India had a pretty good morning session of Day 3 and scored 260-6. It seemed as if the veteran batter Ajinkya Rahane was batting on a different track. Ajinkya Rahane was seen playing innovative shots.
The dashing batter Shardul Thakur got hit quite a few times on his forearm and the pacer Pat Cummins made sure that he doesn’t bowl any freebies. The duo Rahane & Shardul were quite watchful in the initial phase of the morning session.
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Shardul Thakur was seen using the crease smartly and disturbed the bowlers with his stroke play. The oddball was keeping low and it won’t be easy for the side batting last on the surface.
Watch- Cameron Green takes a breathtaking catch
Scott Boland bowled a maiden over straight after the break of the morning session. Pat Cummins was bowling the 62nd over, on the last delivery, Rahane tried to play the punch but got a thick outside edge, and within a second Cameron Green took a stunner.
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Ajinkya Rahane should have shown some resistance as now all of a sudden Aussies would sense that they can make a comeback in the match. Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed on 89 runs in 129 balls and struck 11 fours and 1 six. India’s score at the end of 62 overs was 261-7 and are trailing by 208 runs.
Crucial Stage for India
The dynamic right-handed batter Shardul Thakur needs to up the ante and play a breezy knock for the tea. It would be interesting to see what would be the approach of Umesh Yadav and we should not forget that the can also play a handy cameo for the team.
Australia on the other hand would be aiming to wrap up things quickly. Skipper Pat Cummins would be considering bringing Mitchell Starc for an over as the pacer can create havoc.