Shami comes into the attack as Bumrah gets a rest here, Cummins gets an outside edge and the ball rushes away to the boundary. Australia currently need 110 more runs to win, will we get a thrilling finale here?
Outside edge from Starc and the ball goes to the boundary, wild shot but he will take that. Four more runs to the Australian total here, stiil 115 more runs required for victory though
Australia manage to cross 200 here, a mini milestone for the team which doesn’t mean much in the context of the game, unless of course Cummins and Starc can script something memorable for the home side!
Rishabh Pant now has got the joint-second-most catches in a match by a ‘keeper.
FOUR! Extended break there as physio has a close look at Starc, immediately after resumption Cummins gets an outside edge and the ball races away to the boundary. Not the most convincing, but Australia will take that
BANG on the helmet there. Jasprit Bumrah with a bouncer and Starc looks to duck but he is too slow here, the ball hits on the helmet and lobs in the air. He seems alright but the physio is out to have a look
RECORD ALERT: Most catches by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test match
10 – W Saha v South Africa, Cape Town, 2018
10 – Rishabh Pant v Australia, Adelaide, 2018*
8 – Nayan Mongia v South Africa, Durban, 1996
8 – Nayan Mongia v Pakistan, Kolkata, 1999
8 – MS Dhoni v Australia, Melbourne, 2014
One more catch for Pant and he will have a record!
STAT ATTACK: Tim Paine dismissed for 41 by Bumrah
3rd consecutive innings without fifty in Tests.
3rd consecutive innings without fifty vs India for Paine.
6th consecutive innings without fifty in Australia for Paine.
3rd consecutive time Paine dismissed by a pacer.
WICKET! That’s the game you feel for India, Australian captain Tim Paine departs now. Fast and short from Bumrah here, Paine looks to go for the pull shot but just manages to sky that one. Pant gets underneath it and takes a simple catch. His tenth catch of the game! Paine departs for 41, Australia are 187/7
Paine picks up a single and that’s the only run from the over here, key for Australia will be to bat as long as possible here. As Shane Warne said on air, if they manage to stay till the end of day, they might well win this game
Welcome back for the post-lunch session here as India begin their final march towards victory, the visitors need just 4 wickets to win. Ashwin will begin proceedings here and Paine to take strike.
That will be lunch then, Cummins and Paine manage to survive but India will be delighted with the first session here. They have got two wickets and the set batsmen in form of Marsh and Head. Bumrah and Ishant adding to their wicket tally, Australia are 186/6, need 137 more runs to win while India need just 4 more wickets!
Ashwin continues from the other end, bowling with the new ball. Right decision you feel, Ashwin has been getting the turn and will be more difficult to tackle, especially with the new ball you feel. Cummins though looks assured in defence
Interesting tactics here from Paine, he is moving across the off-stump to ensure that he isn’t given lbw. Almost leaving all three stumps to move across, one ball goes over the stumps and Kohli has a smile on his face! He can’t believe what he is seeing here
So, Virat Kohli immediately opts for the new ball. That’s the correct decision you feel. Close to 10 minutes left before lunch on Day 5, Can India get a couple of wickets here
Tim Paine is playing an important knock here for Australia and ensuring that they don’t go down without a fight. Shami concedes 8 runs in that over as Paine picks an easy boundary down the leg-side. Paine mwanwhile has also called the physio after hurting his index finger
Almost every ball Ashwin bowls is an event right now, the rough outside the right-handers off stump being really exploited by Ashwin and that has helped India seize the advantage. Can they get another couple of wickets before lunch, also just 2 overs left before new ball is due
The disciplined bowling of the Indian pacers the biggest reason they’ve out-bowled their Australian counterparts in this Test match so far. 52% of their deliveries have be on good line & length compared to 37% for the Australians. #AUSvIND
— The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) December 10, 2018
Rishabh Pant extremely vocal behind the stumps as Pat Cummins takes strike here, both have played together for the Delhi Daredevils and you can see Pant having a laugh at his former teammates expense there
WICKET or maybe not! Ashwin finally strikes, couple of rippers here and then another one turns sharply. Goes to short leg and the umpire raises his finger. Cummins wants a review straight away here, righlty so. Replays show nothing on the hotspot and Cummins survives, atleast for now.
REVIEW! And as usual, not the best of review from Virat Kohli. The ball comes back in sharply and Indians think there might have been an edge there, Kohli opts to review after consulting Rahane but replays show no edge. Pant wasn’t interested at all and that should have been a clue there
Injury Update: Rohit Sharma has jarred his lower back while attempting to field a ball. He is being treated by the physio at the moment.
WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah gets the big wicket India needed, continues to bowl outside the offstump and finally Marsh nicks one. It just kisses the bat on the way to the keeper. Pant completes a simple catch and delight for India, surely that’s the game for them/
Excellent over from Bumrah but solid from Marsh as well. The new ball is just 9 overs away for India and that will be key. How Australia tackle the new ball might well decide the fate of the game here
Murali Vijay comes into the attack now to replace Ravichandran Ashwin, interesting this as Kohli opts for a part-time so early in the proceedings. Still a good hour to go before lunch!
Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack now, immediately things start happening as he gets the ball to come in with the angle. Always a tough bowler to deal with, he starts by conceding 2 runs here. Australia are 152/5 and need 171 more runs to win
It’s time for drinks here, interesting first hour of play. India got the wicket of Travis Head but Shaun Marsh looks really solid at the moment, his is the wicket India will be looking to get as early as possible. Meanwhile, for Australia, it will be about taking things slowly and setting small targets
DROPPED! Rishabh Pant with really ordinary technique there, it was a short ball from Shami which surprised Paine, he gets a glove down the leg-side but Pant goes with his right hand as he dives across. The ball beats him and races away to the boundary. Marsh then pulls one with authority.
50! Pulled away for a boundary as Ashwin continues to go short here, it also helps Shaun Marsh complete a fine half-century. He wasn’t in the best of forms but this innings will give him great confidence. He also remains the last hope for Australia you feel! They are 139/5 here