After his comical exchange with Rohit Sharma in the first innings against Australia, skipper Tim Paine teased Rishabh Pant in the second innings on Day 3. Paine teased Pant over his exclusion from the ODI squad. Paine said, “Big MS (Dhoni) is back in one-day squad, we might get Pant to Hobart Hurricanes (BBL team)”, he also added, “extend your little Aussie holiday..will you babysit?”
Australian bowler Pat Cummins took 4 wickets Today in India’s second innings while Josh Hazlewood’s 1 wicket helped Australia take 5 wickets in just 27 overs. But this could help India win the Test as India are already 346 runs ahead of the Kangaroos and if they are bowled out by Aussies Tomorrow till lunch, India will have enough time to take 10 wickets to win. And if India couldn’t take all 10 wickets of the Australian the match will end in a draw.
At stumps on Day 3 in Melbourne India took a lead by 346 runs losing 5 wickets in just 27 overs. India are at 54 for 5. Josh Hazlewood of Australia took one wicket while Pat Cummins took 4 wickets under his name. Cummins bowled just 6 overs to claim 4 wickets giving away just 10 runs.
India and Australia are currently playing a four-match Test series in Australia and the series is leveled at 1-1. The third Test is still on in Melbourne where India are looking on top.
Earlier in the day Australia were bowled out for 151-10 with Marcus Harris and Tim Paine both making 22 runs each. India declared their first innings at 443-7 after losing Ravindra Jadeja off Hazlewood’s delivery. Rohit Sharma was not out at 63 runs while Rishabh Pant made 39 before he was sent off by Mitchell Starc.
India are currently playing their second innings and leading by 346 runs. India lost five early wickets with Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli going for duck and Ajinkya Rahane soon followed the suit and went for just 1 run.