Ryan Harris was at his best at Melbourne © Getty Images
Ryan Harris was at his best at Melbourne © Getty Images

Dec 29, 2014

India reached a total of 462 for three after the end of Day Three against Australia in the third Test played at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. The highlight of the day was the 262-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli. Both looked in sublime form and carried on to hit individual centuries. At the end of the Day Three India trailed by 68 runs.

Rahane was dismissed by Nathan Lyon after scoring 147 runs. His knock included 21 boundaries. While Kohli who was dismissed in the last over of the day made 169 off 272 balls which included 18 boundaries. Kohli was dismissed by Mitchell Johnson as he tried at reach a full length delivery outside off but got an outside edge to Brad Haddin who took a brilliant catch behind the stumps.

Earlier, Australia started Day Three well as Ryan Harris managed to take the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara. Pujara who was batting on 25 was caught by Haddin behind the stumps as he tried to play at a good length delivery but instead edged it. Murali Vijay was the next one to leave as he was dismissed by Ryan Harris for 68. But after that Rahane and Kohli joined together to save India from embarrassment.

KL Rahul who made his debut in this match, couldn’t manage to impress with the bat as he was dismissed by Lyon for only three runs. It would be interesting see how Day Four of the penultimate Test match unfolds.

Brief scores:

Australia 530 (Chris Rogers 57, Shane Watson 52, Steven Smith 192, Ryan Harris 74, Brad Haddin 55; Umesh Yadav 3 for 130, Mohammed Shami 4 for 138, Ravichandran Ashwin 3 for 134) lead India 462 for 8 (Murali Vijay 68, Virat Kohli 169, Ajinkya Rahane 147; Ryan Harris 4 for 69, Nathan Lyon 2 for 108) by 68 runs.

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