As it happened: India vs Australia: 3rd Test, Day 3

Catch all the updates from the third day's play from the third of the India vs Australia Test series being played at Melbourne Park.

Jasprit Bumrah exults after taking Shaun Marsh's wicket.   -  AP

Good morning and welcome to Sportstar's live update coverage of the third day's play of the third Test between India and Australia.

Third session updates:

What a session for Australia. Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood have breathed fire and India is left struggling at 54 for the loss for five wickets, a lead by 346 runs at stumps on Day Three.

Cummins came all guns blazing and accounted for the top order, barring Mayank Agarwal, in a splendid spell of bowling.

Australia will come with its noses ahead on the fourth day morning but India, with a 345-run lead, might have a slender advantage.



India has not enforced the follow-on and will bat again.

What a game and what a debut year for Jasprit Bumrah. India just needed a little more than five overs after tea to bowl Australia out. The batsmen just added 6 runs and folded for 151 with Bumrah taking 6/33. India leads by 292 and it hasn't enforced the follow-on.

Bumrah, by the way, becomes the first Asian bowler to take five-wicket hauls in South Africa, England and Australia.

He has figures of:

5/54 vs South Africa, Johannesburg
5/85 vs England, Trent Bridge
6/33 vs Australia, Melbourne

Second session updates:

Another session that has gone India's way. The seamers and Ravindra Jadeja have put India on top. The visitors picked up three wickets in the session leaving Australia 298 runs behind India's mammoth total.

It all started with Bumrah, yes, he has had a memorable debut year, cleaning up Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh soon fell to Jadeja.

Pat Cummins and Tim Paine stuck together to deny India for sometime but Mohd. Shami bowled a peach of a delivery to get rid of Cummins.

Australia walks into tea, heads dropping, at 145/7.

First session updates:

It has been India's session. Australia negotiated seven overs on Day Two but on the third day morning it has been India all the way.

Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah removed the openers and Ravindra Jadeja accounted for Usman Khawaja to leave Australia reeling at 53/3.

Shaun Marsh and Travis Head seemed to build a partnership but Marsh got a peach of a delivery, the last ball before lunch, and he was trapped plumb in front. Australia goes into lunch at 89/4, trailing India by 354 runs.


India rode on Cheteshwar Pujara's magnificent hundred and half centuries from skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to set Australia a stiff first innings target of 443. Australia negotiated seven overs and ended the day on eight for no loss, trailing India by 435 runs. Here's second day's report.

Tim Paine was pretty vocal behind the stumps yesterday and took a dig at Rohit Sharma. Here's more on what the Aussie skipper said ==> Tim Paine: The king of zingers!

Australia: Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine(wk-c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood.

India Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.