India Vs Australia 3rd Test Day 4: Green, Paine Counter Attack Indian Bowlers, Lead Goes Past 400

Akshay Sonawane
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In the 3rd Test match of India tour of Australia, the hosts won the toss and chose to bat against the Indian team at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia, first innings, 338/10, Steve Smith (131), Ravindra Jadeja (4/62). India, first innings, 244/10, Shubman Gill (50), Pat Cummins (4/24). Day 4, at tea, second innings, Australia 312/6 d, Cameron Green (84), Steve Smith (81), Navdeep Saini (2/64), Ravichandran Ashwin (2/95). The second session of day 4 belonged to the Aussies as they scored 130 runs in 23 overs at the loss of one wicket. Australia declare their innings with a lead of 406 runs.

Steve Smith and Cameron Green walked in to bat in the second innings of day 4 with a lead of 250 on the board for the visitors. Smith started putting the bad balls away to accelerate the inning. The right-handed batsman departed in the 68th over when Ravichandran Ashwin’s spin beat Smith and the ball struck on his pads right in front of the stumps. Tim Paine (39*) came to the crease at the fall of the fifth wicket. The Aussie skipper along with Green accelerated the innings. Green registered the first half-century of his Test career after missing out on it in the previous match. The two batsmen scored a century run partnership for the sixth wicket before Green was caught behind the stumps in the 87th over. The all-rounder pulled a short ball by Bumrah for a six at mid-wicket, Green went for the slog again but this time he edged the ball straight to the wicket-keeper. The Aussies declared at 312 at the loss of six wickets at Tea on day 4.

In the second session, 130 runs were scored, 23 overs were bowled at the run rate of 5.65 runs per over.