Third Test, Day 4: India close in on win as Australia reach 258/8 at stumps

Pat Cummins scored a heroic half-century as Australia finished at 258 for eight at stumps on day four after being reduced to 176 for seven after tea.

India TV Sports Desk [ Published on: December 29, 2018 13:54 IST ]
  • India came within sniffing distance of a defining victory before a stoic resistance by Australia's tail delayed the inevitable in the third Test on Saturday.
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    India came within sniffing distance of a defining victory before a stoic resistance by Australia's tail delayed the inevitable in the third Test on Saturday.

  • Pat Cummins scored a heroic half-century as Australia finished at 258 for eight at stumps on day four after being reduced to 176 for seven after tea.
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    Pat Cummins scored a heroic half-century as Australia finished at 258 for eight at stumps on day four after being reduced to 176 for seven after tea.

  • Ravindra Jadeja (3-82) got the big breakthrough with Paine caught behind and it seemed like Australia's last fight had gone out. 
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    Ravindra Jadeja (3-82) got the big breakthrough with Paine caught behind and it seemed like Australia's last fight had gone out. 

  • Post lunch, Usman Khawaja (33) and Shaun Marsh (44) came out playing attacking shots and the scoring rate peaked at its highest for the duration of this Test.
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    Post lunch, Usman Khawaja (33) and Shaun Marsh (44) came out playing attacking shots and the scoring rate peaked at its highest for the duration of this Test.

  •   The four-match series is level at 1-1 after India won the first Test in Adelaide by 31 runs and Australia claimed the second in Perth by 146 runs.
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    The four-match series is level at 1-1 after India won the first Test in Adelaide by 31 runs and Australia claimed the second in Perth by 146 runs.

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