India vs Australia Highlights, 2nd Test Day 3: Australia Lead By 175 Runs Despite Virat Kohli's Hundred On Day 3

Updated: 16 December 2018 16:07 IST

Highlights India vs Australia: Usman Khawaja scored a patient 41-run knock helping Australia stretch their lead to 175 in the second innings.

India vs Australia Highlights, 2nd Test Day 3: Australia Lead By 175 Runs Despite Virat Kohli
India vs Australia Highlights: Usman Khawaja was the top scorer for Australia on Day 3. © AFP

Indian pacers took four wickets in the final session but Australia managed to stretch their lead to 175 at stumps on Day 3 of the second Test in Perth. Usman Khawaja and Travis Head strung together a 35-run partnership as Australia ended Day 3 on 132 for four. In the second innings, Australia got off to a solid start but Aaron Finch (25) was retired hurt after suffering a blow to the finger. After Finch, Marcus Harris (20), Shaun Marsh (5) and Peter Handscomb (13) departed in quick succession leaving Australia reeling at 85 for three. Khawaja and Head then showed resilience and played with patience against the Indian bowlers. But Head (19) towards the end played a poor shot and threw his wicket away. Skipper Tim Paine (8*) and Khawaja (41*) were unbeaten at the middle when umpires decided to call it a day. For India, Mohammed Shami picked two wickets while Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah clinched a wicket apiece. Earlier, Nathan Lyon produced figures of five for 67 as India were bowled out for 283 in the first innings. Skipper Virat Kohli (123) scored a terrific century but the lower middle order disappointed once again as the visitors crumbled in the post-lunch session. India lost their last four wickets for just 31 runs. Apart from Kohli, Hanuma Vihari (20) and Rishabh Pant (36) contributed with the bat on the third day but India still fell 43 runs short of Australia's first innings total. Apart from Lyon, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood picked two wickets apiece while Pat Cummins took the crucial wicket of Virat Kohli. (SCORECARD)

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Highlights Between India vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3, Straight From Perth.

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Stumps Day 3 - Australia 132 for four in 48 overs. Lead India by 175 runs in the second innings. 

15:21 IST: Umpires have decided to call it a day and the players are walking off the field. Usman Khawaja remains unbeaten on 41 alongside Tim Paine, who is batting on 8. 

15:17 IST: Appeal from Ishant Sharma and the slip fielders for a caught behind but the decision from umpire Kumar Dharmasena is not out. India have opted not to take the review. Tim Paine survives! 

15:05 IST: FOUR! Tim Paine collects his first boundary in the second innings. Short-pitched delivery from Mohammed Shami and Paine just times the ball to perfection. Guides the ball through gully region to collect four runs. AUS 126-4 after 44.2 overs.

15:04 IST: Another tight over from Hanuma Vihari comes to an end. Just one run from it. Mohammed Shami will continue from the other end. AUS 122-4 after 44 overs.

14:49 IST: OUT! Mohammed Shami gets the crucial breakthrough for India. Short and wide delivery outside off from Shami and Travis Head goes for the flashy square cut. Fails to time and the ball lands straight into the hands of Ishant Sharma at third man. Head walks back after scoring 19 runs. Shami picks up his second wicket. AUS 120-4 after 40.1 overs.

14:43 IST: 13th over from Jasprit Bumrah comes to an end. Three runs from it. Both Usman Khawaja (35) and Travis Head (17) are now looking comfortable against the Indian bowlers. Australia are 160 runs ahead at the moment vs India in the second innings. AUS 116-3 after 39 overs.

14:34 IST: Tidy over from Hanuma Vihari comes to an end. Just two runs from it. Jasprit Bumrah will continue from the other end. AUS 112-3 after 36 overs.

14:24 IST: FOUR! Edge and the ball races to the fence. Umesh Yadav is disappointed. Manages to get the outside edge of Usman Khawaja's bat but the ball went all along the ground. Goes through the slip region and Australia's lead goes past 150 in the second innings. 

14:20 IST: Bowling change for India! Hanuma Vihari comes in to bowl for the first time in the second innings. 

14:18 IST: FOUR! Short and wide outside off stump from Umesh Yadav and Travis Head hits the ball over the gully fielder to collect his second boundary. AUS 104-3 after 30.4 overs.

14:11 IST: 100 comes up for Australia! Ishant Sharma bowls on the pads and Usman Khawaja tucks the ball to mid-wicket to collect two runs. Khawaja is batting on 25 alongside Travis Head who is batting on 11. AUS 100-3 after 29.1 overs. Lead India by 143 runs in the second innings. 

13:56 IST: Another tight over from Umesh Yadav comes to an end. Just two runs from it. Both Ishant and Umesh Yadav are looking threatening at the moment. Australian batsmen Usman Khawaja and Travis Head are struggling to score. AUS 91-3 after 27 overs. 

13:48 IST: OUT! Ishant Sharma strikes on the first ball of his comeback spell. Traps Peter Handscomb right in front of the stumps. Handscomb walks back after scoring 13 runs. Ishant gets his first wicket in the second innings. AUS 85-3 after 25.1 overs. 

13:45 IST: FOUR! Peter Handscomb is taking on the Indian bowlers at the moment. Short pitched delivery from Umesh Yadav and Handscomb pulls the ball in style to collect four runs. A couple of bounces and the ball reaches the fence. AUS 84-2 after 24.2 overs. 

13:38 IST: FOUR! Short pitched delivery from Mohammed Shami and Peter Handscomb goes after it. Gets a thick outside edge but the ball goes over the slip fielders. AUS 74-2 after 23 overs.

13:34 IST: FOUR! Jasprit Bumrah drifts on the pads and Peter Handscomb flicks the ball fine down the leg side to collect four runs. Gets off the mark with a boundary. AUS 69-2 after 22 overs. Lead India by 112 runs in the second innings. 

13:26 IST: OUT! Mohammed Shami strikes from the other end. Short pitched delivery from Shami and Shaun Marsh goes for the pull. Only manages to edge the ball and Rishabh Pant does the rest behind the stumps. AUS 64-2 

13:23 IST: 20 overs have comes to an end and Australia have scored 60 runs for the loss of one wicket and Aaron Finch retired hurt. They lead India by 103 runs in the second innings. 

13:16 IST: Excellent over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. He is bowling just outside the line of the off stump. Both Shami and Bumrah are bowling beautifully at the moment. 

13:10 IST: OUT! Superb delivery from Jasprit Bumrah takes the top of the off stump. Error in judgement from from Marcus Harris. Leaves an incoming delivery from Bumrah and pays the price with his wicket. Harris walks back after scoring 20 runs. AUS 59-1 after 17.2 overs.

12:57 IST: FOUR! Beautiful straight drive from Marcus Harris. Over-pitched delivery from Mohammed Shami and Harris hits the ball straight down the ground to collect his second boundary of the second innings. 

12:47 IST: Aaron Finch (retired hurt ) has not come back on the field in the post Tea session. Usman Khawaja is the new man in for Australia. Mohammed Shami will continue for India. 

Tea Break - Australia 33 for no loss in 12.1 overs. Lead India by 76 runs in the second innings. 

12:27 IST: Aaron Finch gets hit on the on the finger and umpires have decided to go for an early Tea break.

12:19 IST: Bowling change for India! Mohammed Shami comes in to replace Ishant Sharma. AUS 30-0 after 10 overs

12:10 IST: FOUR! Wide delivery outside off-stump from Ishant Sharma and Aaron Finch hits the ball through covers to collect his third boundary. Excellent timing on that occasion from Finch. 

12:03 IST: Nasty bouncer from Jasprit Bumrah hits Marcus Harris right on the head. The speed on that delivery was 142.5 km/hr and it has struck Harris right in front part of the head. He seems fine but the Australian physio is out in the middle to check on him. AUS 17-0 after 7.5 overs. 

11:59 IST: FOUR! Another missed chance for India. Short pitched delivery from Ishant Sharma and he gets the right glove of Aaron Finch. Rishabh Pant goes for a full length dive but is not able to get to the ball.  AUS 17-0 after 6.5 overs

11:47 IST: Dropped! What a delivery that was from Ishant Sharma. Marcus Harris edges the angled in delivery from Ishant but Cheteshwar Pujara drops the catch at first slip. Harris survives! 

11:39 IST: FOUR! Aaron Finch collects his first boundary in the second innings. Goes after a wide one from Ishant Sharma but only manages an edge. The ball falls short of Virat Kohli at third slip and races towards the fence. AUS 7-0 after 2.5 overs

11:37 IST: Great delivery from Ishant Sharma! The ball just moves away after pitching. Aaron Finch had no idea about that one from Ishant. AUS 3-0. 

11:32 IST: Tight start from Ishant Sharma. Just one run from his first over. Jasprit Bumrah will share the new ball with Ishant from the other end. 

11:26 IST: Marcus Harris and Australia are off the mark straightaway. Harris pushes the ball on the off side and completes a quick single. Australia lead by 44 runs. AUS 1-0 after 0.1 overs. 

11:26 IST: Openers Marcus Harris and Aaron Finch are out in the middle for Australia. Ishant Sharma will start the proceedings for India in the second innings. 

Innings break - India 283 all-out. Trail Australia by 43 runs. (Virat Kohli 123, Nathan Lyon 5-67) 

11:16 IST: OUT and it's all over for India in the first innings. Jasprit Bumrah edges the ball and Usman Khawaja takes a simple catch at first slip. Nathan Lyon finishes with figures of 5-67. 

11:13 IST: OUT! Nathan Lyon gets his fourth wicket of the match. Rishabh Pant goes after Lyon on that occasion but fails to time the ball. Mitchell Starc takes a good catch at long on boundary. Pant walks back after scoring 36 runs. IND 279-9. 

11:04 IST: Mitchell Starc is bowling at some serious pace here. The last delivery was 151.3 km/hr but Umesh Yadav blocks the yorker from Starc with ease. 

10:59 IST: SIX! Rishabh Pant has made his intentions clear. This time he charges down the track and slams Nathan Lyon over long on to collect six runs. What a colossal strike that was from the left-hander. IND 271-8 after 101.3 overs

10:58 IST: FOUR! Rishabh Pant goes for the big hit on the leg side and connects with the ball well. A couple of bounces and the ball crosses the mid wicket fence. 

10:53 IST: Change in bowling for Australia! Mitchell Starc comes in to replace Pat Cummins. Australia looking to wrap up the Indian innings quickly here. India trail by 66 runs in the first innings. IND 260-8.

10:44 IST: Another tight over from Nathan Lyon comes to an end. Just two runs from it. Umesh Yadav is looking confident against Lyon. He is getting forward and defending the ball with ease at the moment. 

10:34 IST: OUT! Ishant Sharma hits the ball straight back to Nathan Lyon. Tossed up delivery from Lyon and Ishant goes for the drive. Gets the inside half of the bat and Lyon takes a simple return catch. Ishant walks back after scoring just one run. IND 254-8 after 95.2 overs

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10:33 IST: Tidy first over from Pat Cummins after lunch comes to an end. Two runs from it. IND 254-7. 

10:29 IST: Nathan Lyon over comes to an end. A wicket and a run from it. Pat Cummins will continue from the other end for Australia. 

10:25 IST: Rishabh Pant (14) and Ishant Sharma are out in the middle for the post lunch session. Nathan Lyon will continue for Australia. 

Lunch, Day 3 - India 252 for seven after 93.2 overs. 

09:47 IST: OUT! Nathon Lyon get another one for Australia. First ball duck for Mohammad Shami. Outside edge from Shami's bat and Tim Paine makes no mistake. Completes a sharp catch. And the umpires have decided to go for lunch. 

09:41 IST: Virat Kohli is OUT! Big moment for Australia in the match. Pat Cummins get the crucial breakthrough for the team. Kohli goes for the flashy drive but only manages to edge the ball. Peter Handscomb takes a sharp low catch at second slip. Kohli walks back after scoring 123 runs. IND 251-6 after 93 overs 

09:35 IST: FOUR! Full and wide outside off stump from Nathan Lyon and Virat Kohli drives the ball beautifully through covers to collect his 13th boundary of the innings. 250 also comes up for India with that boundary. Virat is batting on 123 alongside Rishabh Pant on 12 runs.. 

09:28 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Rishabh Pant. Josh Hazlewood from round the wicket angles the ball in. Gets a thick outside edge off Pant's bat but the ball goes through the gully region and races away to the fence. IND 243-5 after 89.5 overs 

09:23 IST: On the pads from Mitchell Starc and Rishabh Pant flicks the ball through mid wicket region to collect three runs. Pant is batting on 7 off 15 balls. IND 237-5 after 87.5 overs 

09:11 IST: Four byes! Quick bouncer from Mitchell Starc goes over the head of the batsman and the wicket-keeper as well. With that boundary India now trail by 98 runs in the first innings.

09:05 IST: OUT! Perfect out-swinger from Josh Hazlewood and Hanuma Vihari takes the long walk back to the pavilion. The ball just moves away after pitching and takes the outside edge of Vihari's bat. Tim Paine does the rest behind the stumps. Vihari walks back after scoring 20 off 46 balls. IND 223-5 after 85.3 overs 

09:02 IST: Single on the final ball of Mitchell Starc's over and 50-run partnership comes up between Hanuma Vihari and Virat Kohli. Vihari (20) has provided excellent support to Kohli from the other end. IND 223-4 after 85 overs 

08:55 IST: SIX! Up and over! Short pitched delivery outside off from Josh Hazlewood and Virat Kohli presents the full face of his bat. The ball sails over the third man boundary for a six. IND 220-4 after 83.4 overs 

08:47 IST: FOUR! Over-pitched delivery outside off from Mitchell Starc and Virat Kohli times the ball to perfection. Cracking cover drive from the Indian skipper. The ball races to the fence. IND 213-4 after 82.3 overs 

08:38 IST: Four and 100 comes up for Virat Kohli! 25th century for Virat Kohli in Test cricket. Full length delivery from Mitchell Starc and Kohli punches the ball straight down the ground to collect four runs. What a knock this has been from the Indian skipper. Leading his team from the front. Scores his century off 214 deliveries. IND 207-4 after 80.2 overs

08:37 IST: New ball taken! And Tim Paine has brought in Mitchell Starc straightaway. Australia will now look to get some quick wickets. IND 201-4 after 80 overs

08:33 IST: FOUR! Wide outside off stump from Nathan Lyon and Virat Kohli drives him through extra covers to collect four runs. Kohli has now moved into the 90's. 200 comes up for India as well with that boundary. IND 201-4 after 79.3 overs

08:30 IST: FOUR! Beautifully driven straight down the ground from Hanuma Vihari. Over pitched delivery from Pat Cummins and Vihari the makes the most of it. Brilliant timing on that occasion as well from Vihari. IND 196-4 after 78.4 overs

08:19 IST: Both Virat Kohli and Hanuma Vihari are pretty cautious at the moment. Another tight over from Nathan Lyon comes to an end. IND 187-4 after 76 overs

08:10 IST: Just one over from Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon is back into the attack. With just six overs to go for the second new ball skipper Tim Paine is looking to get most out the the old one. IND 183-4 after 73 overs

08:05 IST: Maiden! Tidy start from Pat Cummins. Virat Kohli has been pretty watchful this morning after early loss of Ajinkya Rahane. IND 180-4 after 72 overs

08:01 IST: Bowling change for Australia! Pat Cummins comes in to replace Nathan Lyon.  

07:58 IST: FOUR! Short and wide outside off from Mitchell Starc and Hanuma Vihari goes after it. Hits the ball over point and it races to the fence. IND 180-4 after 70.4 overs

07:52 IST: OUT! Nathan Lyon strikes in his first over. Beautiful delivery outside off stump gets the outside edge of Ajinkya Rahane's bat. Tim Paine does the rest behind the stumps. Rahane walks back after scoring 51 runs. IND 173-4 after 69.4 overs

07:51 IST: First runs on the board for India on Day 3. Virat Kohli tucks the ball on the leg side a takes an easy single. 

07:48 IST: Virat Kohli (82) and Ajinkya Rahane are out in the middle for India. Nathan Lyon will start the proceedings for Australia of Day 3. 

07:45 IST: Mitchell Starc will look to get some reverse swing with the old ball. 

07:38 IST: 11 overs to go for the second new ball. Will Australia go for it straightaway?

07:30 IST: Here's a look at the pitch! 

07:20 IST: Big day for the Indian team as they eye a big first innings total. 

07:15 IST: Hello and welcome to the live updates from the Day 3 of the second Test between India and Australia.

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, the skipper and his deputy, helped India recover from early blows as the visitors were 172/3 at stumps on day two of the second Test against Australia in Perth on Saturday. India still trail Australia by 154 runs with seven wickets in hand. Resuming at 277/6 on a difficult pitch, Australian captain Tim Paine and Pat Cummins put on a half-century stand for the seventh wicket, before the team was bowled out for 326. Australia did well to get the openers out cheaply, with a wicket on each before and after lunch, leaving the visitors in trouble at 8/2. This led to Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli putting their heads down to do some damage control.

Pujara as usual anchored himself to the crease, while Kohli checked his aggression in the face of some very tight, disciplined bowling from Australia. By tea, India had managed to trudge to 70/2 in 32.0 overs without losing another wicket, however, the ball was still clearly in Australia's court. 

Ironically, it was only after Pujara fell, with the score reading 82/3, that India managed to actually push back against the relentless Australian bowlers.  A brilliant counter-attack by Rahane eased the pressure on the Indian captain. 
 

 

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