Indore Test LIVE: Today is the third and deciding day of the third Test of the series to be played between India and Australia in Indore. Kangaroos need only 76 runs to win in the fourth innings. However, given the condition of the pitch, even this target is not easy. View latest scores and match reports
- 1st innings: India: 109 runs, Australia: 197 runs
- 2nd innings: India: 163 runs, Australia: 9/1
Earlier, Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon on Thursday, on the second day of the third cricket Test being played at the Holkar Stadium, threw such a web of spin in which the Indian batsmen got entangled and the visiting team reached the verge of victory.
Lyon bowled brilliantly to bundle out India’s second innings for just 163 runs, setting Australia a target of 76 runs to win. Australia’s first innings ended on 197 in the first session on the second day morning and had gained an 88-run lead.
30 wickets fell in just two days: The second day of this Test match was more exciting than the first, in which 16 wickets fell. In this way, a total of 30 wickets fell in two days’ play. Trouble was already mounting for the hosts after their first innings collapse. In the second innings, Cheteshwar Pujara definitely kept the Indian team in the running.
Pujara batted composedly in the midst of a series of wickets falling from one end. He braved the swinging deliveries of Lyon, including Tad Murphy and Matthew Kuehneman. When Pujara was on the score of 50 runs, he was given life by Marnus Labuschagne at extra cover off Kuehnemann. Although Pujara could not make much use of this opportunity.
India on the verge of defeat after six years
The Indian team, which registered a resounding victory in the first two Tests, is on the verge of defeat in the third Test. Indore has been an impregnable fort of India, but as the circumstances are showing, it seems difficult for India to register a victory. The last time India lost to Australia at home was in Pune in 2017 and if the team fails to defend the target, it will be six years since they lost against this team at home.