IND vs AUS: India took control of the Boxing Day test by lowering Australia to 133 for six.© AFP
India will try to play Australia cheaply on Day 4 of the ongoing second test at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Australia finished the third day of the Boxing Day Test at 133 for six, leading India by just two runs. India will be without their senior fast bowler Umesh Yadav, who stumbled out of the park with a calf injury. According to media reports, Umesh is out of the ongoing Test match and is questionable for the next match, which starts from January 7th. On day 3, Ravindra Jadeja was the bowlers’ choice for the visitors. He returned with numbers two to 25. Australian catch-up opener Matthew Wade scored the highest score for the hosts with a brave knock of 40. (LIVE SCORECARD)
2nd Test, Day 4 Live updates between Australia (AUS) and India (IND) direct from Melbourne Cricket Ground
5:09 AM (IST)
Do not run
Ashwin sends a full delivery, and it’s flat on the stump with a little twist. Green defends it with ease.
5:06 AM (IST)
Bumrah sheds a length, with a small but inward motion. Green inside frames the square leg. A run.
Australia leads with 5 points. The hosts are 136 for six after 67 overs.
5:03 AM (IST)
Bumrah sends a good delivery. Green hits it offside for a quick single, then another for an overthrow at the bowler’s end. Misfielding by Ashwin.
4:52 AM (IST)
UPDATE: Umesh Yadav’s injury situation?
Pacer Umesh Yadav limped during Day 3 at the MCG. He is unlikely to play a role in the second test game, and he is also questionable for the third test of the four-game series. He has been reported to have suffered a calf muscle injury.
4:47 AM (IST)
Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah on fire!
Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah were on fire on Day 3 in front of the bowling department of India. Bumrah recorded Steve Smith’s crucial wicket, who managed to collect only eight runs with 30 balls. Meanwhile, Jadeja dismissed Matthew Wade (40) and Tim Paine (1).
4:41 AM (IST)
Good morning everyone!
Good morning and welcome everyone to our live coverage of Day 4 of the ongoing second test match between Australia and India. India closed Day 3 in a dominant tone, putting itself in sight of victory, with the hosts finishing with a score of 133 for six after 66 overs on stumps. The Aussies are slightly ahead of two runs, but have only four wickets left at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Can India seal victory today and level the four-game streak?
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