India vs Australia 3rd Test Melbourne: It was the perfect way for India to end a session they dominated as Jasprit Bumrah got the better of Shaun Marsh with the last ball before lunch on Day 3 at Melbourne. That reduced the hosts to 89/4 as Marsh’s 61-ball 19 came to an end. It was just the session India may have dreamt off. It was a slower yorker from Bumrah as Marsh was foxed, his bat did not come down in time as it wrapped Marsh on the pad and the umpire had no hesitation in raising his finger. Bumrah finally has the luck going his way. It was just not a slower ball, but it had some drift as the ball tailed back into Shaun Marsh.
Here is what transpired.
It seems Virat Kohli is not holding back, he wants to bowl Australia out and one has to applaud his attacking field placements and strategies, which has paid off in the first session on Day 3. Also, one has to say that Indian bowlers bowled way better than their Australian counterparts.
Earlier, Mayank Agarwal wasted no time in getting into the thick of the action on day 3 as he picked up a stunning catch to dismiss explosive Aussie opener – Aaron Finch. With another failure, Finch’s horrid run in the four-match Test series continues.
Credit for Finch’s wicket also goes to Indian captain Virat Kohli, who quickly figures out burly opener’s tendency to play uppish flicks. He placed Mayank at short mid-wicket and draws the false shot from Finch. Ishant pitches this one on a length and seemingly lures him into the leg-side rat-trap.
After lunch, India would look to polish off the Australians and maybe enforce a follow-on.