India vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 3 Live Cricket Score: Cheteshwar Pujara Battles On With Hanuma Vihari Giving Company

IND vs AUS, 3rd Test, Day 3 Live Score: Cheteshwar Pujara Battles On With Hanuma Vihari Giving Company

IND vs AUS: Cheteshwar Pujara hits a shot during Day 3 of the 3rd Test.© AFP




Australia have registered an early wicket against India, on Day 3 of the third Test match, at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara began Day 3 for the visitors in a cautious manner, before the stand-in captain lost his wicket to Pat Cummins. The Aussie bowling department will be hoping to put in a fine performance, meanwhile, the visiting batsmen need to improve their approach. On Day 2, Indian openers Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma got off to a fine start in response to Australia’s score of 338. Gill scored his maiden Test half-century before getting dismissed by Pat Cummins. The visitors currently trail by 218 runs with seven wickets in hand. (LIVE SCORECARD)

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3rd Test, Day 3 Live Score Updates Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From Sydney Cricket Ground

  • 05:58 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Hazlewood sends a full delivery, on off. Pujara straight bats it down the ground and beats mid-off for a boundary. FOUR!

  • 05:54 (IST)

    Two runs

    Lyon sends a looping delivery, which turns into the pads. Vihari trickles it past leg slip. Two runs.

  • 05:47 (IST)

    Three runs

    Pujara goes down the track and sends this Lyon delivery through midwicket. Good running as he and Vihari take three runs.

  • 05:44 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Lyon sends a short delivery, Pujara goes on the backfoot, and cuts it through point for a four!

  • 05:43 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Lyon tosses up his delivery. Pujara gets to the pitch and drives it back down the ground to find the long-on boundary. FOUR!

  • 05:40 (IST)

    One run

    Lyon sends a shorter length delivery. Vihari punches it towards extra cover. One run.

  • 05:34 (IST)

    No run

    Lyon tosses his delivery, on off. Vihari sends it towards mid-on. No run.

  • 05:30 (IST)

    Two runs

    Hazlewood sends a full delivery on the pads. Pujara flicks it through square leg for two runs.

  • 05:25 (IST)

    No run

    Hazlewood sends a bouncer over leg stump. Pujara ducks underneath it.

  • 05:21 (IST)

    One run, India: 118/3 (56), trail by 220 runs

    Lyon floats in a full delivery. Pujara sends it through gully on the front foot. One run.

  • 05:14 (IST)

    OUT!!! Ajinkya Rahane b Pat Cummins 22 (70)

    Cummins sends it back of a length, outside off. Rahane bottom edges it towards the stumps. OUT!! The stand-in skipper could have done better! He was looking good.

    In comes, Hanuma Vihari.

  • 05:05 (IST)

    One run

    A short ball by Cummins. Rahane pulls it down to deep square leg for a single.

  • 05:05 (IST)

    Two runs

    A full and straight delivery by Cummins. Rahane sends it through midwicket on the front foot.

  • 04:58 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A poor delivery by Starc, outside off. Rahane punches it through cover for a beautiful four!

  • 04:56 (IST)

    One run

    Cummins sends a full delivery on the stumps. Rahane comes on the front foot to hit it through square leg for a single.

  • 04:48 (IST)

    No run

    A length ball by Cummins, angling towards Rahane. He trickles it towards midwicket. No run.

  • 04:43 (IST)

    One run

    Starc sends a full delivery on the pads. Rahane trickles it through square leg for a single.

  • 04:39 (IST)

    No run, India: 100/2 (47)

    Cummin sends a hard length delivery. Pujara defends it.

  • 04:35 (IST)

    One run

    Lyon sends it outside off. Pujara glances it through point.

  • 04:34 (IST)

    Two runs

    Short delivery by Lyon, outside off. Pujara on the back foot, sends it through cover for two runs.

  • 04:34 (IST)

    One run

    Lyon sends a fuller delivery. Rahane hits it through midwicket on the front foot for a single.

  • 04:30 (IST)

    No run

    Lyon begins with an offbreak, around middle and leg. Rahane defends it.

  • 04:30 (IST)

    The action resumes!

    Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara walk into resume batting. Nathan Lyon will bowl the first over.

  • 04:24 (IST)

    Watch: Hanuma Vihari gears up for Day 3

    Hanuma Vihari hasn’t really been in good form in the ongoing series. Known to be a Test expert, he really needs to amp up his game, and will hope to put a good display! Here is a video of him doing some batting drills:

  • 04:18 (IST)

    Session starts at 4:30 am IST

    Okay, folks! It is confirmed that the session will start at 4:30 am IST. Pretty sure that majority of Indian fans haven’t caught some sleep! But then its cricket after all! That too Australia vs India at the hallowed SCG!

  • 04:13 (IST)

    Good morning and welcome everyone!

    Good morning and welcome everyone to our live coverage of Day 3 of the ongoing third Test match between Australia and India, at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The visitors currently trail by 242 runs, with Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara hoping to increase the run-rate against a potent Aussie attack. Can the duo give India a fine start today? Or will the Aussie bowling department find a way through? Stay tuned for some excellent cricket, folks!

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