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India vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 4 Live Cricket Score: Steve Smith Battles On As Australia Lead By Over 270 Runs



IND vs AUS Live: Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne during the third Test.© AFP




With both teams leaving for lunch break, Australia are in the driving seat against India on Day 4, of the ongoing third Test match, at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The hosts lead by 276 runs, and have posted 182 runs for four wickets, in 64 overs. Steve Smith is currently unbeaten and has registered a half-century. He will be once again aiming for triple figures, after having slammed a ton in the first innings. Meanwhile, Marnus Labuschagne registered his second half-century of this Test match, but lost his wicket to Navdeep Saini. Meanwhile, Matthew Wade could also muster only four runs before Saini dismissed him. Smith is currently unbeaten with Cameron Green. The hosts will be aiming to extend their lead and set up a win in the third Test match. (LIVE SCORECARD)

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3rd Test, Day 4 Live Score Updates Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From Sydney Cricket Ground

  • 07:04 (IST)

    One run, and that’s lunch!

    Ashwin sends a drifting delivery, down leg. Green flicks it to fine leg. One run.

  • 07:00 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Siraj sends a full delivery, on off. Green uses the full face of his bat to off drive it to mid-off’s left.

  • 06:56 (IST)

    One run

    Ashwin sends a length delivery, on leg stump. Green guides it through backward square leg.

  • 06:53 (IST)

    One run

    Ashwin tosses up his delivery, on a length on middle and leg. Smith smacks it towards fine leg. One run.

  • 06:45 (IST)

    No run

    A length delivery, outside off by Siraj. Green guides it into the offside. No run.

  • 06:35 (IST)

    Two runs

    Ashwin sends a delivery down leg side. Smith guides it away to fine leg for two runs.

  • 06:27 (IST)

    One run

    Ashwin sends a flatter delivery. Green flicks it off the pad through midwicket. One run.

  • 06:20 (IST)

    No run

    Saini sends a length delivery, on off. Smith taps it back to the bowler. No run.

  • 06:14 (IST)

    One run, Steve Smith reaches his fifty!

    Bumrah bowls a bouncer, outside off. Smith pulls it to deep square leg to reach his fifty! EXCELLENT KNOCK!

  • 06:09 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Bumrah sends a length delivery. Green edges it past the lone slip. Pujara misses it on the dive. FOUR!

  • 06:05 (IST)

    No run, Australia: 153/7, lead by 247 runs

    Saini sends a length delivery, on off. Smith uses his hands to defend it. Uses the bottom hand off the bat. No run.

  • 06:01 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Bumrah sends a full delivery, outside off. Smith guides it through cover for a four!

  • 05:56 (IST)

    OUT! Matthew Wade c sub Wriddhiman Saha b Navdeep Saini 4 (11)

    Saini sends a quicker delivery with an extra bounce to it. Wade tries to pull it but gets an edge for a catch to Saha.

    In comes, Cameron Green.

  • 05:47 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Saini overpitches his delivery. Wade drives it through extra cover for a four!

  • 05:41 (IST)

    OUT! Marnus Labuschagne c sub Wriddhiman Saha b Navdeep Saini 73 (118)

    Saini sends a length delivery. Labuschage tries to trikle it away but gets an edge. Saha dives to his right and grabs it.

    In comes, Matthew Wade.

  • 05:40 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Ashwin adds a little flight to his delivery. Labuschagne sends it behind point for a four!

  • 05:32 (IST)

    Three runs

    Saini sends a length delivery, outside off. Labuschagne drives it through covers. Three runs.



  • 05:24 (IST)

    One run

    Saini sends a shorter delivery, outside off. Labuschagne guides it behind point. Rahane slides to stop it.

  • 05:19 (IST)

    One run

    Siraj sends a short delivery. Smith pulls it towards fine leg for a single.

  • 05:14 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Ashwin floats it in, around off. Labuschagne uses footwork, and sends it through gap between Ashwin and the mid-off.

  • 05:11 (IST)

    One run

    Siraj sends a fuller delivery on the pads. Smith glances it towards deep square leg. There is a fielder there. One run.

  • 05:03 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Siraj messes up his length. He sends it a little bit more fuller than usual. Labuschagne drives it past the bowler for a solid four!

  • 05:00 (IST)

    No run

    A fuller delivery by Bumrah, around off. Labuschagne goes forward and blocks it.

  • 04:55 (IST)

    No run

    Siraj sends a full delivery, on off. Smith guides it back to the bowler. No run.

  • 04:50 (IST)

    One run, Marnus Labuschagne reaches his 10th Test half-century!

    Bumrah sends a fuller delivery, around off. Labuschagne hits it towards mid-on for a single. He also reaches his 10th Test fifty!

  • 04:48 (IST)

    One run, Australia: 107/2, lead by 201 runs

    Siraj sends a length delivery. Labuschagne sends it towards fine leg for a single.

  • 04:46 (IST)

    No run

    Siraj sends a length delivery at the stumps. Labuschagne is hit on the thigh. India appeal for lbw, but the umpire ignores it. No run.

  • 04:42 (IST)

    No run

    Bumrah’s delivery slants into Smith. He uses the bounce to trickle it to backward square.

  • 04:38 (IST)

    One run

    Siraj sends a quick delivery on the hips. Smith glances it behind square on the leg side.

  • 04:35 (IST)

    Watch: DROPPED! JASPRIT BUMRAH CAN’T BELIEVE IT!

    Bumrah pitched it on the off and middle stump line. Labuschagne uses his writs to flick it, but it goes straight to backward square and India’s leg-side plan almost works. Its a low shot and Vihari drops it. Bumrah can’t believe it! Labuschagne takes a single!

  • 04:32 (IST)

    No run

    A full delivery by Bumrah, around off. Labuschagne uses his wrists to send it to mid-on.

  • 04:30 (IST)

    The action begins!

    Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne walk into resume the innings for Australia. Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah will start the bowling for India on Day 4.

  • 04:27 (IST)

    Watch: Steve Smith gears up for Day 4

    Smith will be eyeing another big score today, after having scored a ton in his side’s first innings of the third Test match. He has built a steady partnership with Labuschagne, who is also edging towards his second half-century of this Test match. Here is a video of Smith gearing up for today:

  • 04:23 (IST)

    Good morning and welcome everyone!

    Good morning and welcome everyone to our live coverage of Day 4 of the ongoing third Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The hosts lead by 197 runs and wrapped Day 3 after scoring 103 for two at Stumps. Can the Indian bowlers find a way past Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne? Or will the Aussies set themselves up for a third Test win?

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