India vs Australia: Michael Clarke makes bold prediction about Jasprit Bumrah

India vs Australia: Michael Clarke makes bold prediction about Jasprit Bumrah

Fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground have been warned by police for taunting Indian superstar Virat Kohli during the heated third test between India and Australia. However, India still enjoyed a healthy lead of 346. Rohit Sharma was caught at slip off Josh Hazlewood (1-13) as India finished five-down but still in control of the game.

India had declared after piling on 443 for 7 on Thursday.

Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head and Mitch Marsh all got in, and got out. He was menacing, quick, intimidating and exploited the variable bounce on the pitch to leave Australia rattled.

Pujara, who has scored more runs and faced more balls than any other batsman in the series, added 38 to his overnight 68 in another tremendous knock by a man who has now scored 17 Test tons and two in this series. They were heard saying, "Show us your visa" during India vs Australia 2018. "I don't think it's easy to bat on now", said Pujara. "Yes the start has been good and I have played in England, South Africa and here - three different kinds of conditions", said Bumrah.

On Friday, Jasprit Bumrah ensured Australia were in all sorts of trouble.

There was more drama in store late.

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With India batting and the game meandering on day two, a pair of deliveries - one from Pat Cummins and one from Nathan Lyon - stayed impossibly low to remove set batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane.

If Jasprit Bumrah lit up the Boxing Day Test match with a fiery spell of fast bowling, Pat Cummins has responded to his former Mumbai Indians teammate with a fitting reply.

The match's narrative, in which India sought to bat time as they slowly pursued a 2-1 series lead, continued until Australia took the third new ball.

Cummins first removed Hanuma Vihari to break what was another promising opeing stand.

Even when Virat Kohli and Pujara were together, as they were for most of the day, the scoring never flowed freely, though the day belonged to Pujara who assembled a superb 106.

Debutant Mayank Agarwal (28 batting), who scored an impressive 76 in the first innings, and Rishabh Pant (6) were at the crease after 15 wickets fell in all on an exciting day. Australia are still not out of choppy waters and it would take a massive effort from the hosts to turn their fortunes in Melbourne over the weekend.

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