Australia will be aiming to stage a turnaround against India, on Day 3 of the ongoing Boxing Day Test. at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The hosts have lost the crucial wickets of Joe Burns (4), Marnus Labuschagne (28), Steve Smith (8), Matthew Wade (40) and Travis Head (17) and Tim Paine (1) all back in the sheds.

The struggling Burns was caught behind for 4 off the bowling of Umesh Yadav before Ravichandran Ashwin had Labuschagne (28) caught at first slip, Jasprit Bumrah bowled Smith (8) around his legs, Ravindra Jadeja trapped Matthew Wade in front for 40 and Travis Head (17) nicked off to Mohammed Siraj. Jadeja took Paine out Caught by Pant Jadeja is convinced that there’s an edge on that and India will review – it’s for a caught behind the call. The ball is close to the bat – nothing on HotSpot, but there’s a spike on the RTS. Is it good enough to overturn the original call? Yes, it is and Paine is OUT. Excellent review from India and they are slicing through Australia now – Paine doesn’t think he edged it, looks grumpy as he walks away to the pavilion.

Ravindra Jadeja accounted for two wickets and Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj and Ravichandran Ashwin one wickets each.

Green 17*and Cummins 15* runs arrest the batting collapse and lead of 2 runs but India still on top.

It could have been worse for Australia, with Green enjoying a reprieve on 8 when Pant dropped an edge off the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin.

India was bowled out for 326 on day three, taking a first-innings lead of 131. Stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane scored a gutsy century, registering 112 from 223 balls, before falling to a run-out. He smacked 12 fours.

Also, all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja slammed a half-century, scoring 57 from 159 balls. Jadeja hit three fours in his knock.

On Day 3, Nathan Lyon 3, Josh Hazlewood 1 and Mitchell Starc 3 and Pat Cummins 2 accounted for Australia’s wicket tally. Full ScoreCard

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