Bumrah, Jadeja reduce Australia to 145/7

Bumrah, Jadeja reduce Australia to 145/7

Jasprit Bumrah was an element of surprise for India at the MCG on day three of third Test against Australia.

With the four-test series poised at 1-1, Australia face a monumental task to stave off defeat on a pitch that saw 15 wickets fall on day three.

Debutant opener Mayank Agarwal was 28 not out at stumps with pugnacious wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant on six. It was a poor batting display by the home team's batsmen, who were done in by their own indiscretions rather than the vagaries of the MCG pitch. Ishant Sharma gave India its first breakthrough as he dismissed Aaron Finch for 8 runs.

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It was just a matter of time for Head's partner Mitchell Marsh (9), whose lean patch with the bat has recently seen him warming the bench more than often and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja took full advantage of his vulnerability.

None of Australia's batsmen could muster more than 22, again demonstrating how much they miss Steve Smith and David Warner, whose bans for ball-tampering run out in late March. It left the home side - chasing India's mammoth first-innings tally of 443 for 7 declared - tottering on 89 for 4 at lunch.

Bumrah claimed a third victim when he bowled Travis Head (20) at 92-5.

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With the lead at 392 Kohli appeared to be debating with his vice-captain whether to declare to spare his bowlers the possibility of injury as Cummins continually used the short ball as a weapon. The duo added 36 runs for the seventh wicket before Mohammad Shami went through Cummins' defence with a reverse-swinging delivery and disturbed the woodwork. CAUGHT! Cummins bangs the ball short and the ball takes the top edge of the bat and goes to Khawaja standing at gully who makes no mistake in completing an easy catch. The fast bowler then delivered an inspirational slow yorker at the stroke of lunch and the slow dipping delivery caught Shaun Marsh in front of the wicket. Cummins then accounted for the Indian captain in the same fashion with the specially-positioned Harris holding his second catch.

Cummins added one more later, gettin Ravindra Jadeja with a snorter before Josh Hazlewood got the last word against Pant after being hit for a six.

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