Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test, Day 3: Australia Beat India By 9 Wickets, Book Place For WTC Final


Bhopal: Nathan Lyon showed a brilliant performance on Thursday as India were skittled for 163 in 60.3 overs during the second innings of the third Test against Australia.

Australia beat the hosts by 9 wickets to keep alive their hopes of avoiding a series defeat and sealed the ICC WTC Final spot.

After two crushing losses in the first two Tests, the Steve Smith-led side came up with fine performances especially with the ball to win the third Test inside three days.

Asked to bowl first in the game, Australia bowled out India for just 109 runs in the first innings.

they scored 197 runs with Usman Khawaja’s classy fifty leading the charge. After taking a handy 88-run lead on the tough pitch, Australia bowled out India for just 163 in the second innings.

Ravichandran Ashwin struck early on Friday to dismiss Usman Khawaja, but India failed to maintain the pressure on the visitors.

On Thursday, Nathan Lyon took eight wickets as Australia bundled India out for 163 runs, getting a 76-run target. Cheteshwar Pujara top-scored with 59, but Lyon’s figures of 8 for 64 overshadowed the effort.

In India’s first innings, Lyon had scalped three wickets.

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