Replay shows there was nothing on the bat as Paine completed the catch behind the stumps. Kohli and Ishant are in disbelief. We thought we could win, no doubt about that, but our batters couldn't bat for long enough with our tail. The Australian bowlers have also been very inconsistent with the new ball and that has helped the Indian batsmen as they look to play out the day without losing any more wickets. That's going to leave a nasty bruise tomorrow. You need to just stay calm. Every run will be crucial on this wicket as the ball is keeping low on and off.
Self-belief from the teammates was what made it possible. The review shows that the ball was going over the stumps. It was just a matter of one mistake or one good ball. Without a single ball bowled in the session that was scheduled to start 30 minutes before the regular time, India were in command since the beginning. 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. 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. The match can be seen live on Sony Six and live streaming will be available on Sony Liv.
India vs Australia 1st Test Highlights: India won the opening Test by 31 runs. He now has lost 6 tosses out the 7 matches captaining Australia. Pujara and Kohli didn't waste any time to opt for the review. India lead the series 1-0. Reports coming from Sydney suggest Aaron Finch dropped; Marnus Labuschagne to bat at No. Further delay as the covers are back on.
Khawaja was dropped by Pant behind the stumps on nought but failed to make the most of his second life. Can he claim a five-wicket haul? India won the toss and opted to bat against Australia in the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Nathan Lyon finally gets a wicket. They play Sri Lanka under lights in Brisbane in January. Lyon was on his haunches.
· 4th consecutive single digit score for Rahul, he now has 6 single digit scores in his last 8 innings. Short ball on leg by Shami to Paine who swivelled in order to play a pull shot but gets only a glove to it. It has turned brighter as well. This session definitely belongs to India and with both Kohli and Pujara looking in fine flow, the last session could be a long and tiring one for the hosts. Tea has been called due to bad light. And the fact that Vihari batted so long in the first innings, it allowed us to bat more confidently.
It deserved to be a boundary but fell short of power near the boundary rope at mid-on. Shami gets two-in-two as Josh Hazlewood departs for a golden duck. Having lost in South Africa and England already, Australia is the litmus test for Virat Kohli and his men. I certainly feel proud as a captain when they bowl in partnerships. On the fifth day of the first Test, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon kept Australia fighting with the final wicket before R Ashwin was rewarded for his patience and grit of bowling more than 50 overs. Australia also made two changes - Marnus Labuschagne and Peter Handscomb replacing Mitchell Marsh and Aaron Finch. Proud of the fight from the lower order.
Source:Getty Images An indecisive Marcus Harris missed a golden chance to post his maiden Test century when he chopped onto his stumps on 79 while facing Ravindra Jadeja. Ishant continues round the wicket, draws an edge off Harris' bat, Pujara dives to his right at first slip but drops a tough chance. Hits it straight past the bowler and the ball goes away to the boundary. This partnership could be the difference between these two teams. Kohli too is impressed by the show of his No. Peter Handcomb departs after scoring 37 runs off 111 deliveries. As stumps on Saturday, as the umpires took the players off the field due to deteriorating lighting condition.
This man has spent more time with me than his family in the last month. However, the umpire signals leg byes. Pant comes down the pitch and hits over long-on into the crowd for his first six 101. Will they do so or will Australia bounce back? On Thursday, India will embark on a bid to end 70 long years of fruitless attempts to win a test series in Australia from a similar position of strength, 2-1 up with one to play after a crushing victory in Melbourne. Jasprit was getting worked up in his last over but I just told him to relax. Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon all took two wickets each.
Well outside off stump by Shami, Starc throws his hands at it and gets a thin outside edge behind to Rishabh Pant. Shows us batsmen that if we step up, we will be gunning for a win in every Test match. Dhawan, after the game admitted that missed chances in the field cost the side dearly. Players are walking out on the field. Who's the man of the match? The rest of the team follows suit. It's his second in the Test cricket. He gave away 12 runs in that last over with Coulter-Nile taking a boundary off him with a cracking shot.