Jasprit Bumrah-inspired India closer to first Test series win in Australia

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"That's what we are seeing", he said.

Kohli declared India's second innings on 106 for eight, leaving Australia the virtual mission impossible of scoring 399 to win or surviving nearly two days for a draw.

They had been set a daunting victory target of 399 shortly before lunch on day four, and crumbled after India's pacemen attacked the stumps with cold-blooded assurance. If you have got world-class players that are not in your team, are they going to add to our team?

While it's impossible to dispute the current team's woes with the willow, Hussey said there was "no one really screaming out in Shield cricket that is scoring heaps and heaps of runs to warrant a position in this Test team".

The fragility of the current line-up was brutally exposed on day three of the Boxing Day Test, as the MCG pitch went from interstate highway to country road. "I think we have been really smart in all the departments in the two matches that we have won", Kohli said.

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"Pat keeps getting better and better every day".

But Paine wasn't dwelling on the vexed issue, noting that Steve Smith and David Warner's suspensions had also provided opportunities. I would say that to score 200 in a day is a tough ask so I think we have enough runs on the board. "That's how it looks - Labuschagne probably bats four, (Travis) Head five and Mitch Marsh six - I think that's the way they're going to line up".

For Bumrah, 48 wickets in his debut Test season is highest by any pace bowler and also is a testimony to a lethal pace trio involving the veteran Ishant Sharma and the wily Mohammed Shami (2/71), who also played his part well.

With the footmarks continuing to grow on the MCG pitch as well as the uneven bounce being more obvious, India's openers ran from the field and came out to bat 10 minutes later. "The message is it takes time, you can't just rebuild a pitch and a number of pitches and have them ready for next year". "We are all but ready for the final Test match", he added. "You have to give India credit". I see nothing wrong with this approach, mind, but I can not figure out why this team is reluctant to ask others to bat again. "After that we were behind the 8-ball and it's pretty hard to come back from that. i just think plain and simply we were outplayed and India deserved to win this Test". Australia were castled in their own backyard courtesy a brilliant bowling performance by Indian pacers and Ravindra Jadeja.

He asserted that irrespective of how the series is placed, the Australian batsmen are desperate to score a few more runs in order to prevent a 3-1 series scoreline.

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