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Dec 29, 2014

India take three wickets to slow Australia march

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – India’s bowlers captured three wickets to temper Australia’s hopes of victory and restrict their lead to 239 runs at tea on day four of the third test in Melbourne on Monday.

After rain delayed the resumption of play after lunch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Ishant Sharma had number three batsman Shane Watson caught behind for 17 before Umesh Yadav took the prized wicket of Australia captain Steven Smith for 14.

Dec 29, 2014

Australia push lead to 155 runs over India in third test

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s top order batsmen pushed the hosts’ lead to 155 runs at lunch on day four of the third test in Melbourne on Monday, after India were bowled out for 465.

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed opening batsman David Warner for a quickfire 40 but Chris Rogers and Shane Watson survived to the break to drive Australia to 90-1 on an overcast, gusty day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Dec 29, 2014

Cricket-Australia push lead to 155 runs over India in third test

MELBOURNE, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Australia’s top order batsmen pushed the hosts’ lead to 155 runs at lunch on day four of the third test in Melbourne on Monday, after India were bowled out for 465.

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed opening batsman David Warner for a quickfire 40 but Chris Rogers and Shane Watson survived to the break to drive Australia to 90-1 on an overcast, gusty day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Dec 29, 2014

Cricket-Australia push lead to 155 runs over India in third test

MELBOURNE, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Australia’s top order batsmen pushed the hosts’ lead to 155 runs at lunch on day four of the third test in Melbourne on Monday, after India were bowled out for 465.

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed opening batsman David Warner for a quickfire 40 but Chris Rogers and Shane Watson survived to the break to drive Australia to 90-1 on an overcast, gusty day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Dec 28, 2014

Kohli raises tension with Australia with off-field bluster

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Virat Kohli blasted a brilliant 169 to help India claw back into the third test on Sunday and was still firing missiles at the Australian team well after the close of play on day three.

The flamboyant batsman has not taken a backward step on the tour, compiling three defiant centuries and fighting fire with fire in the face of Australia’s verbal pot-shots.

Dec 28, 2014

Cricket-Kohli raises tension with Australia with off-field bluster

MELBOURNE, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Virat Kohli blasted a brilliant 169 to help India claw back into the third test on Sunday and was still firing missiles at the Australian team well after the close of play on day three.

The flamboyant batsman has not taken a backward step on the tour, compiling three defiant centuries and fighting fire with fire in the face of Australia’s verbal pot-shots.

Dec 28, 2014

Cricket-Kohli raises tension with Australia with off-field bluster

MELBOURNE, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Virat Kohli blasted a brilliant 169 to help India claw back into the third test on Sunday and was still firing missiles at the Australian team well after the close of play on day three.

The flamboyant batsman has not taken a backward step on the tour, compiling three defiant centuries and fighting fire with fire in the face of Australia’s verbal pot-shots.

Dec 28, 2014

Australia pacemen strike twice to pressure India

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s pacemen took two early wickets on Sunday to heap pressure on India’s batsmen as the tourists moved to 224-3 at lunch on day three of the third test, still 107 runs short of avoiding the follow-on.

Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara resumed with India on 108-1, but were both caught behind in the first hour, leaving Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane to mount a rescue mission on another glorious day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Dec 28, 2014

Cricket-Australia pacemen strike twice to pressure India

MELBOURNE, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Australia’s pacemen took two early wickets on Sunday to heap pressure on India’s batsmen as the tourists moved to 224-3 at lunch on day three of the third test, still 107 runs short of avoiding the follow-on.

Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara resumed with India on 108-1, but were both caught behind in the first hour, leaving Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane to mount a rescue mission on another glorious day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Dec 27, 2014

Superb Smith doles out more punishment to Indian bowlers

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Steven Smith fell eight runs short of a maiden double-century on Saturday but produced 192 reasons why he should eventually take over the captaincy from Michael Clarke full-time after day two of the third test against India.

Smith’s batting has gone from strength to strength since his first century during Australia’s lost Ashes series on English soil last year, but the 25-year-old’s stunning knock at the Melbourne Cricket Ground propelled him to a new level.

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