10:15am | Australia 7/517 (120) | Mitchell Johnson 0* (4) | Steven Smith 162* (231)
It’s was a frustrating day in Adelaide yesterday, a real stop-start affair, but Australia continued to pile on the runs on a wet Wednesday.
Just 30 overs were bowled yesterday, which means we’ve got plenty of overs to make-up… an early start awaits us over the next few days!
Play is LIVE from 10:30am AEDST.
10:30am | Hello again from the Adelaide Oval, where AUSTRALIA HAVE DECLARED OVERNIGHT!
India will bat first thing this morning, after the Australians posted 7/517 in 120 overs across the opening two days.
They’ve now got 3 days to bowl India out twice, and possible bat in the middle of that.
Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the centre for the visitors. Mitchell Johnson is about to be let loose with the new ball, and waiting for us in the commentary box are James Brayshaw, Mark Taylor and Ian Healy!
11am | India 0/30 (7) | Murali Vijay 5* (22) | Shikhar Dhawan 25* (20)
Solid start for India… 7 overs, and they’re going along at better than 4 an over.
Ryan Harris will continue to Dhawan, and continuing in the commentary box will be Brett Lee, Shane Warne and Michael Slater.
11:05am | India 1/30 (7.4) | Murali Vijay 5* (22) | Cheteshwar Pujara 0* (0)
HE’S EDGED IT BACK ONTO THE STUMPS… HARRIS GETS THE BREAKTHROUGH, AND IT’S THE MAN WHO WAS LOOKING DANGEROUS!
Dhawan | b Harris | 25 (24) | FOW 1/30 (7.4)
11:35am | India 1/46 (13) | Murali Vijay 11* (39) | Cheteshwar Pujara 7* (15)
India are 1 for 46 after 13, and moving along nicely, as Ian Chappell, James Brayshaw and Mark Taylor take over Commentary.
11:45am | DRINKS
12:05pm | India 1/71 (19) | Murali Vijay 26* (45) | Cheteshwar Pujara 16* (36)
Solid partnership forming here, between Vijay and Pujara… the Australians will be desperate to break it, as Shane Warne, Ian Healy and Mark Nicholas take over Commentary!
12:35pm | India 1/106 (26) | Vijay 49* | Pujara 28* | India Trails by 411 runs.
Vijay now just 1 away from fifty, and capitalising on Australia’s missed chances, as Mark Taylor, Ian Chappell and James Brayshaw take over commentary!
12:53pm | India 2/111 (30.1) | Virat Kohli 0* | Cheteshwar Pujara 29*
GONE!!! BREAKTHROUGH FOR AUSTRALIA JUST MINUTES BEFORE LUNCH… MITCH JOHNSON THE MAN TO DO IT, AND MURALI VIJAY HAS TO GO!
Vijay | c Haddin, b Johnson | 53 (88)
1pm | LUNCH
India 2/119 (32) | Cheteshwar Pujara 34* (77) | Virat Kohli 3* (4)
We’ve got to Lunch on the 3rd day of the 1st Test here at the Adelaide Oval, and Australia have done what they needed to do, and grab a couple of wickets, but they’ve been slightly expensive in the process!
Play continues at 1:40pm AEDST, and we’ve still got 66 overs to come on a glorious day in Adelaide!
1:40pm | India 2/119 (32) | Cheteshwar Pujara 34* (77) | Virat Kohli 3* (4)
It was a compelling morning session here at the Adelaide Oval, and we’re ready for more, as we welcome you back after lunch on Day 3 of the 1st Test… the danger man is in the middle, Virat Kohli, the fill-in captain… and he is key to India’s total in this first innings.
Pujara, at the other end, has had a hard time of it really… but has settled, and is on 34.
Mitchell Johnson will bowl the first over of the session, and in the Commentary Box are Ian Chappell, James Brayshaw and Mark Taylor!
2:07pm | FIFTY to Pujara!
A well compiled knock from the number three.
It’s been India’s half-hour here… 2/150
2:10pm | The first half-hour after lunch is always important, and India have got through it UNSCATHED!
To tell you more about it, here come Brett Lee, Michael Slater and Ian Healy!
2:55pm | India 3/192 (49.3) | Virat Kohli 36* (52) | Ajinkya Rahane 0* (0)
Brilliant bowling from Nathan Lyon… set it up over the last 9 deliveries, and he’s got Pujara playing at one, and edging it, and it went through his legs, onto the stumps!
Pujara | b Lyon | 73 (135) | India 3/192 (49.3)
Ajinkya Rahane is the new man in, and moving into the Commentary Box are Mark Taylor, James Brayshaw and Mark Nicholas!
3:40pm | TEA!
India 3/223 (61) [trails by 294] | Ajinkya Rahane 19* (36) | Virat Kohli 48* (85)
India’s session here at the Adelaide Oval, and we’ve got a great game of cricket on our hands… still 37 overs to come tonight, and another 196 in the game, so all 3 results are well and truly still on the table.
Kohli, as I said earlier, is the danger man, and he’s showing why, with an unbeaten 48 here fom 85 balls.
4pm | Compelling final session coming up here at the Adelaide Oval. 37 overs and plenty of entertainment ahead of us this afternoon. Virat Kohli, filling in for M.S Dhoni as Captain, is ever so close to a half-century, as he returns to the middle, and we return to the Commentary Box, and say hi to Ian Chappell, Brett Lee and Ian Healy.
4:35pm | India 3/264 (69.3) [trails by 253] | Ajinkya Rahane 50* (61) | Virat Kohli 57* (111)
FIFTY to Rahane… and he’s got it in quick time too… only 61 balls, and he’s hit 10 fours in that.
Another start for an Indian Batsman… will he go on with it?
We’ll soon find out as Shane Warne, Mark Nicholas and Mark Taylor take up commentary!
4:57pm | India 4/293 (75.2) [Trails by 224] | Virat Kohli 74* (131) | Rohit Sharma 0* (0)
GONE!!! IMPORTANT WICKET THAT ONE… NATHAN LYON HAS STRUCK AGAIN, AND THE PARTNERSHIP IS BROKEN!
Rahane | c Watson, b Lyon | 62 (76) | FOW 4/293 (75.2)
5pm | Still 21 overs to come this afternoon, and after Australia grabbed a wicket at the right time, it’s up to Kohli and Sharma to guide India through to stumps without losing their wicket.
To tell you more about it, Brett Lee, Michael Slater and James Brayshaw!
5:35pm | India 4/326 (84) [Trails by 191] | Virat Kohli 97* (156) | Rohit Sharma 11* (27)
Virat Kohli is on the precipice of a second century at the Adelaide Oval, and we’ve got 14 overs left in the days play.
To tell you more about it are Mark Taylor, Mark Nicholas and Ian Healy!
5:38pm | GOT IT!!! GOT IT!!!
VIRAT KOHLI HAS A CENTURY… THE FOURTH OF THE TEST, FIRST FROM AN INDIAN, AND WHAT A KNOCK IT HAS BEEN… AND HE BRINGS IT UP WITH A BEAUTIFUL SHOT ALONG THE CARPET!
6:07pm | India 4/361 (91) [Trails by 156] | Virat Kohli 112* (173) | Rohit Sharma 29* (52)
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We’ve got 8 overs left here, which will take us right up to the cut-off time of 6:30pm AEDST… and, you’d have to say that it’s been India’s day here so far, and Kohli and Sharma are finishing it on a positive note!
To take you through the final half-hour of play, it’ll be James Brayshaw, Shane Warne and Michael Slater!
6:20pm | GONE… BIG WICKET, AND A GREAT CATCH FROM RYAN HARRIS, TO SEND THE INDIAN SKIPPER PACKING!
Kohli | c Harris, b Johnson | 115 (184) | FOW 5/367 (94.1)
6:34pm | STUMPS
Australia 7/517 declared (120) | India 5/369 (97) [Trails by 148 runs]
Wriddhiman Saha 1* (16) | Rohit Sharma 33* (61)
WHAT A DAY OF CRICKET WE’VE SEEN HERE IN ADELAIDE!
India departing a 5/367 after 97 overs… they trail by 150, but have 5 wickets in hand in the first innings.
We have two days left… another early start tomorrow… around 196 overs of Cricket still to be played, so all 3 results are still well and truly possible.
From the Adelaide Oval… it’s goodnight!