India vs Australia 1st Test Day 3 Live: The Test match action continues on Saturday as India and Australia play the Day 3 of the first Test in Adelaide. The pink-ball Test has seen its fair share of ups and downs, but Virat Kohli’s team will feel they have the advantage going into Day 3. The splendid bowling performance on Day 2 has given the visitors a solid lead, but the early dismissal of Prithvi Shaw will certainly motivate the hosts. Australia will hope they can get more quick wickets on Saturday to set themselves up for an easy target to chase. All three results still possible in Adelaide. This cannot get more exciting than this one.
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Jasprit Bumrah in a new role
After Prithvi Shaw fell early, India decided to send Jasprit Bumrah as the nightwatchman – this would open up a chance for Australia to get an early wicket in the day. India would hope that Bumrah can defend and tire out Aussie bowling attack at least for a few overs.
Steve Smith falls for R Ashwin’s straight trap, writes Abhishek Paul
Abhishek Paul writes: “Smith, arguably the greatest Test batsman right now, has never been an easy victim to off-spin. According to Cricviz data, he has scored 1344 of his 7227 Test runs (his tally going into the first Test) against off-break bowlers at an average of 84. This is the highest tally against a single type of bowler after the 3861 runs he has scored against right-arm pacers. Against Ashwin too, he averaged 116 (348 runs off 570 balls) in 14 innings going into the Test series. Before Friday, Ashwin has claimed Smith only thrice. One of those dismissals came at a series-deciding Test in Dharamsala in 2017. Ashwin pulled out the same plan again.”
India vs Australia 1st Test Day 3 – LIVE!
Hello and welcome to our live blog on Day 3 of the first Test between India and Australia. After a splendid bowling performance on Day 2, the Virat Kohli-led Indjian team has taken an advantage in the match, taking a solid lead of 62 runs by the end of Day 2. India lost Prithvi Shaw once again early, but the visitors will hope to put on a competitive total on board for Australia to chase. If India bat through the day, they would be well on a course to win. Can Australia bounce back?
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