India vs Australia 3rd Test Melbourne: Will it happen? Will rain actually rob Virat Kohli’s India of a win at Melbourne Cricket Ground? Was not ensuring the follow-on the right call from the management when they had the hosts on the mat? All these questions come to the fore as rain stands between a win for India and a draw. The visitor’s need merely two more wickets to take an unassailable 2-1 win. Meanwhile, as we speak, early lunch has been taken on Day 5. From Kohli’s point of view, he would be hoping for and hour or so and Australia would know they will have to keep India at bay for just about 2-3 hours at best.
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Earlier on day 4, Pat Cummins scored a heroic half-century as Australia finished at 258 for eight at stumps after being reduced to 176 for seven after tea. At end of the play, he had scored an unbeaten 61 runs, facing 103 balls and hitting five fours as well as a six, while Nathan Lyon was batting on 6, as they put on 43 runs for the ninth wicket. Australia need another 141 runs for an improbable win, while India are two wickets away from a 2-1 series lead.