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India dismiss Aussies for 235; take 15-run lead

IANS  |  Adelaide 

gained a slender 15-run first innings lead after dismissing for 235 in a truncated first session of Day 3 of the opening Test at the here on Saturday.

Resuming the day from their overnight score of 191/7, the hosts managed to add 44 runs before the Indian pace duo of and sprang into action to get the final three wickets.

As soon as the new ball was taken this morning, Bumrah got rid of the overnight batsman (8) to claim his third wicket, before rain interrupted play for a while.

Coming back after an almost an hour of rain interruption, off-spinner (24 not out) came out to bat, in the company of (72), the other overnight batsman.

Lyon batted aggressively and had the Indians in knots as the eighth wicket stand yielded 31 runs before introduced Shami into the attack.

From there on it was just a matter of time as Shami, who went wicketless on Day 2, ended Head's 167-ball vigil by getting him nicked behind to stumper Rishabh Pant, for 72.

Shami struck again the very next ball to claim No.11 for a duck to hand a slim 15-run psychological advantage.

For the visitors, Bumrah and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin emerged the wrecker-in-chiefs with three wickets apiece while Ishant and Shami bagged two scalps.

With around 15 minutes of play before lunch, the Indian openers -- and stepped out of the dressing room but were sent back as it started drizzling once again.

Brief Scores: India- 1st innings 250 (Cheteshwar Pujara 123, 37; 3/52) vs - 1st innings 235 (72, 34; 3/47, Ravichandran Ashwin 3/57).

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 08:44 IST
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