Australia 65/2 at tea on third day

Source : IANS 2020-12-28 13:25:10

Australia were 65 for the loss of two wickets in their second innings at tea on the third day of the second Test match against India here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. They still trail India by 66 runs.

The Aussies, who bowled India out for 326 and faced a lead of 131 runs on first innings, had a poor start, losing Joe Burns early to Umesh Yadav with just four on the board.

Matthew Wade, the other opener and Marnus Labuschagne battled on before off-spinner R Ashwin got the wicket of the latter, having him caught at slip. Steve Smith and Wade then survived a few anxious overs.

India's cause was weakened after Umesh had to limp off the field while bowling the third ball of his fourth over.