IND vs AUS 1st Test Highlights: Day 3: Session 2 - Australia need 19 runs
Brief Score: IND - 244 & 36/9 (Mayank Agarwal 9, Hanuma Vihari 8, Hazelwood 5/8, Cummins 4/21)
AUS - 191 & 70/1 (Marnus Labuschagne 1*, Joe Burns 35*)
In the Australia-India in the opening Test match now in progress at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. Indian cricket team on Saturday suffered the ignominy of being restricted to its lowest-ever total in Test cricket, collapsing for a paltry vs Australia in Adelaide. India finished on 36/9 with Shami being retired hurt. None of the Indian batters reached into the double-figure mark that tells you a story if you are an Indian cricket fan. In reply, Australia are cruising rapidly towards the below-par total earlier set by Team India. Both Aussie batsmen are hitting the Indian bowlers for leather.
Earlier, Australia were bundled out for 191 chasing India's 244 in the first innings. After Team India's dismal performance in the second innings, the hosts are seemingly clear favorites now. Virat Kohli-led Team India having no answers to the Aussie pacers' accurate line and length have lost six wickets like playing cards on Saturday morning.
36 all-out. It seems to be a shambolic display of batting by the Indian cricket team. It just keeps getting worse for India. The first hour of play has completely altered by the Australian pacemen who turned out. Team India was on top when the day started and is now in a pathetic situation within an hour after Day three started.
For Australia, Josh Hazelwood finished with magical figures of 5/8 while Pat Cummins, World's no. 1 Test bowler took 4 wickets by conceding only 21 runs.
Mohammad Shami walks off after a blow to his wrist!— ICC (@ICC) December 19, 2020
And India's innings ends on 36 😱
A terrific first session for Australia as they take 8️⃣ wickets for 3️⃣0️⃣ runs!
Can the hosts chase down the target of 90? #AUSvIND 👉 https://t.co/Q10dx0r4nX pic.twitter.com/X1XUaxsREl
Pat Cummins, the World's no. 1 ranked pacer along with Josh Hazelwood rattled Indian batsmen. Aussie bowlers getting bounce and the edges taken high on the bat with batsmen stuck on the crease. It's tough for anybody to handle that length against the moving ball.