Welcome to information.com.au’s stay protection of Day 3 of the Third Check between Australia and India in Indore.
Australia are on the point of a historic Check victory on Indian soil, their first in six years, after Nathan Lyon took 8-64 within the Indian second innings to bowl India out for 163.
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It means Australia solely require 76 runs to safe the third Check victory, regardless of the lowly whole the nerves shall be excessive within the Australian camp due to the quickly falling aside pitch.
The sport isn’t anticipated to make it any additional than the lunch break, which means the opening two hours could possibly be a wild journey for these watching on.
Don’t miss a second of the motion proper right here with the primary ball from 3pm (AEDT).
3.20pm – 4 overs down and we’re a nervous mess
That is going to be essentially the most nerve wracking run chase ever. The opening 4 overs from Ashwin and Jadeja have been pinpoint for India.
Travis Head and Marnus Labuschange have each been overwhelmed narrowly on the surface edge as followers watching on world wide sit on the sting of their seats.
3.05pm – Nightmare begin for Australia
It’s solely taken two deliveries and the primary wicket has fallen with Usman Khawaja eliminated by Ravi Ashwin.
The slightest of knicks was detected on ultraedge with Khawaja burning a evaluate after being given out.
2:30pm – Michael Clarke requires Khawaja to get replaced
Former Aussie Check captain Michael Clarke has sensationally known as for Usman Khawaja to get replaced on the prime of Australia’s batting order.
Clarke on Friday morning put ahead a plan to additional irritate India’s bowlers by making them bowl to partnerships which have a right-handed batter and a left-handed batter.
Clarke instructed Sky Sports activities Radio the disastrous pitch circumstances will make it much more essential for the Aussie batters to interrupt the rhythm of the Indian spin assault.
“I very hardly ever like to do that, however I reckon for this innings, I’d go left-right the entire means via,” Clarke mentioned.
“So I’d take into consideration not opening the batting with Travis Head and Usman Khawaja. I’d take into consideration swapping Marnus for Khawaja for instance.
“I’d most likely depart Travis Head opening after which swap Khawaja for Marnus.
“They’re going to open with a fast and a spinner so it’s not going to make a lot distinction. Marnus is just not going to care. I truly don’t suppose that’s getting too funky. I truly suppose all you’re attempting to do is make it a tiny bit tougher for the bowlers.
“It’s simply tiny little issues to offer you a barely higher probability.”
2pm – Steve Smith exploits little-known DRS ‘loophole’:
The large turning level on Day 2 got here when Steve Smith took an sensible one-handed catch at leg slip to dismiss hazard man Cheteshwar Pujara and shift the match in Australia’s favour.
Smith, who’s filling in as captain for Pat Cummins, was on hearth within the subject as he exploited a bit identified rule to successfully give Australia extra DRS critiques than normal.
Wicketkeeper Alex Carey would knock off the bails after a spinner beat the surface fringe of the bat, forcing the third umpire to evaluate the supply for a stumping.
As a part of their course of, the third umpire additionally reviewed to see if the batter was out caught behind.
Smith and Carey intentionally used the ploy on a number of events, which means Australia received greater than their official allotment of three DRS critiques.
Eagle-eyed cricket followers seen Smith cleverly exploiting the DRS loophole, with some arguing it could immediate the ICC to tighten up the foundations round DRS and third umpire critiques.