Australia vs India 3rd Test at Melbourne, 26 Dec, 2014

Toss: Australia, who chose to bat first
Australia 530/10 (142.3)  &  318/9 (98)
India 465/10 (128.5)  &  174/6 (66)
Match drawn
Man of the Match: RJ Harris
  • Ravichandran Ashwin 8 * (34)
  • MS Dhoni 24 * (39)

Over 14.2 RJ Harris bowls a short of length delivery to S Dhawan, CAUGHT, no real footwork from Shikhar and he pushes at this away from his body and gets an edge to Steven Smith at second slip who holds on to a low catch.

Over 37.2 RJ Harris bowls a back of length delivery to CA Pujara, CAUGHT BEHIND, absolute crap from Pujara as he chases a wide one in just the second ball of the day looking to cut it or dab it but only to top edge the bouncy ball towards first slip. A superb one handed catch is taken by Haddin diving to his right in front of first slip to hold on to the fast flying edge.

Over 49.5 SR Watson bowls a back of length delivery to M Vijay, CAUGHT, Vijay does a Pujara now, going at a wide one with a flashy cut, doesn't flash hard and edges it straight into the hands of Shaun Marsh at first slip!

Over 107.4 Nathan Lyon bowls a tossed up delivery to AM Rahane, OUT LBW, Rahane attempts another forcing sweep and gets hit on the back thigh in front of off by a full ball and Umpire Dharmasena lifts his finger to give an lbw. Replays show that was a well thought decision from the Umpire!

Over 109.6 Nathan Lyon bowls a tossed up delivery to Lokesh Rahul, CAUGHT, Rahul hasn't learnt his lessons as he bends down for a slog sweep this time from outside off and gets a terrible top edge which is caught at short fine leg.

Over 116.4 RJ Harris bowls it short of length to MS Dhoni, CAUGHT BEHIND, Dhoni walks back and throws his hands at this for a cut shot or something which he alone knows and can only get a feather edge to the keeper. Replays show that MSD was looking to drive it through covers and after the ball left him he was completing a cut shot.

Over 118.2 RJ Harris bowls a good length delivery to R Ashwin, CAUGHT N BOWLED, Ashwin comes forward looking to drive this straight down the ground on the up but the ball holds up and it is a return catch back to Harris who holds on to the low catch after a juggle or two! No juggle actually but the ball settled between his hands and tummy.

Over 126.2 MG Johnson bowls a half volley to V Kohli, CAUGHT BEHIND, Virat Kohli chases the wide ball with a square drive and gets a thick edge which is caught by the diving Haddin one handed to his right in front of first slip That is going to be Stumps on Day 3 with India trailing behind by 68 runs with 2 wickets in hand.

Over 126.4 MG Johnson bowls a short and rising delivery to U Yadav, CAUGHT BEHIND, Yadav looks to get behind the line of this around off and this nasty lifter hits his glove and flies straight to the keeper.

Over 128.5 MG Johnson bowls a pitched up delivery to Shami Ahmed, CAUGHT, Shami goes for the big hit seeing the length of this but can only get a thick edge which is caught overhead by Steven Smith at first slip. Australia with that take a first innings lead of 65 runs.