By: Tarish Bhatt
A brilliant bowling act has put the Indians within touching distance of a win in Dharamshala. They need just 87 more runs to win with all ten wickets in hand. A series win is looking inevitable now for the Indian team.
The Indian bowlers displayed a brilliant bowling effort to bundle out the Aussies on Day 3. Australia could only manage to score 137 in their second innings. They give a paltry 106-run target for the hosts.
Umesh Yadav, three wickets, led India’s attack, while others also did their part in the game. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin picked three wickets each, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar chipped-in with one.
The Aussies failed to show any resistance in the second innings. Only Glenn Maxwell played a counterattacking innings and made a flowing 45. Matthew Wade remained unbeaten at one end.
Earlier in the day, Jadeja made a fighting fifty to give India a crucial lead in the first innings. He added 96 runs with Wriddhiman Saha for the seventh wicket. And, their effort was backed-up by the bowlers.
“Jaddu and Saha batted really well,” Ashwin said. “We get our noses ahead. Great spells by Umesh and Bhuvi. Australia batted really well yesterday too, we had to buckle down. This morning was really special.”