2nd Test: India reduce Australia to 133/6 at stumps on day 3

Last Updated: Monday, 28 December 2020 (19:00 IST)
Melbourne: After gaining a lead of 131 runs, India produced a fine bowling display, with each of their five bowlers picking up a wicket at least, to reduce Australia to 133/6 by stumps on day three at the on Monday.

India strengthened their grip on the Test match after a good day with the ball saw them take six Australia wickets before the hosts could erase the deficit. At stumps on day three, Australia had a slender lead of just two runs with four wickets in hand.
 
India struck early in their bowling innings when a peach from had Joe Burns - the Australia opener had looked all at set against Jasprit Bumrah and barely survived an LBW decision - caught behind.
 
However, the Indian pacer was soon off the field as he picked up a bout of cramps. Despite losing Umesh early, India were relentless in applying pressure on the hosts. and tested the Aussie batters and it finally led to a wicket when edged the off-spinner to first slip. (UNI)