IND vs AUS: India celebrate a dismissal against Australia all over the second one Test match.© AFP
India need 69 runs to win the second one Test match and level the series at 1-1 against Australia, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The visitors bowled out the Aussies for 200, and will be aiming to carry on their batting momentum and wrap up the proceedings on Day 4 itself. The hosts will be hoping for a repeat of the first Test in Adelaide, but a slow and flat wicket is expected to work in India’s favour. The home side began Day 4 on a cautious note, with Cameron Green anchoring his side’s innings, before falling to a Mohammed Siraj delivery. After the departure of Green, it didn’t take much time for India to register the wickets of the tailenders. After the lunch break, Indian batsmen will aim to dominate proceedings and seal victory at the MCG. (LIVE SCORECARD)
2nd Test, Day 4 Live Updates Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From Melbourne Cricket Ground
OUT! Josh Hazlewood b Ravichandran Ashwin 10 (21)
Ashwin sends a good length delivery, at middle and leg stump line. Hazlewood leaves it, but it turns and hits the top of off stump. OUT!
Australia have been bowled out for 200, and lead by 69 runs. Its lunch time now!
No run, enormous appeal for lbw!
Ashwin sends his carrom ball, at off stump on a good length. Starc tried to flick it, but it hits his knee. Umpire confirms there is not any within edge on it. Nothing on HotSpot. Its umpire’s call on hitting and Starc survives. India keep their review. Tracking showed that it clips the bails.
Ashwin sends a legbreak, and it short at off stump. Starc pulls it to long leg’s correct for two runs.
Bumrah sends a full delivery, outdoor off. Hazlewood stays deep in his crease and drives it to mid-off’s correct. Two runs.
Bumrah sends a good length delivery into the pads. Starc floats it past leg gully for a unmarried.
Bumrah sends a yorker on Starc’s front toe. He slaps it down to fine leg for a unmarried.
Bumrah sends a short delivery, into the ribs of Hazlewood. He defends it into the leg side and takes a unmarried.
Siraj sends a short delivery at middle stump. Hazlewood sends it into the leg side. Siraj does the fielding and throws it at the non-striker’s end. At mid-on, Ashwin misses it totally. Five runs!
OUT!! Nathan Lyon c Rishabh Pant b Mohammed Siraj 3 (15)
Siraj sends a short delivery, and its quick. Lyon receives it at the height of his hips and gets a glove. Pant does the rest. Also, Siraj gets his fifth wicket in his Test debut. In comes, Josh Hazlewood.
Jadeja sends a short delivery. Starc goes on the backfoot, and sends it to Pujara’s left. Misfielding at midwicket and two runs.
One run, Australia lead by 52 runs
Siraj sends a full delivery, at the stumps. Starc works it absent to long leg for a unmarried.
Australia lead by 52 runs and are 183 for eight after 95 overs.
Ashwin sends a good length delivery, outdoor off. Lyon slaps it past slip with an open bat for a unmarried!
OUT! Cameron Green c Ravindra Jadeja b Mohammed Siraj 45 (146)
Siraj sends a short length delivery. Green tries to attack it and he pulls it. It goes big, but not enough. Jadeja grabs it at midwicket. Australia have missing their final big fish now!
In comes, Nathan Lyon.
Siraj sends a full delivery on the middle stump. Green shuffles and then punches it past mid-on for a four!
Siraj sends a full delivery at middle stump. Starc hits it to mid on’s correct for a unmarried. Rahul stops it with a dive.
Jadeja sends a full delivery, at off stump. Green defends it with ease.
Ashwin sends a full delivery into the toes of Starc. He uses his hands to make it go through square leg. Two runs!
FOUR! Australia lead by 38 runs!
Bumrah sends a shorter delivery, outdoor off. Green square drives it past point for a strong four!
Australia lead by 38 runs, and are 169 for seven after 87 overs.
Three runs, Australia lead by 29 runs
Bumrah sends a low full toss in the hall. Green shuffles and glances it to fine leg’s left.
Australia lead by 29 runs.
THAT WAS A NASTY BOUNCER BY BUMRAH! IT WENT RIGHT AT STARC’S HELMET!
Starc defended it and gets a thick within edge, to fine leg’s left for a unmarried.
OUT! Pat Cummins c Mayank Agarwal b Jasprit Bumrah 22 (103)
Bumrah sends a short delivery, correct at Cummins’ throat. Cummins sticks out his bat in front of his throat in self-defence and it snicks at his gloves and lobs to Mayank at second slip for a catch.
In comes, Mitchell Starc.
One run, Australia lead by 24 runs
Ashwin sends a full delivery, on off. Green glances it to mid-off for a unmarried.
Australia lead by 24 runs, and are 155 for six after 82 overs.
Ashwin sends as short delivery. Green cuts it past short third man, to the boundary for a four!
Cummins makes room for this Ashwin delivery and sends it to cover for a unmarried. A diving Siraj stops it and prevents another run.
One run, Cameron Green and Pat Cummins reach their 50-run partnership!
Ashwin sends a legbreak delivery. Green steps out and defends it to mid-on, and takes a unmarried. Green and Cummins reach their 50-run partnership!
One run, Australia lead by 17 runs
Ashwin sends a lofted delivery. Cummins gets a thick within edge past short leg for a unmarried.
Australia lead by 17 runs.
Green makes room for this Ashwin delivery, and sends it into the hole at wide long-off. Good running! Two runs!
No run, India lose a lbw review!
Ashwin sends a quicker delivery. Cummins leaves it, but gets strick in front of middle. India call for a review, but then it shows that the ball goes way over leg-stump.
Ashwin sends a floated delivery. Cummins gets a big thick outdoor edge, wide of slip. He and Green take a dicy second run, with Cummins diving to the crease.
Siraj sends his delivery a little wider. Cummins drives it into the hole between cover and mid-off for a unmarried. Bumrah stops the ball with his foot.
Ashwin gets a good turn in his delivery, and it bounces somewhat sharply. Cummins gets a thick within edge, and there is not any leg gully to be had. One run.
Bumrah sends a straighter delivery, in off the pitch. Green sneaks it down to fine leg for a unmarried.
Ashwin sends a full delivery, and its flat on off stump with a little bit of turn. Green defends it with ease.
Bumrah bowls off a length, with a little but of inward movement. Green within edges it towards square leg. One run.
Australia lead by 5 runs. The hosts are 136 for six after 67 overs.
Bumrah sends a good delivery. Green punches it towards the off side for a fast unmarried, and then another because of an overthrow at the bowler’s end. Misfielding by Ashwin.
UPDATE: Umesh Yadav’s injury situation?
Pacer Umesh Yadav limped off all over Day 3 at the MCG. He’s unlikely to feature anymore in the second one Test match, and could also be dubious for the third Test of the four-match series. According to reports, he has suffered a calf muscle injury.
Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah on fire!
Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah were on fire for India’s bowling branch on Day 3. Bumrah registered the the most important wicket of Steve Smith, who could only muster eight runs from 30 balls. Meantime, Jadeja dismissed Matthew Wade (40) and Tim Paine (1).
Good morning everyone!
Good morning and welcome everyone to our live coverage of Day 4 of the ongoing second Test match between Australia vs India. India wrapped up Day 3 on a dominating note and have put themselves in sight of victory with the hosts finishing with a score of 133 for six after 66 overs at stumps. The Aussies have a slender lead of two runs but only have four wickets left at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Can India seal the victory today and level the four-match series?
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