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Australia vs India 2018/19: Twitter Reacts As India Close In On Victory At MCG 

Australia vs India 2018/19: Twitter Reacts As India Close In On Victory At MCG

India have all but sealed the third Test in Melbourne after reducing Australia to 258 for 8 at stumps on day four as the hosts chase an improbable target of 399.

Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal started the proceedings with bat and they looked positive right from the start. Debutant Agarwal once again targeted Nathan Lyon and hit him for two sixes in an over. However, before he could reach his second fifty in the game, Pat Cummins made him chop one on to the stumps. With that wicket, Cummins also completed his five-wicket haul after his stunning four-wicket haul on the previous day,

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The right-arm pacer took one more wicket when he dismissed before Josh Hazlewood accounted for Pant.  That wicket also brought about India’s declaration towards the end of the first hour of the day, leaving Australia with a mountain to climb.

Australia once again failed to start well as Aaron Finch looked clueless against the incoming delivery. Jasprit Bumrah soon ended his painful stay at the crease, sending him back for 3. On the other hand, Marcus Harris managed to keep his wicket intact against the fast-bowlers but Jadeja got him just as he had in the first innings, caught at short leg.

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Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh stopped the rot for a while before Mohammed Shami had Khawaja LBW with a ball that kept low and beat his outside edge with some movement. With that wicket, Australia found themselves three down for 63. Marsh and Travis Head then provided the hosts’ innings with some much-needed solidarity by adding 51 runs in quick time.

However, Australia lost another wicket at a crucial juncture with Bumrah accounting for Marsh on 44. The hosts kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and never looked in contention to save the game let alone winning it. India could have wrapped up the game on day four itself but Pat Cummins’ stubborn fifty denied them the win for the time being.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the day’s play:


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