India in charge but devastating Cummins gives Australia hope

India in charge but devastating Cummins gives Australia hope

With the four-test series locked at 1-1, much will depend on how the MCG's maligned drop-in wicket performs for an Australian batting order still finding their feet.

Video footage was passed to Cricket Australia and the governing body notified the spectators that, should it continue, everyone in that section of the stand would be evicted from the ground.

After 18 years, Zimbabwe will be in India for a full-fledged tour in March.

India had lost four quick wickets to Australian pacer Patrick Cummins in their second innings.

Bumrah starred with the cherry in the first two sessions, accounting for the wickets of opener Marcus Harris (22), Shaun Marsh (19), Travis Head (20), skipper Tim Paine (22) and the tailenders Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood for successive ducks.

Australia´s paceman Pat Cummins (C) celebrates taking wicket of India´s batsman Cheteshwar Pujara with teammate Usman Khawaja (L) during day three of the third Test in Melbourne on December 28, 2018.

Despite leading by 292 runs, India captain Virat Kohli did not send Australia's demoralised batsmen back in straight away, opting instead to physically exhaust the bowlers by batting again and ensuring Australia would spend time in the field for the fourth-straight day. I just try to back myself in any situation that I go.

Christmas morning wake up weather
In the foothills, some rain is anticipated after 4 p.m. on Monday , Dec. 24, with the heaviest precipitation occurring overnight. It will stay cold on Friday , as well, with a high temperature of only about 10 degrees, but dropping to 11 below zero at night.

It was an arduous day for Australia's bowlers in hot conditions with Cummins' 3-72 proving the pick. Bumrah's third five-wicket haul in nine Tests, but the first time he has taken a six-for in global cricket.

At stumps, the visitors had a formidable 346 cushion with five wickets left and two days to play as they inch closer to a first ever series win Down Under.

"...last ball before lunch, Rohit Sharma was there at mid-off and he told me you can try a slow ball like you bowl in one-day cricket", he said.

AS THE MCG pitch begun to deteriorate, not even India wanted to be caught in a situation where they had to bat last. A spokesman said: "Cricket Australia takes a zero tolerance stance against any form of abuse or racial vilification at any of our matches, whether it be towards fans, players, or staff. They will have to bat long and we will just take it as deep as possible", he signed off.

"I think they've just chose to take the weather out of consideration", Harsha Bhogle told Fox Cricket as Pujara came to the crease after the fall of the first wicket, with India not appearing to be chasing quick runs.

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