Australia vs India 3rd Test at Melbourne, 26 Dec, 2014

Toss: Australia, who chose to bat first
Australia 530/10 (142.3)  &  318/9 (98)
India 465/10 (128.5)  &  174/6 (66)
Match drawn
Man of the Match: RJ Harris
  • Ravichandran Ashwin 8 * (34)
  • MS Dhoni 24 * (39)

Over 14.2 R Ashwin bowls a tossed up delivery to DA Warner, OUT LBW, Warner comes forward in defence and misses his shot as the ball comes back with the arm from round the sticks to hit the bent backpad in front of middle and Umpire Kettleborough gives an lbw. Replays do not confirm whether there was a thin inside edge on to the pad or not but Warner was not happy at all.

Over 24.1 I Sharma bowls a good length delivery to SR Watson, CAUGHT BEHIND, quick breakthrough for India after the rain interruption. Watson is drawn forward in defence around off and the ball leaves him off the seam to force an edge which is caught low to his right by the diving MSD.

Over 33.3 U Yadav bowls a back of length delivery to SPD Smith, CAUGHT, Smith shuffles back for a leg glance and there is a leg slip in place this over in Rahane who dives to his right to take a lovely low catch! 141 kmph

Over 40.3 R Ashwin bowls a tossed up delivery to CJL Rogers, BOWLED HIM, Rogers comes forward in defence to a slightly full ball around middle which hits his pad with an inside edge and rolls down to hit the stumps!

Over 45.3 I Sharma bowls a back of length delivery to Joe Burns, CAUGHT BEHIND, Burns fishes well outside off to a ball that kicked away off the seam and gets a thick edge which is brilliantly caught with both the hands by the diving MS Dhoni to his right.

Over 55.2 U Yadav bowls a pitched up delivery to BJ Haddin, CAUGHT BEHIND, this is a hit me ball sprayed down leg but Haddin has got something on its way to Dhoni who straightaway appeals for a caught behind. The Umpire is convinced and Haddin is not pleased at all.

Over 67.1 Shami Ahmed bowls a bouncer to MG Johnson, CAUGHT, this ball sits up to be hit as it slows down off he track and Johnson goes through with a pull shot but can only lob it in the air straight to Rahane at mid wicket.

Over 93.4 Shami Ahmed bowls a good length delivery to RJ Harris, CAUGHT BEHIND, Harris square drives at it on the up and the bouncy outswinger forces an edge to the keeper. Lyon is going to come out to bat.