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India v Aus 3rd Test Day 3: Australia pull one back with nine-wicket win

Travis Head
Travis Head

Australia chased down the paltry target of 76 on the third day of the third Test to pull one back in the four-Test Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Friday.

The fourth and final Test starts in Ahmedabad on 9 November.

Set to chase a target of 76 after India had been bowled out for 163 at stumps on the second day, Australia managed to get to their win without much drama.

Australia did lose opener Usman Khawaja off the second delivery of their innings to Ravichandran Ashwin. But after that there was some drama, but no twist in the tale as Australia's Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne added runs quickly. In the end Australia chased down the target in just 18.5 overs. Nathan Lyon was named player of the match for his match haul of 11-99. 

Match Summary

India 1st Innings: 109 (33.2)

Australia 1st Innings: 197 (76.3)

India 2nd Innings: 163 (60.3)

Australia 2nd Innings: 78-1 (18.5)

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Usman Khawaja-0.2 ov)


Playing XIs
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Kona Srikar Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

Australia: Usman Khawaja,Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (captain), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wicket-keeper), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhnemann

Match Details
Toss: India, elected to bat
Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Start time: 0400 hrs GMT
Match officials: Joel Wilson, Nitin Menon (On-field Umpires); Richard Kettleborough (TV Umpire); Virender Sharma (Reserve Umpire); Chris Broad (Match-referee)

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