India close in on series victory over Australia

Ruben Holloway
January 7, 2019

Unless Australia win, India, who lead 2-1, will claim a first series victory down under since they began touring there in 1947-48.

Riding on the scintillating effort from Kuldeep, the Indian team also enforced the follow-on on the home team becoming the first team in last 30 years to do so against Australia Down Under.

Australia, reeling from a record three-consecutive declarations this series, gave up their biggest first-innings deficit at the famed venue since 1936.

Unfortunately for India, the light did not improve and no further play was possible in the evening session, allowing Australia's batsmen some respite in a series where it has been comprehensively outplayed by their counterparts.

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Yadav then trapped Nathan Lyon (0) lbw as Australia lost three wickets for 22 runs in the space of 44 balls.

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep (5-99) finally got his man to secure a second five-wicket haul in his sixth Test, though, trapping Hazlewood leg before wicket for 21, in a decision confirmed after a review.

Kohli appeared to have little hesitation in enforcing the follow-on as he seeks an emphatic 3-1 series win.

Ravindra Jadeja provided able support to Kuldeep from the other end picking up two wickets.

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India was unable to make inroads in the four overs they bowled to the Aussie openers, as the umpires took the players off after Harris was hit on the gloves by a Bumrah bouncer.

India, needing only to avoid defeat to win the series, denied Australia any real possibility of a victory here by batting for almost two full days reaching 622-7 before declaring with Cheteshwar Pujara (193) and Rishabh Pant (159 not out) scoring hundreds. Australia had won the second Test in Perth by 146 runs.

Australia's first innings resumed on 6-236, with India taking the new ball and Mohammed Shami dismissing Pat Cummins (25) in his first over of the day with a ball that kept low and uprooted the off stump.

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