India vs Australia Highlights, 1st Test Day 3: India Extend Lead To 166 Runs In Adelaide

Updated: 08 December 2018 14:58 IST

Highlights India Vs Australia: A 71-run partnership between Kohli and Pujara helped India extend their lead to 166 when stumps were drawn on day 3.

India vs Australia Highlights, 1st Test Day 3: India Extend Lead To 166 Runs In Adelaide
India vs Australia Live Score: Virat Kohli was dismissed by Nathan Lyon. © AFP

The third day of the opening Test saw India dish out a solid batting performance as they extended their lead to 166 against Australia at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday. Australia could add only 44 runs to their overnight total before being dismissed for 235 in their first innings. India began their second innings with a 15-run lead and a 63-run first wicket partnership between Murali Vijay (18) and KL Rahul (39). The opening pair frustrated the Australian bowling unit for some time but Mitchell Starc dismissed Vijay. Following that, KL Rahul was also sent packing by Josh Hazlewood. But the pair of Kohli-Pujara defied the Australian bowling unit and kept India's scoreboard ticking. Just before the stumps were drawn, Lyon struck and Kohli departed for 34. Pujara and Rahane remained unbeaten on 40 and 1 respectively when the day ended. (SCORECARD)

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Highlights between India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3 straight from Adelaide Oval

13:57 IST: Thank you for joining us for the live blog. Do tune back in for the fourth day of the opening Test.

13:55 IST: And this is STUMPS on day 3 -- India 151/3 (Pujara 40*, Ajinkya 1*), lead by 166 runs.

13:45 IST: Bowlers dismissing Virat Kohli most often in Tests:
6 Nathan Lyon 
5 James Anderson/ Stuart Broad
4 Peter Siddle/ Morne Morkel/ Adil Rashid

13:42 IST: "No bigger wicket in the world cricket at the moment," Adam Gilchrist says on air.

13:40 IST: OUT! Nathan Lyon finally gets a wicket. Lyon hits the rough patch and Kohli is done in by the extra spin. The ball hits the bat, ricochets off the pad and goes straight to Finch at short leg. Lyon is ecstatic. India 147/3, lead Australia by 162 runs.

13:35 IST: Five overs left in day three's play.

13:28 IST:  Pujara is receiving some treatment out there in the field for his hamstring.

13:21 IST: FOUR!! Starc bowls fuller and wider, Kohli leans forward and drives the ball through the cover. He does not fail to hold his pose. 

13:19 IST: FOUR!! Head bowls a short delivery, Pujara, who had all the time in the world, rocks back and pummels the ball for a boundary towards the deep mid wicket area. India have also extended their lead to 150 runs. This partnership could be the difference between these two teams.

13:15 IST: Just two runs off the Starc over. Michael Clarke is of the opinion that if Kohli and Pujara stitch a big partnership that will ease some pressure off the Indian middle and lower order.

13:12 IST: Mitchell Starc introduced in the attack in search of a wicket.

13:11 IST: FOUR!! A half-tracker from Head and Kohli dispatches the ball through the mid-wicket area to collect another boundary. This also brings up the 50-run partnership between Pujara and Kohli.

13:10 IST: Travis Head is introduced in the attack and Mark Butcher says "Australia have lost patience" on air.

13:07 IST: India 125/2, lead Australia by 140 runs. A minimum of 12 overs left in the day.

12:59 IST: Pat Cummins resumes after the break and bowls a maiden over.

12:51 IST: Time for drinks --  India 115/2 (Pujara 24*, Kohli 18*), lead Australia by 130 runs. 15 overs remaining on day three.

12:47 IST: STAT alert -- 2000 runs as Test captain both home and away -- Allan Border, Ricky Ponting, Graeme Smith, Alastair Cook, Virat Kohli.

12:44 IST: FOUR! Lyon bowls short on the leg stump, Pujara was quick to spot and pull the delivery for a boundary. That was a quick transition from the Indian batsman.

12:27 IST: Kohli and Pujara have now strung together a 32-run partnership.

12:36 IST: Nathan Lyon has now bowled 15 overs, conceding 35 runs. But his battle with Pujara has been interesting.

12:27 IST: Close call -- India retain their review after a successful review. Lyon floats the delivery, Pujara shimmies down the wicket, defends it and gets rapped on the pads. A huge appeal from Lyon convinces the umpire to raise his finger. Pujara and Kohli didn't waste any time to opt for the review. The review shows that the ball was going over the stumps. This is the second time Pujara denies Lyon.

12:24 IST:  In the last 10 overs, India have scored 18 runs without the loss of any wicket.

12:19 IST: Both Kohli and Pujara are rotating the strike quite easily and keeping the scoreboard ticking. If they manage to put up a big partnership, this Test match will take an interesting turn.

12:09 IST: India 96/2 (Pujara 14*, Kohli 9*), lead Australia by 111 runs.

12:00 IST: STAT ALERT -- Virat Kohli becomes the fourth Indian to score 1000 Test runs in Australia after Sachin Tendulkar (1809 runs), VVS Laxman (1236 runs) and Rahul Dravid (1143 runs). Virender Sehwag, on the other hand, has scored 1031 runs (948 for India and 83 for ICC World XI)

11:58 IST: FOUR!! A half-volley from Hazlewood on the stumps and Kohli doesn't miss out on those. Kohli flicks the ball with authority as it runs away to the fence. This is a pure class from the Indian captain.

11:55 IST: Swing and a miss! Virat Kohli tried to hit Nathan Lyon through the covers but the delivery had some turn and bounce on it. 

11:54 IST: One run from the Hazelwood over, India 89 for 2. 

11:51 IST: Josh Hazelwood to bowl from the other end. 

11:50 IST: Two runs from the first over of the final session. India 88/2 after 30 overs. 

11:47 IST: Nathan Lyon to bowl the first over in the third session.  Cheteshwar Pujara on strike, India need to build a partnership here. 

11:28 IST: And that is Tea. India have a 101 run lead with Pujara and Kohli in the middle. The last session will be an important one.

11:22 IST: India now have a 100-run lead against Australia. Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli are in the middle. Nathan Lyon is creating plenty of chances to take a wicket.

11:11 IST: FOUR!! Virat Kohli, the new batsman in, gets one on the pads and flicks it for a boundary. However, the umpire signals leg byes. India will not mind.

11:10 IST: OUT!! Josh Hazlewood gets his first wicket of the day. Back of a length delivery does the trick. KL Rahul goes for the cut sans any footwork and he pays the price. The ball takes a thick outside edge and Paine completes the dismissal.

11:05 IST: Close call! Cheteshwar Pujara was given caught behind and the Australian camp was rejoicing. After a quick chat with his partner, Pujara takes the review and it pays off. Replay shows there was nothing on the bat as Paine completed the catch behind the stumps. Pujara survives.

10:50 IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Starc, Pujara rocks back and cuts the ball for a boundary. That was nicely done.

10:41 IST: Cheteshwar Pujara is the new man in.

10:40 IST: OUT!! Starc angles the ball away with a full delivery, Murali Vijay goes for a drive, edges it straight to Handscomb at second slip. Starc has given Australia something to cheer about. Is this an opening the hosts were looking for?

10:38 IST: India 62/0, lead Australia by 77 runs.

10:35 IST: STAT -- Longest opening stand for India Down Under since SCG 2004 (Steve Waugh's last Test). Virender Sehwag and Akash Chopra batted out 39.1 overs then.

10:23 IST: Time for drinks. India 51/0, lead Australia by 66 runs.

10:21 IST: Murali Vijay and KL Rahul bring up their 50-run partnership. This is their first 50-run stand outside India. This is also their highest partnership in 11 innings.

10:20 IST: FOUR!! Cummins bowls a fuller delivery and KL Rahul says thank you as he drills the ball through the cover for a boundary. KL Rahul is slowly growing into the game and seems confident.

10:19 IST: Now, that was some comeback from Cummins. A well-directed short ball to KL Rahul and the Indian was forced to move out of the way.

10:18 IST: SIX!! Cummins overpitches his delivery and provides with a bit of width. KL Rahul gets into position and lifts him over point for a maximum. That was a class act from the Indian right-hander.

10:15 IST: Change of bowling with Nathan Lyon being introduced into the attack. India 36/0 and a lead of 51.

10:12 IST: Murali Vijay and KL Rahul extends India lead to 50 runs.

10:09 IST: Hazlewood bowls fuller and outside off. KL Rahul leans into the drive and caresses the ball through the cover to get three more runs. Hazlewood is not happy with himself as he gives KL Rahul a stare. If KL Rahul continues to bat like this, things might just get interesting.

10:05 IST: FOUR!! Pat Cummins bowls short and cramps up KL Rahul for a room. However, Rahul rocks back a little and slashes the ball over the slip cordon for a boundary.

09:58 IST: First boundary for India in the 10th over. Hazlewood rpovides width outside off, KL Rahul drills the ball over the cover for a boundary. Beautiful shot, that. The right-hander holds the pose.

09:53 IST: Pat Cummins bowls fuller and wider, KL Rahul frees his arms and hits the ball on the up. However, the ball was pulled back in the nick of the time. Three runs for Rahul.

09:50 IST: On point! Four overs for four maidens in this spell from Josh Hazlewood.

09:44 IST: FOUR! Starc bowls short and on the pads, KL Rahul flicks but misses and the ball brushes his pads and rolls away towards the fine leg area for a boundary.

09:36 IST: India 4/0 after 5 overs (Murali Vijay 3*, KL Rahul 1*), lead Australia by 19 runs.

09:25 IST: Fuller delivery from Starc and Murali Vijay pushes it through the off side for a couple of runs.

09:23 IST: Josh Hazlewood starts with a maiden over. India 1/0 after two overs.

09:17 IST: Australia have three slips, gully and a forward short leg in place.

09:16 IST: First ball -- Mitchell Starc starts with a back of a length delivery that shaped away a bit. KL Rahul carefully watches and lets it go.

09:15 IST: India's second innings begin at the Adelaide Oval. They have a 15-run lead vs Australia. KL Rahul and Murali Vijay start for India, Mitchell Starc has the new ball.

09:03 IST: Here are the updated session timings:

09:00 IST: Update: Play on day 3 will resume at 9:15 am IST after lunch. India have a 15 run lead going into their second innings.

08:54 IST: UPDATE -- It will be a delayed start to the second session, but the covers are starting to come off.

08:17 IST: The second session will begin at 8:52 IST, if the weather permits.

08:14 IST: LUNCH has been taken due to rain. The covers have come back on just as the players were returning to the field.

08:05 IST: Australia will get 18 minutes with the ball before the lunch break. India will start their second innings with a lead of 15 runs.

08:01 IST: OUT!! Shami gets two-in-two as Josh Hazlewood departs for a golden duck. Australia have been dismissed for 235 and they trail India by 15 runs.

08:00 IST: OUT!! Mohammed Shami gets the big fish, Travis Head departs for 72. Back of a length delivery from Shami shapes away a bit, and brushes Head's dangling bat as Pant completes the catch. 

07:59 IST: FOUR!! Nathan Lyon is turning up the heat at the Adelaide Oval. Shami starts his over with a short delivery and Lyon pulls it handsomely for a maximum. The ball landed two rows into the stands.

07:58 IST: Australia 228/8, trail India by 22 runs.

07:57 IST: FOUR! Lyon welcomes Ashwin in the middle with a boundary. Lyon slog sweeps Ashwin and top edges the ball for a boundary. The Indian off-spinner in not impressed. Australia are inching closer to India's first innings total.

07:55 IST: Change in bowling for India. Ravichandran Ashwin is introduced in the bowling attack.

07:49 IST: Fuller from Bumrah and Lyon drives the ball straight down the ground and collects three runs. It has started drizzling and the umpires have decided to go forward with the play.

07:40 IST: India captain Virat Kohli is having a fun time out in the Adelaide Oval.

07:37 IST: Here are the updated session times:

07:33 IST: Ishant bowls fuller and wider, and Lyon carves him past point to get three runs. That was beautifully done by Lyon.

07:30 IST: Play resumes -- Australia 204/8, Head and Lyon out in the middle. We will have one hour of play before lunch is taken.

07:15 IST: UPDATE: If there is no further rain, the play will restart at 12:30 (7:30 IST) with a scheduled Lunch break at 13:30 (8:30 IST) local.

07:00 IST: It is still raining and we are waiting for updates. Stay tuned, folks. Let's hope that the first session is not washed out.

06:35 IST: And rain stops play again.

06:33 IST: OUT!! Jasprit Bumrah gives India the breakthrough. Bumrah bowls fuller, Starc goes for the drive, edges and Pant takes a simple catch. Australia 204/8, trail India by 46 runs.

06:27 IST: 200 up for Australia, they trail India by 50 runs now. Starc and Head out in the middle.

06:24 IST: Bumrah gets close to dismiss Head. Short of a length delivery, angling back into the left-hander. Head looks to defend but gets an inside edge that squirted behind square on the on-side.

06:20 IST: Three runs off the first over. A couple of simple deliveries coupled with a cracker defined Ishant's first over of the day.

06:18 IST: It's Australia captain Tim Paine's 34th birthday.

06:17 IST: First ball -- Ishant bowls on the pads, Starc looks to flick and misses.

06:15 IST: Alright, game time! Players are walking out on the field. Australia trail India by 59 runs.

05:50 IST: Play to resume at 6:15 AM if there is no further rain.

05:33 IST: Good news coming in. Rain has stopped and we might have a start shortly.

05:30 IST: Rain delays start of play.

05:20 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of day 3 of the first Test between India and Australia.

All of Australia's top four were back in the pavilion without passing 30, with Aaron Finch (0) and Shaun Marsh (two) notable failures. It once again reinforced how much Australia are missing Steve Smith and David Warner, who remain banned over their part in the South Africa ball-tampering affair. Hazlewood finished with 3-52. Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon all took two wickets each. In reply, Australia got off to a horror start with Finch's credentials as an opener again called into question after he was spectacularly bowled without scoring on only the third ball he faced.

A lovely delivery from Ishant took out his middle and off stumps after getting an inside edge as Finch attempted a drive. Debutant Marcus Harris looked in good nick and unruffled by the occasion, hitting three fours in a solid 26. But he was undone by a drifting ball from Ashwin, getting an edge to Murali Vijay at silly mid-off and ending a 45-run partnership with a slimmed-down Usman Khawaja who was back after knee surgery. Ashwin's off-spin was causing problems and Marsh needlessly slashed at a wide delivery in the first over after lunch, dragging it onto his wicket for two. The woeful shot extended his dire recent Test form and left Australia in trouble at 59-3.

Marsh has now slumped to six consecutive single-figure scores, failing to step up in the absence of Smith and Warner. Khawaja, whose Test preparations were disrupted after the shock arrest of his brother this week for allegedly framing a love-rival with a fake terror plot, was Ashwin's next victim. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant took an excellent catch after a turning ball flicked off Khawaja's glove. He was out for 28 on a review decision.

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