India are en route to an embarrassing defeat against Australia in the 3rd test match in Sydney. The series is tied with both the teams winning a game each. India are hit by a series of injuries and they are forced to play their 4th choice seamers in this test.
Indian bowlers were sent for a leather hunt by the Australian pair Cameron Green and Steve Smith which frustrated all the Indian bowlers to the core.
Australia were in a commanding situation at the start of day's play and India needed some miracle straight up to get a grip on the game and Jasprit Bumrah almost gave a perfect start to India as he created a chance in the very 2nd ball of the day. The leg side trap almost worked but Hanuma Vihari dropped a sitter at the square leg.
Australia never looked back since then and it was all one way traffic from thereon.
When Cameron Green and Steve Smith were going all guns blazing, Jasprit Bumrah knocked the bails at the non-striker’s end while walking back to his run-up in frustration that left the umpire Paul Reiffel amused.
Australia have set a monumental target of 407 for the Indians after Steve Smith top scored for 2nd time in a row for Australians with a majestic 84 run knock. Indian bowlers looked absolutely flat on day 4 and Ravindra Jadeja's absence didn’t help them either.
It is fair to say that Australia have batted India out of the game fair and square. It is a near impossible task for India to even save the game, let alone chasing the unrealistic target that Australia have set.
Nathan Lyon is extracting some serious bounce and no Indian batsmen have got even a decent 4th innings average in tests. Its only a matter of time before Australia go 2-1 up in the series.