Melbourne test: Australia totters at 258/8, 141 more runs to win; India eyes victory

Written by December 29, 2018 14:42

New Delhi: With Australian innings wobbling in its chase of 399 runs, India has come within the sniffing distance of a defining victory in Melbourne Test.

Australia require 141 more runs with 2 wickets remaining to win the third Cricket Test against India.

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Melbourne test: Australia totters at 258/8, 141 more runs to win; India eyes victory

Australia need 141 runs for an improbable win whereas India are two wickets away from a 2-1 series lead.

On the fourth day today, Australia were 258 for 8 in their second innings at stumps. Patrick Cummins, who was at the crease, top scored for Australia with 61 runs.

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Spinner Ravindra Jadeja claimed three wickets while pacemen Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami bagged two each.

India sets target of 399 runs

Earlier, India set a victory target of 399 runs for Australia after declaring their second innings at 106 for 8 this morning.

Nottingham TestMayank Agarwal scored highest 42 runs while Australian pacer Patrick Cummins picked up 6 wickets for 27 runs. India resumed their innings with 54 for 5 this morning and lost 3 wickets after adding 52 runs.

Test Series levelled at 1-1

The four match series is currently levelled at 1-1. India had won the first game at Adelaide by 31 runs. The Aussies bounced back with a 146-run win in the second Test at Perth.