|Third Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day three)|
|Australia 338 & 103-2: Labuschagne 47*|
|India 244: Gill 50, Pujara 50; Cummins 4-29|
|Australia lead by 197 runs|
Australia seem heading in the right direction to win the third Test in opposition to India after a elegant bowling and fielding show on day three on the Sydney Cricket Ground.
India had been 195-4, trailing by 143 runs, however misplaced their final six wickets for simply 49 runs to be dismissed for 244.
World primary bowler Pat Cummins claimed 4 wickets and the house facet pulled off three very good run outs to punish sloppy operating by the vacationers.
Australia closed on 103-2, a lead of 197 runs.
Marnus Labuschange stays unbeaten on 47, whereas Steve Smith is 29 not out.
If Australia’s two greatest batsmen proceed to construct on their nice partnership to date on day 4, India face having to chase a extremely inconceivable goal or bat out greater than a full day to keep away from defeat.
The four-match collection is degree at 1-1, with the ultimate Test in Brisbane beginning on 15 January.
Run out of the collection?
This is the primary time in 12 years India have had three batsmen run out in the identical Test innings and, given the day began finely poised, it may properly have value them the prospect of back-to-back collection wins in Australia, after their first ever collection victory there in 2018-19.
The first run out was essentially the most spectacular as Hanuma Vihari pushed a supply to the suitable of Josh Hazlewood at mid-on and instantly set off however the tall quick bowler bought down brilliantly and launched the ball in a single movement to knock out center stump.
Cummins mentioned that Hazlewood had “done a Jonty Rhodes” on BT Sport after play and the previous South Africa worldwide, extensively considered among the best fielders of all time, would certainly have been pleased with such a show.
Hazlewood himself performed it down, telling ABC Grandstand on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra that’s was “good luck” he was in the course of a bowling spell on the time so had not stiffened up.
Ravichandran Ashwin, who has 4 Test centuries, was caught in need of his floor for simply 10 as Cummins swiftly picked up Ravindra Jadeja’s drive to mid-on and linked, with Labuschagne backing up the stumps.
Then Labuschagne capped off Australia’s beautiful day within the discipline, hustling again from quick leg to show and thrown down the stumps on the non-striker’s finish to dismiss Jasprit Bumrah for a duck.
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