India vs Australia Highlights, 2nd Test Day 4: Nathan Lyon Strikes Vital Blows As India Stare At Defeat
Highlights India vs Australia: Nathan Lyon took the crucial wickets of Virat Kohli and Murali vijay in quick succession in the second innings.
India were five wickets down in the second innings as Australia ended Day 4 of the Perth Test in a commanding position. Chasing a target of 287, India ended the day on 112 for five, requiring another 175 runs to register a win. In the second innings, India got off to a poor start, losing KL Rahul for a duck in the first over from Mitchell Starc. Cheteshwar Pujara too, departed soon, leaving India reeling at 9 for two. Skipper Virat Kohli (17) and Murali Vijay (20) then tried to steady the Indian innings with a 35-run partnership but off-spinner Nathan Lyon (2-30) dismissed both batsmen in quick succession, putting the Indian team on the backfoot again. After the departure of Kohli and Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane and Hanum Vihari strung together a 43-run stand for the fifth wicket. Both were looking solid but then Rahane played a poor shot and got out for 30. Vihari (24) and Rishabh Pant (9) were the two unbeaten batsmen when stumps was called. Apart from Lyon, Josh Hazlewood (2-11) picked up two wickets while Mitchell Starc claimed a wicket as well. (SCORECARD)
Highlights Between India vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 4 Straight From Perth.
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Stumps Day 4 - India 112 for five in 41 overs. Require another 175 runs with five wickets remaining.
Lyon and Hazlewood strike in the final session of day four to put Australia in a strong position to level the series in Perth. India are 112/5 at stumps, needing 175 runs on the final day to claim victory.#AUSvIND scorecard https://t.co/viG01Bpvlc pic.twitter.com/edmRkR9Mqr— ICC (@ICC) December 17, 2018
15:23 IST: Maiden over from Mitchell Starc and that's stumps on Day 4. Hanuma Vihari (24) and Rishabh Pant (9) remain unbeaten.
15:18 IST: Rishabh Pant goes for a big hit on the leg side against Nathan Lyon but mistimes the shot. The ball just falls short of the short mid wicket fielder. Pant survives. IND 112-5
15:09 IST: FOUR! Mitchell Starc from around the wicket bowls it short and Hanuma Vihari pulls the ball fine on the leg side to collect four runs. Vihari is batting on 24 at the moment alongside Rishabh Pant on three runs. AUS 105-5
15:05 IST: 100 up for India! Short and wide outside off stump from Nathan Lyon and Rishabh Pant hits the ball through the extra cover region. Collects a single and 100 comes up for India in the 36th over.
14:57 IST: OUT! Josh Hazlewood gets the crucial wicket of Ajinkya Rahane. Hazlewood bowls wide outside off and Rahane goes after it but hits it straight into the hands of Travis Head at point. Rahane walks back after scoring 30 runs.
14:49 IST: Maiden! Another tight over from Josh Hazlewood comes to an end. Ajinkya Rahane (29) and Hanuma Vihari (19) are playing very cautiously at the moment. IND 97-4
14:45 IST: The current war of words between Tim Paine and Virat Kohli seems to be boiling over with Paine heard telling Murali Vijay, "I know he's your captain but you can't seriously like him as a bloke". Read full story here.
14:33 IST: FOUR! Ajinkya Rahane steps out against Nathan Lyon and gets into an awkward position. Pokes out his bat at the last moment. The ball gets the outer half ofthe bat and runs away to the third man boundary.
14:24 IST: Tight start from Josh Hazlewood in his comeback spell. Just two runs from it. Nathan Lyon will continue from the other end.
14:18 IST: Beaten! No spin on that occasion from Nathan Lyon and the ball goes through straight. Just misses the outside edge of Hanuma Vihari's bat. Expensive over from Lyon comes to an end. 10 runs from it. Bowling change for Australia as well. Josh Hazlewood comes back into the attack. IND 75-4 after 26 overs.
14:15 IST: FOUR! Hanuma Vihari goes for the sweep shot against Nathan Lyon and connects it well. Picks up his first boundary in the second innings.
14:11 IST: Mitchell Starc comes in after the drinks break and fires a 148.5 km/hr delivery straightaway. Gets the applause from the slip fielders.
14:07 IST: Drinks break - Another tight over from Nathan Lyon comes to an end. Just two runs from it. IND 64-4 after 24 overs. Require another 223 runs to win.
14:01 IST: SIX! Short and wide outside off from Mitchell Starc and Ajinkya Rahane throws his bat at it. The ball sails over the third man fielder Mitchell Marsh and goes over the fence. IND 61-4
13:57 IST: OUT! Nathan Lyon produces a beauty! Goes through the gate. Little bitof a bat on it as well. Unfortunate for Murali Vijay as he walks back after scoring a patient 20-run knock. Fourth wicket down for India. They are in big trouble at the moment. IND 55-4
13:52 IST: Four and 50 up for India! Wide outside off stump from Mitchell Starc and Ajinkya Rahane goes after it. Hits it over point to collect his first boundary. 50 also comes up for India in 20.4 overs.
13:44 IST: OUT! Nathan Lyon strikes for Australia. And it's the big wicket of Virat Kohli. Flighted delivery from Lyon draws Kohli forward. Gets the outside edge and Usman Khawaja at first slip completes an easy catch. Kohli walks back after scoring 17 runs. IND 48-3.
Kohli goes! Lyon gets the big man!— ICC (@ICC) December 17, 2018
The Indian captain is caught at slips for a 40-ball 17, and India are 48/3.
Can India still win this Test? #AUSvIND LIVE
13:40 IST: Change in bowling for Australia! Mitchell Starc comes back to replace Pat Cummins. Virat Kohli (16) and Murali Vijay (20) are now looking comfortable against the Australian bowlers.
13:31 IST: Another maiden from Nathan Lyon. This has been a good start for the off-spinner. Back to back maidens. IND 44-2. India require another 243 runs to win.
13:25 IST: Maiden! Tidy first over from Nathan Lyon. Pat Cummins will continue from the other end. IND 41-2 after 14 overs.
13:22 IST: Change in bowling for Australia! Nathan Lyon comes in to replace Josh Hazlewood.
13:20 IST: FOUR! Pat Cummins bowls on the pads and Virat Kohli flicks the ball towards deep mid-wicket to collect his second boundary. The partnership between Kohli and Murali Vijay has now moved on the 28 runs. IND 41-2 after 12.5 overs.
13:13 IST: Beautiful timing on that occasion from Virat Kohli. Fractionally full from Josh Hazlewood and Kohli hits it for a glorious cover drive. Although the ball does not reach the fence but Kohli collects three runs.
13:08 IST: Tight over from Josh Hazlewood comes to an end. Just one run from it. Virat Kohli (7) is out in the middle for India alongside Murali Vijay (11) as India require another 259 runs to win. IND 28-2 after 10 overs.
13:01 IST: FOUR! What a shot that was from Murali Vijay. Over pitched delivery from Pat Cummins and Vijay drives the ball through extra covers to collect second boundary. Excellent timing and placement on that occasion from Vijay. IND 26-2 after 8.1 overs.
12:59 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Virat Kohli in the second innings. Short-pitched delivery from Josh Hazlewood and Kohli goes after it. Pulls the ball in style to collect four runs.
12:56 IST: Tidy start from Pat Cummins. Three runs from his first over. Josh Hazlewood will continue from the other end.
12:53 IST: Virat Kohli is off the mark! Wide delivery outside off stump from Pat Cummins and Kohli opens the face of his bat. Guides the ball to third man region to collect three runs.
12:51 IST: Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay are out in the middle to start the post-tea session for India. Pat Cummins will start the proceedings for Australia.
Tea break - India 15 for two in the second innings. Require another 272 runs to win.
India have lost Rahul and Pujara early in their chase of 287, with Starc and Hazlewood taking one wicket each.— ICC (@ICC) December 17, 2018
They go to tea at 15/2. Can Kohli and Vijay pull them out of trouble? #AUSvIND LIVE
12:33 IST: Maiden! Josh Hazlewood completes the final over before the tea break. Virat Kohli (0*) is batting alongside Murali Vijay (6*).
12:29 IST: Another terrific over from Mitchell Starc comes to an end. That last delivery was 145.9 km/hr. Josh Hazlewood will continue from the other end.
12:22 IST: OUT! Josh Hazlewood strikes from the other end. Cheteshwar Pujara walks back after scoring just four runs. That was a beautiful delivery from Hazlewood. Takes the outside edge and Tim Paine completes a simple catch behind the stumps. India are in big trouble now. IND 13-2
12:19 IST: FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara collects his first boundary. Good Length delivery from Josh Hazlewood and Pujara plays it with soft hands. The ball goes through the gap between slip and gully region and crosses the fence.
12:17 IST: FOUR! First boundary for India in the second innings. Over-pitched delivery outside off from Mitchell Starc and Murali Vijay opens the face of his bat to collect four runs. IND 9-1 after 2.5 overs.
12:07 IST: OUT! Mitchell Starc gets the first wicket for Australia. Disastrous start for India. KL Rahul walks back for a duck. Rahul was trying to leave the ball on that occasion but it finds the toe end of the bat and goes on back to the stumps.
12:04 IST: Openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay are out in the middle to start the run chase for India. Mitchell Starc will start the proceedings for India. Three slips and a gully for him.
Innings break - Australia 243 all-out in the second inning. India need 287 runs to win.
11:55 IST: OUT! Jasprit Bumrah gets the final wicket. Cleans up Mitchell Starc for 14. Australia bundle out for 243 runs in the second innings.
11:52 IST: FOUR! Boundary to end the over from Umesh Yadav! Josh Hazlewood edges the ball but it fails to carry to slips. Goes past between second slip and gully fielder and runs towards the fence. Australia lead India by 284 runs in the second innings.
11:45 IST: FOUR! Another boundary for Josh Hazlewood. This time he hits Ishant Sharma over gully region to collect four runs. The partnership between Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood has now moved on to 24 runs. AUS 231-9
11:43 IST: FOUR! Boundary to end the over from Mohammed Shami. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood are collecting some important runs here for Australia. Shami bowls on the pads Hazlewood timesthe ball beautifully to collect a boundary. Australia now lead India by 270 runs in the second innings.
11:38 IST: Four byes! Ishant Shamra bowls wide down the leg side and a diving Rishabh Pant is unable to stop the ball. Boundary to end the over from Ishant. Mohammed Shami will continue from the other end.
11:35 IST: Bowling change for India after the drinks break! Ishant Sharma comes in to replace Jasprit Bumrah.
11:31 IST: FOUR! Mitchell Starc goes straight down the ground and collect an important boundary. Over-pitched delivery from Mohammed Shami and Starc times the ball beautifully to collect four runs. Australia now lead India by 256 runs in the second innings. Drinks are on the field now!
11:27 IST: Maiden! Jasprit Bumrah is keeping up the pressure from the other end. Another excellent over from him. Mohammed Shami will continue from the other end. AUS 207-9 after 88 overs.
11:21 IST: OUT! Another short-pitched delivery from Mohammed Shami. This time Nathan Lyon clears his front leg and hits the ball over cover region. Mistimes and Hanuma Vihari completes a simple catch in the deep. Australia are nine down now. Shami takes his sixth wicket.
11:17 IST: Nasty bouncer from Mohammed Shami! The ball hits the grill of Nathan Lyon's helmet. The physio is on the field but Lyon looks fine. That was a superb delivery from Shami. The Australian tailenders are really struggling against the Indian pacers.
11:15 IST: FOUR! Short and wide outside off stump from Mohammed Shami and Lathan Lyon hits the ball over covers to collect his first boundary in the second innings. Australia now lead by 250 runs.
11:10 IST: Maiden! Another tight over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. He is bowling brilliantly at the moment. Jasprit Bumrah will continue from the other end.
11:06 IST: Four leg-byes and 200 comes up for Australia. Jasprit Bumrah drifts down the leg side and the ball clips the pad of Nathan Lyon and runs away towards the fence. Successful over from Bumrah comes to an end. AUS 202-8 after 84 overs.
11:03 IST: OUT! Another wicket for India! This time it's Jasprit Bumrah who strikes from the other end. Cleans up Pat Cummins. The ball kept really low and went past under Cummins' bat. What a comeback this has been from the Indian team. Four wickets in quick succession for India. Cummins walks back after scoring just one run. AUS 198-8 after 83.3 overs.
11:00 IST: Another excellent over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. A wicket and just one run from it.
10:54 IST: OUT! Mohammed strikes again! And this time it's dangerous Usman Khawaja who walks back after scoring 72 runs. Shami gets the bouncer right and wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant completes an easy catch. Fourth five-wicket haul for Shami in Test cricket.
10:53 IST: Full-toss to end the over from Jasprit Bumrah. Pat Cummins fails to make the connection with the ball. Just one run from the over. Mohamed Shami will continue from the other end.
10:44 IST: Pat Cummins survives the hat-trick ball. Tucks the ball towards point and completes an easy single.
10:43 IST: Maiden! Tight start from Jasprit Bumrah from the other end. All eyes will be on Mohammed Shami now. He is on a hat-trick.
10:38 IST: OUT! Back to back wickets for Mohammed Shami. This time it's Aaron Finch, who is caught down the leg side. Another short-pitched delivery from Shami and Finch only manages to glove the ball. Rishabh Pant completes the catch with ease. Two in two for Shami. He will be on a hat-trick in the next over. AUS 192-6 after 79 overs
10:36 IST: OUT! Mohammed Shami strikes in the first over after lunch break. Nasty bouncer from Shami and Tim Paine had no clue about that one. Balloons the ball and Virat Kohli at second slip completes a simple catch. Paine walks back after scoring 37 runs.
10:33 IST: Usman Khawaja tucks the ball on the leg side for a single and Australia are off the mark in the post-lunch session. AUS 191-4 after 78.2 overs.
10:30 IST: Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine are back in the middle for Australia. Mohammed Shami will start the post-lunch proceedings for India. Two slips and a gully for him.
Lunch, Day 4 - Australia 190 for four. Lead India by 233 runs in the second innings.
Lunch in Perth!— ICC (@ICC) December 17, 2018
Australia take the session. Paine and Khawaja added 58 runs without losing a wicket, extending their lead to 233.
India in trouble? #AUSvIND LIVE
09:53 IST: Ishant Sharma completes the final over before lunch. Just one run from it. Usman Khawaja remains unbeaten on 67 alongside skipper Tim Paine, who is batting on 37.
09:43 IST: FOUR! Beautiful cover drive from Tim Paine. Wide delivery outside off stump from Hanuma Vihari and Paine times the ball to perfection. Australia looking to score some quick runs here. They now lead India by 231 runs in the second innings.
09:34 IST: FOUR! Short and wide outside off stump from Mohammed Shami and Tim Paine times the ball beautifully to collect four runs. This is only the second boundary of the morning session. Poor delivery from Shami and Paine makes the most of it. AUS 181-4 after 72.5 overs. Lead India by 224 runs in the second innings.
09:30 IST: Tight over from from Hanuma Vihari comes to an end. Three runs from it. Vihari has bowled decently against Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine but has not looked threatening. Both the Australian batsmen have played responsibly against the off spinner.
09:22 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine. Khawaja hits the ball on the off side for a single and 50-run partnership comes up between the two in 177 balls.
09:21 IST: Maiden! Another tight over from Jasprit Bumrah. Hanuma Vihari will continue from the other end. Australia going strong at the moment.
09:13 IST: Appeal for lbw! Brilliant yorker from Jasprit Bumrah but there was big inside edge off Tim Paine's bat. 142 km/hr delivery with excellent accuracy. Jasprit Bumrah has been terrific with his yorkers.
09:11 IST: Tidy start from Hanuma Vihari. Just two runs from his first over. Another bowling change for India. Jasprit Bumrah comes back to replace Umesh Yadav.
09:08 IST: Bowling change for India! Spinner comes in for the first time on Day 4. Hanuma Vihari replaces Ishant Sharma.
09:03 IST: 50 for Usman Khawaja! This has been a brilliant knock from the left-hander under pressure. After the loss of three quick wickets Khawaja has batted beautifully alongside skipper Tim Paine. Scores his 14th half-century in Test cricket. Clips the ball on the leg side and takes three runs. Australia now lead India by 200 runs in the second innings. AUS 157-4 after 64 overs.
08:58 IST: Another tidy over from Umesh Yadav comes to an end. Just two runs from it. The Indian pacers have been disciplined since the morning but have not managed to get the breakthrough. Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine have been really watchful.
08:53 IST: Beautiful delivery from Ishant Sharma! Just misses the off stump. Angled in delivery from Ishant and the ball moves away after pitching. Tim Paine had no clue about that one. AUS 151-4 after 61.3 overs.
08:48 IST: Drinks break - First hour of the morning session has come to an end and it has been a slow start for Australia on Day 4. They have scored only 19 runs in 13 overs. Both Usman Khawaja (48) and Tim Paine (19) have been very cautious against the Indian pacers.
08:45 IST: Usman Khawaja takes a quick single and 150 comes up for Australia in 60.4 overs. They now lead India by 193 runs in the second innings.
08:41 IST: That one kept really low but Tim Paine gets his bat down in time. The pitch is getting really difficult to bat on. Not a good sign for the Indian batsmen. They have to bat last in this Test.
08:38 IST: Interesting field change from India! Leg slip has now come in for Tim Paine. Ishant now has two slips, a gully and a leg slip in position now for the Australian skipper. AUS 147-4 after 59.3 overs.
08:33 IST: It has been a slow start for Australia on Day 4. Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine have only scored 12 runs in the last 45 minutes. Tidy over from Ishant Sharma comes to an end.
08:28 IST: Double bowling change for India! Ishant Sharma now replaces Mohammed Shami at the other end. First over from Umesh Yadav was a tidy one. Just one run from it. AUS 143-4 after 57 overs.
08:24 IST: Change in bowling for India! Umesh Yadav comes in to replace Jasprit Bumrah.
08:23 IST: Another tidy over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. After three back-to-back maidens, Shami this time concedes just two runs in his fourth over. AUS 142-4 after 56 overs.
08:16 IST: That was close! It would have been out if Jasprit Bumrah's throw was on target. Usman Khawaja goes for a quick single but that was an error in judgement. Bumrah in his follow through picks up the ball but fails to hit the stumps at the non striker's end.
08:15 IST: Beaten! Another play and miss from Usman Khawaja. Jasprit Bumrah has been terrific with his line and length this morning.
08:09 IST: The last delivery from Jasprit Bumrah kept a bit low. The pitch is showing signs of variable bounce. Australia currently have lead of 182 runs. Both Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine have been very cautious at the start on Day 4. AUS 139-4 after 53 overs.
08:05 IST: Maiden! Another tight over from Mohammed Shami comes to an end. Shami has been very disciplined this morning. Jasprit Bumrah will continue from the other end.
08:01 IST: FOUR! That was a good delivery from Jasprit Bumrah. Takes the outside edge of Tim Paine's bat but doesn't carry to slips. Goes through between the second slip and gully fielder and runs to the fence. AUS 138-4 after 51 overs.
07:57 IST: Maiden! Excellent start from Mohammed Shami. All the six deliveries were just outside the line of the off stump. Usman Khawaja patiently negotiates them.
07:53 IST: Tight start from Jasprit Bumrah. Three runs from his first over. Mohammed Shami will share the ball with Bumrah from the other end. AUS 134-4 after 49 overs.
07:49 IST: Runs straightaway for Australia! Tim Paine pushes the ball towards extra cover and takes a comfortable single.
07:48 IST: Usman Khawaja (41*) and Tim Paine (8*) are out in the middle to start Day 4 for Australia. Jasprit Bumrah will start the proceedings for India.
07:25 IST: Marcus Harris was struck on the head in the final session on Day 3. Take a look at what Jasprit Bumrah's bouncer did to the helmet.
07:17 IST: Good news for Australia!
07:15 IST: Here's a look at the pitch!
07:10 IST: Hello and welcome to the live updates from Day 4 of the second Test between India and Australia.
Usman Khawaja and skipper Tim Paine were batting on 41 and eight runs respectively as Australia clinched a slight advantage after posting 132/4 in their second innings at stumps on the third day of the second Test against India in Perth on Sunday. The hosts now have a 175-run lead against India. Earlier in the day, India resumed from their overnight score of 172/3 and India skipper Virat Kohli's classic centurion knock helped the visitors post a total of 283 runs on the board before being bowled out. Australia had posted 33/0 at tea, with Aaron Finch, who was batting on 25, forced to retire hurt just before the break after being hit on his hand by a Mohammed Shami's delivery.
The Indian fast bowlers hit back with four wickets in the final session. Shami ended the day with figures of 2/23 while fellow pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma bagged a wicket each. Earlier, off-spinner Nathan Lyon was the most successful of the Australian bowlers with figures of 5/67 as India were dismissed a short while after lunch.
The visitors were boosted by a sublime century by skipper Kohli who scored 123 runs off 257 balls with 13 boundaries and a six over third man. It was a crucial knock in difficult circumstances and contained bucket loads of grit and determination as well as pure class. India had lost Kohli's fellow overnight batsman Ajinkya Rahane right at the start of the day. Rahane could not add to his overnight score of 51.