ONI Bureau: Pat Cummins, who took 9 wickets in Melbourne Test, has come to the rescue of Australia with his bat, as he offered stiff resistance to India’s plans of finishing the match on Day 4 itself. On the final day, India will need two wickets to register a win, while Australia need 141 runs to score miraculous win.
Earlier, India declared their second innings at 106/8. Mayank Agarwal (42) and Rishabh Pant (33) were the top scorers. For Australia, Pat Cummins took 6 wickets, while Josh Hazlewood took 2 wickets.
Chasing a victory target of 399, Australia were 62/2 at one stage, but lost wickets at regular intervals to slump to 176/7. Later, Pat Cummins led the charge to take the team to 258/8 at Stumps on Day 4. Cummins is batting on 61, while Khawaja (33), Marsh (44) and Paine (26) were the other top scorers.
For India, Jadeja has taken 3 wickets. Bumrah and Shami have taken 2 wickets each.