| On Updated : Jan 9, 2021 5:07 PM IST

IND vs AUS: Marnus Labuschagne’s brilliant direct-hit runs out Jasprit Bumrah- WATCH

Day three of the third Test between India and Australia was a forgettable one for the Indians. They lost eight wickets in the day. On the other hand, their opponent Australia was spot on in all three departments of the game. Most importantly in the fielding department. Aussies inflicted a few direct hit run-outs to send Indian batsmen back into the pavilion. The most brilliant of those happened when Marnus Labuschagne inflicted a direct throw to run-out Indian tail-ender Jasprit Bumrah.

A direct hit from Marnus send Bumrah back into the pavilion

The incident happened in the third ball of the 96th over. Jadeja flicked a ball which was directed towards his pads to the short leg region. He ran the first run and convinced Bumrah to run for the second run. Practically there was no run on that occasion and an error of judgment from Jadeja caused Bumrah his wicket. It was a direct hit run out at the non-striker's end and the man who inflicted that run out was Marnus Labuschagne. He sprinted back, gathered the ball with a slide, and threw it directly at the stumps.

Aussies claim the upper hand on Day 3

After an even two days of play, the hosts Australia made sure that they stood top on the visitors on the third day. India lost its remaining 8 wickets in a quick fashion. Pujara scored 50 and Pant scored 38. For Australia, Pat Cummins led the charge with the ball as he picked up 4 crucial wickets. Aussies started their second inning and lost both their openers Will Pucovski and David Warner quite early on in their innings. The bankable pair of Smith and Lubuschagne occupied the crease when the play stopped after stumps on Day three.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

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