Australia 197 (Khawaja 60, Jadeja 4-78, Umesh 3-12) and 78 for 1 (Head 49*) beat India 109 (Kuhnemann 5-16, Lyon 3-35) and 163 (Pujara 59, Lyon 8-64) by 9 wickets
Australia sealed their place within the remaining of the World Take a look at Championship with an emphatic nine-wicket win over India within the third Take a look at in Indore. India nonetheless have their future in their very own fingers; in the event that they win the fourth Take a look at in Ahmedabad, they are going to be by way of as properly. However something lower than a win means they depend on New Zealand not shedding 2-0 to Sri Lanka.
Whereas Australia now have an opportunity to attract this sequence 2-2, India would nonetheless retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, having received the earlier sequence between these two groups.
Australia had misplaced their final six wickets in 11 runs of their first innings. So Khawaja’s wicket early this morning may need made them slightly bit nervous, even when momentarily, with each Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja discovering flip, extracting bounce, beating the bat, and hitting the pads.
Throughout that section, Head and Labuschagne centered on survival; runs had been an afterthought. Within the first ten overs, Australia scored solely 13.
Then got here the momentum-shifting second, or a minimum of it regarded like one in hindsight. The umpires observed that part of the seam of the ball had come off, and requested for it to get replaced. Within the first over with the changed ball, Head hit Ashwin for a 4 and 6. From the opposite finish, Jadeja leaked two boundaries, one every to Head and Labuschagne. That was sufficient to deflate India’s hopes.
4 extra boundaries got here within the subsequent three overs as Australia raced to 56 in 15 overs. Rohit launched Umesh Yadav into the assault after the drinks break however by then the end result was a foregone conclusion. There was extra curiosity in seeing if Head may convey up his fifty. He could not, staying unbeaten on 49 off 53 balls as Labuschagne wrapped up the sport with a 4.
Earlier than this Take a look at, Rohit had hinted that India may request a inexperienced pitch in Ahmedabad in the event that they win in Indore. They could must revisit that now.