And now effectively 3 for -14… Australia should win the Test from here, but you can never really write the Indians off at home.
Which means we won’t.
I’ve always thought this is how they should show scores.
I think Australia could have got a lead of around 150, if not for that batting collapse.
They then probably wouldn’t even need to bat a 2nd time.
India were bowled out for 163 in their second innings, with Nathan Lyon taking 8/64. With the three wickets in the first innings, Lyon now had his first 10-wicket haul in India. Cheteshwar Pujara was India’s top scorer in the second innings with 59, before he was caught brilliantly by stand-in captain Steve Smith at leg slip off Lyon’s bowling.
It means Australia need to score 76 to win the test when play resumes on day three on Friday.
Australia should get the runs, but if India get a couple of early wickets, look out.
Indeed. There is still a real chance we could get rolled for 60 or so.
Great win by the aussies only losing one wicket in the chase of 76 for victory in the 3rd test. With that victory, the aussies are now assured of a spot in the World Championship Test Final in England in June
Australia lost Usman Khawaja on the second ball of the innings, but after that, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne took control of the run chase with a 78-run unbeaten partnership.
It is Australia’s first test win on Indian soil since Pune in 2017.
Not surprisingly Nathan Lyon was named player of the match for his bowling figures of 3/35 and 8/64.
It was a very good win for the Aussies, however the game was completed in 3 days. I believe that the curators have gone too far with the use of spin-friendly pitches in Indore.
I think the short notice of the venue hosting had an impact on the wicket.
Full squads and where the Aussies are playing
Australia players: Ashleigh Gardner, Beth Mooney, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham
Full Squad: Beth Mooney (c), Ashleigh Gardner, Sophia Dunkley, Annabel Sutherland, Harleen Deol, Deandra Dottin, Sneh Rana, S Meghana, Georgia Wareham, Mansi Joshi, D Hemalatha, Monica Patel, Tanuja Kanwer, Sushma Verma, Hurley Gala, Ashwani Kumari, Parunika Sisodia, Shabnam Shakil
Australia players: Meg Lanning, Jess Jonassen, Laura Harris
Full squad: Meg Lanning (c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Marizanne Kapp, Titas Sadhu, Alice Capsey, Tara Norris, Laura Harris, Jasia Akhtar, Minnu Mani, Taniya Bahtia, Poonam Yadav, Jess Jonassen, Sneha Deepthi, Arundhati Reddy, Aparna Mondal
Australia Players: Heather Graham
Full squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Natalie Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Yastika Bhatia, Heather Graham, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Dhara Gujjar, Saika Ishaque, Hayley Matthews, Chloe Tyron, Humaira Kazi, Priyanka Bala, Sonam Yadav, Neelam Bisht, Jintimani Kalita
Australia Players: Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy
Full squad: Alyssa Healy (c), Sophie Ecclestone, Deepti Sharma, Tahlia McGrath, Shabnim Ismail, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Parshavi Chopra, Shweta Sehrawat, S Yashasri, Kiran Navgire, Grace Harris, Devika Vaidya, Lauren Bell, Laxmi Yadav, Simran Shaikha
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Australia Players: Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Erin Burns
Full squad: Smriti Mandhana (c), Sophie Devine, Ellyse Perry, Renuka Singh, Richa Ghosh, Erin Burns, Disha Kasat, Indrani Roy, Shreyanka Patil, Kanika Ahuja, Asha Shobana, Heather Knight, Dane van Niekerk, Preeti Bose, Poonam Khemnar, Komal Zanzad, Megan Schutt, Sahana Pawar
Normal service has resumed; Australia wins the toss and bats.
Day 1 of the Ahmedabad test belonged to Australia. Usman Khawaja brought up his century on the final over of the day’s play (his first in India) as the tourists reached 4/255 at stumps on a slow pitch.
Before play began, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese did a lap of the stadium (named after Modi), met both teams, and joined them for the national anthems. It marks 75 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Pretty exciting match in NZ. Not as exciting as the last English match but NZ is chasing 11 overs with about 72 runs to win.
Well another great match. NZ won off the last ball with a run out attempt (direct hit). Kane Williamson was in by the skin of his teeth.