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India vs Australia: Australia Crumble Under Pressure to Leave Twitter Shocked

The hosts began the day positively with the openers bringing up their first 50-run stand but once Kuldeep Yadav came on, runs dried up and Usman Khawaja was the first one to run out of patience.

Cricketnext Staff |January 5, 2019, 12:24 PM IST
India vs Australia: Australia Crumble Under Pressure to Leave Twitter Shocked

Day 3 of a Test match is usually said to be one of the best days to bat on most pitches but Australia squandered a good start and were in troubled waters at 236 for 6 before bad light forced early close of play in the fourth and final Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

The hosts began the day positively with the openers bringing up their first 50-run stand but once Kuldeep Yadav came on, runs dried up and Usman Khawaja was the first one to run out of patience.

Marcus Harris played an assured knock on a good batting surface but failed to convert his second Test fifty into anything substantial. He was bowled by Jadeja for 79 just after the Lunch interval.

Shaun Marsh has often been under the scanner and he was out early to a nothing shot to Jadeja for just 8 and the swords were rightfully out again.

It was a piece of brilliant captaincy, smart execution of a plan by Mohammed Shami who saw Marnus Labuschagne caught expertly at short midwicket.

Tim Paine and Travis Head were looking to build a stand but both were dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav at either ends of the Tea interval.

It was Pat Cummins once again who was playing a gritty knock, in company of Peter Handscomb.

The duo didn’t budge and played through before bad light meant play was abandoned earlier than usual.

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