India vs Australia 2018, 1st Test, Day 3 Live Cricket Score and Updates: India 151/3, lead by 166 runs at stumps

India vs Australia 2018, 1st Test, Day 3 Live Cricket Score and Updates: India 151/3, lead by 166 runs at stumps

India vs Australia 2018, 1st Test, Day 2: LIVE cricket score of India vs Australia at Adelaide Oval. News, latest updates, live streaming, coverage and highlights.

Updated: December 8, 2018 1:58 PM IST | Edited By: plaiw

STUMPS: Brief scores India 250 & 151/3 in 61 overs (Cheteshwar Pujara 40, Ajinkya Rahane 1) lead Australia 235 all out (Travis Head 72; Jasprit Bumrah 3/47, Ravichandran Ashwin 3/57, ) lead by 166 runs

Stumps: The day was going in India's favour until Nathan Lyon took the big wicket of captain Virat Kohli. However, India still walk away with a 166-run lead, thanks to the opening 63-run partnership between Murali Vijay and KL Rahul and another rock solid stand between Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli, who conjured 71 runs for the third wicket. For Australia, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Lyon picked one each. India will want to build on their lead on Day 4, while Australia will look to make further inroads. Stay tuned then for an exciting day tomorrow. We begin LIVe coverage half an hour early, so that's 5am IST. Till then it's goodbye from all of us.

India with their heads in front after day 3 but this can change quickly! @NathLyon421 bowled beautifully with the prize wicket of @imVkohli 6th occasion in test cricket most by any bowler. #AUSvIND

Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) December 8, 2018

1:56pm: STUMPS on Day 3.

Massive moment late in the day! Nathan Lyon has now dismissed Virat Kohli six times in Test cricket; the most by any bowler.#AUSvIND | @bet365_aus (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018

1:45pm: STAT: Nathan Lyon has now dismissed Virat Kohli six times in Tests, the most for any bowler.

Test bowlers dismissed Virat Kohli most times

6 - Nathan Lyon

5 - James Anderson

5 - Stuart Broad#AusvInd#AusvsInd

Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 8, 2018

On this pitch India's lead of 166 is a very significant one on this pitch. And there's batting to come. Have to say, from here on, this is India's Test to win or lose #AUSvIND

Anand Vasu (@anandvasu) December 8, 2018

1:42pm: BIG WICKET! Nathan Lyon finally gets his man. Virat Kohli tried to play that with soft hands, but ended up in giving a simple catch to Aaron Finch at short leg to depart for 34.


He copped one earlier but @AaronFinch5 snaffles the chance off Nathan Lyon and Virat #Kohli is gone. Aussies need another. It's 3/147.

Herald Sun Sport (@heraldsunsport) December 8, 2018

01:29pm: Pujara seems to be having some problem with his hamstring, calls for the physio.

1:26pm: Please note, this from our Contributor, Chetan Narula at the Adelaide Oval.

Play to start half hour early on Sunday and Monday to make up lost overs. 10am local time start. 5am IST. #AusvInd

Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) December 8, 2018

1:19pm: FOUR! Pujara growing in confidence. He's just picked up Travis Head nicely and pulled it away to the deep midwicket boundary.

1:11pm: Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli have brought up the 50-run partnership. (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018

1:08pm: Pujara with a beautiful glance that was gifted by Cummins. Easy pickings here for India.

Admirable from Kohli. An innings against his natural instinct to dominate. But India needs it

Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 8, 2018

1:03pm: Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli are currently involved in a 39-run partnership to strengthen India's position in the match.

Starc hasn't bowled for 131 minutes....

Ric Finlay (@RicFinlay) December 8, 2018

12:53pm: Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara have been exceptional negotiating the spin of Nathan Lyon, who has been consistently targeting that rough area.

Lyon has the rough to bowl into for the right-handed Indian batsmen and he's been bowling well too....but good batting has ensured that he's still wicketless. Huge victory. @Channel7 #AusvInd @1116sen #7cricket

Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 8, 2018

Test Cricket at its best again today ... The combat between Nathan Lyon & @cheteshwar1 @imVkohli is a must watch ... @FoxCricket ... India surviving so far & on top in the game now ... #AUDvIND #Adelaide

Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 8, 2018

12:44pm: FOUR! Too short, too straight is Nathan Lyon and Cheteshwar Pujara is quick to crack the pull shot behind square.

12:37pm: STAT: Another record Virat Kohli has just smashed. He's become the first India captain to score 2000 Test runs both, in India and outside.

Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian captain to score 2000 Test runs both in India and outside. #AUSvIND #AUSvsIND

Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) December 8, 2018

12:28pm: SURVIVES AGAIN! Cheteshwar Pujara has survived a lbw decision again after reviewing it. Nathan Lyon certainly unhappy with the review that goes against him for the second time.

A close call and Pujara survives on review again! #CloseMatters#AUSvIND | @GilletteAU (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018

Pujara survives.

After being given out lbw, the Indian No 3 reviews the decision and survives, just #AUSvIND

Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) December 8, 2018

12:14pm: Pat Cummins into the attack. Remember, it was Cummins who dismissed Kohli in the first innings. Interesting contest rolling out here.

11:58am: STAT: With that single, India captain Virat Kohli becomes the fourth Indian to reach 1000 runs in Australia in just 9 Tests.

Kohli the 28th visiting batsman to 1000 Test runs in Australia, at the best average (59.05) of anyone in the past 50 years. Fourth best overall #AUSvIND

Adam Burnett (@AdamBurnett09) December 8, 2018

Subcontinent players quickest to 1000 Test runs in Australia (fewest inns):


19 VVS Laxman

22 Sachin Tendulkar

22 Virender Sehwag

25 Rahul Dravid

26 Zaheer Abbas

28 Javed Miandad#AUSvsIND

Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) December 8, 2018

1000 Test runs for Virat Kohli in Australia in just 18 innings!

Among visitors, only four Englishmen have done it quicker.#AusvInd#AusvsInd

Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 8, 2018

Milestones keep following @imVkohli as he completes 1000 test runs in Down Under. #AUSvsIND

Debasis Sen (@debasissen) December 8, 2018

11:57am: We're underway with the final session on Day 3.

11:39am: Here's an interesting reaction from Ajit Agarkar after Justin Langer reacted to Kohli's ecstatic on-field celebration. (Langer equating Kohli's celebration with ball tampering scandal not right: Agarkar)

Tea: India have achieved a healthy lead of 101 runs, courtesy a 63-run opening partnership between KL Rahul and Murali Vijay, their first 50-plus stand away from home. Vijay was the first to depart for 18 after inducing an edge off Starc, Rahul, who was looking good, threw his wicket at the end, flashing a nothing shot outside off stump to give Tim Paine an easy catch behind off Josh Hazlewood. Centurion of the first innings, Cheteshwar Pujara and the skipper Virat Kohli are steady at the crease with India looking to push that lead even further in the final session, while Australia will want to make further inroads. Brace yourselves up for a gripping final session on Day Three...

11:24am: India's lead now is 100 runs.

11:14am: Out comes the Indian captain Virat Kohli and suddenly, the intensity of the match has just increased.

First boos of the summer for Virat Kohli. Finally some Australian fans in the crowd... #AusvInd

Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) December 8, 2018

KL Rahul ticks a lot of boxes and then plays a nothing shot to nick off. Kohli walks out to boos for the first time this series ... #AUSvIND

Anand Vasu (@anandvasu) December 8, 2018

11:10am: BIG WICKET! Just what Australia were looking for, Josh Hazlewood gets the big wicket of KL Rahul, who flashed outside the off stump, but edged it behind to Tim Paine. Rahul departs for 44 off 67, with three fours and one six.

Easy to say one shot too many from KL Rahul but there were signs there that he could recapture his form. Still an important little innings

Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 8, 2018

Lived by the sword. Died by the sword. K L Rahul. #AusvInd @Channel7 @1116sen #7Cricket

Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 8, 2018

11:07am: DECISION OVERTURNED! Cheteshwar Pujara has just reviewed a caught behind decision off Nathan Lyon after Nigel Llong gave it out, but the decision was overturned as the snicko didn't show a spike.

The Aussies thought they had the big wicket of Pujara, but it wasn't to be! #AUSvIND@SpecsaversAU #SpecsaversCricket (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018

11:04am: Nathan Lyon has begun troubling the set batsman, KL Rahul, bowling consistently into the rough. Tough contest panning out.

10:57am: Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant has equalled his senior pro MS Dhoni's record at Adelaide. (Rishabh Pant holds sixth catch to level MS Dhoni's record)

10:55am: KL Rahul is really playing confident shots here.

How's this shot from KL Rahul?!#AUSvIND | @MastercardAU (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018

10:42am: WICKET! The breakthrough Australia were desperately looking for has been provided to them by Mithcell Starc. Murali Vijay went for that away-going delivery, got the edge that gave Peter Handscomb an easy catch at second slip. Vijay departs for 18 as Starc is on the cusp of a landmark at home with 99 wickets.

The last time Indian openers outlasted 20 overs in a Test outside Asia:

V Sehwag & G Gambhir, Centurion, Dec 2010. #AUSvIND

Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) December 8, 2018

Vijay just couldn't resist. Predictable result. Was set up for the LBW early on and weathered that passage and then gave it away. #AUSvIND

Anand Vasu (@anandvasu) December 8, 2018

10:20am: SIX! WOAH! That came out of nowhere! KL Rahul lofted this delivery by Pat Cummins over point and into the stands. After leaving one, he then cracks a boundary through cover point. Growing in confidence here, is Rahul. The 50-run partnership between Rahul and Murali Vijay is already up, first one away from home.

Oooh, Lyons is getting ball to rip, turn and bounce which holds out threat to the batsmen, but will lift Ravi Ashwin's spirits even further

Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 8, 2018

50-run partnership between KL Rahul and M Vijay. #TeamIndia 51/0, lead by 66 #AUSvIND

BCCI (@BCCI) December 8, 2018

10:09am: Meanwhile, news from Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season. Madhya Pradesh's Ajay Rohera has just created a new world record smashing Amol Muzumdar's 25-year-old record. Here's more (Madhya Pradesh's Ajay Rohera sets highest-ever score on First Class debut; breaks Amol Mazumdar's 25-year-old record)

10:05am: FOUR! KL Rahul has scored another boundary, this time off Pat Cummins, but it got the edge and flew high over first slip. Cummins didn't like it and there were some words exchanged. It's getting heated up!

Rahul's deep intent to ensure he retains his place finds expeession in some breathtaking strokes. Pitch seems to be at its best for batting yet, India must capitalise #INDvAUS

Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 8, 2018

KL Rahul isn't holding back! (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018

10:00am: FOUR! KL Rahul has scored his first boundary of the innings and in the match, this one nicely lofted inside out over wide midoff off Hazlewood.

Australia have been too wide to India. 25% of their deliveries in this innings have been wide outside off; just 9% have been hitting the stumps. This has allowed India to leave 44% of deliveries alone, a significant increase on the 22% Rahul and Vijay left in the first. #AUSvIND

The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) December 8, 2018

09:47am: Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc not giving any room for the Indian openers to operate. Tight bowling this! (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018

Excellent entertainment. An out-of-form batsman trying to hit himself into some runs... #AusvInd

Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) December 8, 2018

09:28am: Three overs gone and India's openers -- KL Rahul and Murali Vijay -- have been watching the ball well.

As they attempt to remove India's top order, watch as Australia's front line bowling attack offer some fascinating insights on what they focus on as they prepare to unleash.#AUSvIND | @SpecsaversAU (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018

09:21am: Josh Hazlewood will share the new Kookaburra with Mitchell Starc and immediately has begun troubling KL Rahul, who, this time, is NOT willing to go for the drive.

Small but psychologically important lead for India after making only 250 in the first innings. If the top order does not throw it away again, Australia will be under enormous pressure to save this match.

Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 8, 2018

09:12am: Here's something interesting. 14 dismissals till now in the match have been due to just edges!

09:11am: The covers are coming off, players warming up, we're minutes away from play to get underway.

So, Tests at Adelaide Oval -

Highest successful run chase: Aus 6-315 v Eng, 1902

Highest successful run chase post WWII: WI 5-239 v Aus, 1982

Highest 4th inns total: India 445 v Aus, 1978.

Highest 4th innings total since drop in pitches (2013): India 315 v Aus, 2014 #AUSvIND

Samuel Ferris (@samuelfez) December 8, 2018

08:57am: UPDATE: Good news! The RAIN has stopped and the covers are coming off. If the rain stays away, the second session will begin at 2.15pm local, that's 18 minutes from now.

Updated session times:

Session 2: 2:15-4:25pm

Session 3: 4:45-6:30pm

Play can be extended by up to 30mins to get the 61 overs in #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018

08:52am: Meanwhile, wondering what's David Warner up to? (Bangladesh Premier League: David Warner to captain Sylhet Sixers)

08:48am: UPDATE: Does not look like a scheduled start after lunch as the covers are still on with light drizzle across the Adelaide. It's going to be a frustrating afternoon session!

Post lunch session was supposed to start at 1.52pm local time... 2min ago... But... #AusvInd

Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) December 8, 2018

08:26am: Meanwhile, as we wait for the rain to relent, here's a quick read into what New Zealand captain Kane Williamson had to say after the BlackCaps secured an away series victory over Pakistan for the first time in 49 years, yes 49 years!

Very true buddy

Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) December 8, 2018

08:18am: UPDATE: The second session will begin at 1:52pm local time, weather permitting, that's half an hour from now.

So, the first innings effectively cancels itself out. India have their nose ahead in the game but not much more. We have a really good test match ahead of us.

Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 8, 2018

08:14am: RAIN! India's second innings will take some time to begin as rain has come down again at Adelaide. Lunch has been taken, so India's batsmen have some time to breathe and gather themselves. Australia captain Tim Paine clearly not happy.

Shami's back to back wickets to wrap the Australian innings dismissing Head and Hazlewood, further showcases his recent record against left-handers. In Tests in 2018, he averages 22.4 against them compared to 33.3 against the right-handers. #AUSvIND

The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) December 8, 2018

End of Australia's 1st innings: India needed three wickets today. They've got it and secured a 15-run lead before the end of a rain-affected first session. Jasprit Bumrah was the first to strike to send Mitchell Starc, who edged one to Rishabh Pant before Mohammed Shami sent the dangerous Travis Head, who batted well for his 72, and immediately sent Josh Hazlewood for a duck. With inclement weather persisting and overcast skies, will weather assist the Aussie bowling attack to see off the Indian batsmen? Exciting second innings up ahead...

2,3,2,3. That's how the wickets were shared between the 4 Indian bowlers. Such a rare sight in Indian cricket. Such a good sign for Indian cricket.#AUSVIND

Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 8, 2018

Nathan Lyon sends one over the rope and Old Mate takes the grab in the first row!#AUSvIND | @toyota_aus (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018

08:06am: WICKET! Shami gets the last wicket in the next delivery of Josh Hazlewood, who walks back for a duck after going for a widish delivery, but gets the nick to give Pant an easy catch behind. That's it. Australia are bowled out for 235, with India getting a lead of 15 runs.

And Mohammad Shami will be on a hat-trick when he bowls his first ball of the second innings #AUSvIND

Anand Vasu (@anandvasu) December 8, 2018

08:02am: WICKET! A brilliant innings from Travis Head comes to an end, after he edged it behind off Mohammed Shami, who was smashed for a SIX by Nathan Lyon two balls earlier. Head departs for 72 off 167, his innings studded with six boundaries.

07:57am: Ravichandran Ashwin, who was phenomenal yesterday, is introduced into the attack and is welcomed with a boundary by his opposite number, Nathan Lyon.

6 - most catches by an Indian keeper in a Test inns: MS Dhoni at Wellington 2009 and Rishabh Pant today!#AusvInd#AusvsInd

Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 8, 2018

07:48am: Four runs in that Jasprit Bumrah over, with Nathan Lyon keeping the scoreboard ticking, and more importantly, reducing that deficit.

Updated session times for day three:

Session 1: 12:30-1:30pm (local time)

Session 2: 2:10-4:25pm

Session 3: 4:45-6:30pm

Minimum overs today is 80 and play can be extended for up to 30mins if needed #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018

07:42am: WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT? The RAIN is coming down again! The floodlights are currently on. (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018

07:36am: Remember Sachin Tendulkar terming revealing that he was surprised with Australia's defensive mindset yesterday? Well, that tweet has NOT gone down well with Aussie head coach Justin Langer.

You don't have to be a legend of the game to get the best seats in the house! Just post an at-match pic to Instagram with the hashtag #GilletteCloseMatters.

Full details in the @GilletteAU Matchday section of the CA Live app! (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018

07:33am: Here's another update from our Contributor, Chetan Narula at the Adelaide.

79 overs for the day. Stumps at 6.30pm local time. That's 1.30pm IST. #AusvInd

Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) December 8, 2018

07:30am: We're underway after the rain delay. New batsman Nathan Lyon will face Jasprit Bumrah.

07:15am: UPDATE: It's stopped raining, covers are coming off and play to begin in 17 minutes from now.

Big cover coming off. #AusvInd

*jeez that cloud in the back... accidental shot!

Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) December 8, 2018

06:50am: The full square covers are being dragged back on. :(

If you have woken up early in India to catch some Test cricket on Saturday morning... go sleep a bit more! #AusvInd

Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) December 8, 2018

06:57am: It is still raining in Adelaide. Clouds are clearing on the West side. Hopefully, we'll get some action back soon.

06:44am: It has stopped raining, the covers are coming off!

06:38am: RAIN! What a time for India to get a wicket. The heavens have opened up once again, this one is much heavier, covers have come on, players are off the field and there's going to be another delay!

Bumrah picks up his third wicket just before the rain delay in Adelaide: #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018

Conditions so conducive for fast bowlers today with the rain and poor light. The Indian openers would not mind this rain break actually

Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) December 8, 2018

06:34am: WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah got the aggressive Mitchell Starc into the drive, but he missed it, got the edge to give Pant a simple catch behind. Starc departs for 15, Bumrah gets his third.

06:28am: 200 up for Australia in the 90.3 over. There's a slight drizzle at Adelaide.

06:20am: Three runs from the first over of the day coming from the bat of Mitchell Starc, who drove one nicely off Ishant Sharma, not before Starc was beaten by a beauty.

Dear Lord, if you let Travis Head score a century today, we promise to build several churches in your honour #AUSvIND

John Hunt (@JohnHunt1992) December 8, 2018

Meanwhile, it's a happy 34th birthday to Aussie skipper Tim Paine! (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018


Good news - if there is no further rain, the first session will commence at 11:15am local time (around 25 mins away). Lunch scheduled for 1.15pm and no overs have been lost #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) December 8, 2018

05:50am: Here's an update from Cricket Australia -- If there's no further rain then play will begin at 11:15am local time, that's about 25 minutes from now.

05:45am: While the ground staff are busy clearing the water at Adelaide, why don't you relive one of the greatest knocks by Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman Adelaide. Yeah, we're talking about December 2003.

05:39am: Fourth umpire Gerard Abood says the umpires will come out for inspection in the next 10 minutes.

05:38am: Rishabh Pant has just spoken to FOX Cricket. "Loving Australia right now. Love the bounce that's on offer on pitches here, good for stroke making. My father was a wicketkeeper, so I also chose to be a keeper. I got goosebumps when I was told I was debuting. I'm still learning from MS Dhoni, he helps me in any kind of situation. Adam Gilchrist was my idol, I used to watch him. I love him as a person, haven't spoken to him much but am sure he'll be there to help me. I keep my concentrations up by chirping behind, else in Tests you can become lazy at times," Pant said.

05:28am: UPDATE: Players are walking out. The ground staff it pushing the water off and the covers are coming off.

05:10am: BAD NEWS! Rain has delayed action at Adelaide.

The resumption of play has officially been delayed here but officials are confident the rain will clear in the next 45 mins or so. Will provide more updates as they come to hand #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) December 7, 2018

Day 2 action

Travis Head hit a stubborn half-century to keep Australia in the hunt Friday after their top order slumped under sustained pressure from India's bowlers, leaving the first Test in Adelaide finely poised.

Batting on his home ground, Head kept his cool in the humid conditions to be 61 not out at stumps on day two, with Mitchell Starc unbeaten on eight.

His efforts helped steer Australia to 191-7 in reply to India's 250.

Brief Scores: Australia 191/7 (Travis Head 61*, Peter Handscomb 34; R Ashwin 3/50, Ishant Sharma 2/31) trail India 250 (Cheteshwar Pujara 123, Rohit Sharma 37; Josh Hazlewood 3/52, Pat Cummins 2/49) by 59 runs

Day 2