India vs Australia 3rd Test Melbourne: Things seem to be getting better and better for Jasprit Bumrah. The Mumbai-born pacer ran through the Australian batting lineup on Day 3 at Melbourne Cricket Ground to pick up six wickets for 33 runs and bundle out the hosts for a paltry 151 runs in their first innings. Bumrah now has picked up a five-wicket haul in England, South Africa and now Australia. He surely has been the biggest find for India in Tests, this calendar year and a major reason why India is the No 1 Test side. This was also his third five-wicket haul in Test cricket, he certainly is taking giant strides in red ball cricket after impressing one and all with his white ball form. He is also two wickets away from surpassing Kagiso Rabada to become the highest wicket taker in 2018 in Tests.
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Meanwhile, India has not enforced the follow-on and have decided to bat again and not last. India has a handsome lead of 292 runs. The only thing that can stop India from winning from here is rain and there are predictions of it on Day 4 and 5 at MCG. India would dearly hope the rain stays away.