Shane Watson © Getty Images
Shane Watson © Getty Images

Dec 29, 2014

Shane Watson has been dismissed as he was caught behind for 17. Australia are however, in a good position having bowled India out for 465. There was a delay in start of play after lunch as rains lashed Melbourne and then there were covers on the field. Australia are leading by 173 and are 108 for two.

Watson has been guilty of not converting his starts. In the first innings, he had scored a fifty but fell soon after. However, in the second innings, he only managed 17.

Earlier, Australia had won the toss and had elected to bat first. Joe Burns is debuting for them. On the other hand, India brought in KL Rahul, who gets his Test cap. Mohammed Shami has replaced Varun Aaron. Australia are leading the series 2-0 after winning the first two Tests in Adelaide and Brisbane. Steven Smith’s 192 helped Australia score 530 in the first innings. India were bowled out for 465 following Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane’s spirited stand.

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