#AUSvIND: Visitors lead by 346 runs

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28 Dec 2018

#IndiaInAustralia: Three key moments of Day three of third Test

The Indian cricket team is ahead by 346 runs in the ongoing third Test match against Australia being held at the MCG.

The visitors bowled out Australia for a paltry 151 after scoring 443/7.

The Test match then took a huge turn after Indian skipper Virat Kohli decided not to enforce the follow-on.

Here are the key things that defined today's play.

Aussies rattle India in second innings

India are reeling at 54/5 at stumps. Pat Cummins ripped apart the Indian batting with four wickets. Kohli's side lost five wickets for 16 runs. India lead the Aussies by 346 runs with two more days left. Mayank Agarwal is unbeaten on 28.

Performance

Cummins bowls his heart out to stun India

Cummins bowls his heart out to stun India

Australian fast bowler Cummins hurt India with four quick scalps in the third and final session.

India lost their way after a decent start.

He got Hanuma Vihari (13) with a perfect bouncer.

The pacer then stuck to his plan and got Cheteshwar Pujara (0), Kohli (0) and Ajinkya Rahane (1) in quick succession.

All three got out caught in the leg side.

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Decision

Kohli's decision not to enforce follow-on stuns one and all

Kohli's decision to bat after bowling out the Aussies came as a big shock.

India had a whopping lead on a pitch that started to do a lot for the bowlers.

Kohli didn't allow the Aussies to bat again and lost the way in the process.

Australia rallied through Cummins and picked a flurry of wickets.

India have a significant lead though.

Bowling

Bumrah's variations get Australia into trouble

Bumrah's variations get Australia into trouble

Jasprit Bumrah played a solid hand with the ball to wreck havoc on Australia.

He picked 6/33 in Australia's first innings.

The right-arm fast bowler mixed it up well with a lot of variations on offer.

He bowled accurate slower balls and got the fuller deliveries to perfection.

Bumrah picked all the key wickets and was well supported by the rest of the attack.

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How many runs lead have India gained against Australia in the third Test?

How many runs did Australia score in the first innings?

Who was the best performer for India in Australia's first innings?

How is the Test match poised at the moment?

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How many runs lead have India gained against Australia in the third Test?

Asked 2018-12-28 13:52:03 by Charvi Rathore

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India have gained a significant 346-run lead against Australia in the ongoing third Test.

How many runs did Australia score in the first innings?

Asked 2018-12-28 13:52:03 by Shaurya Pillai

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Aussies were bowled out for 151 in reply to India's 443/7.

Who was the best performer for India in Australia's first innings?

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Jasprit Bumrah (6/33) led the way for India with a superb bowling show.

How is the Test match poised at the moment?

Asked 2018-12-28 13:52:03 by Aadhya Bhatnagar

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India are 54/5 at stumps in their second innings. Pat Cummins took four wickets to rattle India. The visitors have a 346-run lead in total.

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