to Marsh, he cuts it straight to the fielder.
  • 31.1A bit short in length outside off, Handscomb flicks it on the leg side for a single.
  • Drinks break.
  • 30.6Middle and off stump line by Sharma this time. He bowls it full and Handscomb flicks it towards the mid-wicket region for a single. 73/3
  • 30.5Good length on off, defended off his back foot.
  • 30.4Outside off, trying to tempt Peter but he keeps his calm and leaves the ball.
  • 30.3Length delivery on off and Handscomb blocks it with a straight bat.
  • 30.2A bit shorter this time, Peter tries to block it but the ball jags back in and hits him on his abdomen.
  • 30.1Length delivery outside off, Handscomb leaves it away.
  • Ishant Sharma is back on.
  • 29.6Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 72/3
  • 29.5The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 29.4Tossed up and wide outside off, Handscomb jumps out of the crease and then wears it on his pads.
  • 29.3Floated one, turning back in sharply, Peter helps it away to square leg.
  • 29.2Works it off his pads to the leg side and takes a run.
  • 29.1Advances down the track and bunts it down to long on for a run.
  • 28.6Outside off on length, Marsh doesn't disturb that. 69/3
  • 28.5Trying to tempt Marsh on the 4th stump line but he calmly leaves it away.
  • 28.4Back of a length and Marsh punches it on the off side but straight to the fielder.
  • 28.3Outside off and Shaun shoulders arms to it.
  • 28.2On a good length outside off, the ball jags back in and beats Marsh's defense and hits him on his thigh pad.
  • 28.1Around the wicket to the lefty, bowls outside off on length. Marsh leaves it alone.
  • 27.6Gets forward and gently plays it in the gap on the leg side for a quick single. 69/3
  • 27.5Lets the ball go outside his off stump.
  • 27.4Flatter on off, defended off the back foot.
  • 27.3Loopy and turning away from outside off, Shaun shoulders arms.
  • 27.2Floated and full on middle, Marsh prods forward to defend.
  • 27.1Marsh has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 26.6Back of a length and Handscomb punches it off his back foot on off side but straight to the fielder. 68/3
  • 26.5Outside off on length, Peter blocks it off his back foot.
  • 26.4FOUR! Short of a length and Handscomb pulls it away in front of square leg for a boundary. Confident looking shot by Peter there. Should direct the bouncers better.
  • 26.3A bit fuller this time and the ball finds the outer half of Peter's defensive blade before going to the fielder at gully region.
  • 26.2Good length delivery outside off, Handscomb leaves it alone.
  • 26.1Length ball outside off, Handscomb defends it with a straight bat.
  • 25.6Flighted and wide outside off, Marsh allows it through. 64/3
  • 25.5Works it around off his pads but not in the gap.
  • 25.4Stays back to a shortish ball and pushes it out to covers.
  • 25.3Skidding 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.
  • 25.2Marsh has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 25.1Straighter and sliding down, Marsh turns it behind square leg for a couple.
  • 24.6Full 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 want to lose one more here. 62/3
  • 24.5Back of a length this time and Handscomb blocks it out.
  • 24.4On middle and off, a bit fuller, Peter flicks it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 24.3Good length delivery on off, Handscomb plays it well off his front foot. Bumrah trying to catch Peter in the crease for an lbw.
  • 24.2Once again back of a length outside off, Peter defends it off his back foot.
  • 24.1Outside off on length, Handscomb blocks it off his back foot.
  • 23.6Fires in a quicker one in line of the stumps, Shaun immediately gets back and defends it to the off side. 60/3
  • 23.5Loopy and on off, Marsh prods forward in defense.
  • 23.4The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • Peter Handscomb will replace Usman Khawaja in the middle.
  • 23.3OUT! 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 completes the catch by diving forward. Ashwin runs in delight. Equation - Australia need 263 runs, India need 7 wickets.
  • 23.2Fuller and outside off, driven off the front foot to covers.
  • 23.1Flighted one on middle, Marsh gently nudges it behind square leg and collects a single.
  • 22.6Testing 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. 59/2
  • 22.5Tempting Khawaja to go for the drive by bowling outside off, but Usman is not tempted by that.
  • 22.4A bit fuller this time and Khawaja defends it off his front foot.
  • 22.3Bumrah bowls it on the 4th stump line, Usman patiently leaves it away.
  • 22.2Length delivery outside off, Khawaja doesn't disturb that.
  • 22.1Back of a length on off, Khawaja blocks it off his back foot.
  • 21.6Presses forward to a full ball and blocks it towards silly point. 59/2
  • 21.5Loopy and outside off, it's allowed through to the keeper.
  • 21.4Short and outside off, cut through point for a run.
  • 21.3Jumps 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.
  • 21.2Walks down the track and defends it back to the bowler.
  • 21.1Sliding down the leg side, Shaun turns it behind square leg for a run.
  • 20.6Outside off and Usman shoulders arms to it. 57/2
  • 20.5What a beauty. The ball pitches on off in the good length area. It moves in after hitting the pitch and misses the southpaw's edge of the bat by just a few inches.
  • 20.4Length delivery outside off, the ball jags back in and beats Khawaja's defense and hits him high on his thigh pad.
  • 20.3Moves on the leg side, Khawaja flicks it to the leg side for a couple.
  • 20.2A bit shorter outside off by Bumrah, Usman tries to pull but the ball isn't short enough for that shot. It misses the bat and goes to Pant behind the stumps.
  • 20.1Around the wicket and hits the good length straightaway. On off, blocked by Khawaja.
  • Jasprit Bumrah is back on.
  • 19.6Gets away with a poor delivery. Short and outside off, Marsh cuts hard but finds the point fielder. 55/2
  • 19.5Once again the length is short and outside off, Marsh plays a late cut past the backward point fielder. Two taken this time.
  • 19.4Too wide outside off, left alone easily.
  • 19.3Tossed up ball on off, a bit on the shorter side, Shaun defends it off his back foot.
  • 19.2FOUR! 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.
  • 19.1Flighted and outside off, Marsh covers the line by taking his front leg forward and then makes a leave.
  • 18.6Outside off, Khawaja isn't tempted to play that. 49/2
  • 18.5Length delivery on off, Khawaja pushes it to the fielder at cover. He initially called for the run but was sent back by his partner.
  • 18.4Back of a length by Shami on this occasion. Khawaja defends off the back foot.
  • 18.3Outside off on length by Shami, Usman doesn't disturb that.
  • 18.2Good length delivery on off, Usman blocks it off the back foot.
  • 18.1Length delivery outside off, Khawaja leaves it alone.
  • 17.6Flatter through the air, on middle, Khawaja goes back and eases it behind square leg for a run. 49/2
  • 17.5Loopy and outside off, left alone.
  • 17.4Ashwin drags his length short outside off, Marsh goes back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for three runs.
  • 17.3Full and outside off, turning away, Marsh prods forward and pushes it with soft hands to point.
  • 17.2Loopy and on middle, landing full, Marsh gets forward and defends it with a straight bat.
  • 17.1Flighted full ball on off, Marsh is forward in defense.
  • 16.6On a good length and outside off, Khawaja shoulders arms to end a successful over for Shami. 45/2
  • 16.5This one is just ahead of a length outside off, Khawaja decides to defend it from the crease.
  • 16.4A length ball on off, Marsh defends it in the gap on the off side and gets off the mark with a run.
  • 16.3Good length delivery in the channel outside off, Marsh allows it through to the keeper.
  • Shaun Marsh arrives.
  • 16.2OUT! 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.
  • 16.1Pitches it up and outside off, Harris drives it off his front foot to mid off.
  • 15.6Shortish on off, Khawaja stays back-footed in defense. 44/1
  • 15.5Flatter and in line of the stumps, blocked.
  • 15.4Skidding back in from around off, Khawaja gets across a bit and defends it near his front pad.
  • 15.3Full and on middle, Usman defends it by pressing forward.
  • 15.2Loopy and around leg, Khawaja tries to sweep but misses to get hit on the shoulder.
  • 15.1Tossed up ball on off, Khawaja chooses to defend it from the back foot.
  • 14.6Superb 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. 44/1
  • 14.5Tries to tempt the batsman with a driving length delivery, Usman is content in leaving it.
  • 14.4Ouch! 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.
  • 14.3Oohhh...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.
  • 14.2A gentle delivery bowled on a driving length outside off, Usman covers the line and shoulders arms.
  • 14.1A length ball angling into the batsman, Khawaja turns it off his pads to mid-wicket.
  • 13.6In 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. 41/1
  • 13.5Flatter and shorter on off, Harris moves back and taps it down wide of backward point for one.
  • 13.4FOUR! 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.
  • 13.3FOUR! 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.
  • 13.2Quicker and shorter on off, Harris moves back and chops it down at the last moment.
  • 13.1Flighted and wide outside off, it's left alone.
  • 12.6Khawaja has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 31/1
  • 12.5On middle, worked on the leg side, not in the gap.
  • 12.4DROPPED 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 take three. The replays show that there was no second slip in place as KL Rahul was standing at third slip.
  • KL Rahul moves to second slip.
  • 12.3Keeps landing it on a length just outside off, Harris is solid in his defense.
  • 12.2On a length around off, Harris defends it off his back foot to the off side.
  • 12.1Good length delivery in the channel outside off, angling back in a bit, Harris covers his stumps and shoulders arms.
  • 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 session where we are supposed to get 38 overs bowled.
  • 11.6OUT! 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 seems that Aaron missed a trick there. Anyway, that's part and parcel of the game. Tea has been taken on Day 4. 28/1
  • 11.5Turning 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.
  • 11.4Shortish and on off, hit across the line through mid-wicket for one.
  • 11.3Floated and full on off, from 'round the wicket, Harris draws forward in defense.
  • 11.2Fuller and on middle, flicked with the spin past short leg for a run.
  • 11.1Slower 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.
  • 10.6Blocked off the front foot by Marcus. 26/0
  • 10.5Harris gets behind the line of the ball and defends it.
  • 10.4Once again full on middle, Aaron pushes it towards the mid on fielder for a single.
  • 10.3Fuller this time and Finch blocks it off his front.
  • 10.2Once again length delivery on middle, Aaron defends off his back foot.
  • 10.1No hat-trick. Shami bowls it on length, in the middle stump channel. Blocked away by Finch.
  • Mohammad Shami into the attack. He's on a hat-trick.
  • 9.6Tossed up ball on off, Harris presses forward and defends it back to the bowler. 25/0
  • 9.5Full around off, Harris has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 9.4Sharp and flat on off, Harris defends it off his back foot.
  • 9.3Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 9.2Quicker and fuller on middle, Harris strides forward and flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 9.1Flighted and outside off, left alone by Harris.
  • 8.6Outside off and Finch shoulders arms to it. 23/0
  • 8.5FOUR! 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.
  • 8.4Fuller this time and Aaron defends off his front foot this time.
  • 8.3Length delivery on off by Ishant and Finch blocks it off his back foot.
  • 8.2Length 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 at the stumps at the non-strikers end. No one is there to back that immediately and they take the second.
  • 8.1Length delivery outside off, Aaron leaves it alone.
  • 7.6Spinning down a bit, Finch works it in front of square leg for one. 17/0
  • 7.5The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.
  • 7.4Around off, once again Marcus gets back and blocks.
  • 7.3Flatter on off, defended from the back foot.
  • 7.2Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 7.1Tossed up ball outside off, Harris gets forward and pushes it to point.
  • It's time for Ravichandran Ashwin.
  • 6.6Back of a length, Marcus goes onto his back foot and defends it towards covers and takes a quick single. 15/0
  • 6.5FOUR! Short of a length delivery by Sharma, Harris cuts it away beautifully through the point region for a boundary. That shot was oozing out class.
  • 6.4Outside off and Marcus leaves it alone.
  • 6.3Outside off on length, Marcus pushes it to the fielder at point. The replays show that Ishant had overstepped there but the onfield umpire failed to notice that.
  • 6.2On leg, Harris tries to flick but the ball flicks his pad.
  • 6.1Length on middle and leg blocked away by Harris.
  • 5.6Identical to the last delivery, once again Finch safely keeps it out off his front foot. 10/0
  • 5.5Full and around off, Aaron blocks it solidly by covering the line.
  • 5.4Bowls 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.
  • 5.3Good 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.
  • 5.2Beaten 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.
  • 5.1Back of a length delivery outside off, angling back in, Harris camps back and plays it down to point.
  • 4.6Good length delivery and Finch calmly lets it go. 7/0
  • 4.5Outside off, Aaron tries to defend off his front foot but the ball goes past the outside edge.
  • 4.4Bouncer and a well directed one. Finch is quick to duck underneath it.
  • 4.3Length delivery on off, Aaron defends off his back foot.
  • 4.2A tad fuller and Finch blocks it.
  • 4.1Length delivery on off, blocked out by Finch.
  • 3.6In the zone outside off, easily left by Marcus. 7/0
  • 3.5Full in length and outside off, enticing the drive, but it has gone straight to mid off.
  • 3.4Good 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.
  • 3.3Harris has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 3.2The line is too straight, Finch taps it off his pads in front of square leg for a run.
  • 3.1Back of a length delivery outside off, Harris moves back and plays it down in the gap at covers for a run.
  • 2.6A 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. 5/0
  • 2.5Good length delivery outside off, Aaron lets it go.
  • 2.4Fuller on off, Finch defends off his front foot.
  • 2.3Length delivery outside off, tempting Finch to play at that but he calmly lets it go.
  • 2.2Once again length delivery this time though the ball is on off stump and Finch blocks it off his front foot.
  • 2.1Length outside off, Finch leaves that one.
  • 1.6Slight inward movement from around off, Harris tries to defend from the crease and does so off the inside half of his bat. 5/0
  • 1.5Around off, angling in, Harris covers the line and blocks.
  • 1.4Hurls a length delivery in the zone outside off, Marcus has nothing to do with it.
  • 1.3This 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.
  • 1.2Pretty much wide outside off, Harris has an easy leave.
  • 1.1In the channel outside off, Harris allows it through to the keeper.
  • 0.6On middle and leg from Sharma, Harris flicks it on the leg side and gets off the mark. 5/0
  • 0.5Once again outside off, Harris isn't tempted to play that.
  • 0.4Outside off on length, Harris leaves it.
  • 0.3Full 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.
  • 0.2Full on off, swings in and hits the pad. A stifled appeal by the bowler and fielder. Umpire turns it down. Going down.
  • 0.2IT'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. What a dramatic start to the chase!
  • Aaron Finch has been adjudged lbw. He looks plumb in front. But still he wants to get it reviewed. Let's see...
  • 0.1Right on the money. Good length delivery on off, comes in and is defended by Finch.

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