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India vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 5 Live Cricket Score: Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara Keep India’s Hopes Alive In Sydney

IND vs AUS Live: Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara during Day 5 of the 3rd Test.© AFP

With play resuming after lunch, India are close to staging a turnaround against Australia on Day 5 of the third Test match, at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The visitors need over 170 runs, and their hopes rely on the shoulders of Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant. Pant has already registered a half-century, and Pujara is also edging towards his fifty. Day 5 began with Nathan Lyon notching the dismissal of Ajinkya Rahane, who could only muster four runs. Australia are seven wickets away from going 2-1 up in the four-match series. The Pink Test has been marred by bad behaviour from the Sydney crowd. A day after Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj complained of racial abuse towards them, a group of six spectators were ejected from the Sydney Cricket Ground after Siraj complained of abuse. The incident occurred yesterday. The series is currently level at 1-1. (LIVE SCORECARD)


3rd Test, Day 5 Live Cricket Updates Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From Sydney Cricket Ground

  • 07:55 (IST)


    A short ball by Starc, outside off. Pujara slashes it over slips and to the third man boundary for a four!

  • 07:49 (IST)

    No run, India: 209/3, need 198 runs

    A short delivery by Starc, down legside. Pujara leaves it. No run.

    India need 198 runs.

  • 07:46 (IST)

    Two leg byes!

    A freaky bouncer by Starc. It hits Pant on the helmet as he tried to pull it. The ball goes through the slip area for 2 leg byes.

  • 07:45 (IST)

    The action resumes!

    Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara are back to bat for India. Mitchell Starc will bowl for Australia.

  • 07:04 (IST)

    No run, lunch time!

    Lyon sends a good delivery, outside off. Pujara pads it away. No run.

    Its time for lunch on Day 5 now! India need 201 runs!

  • 07:02 (IST)


    A short delivery by Pujara. He goes back and cuts it through covers for a four!

  • 06:58 (IST)

    No run

    Cummins sends a length delivery, around off. Pant defends it to cover. No run.

  • 06:56 (IST)

    FOUR! 100 partnership reached!

    Pujara attacks this Lyon delivery! He gets to the pitch, and glances it past mid-wicket for a four!

    100-run partnership reached!

  • 06:45 (IST)


    Cummins sends a half-volley, outside off. Pant drives it in the gap at extra cover for a four!

  • 06:38 (IST)


    Starc sends a short delivery. Pant pulls it in front of square to deep midwicket for a four!

  • 06:29 (IST)

    One run

    Lyon sends a full delivery, wider. Pant guides it towards cover-point for a single.

  • 06:22 (IST)

    One run

    Lyon sends a length delivery, outside off. Pant sends it towards point for a single.

  • 06:12 (IST)


    Starc sends a short delivery, around off. Pant smacks it behind point for a four!

  • 06:10 (IST)

    One run, Rishabh Pant reaches his third Test fifty!

    A short length delivery by Lyon, outside off. Pant cuts it to sweeper cover for a single. He reaches his fifty.

  • 06:09 (IST)


    WHAT A SHOT! Pant smacks this Lyon delivery over the fielder at deep for another six!

  • 06:08 (IST)


    A floated delivery by Pant, outside off. Pant shimmies down the track and lofts it over extra cover for a six!

  • 05:56 (IST)

    One run

    A length delivery by Labuschagne, spinning in from around the wicket. Pant glances it towards square leg for a single.

  • 05:50 (IST)

    No run

    A length delivery by Hazlewood, on off. Pujara goes on the front foot to defend it. No run.

  • 05:46 (IST)


    A full delivery, outside off by Hazlewood. He edges it past Smith at first slip, and Pant bags another four!

  • 05:45 (IST)

    FOUR! India: 144/3, need 263 runs

    Labuschagne tosses his delivery a tad too much! Pujara goes down the track and whacks it down the ground to the long-on boundary for a four!

  • 05:37 (IST)


    Lyon sends a fullish delivery. Pants guides it over the bowler’s head into the straight boundary for the four!

  • 05:36 (IST)


    Lyon sends a short delivery, outside off. Pant waits and smacks it through cover for a four!

  • 05:28 (IST)


    Once again. Pant gets to the pitch and swings his bat through the ball to send it over long-on for a six! Not a good off-break by Lyon.

  • 05:27 (IST)


    Pant goes down the wicket, and smacks this Lyon delivery, over mid-on for a four!

  • 05:22 (IST)

    No run

    A length delivery, outside off by Hazlewood. Pujara glances it to cover.

  • 05:14 (IST)

    No run

    Hazlewood sends a length delivery on the stumps. Pant defends it.

  • 05:04 (IST)

    One run, India: 111/3

    Lyon sends it back of a length. Pant goes on the back foot and cuts it to point.

    India need 296 runs more.

  • 05:01 (IST)

    No run

    Cummins delivers a full ball, outside off. Pujara defends it towards point. No run.

  • 04:54 (IST)

    One run

    Cummins bowls a short ball, outside off. Pant lobs it into the legside half-heartedly. Square leg is at the boundary, so it lands without getting caught. One run.

  • 04:48 (IST)

    Two runs

    Cummins sends a length delivery, outside off. Pant goes on the front foot and trickles it through point for two runs.

  • 04:47 (IST)

    One run

    Cummins sends a short delivery, outside off. Pujara guides it towards backward point for a single.

  • 04:45 (IST)


    A overpitched delivery by Cummins, on off. Pujara overdrives it to beat mid-off for a four! GOOD TIMING!

  • 04:43 (IST)

    OUT! Ajinkya Rahane c Marnus Labuschagne b Nathan Lyon 4 (18)

    Lyon sends it on perfect length. Rahane goes on the front foot to defend it. He gets an inside edge and it goes straight to short leg for a catch.

    In comes, Rishabh Pant.

  • 04:37 (IST)

    One run

    Cummins bowls a short delivery, around middle and leg. Pujara guides it past the fielder at short leg. One run.

  • 04:33 (IST)

    No run

    Cummins bowls a good length delivery, around off. Pujara defends it into the offside. No run.

  • 04:31 (IST)

    The action resumes!

    Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane walk into open the innings for India. Pat Cummins to resume bowling for Australia.

  • 04:29 (IST)


    Indian fans, Rishabh Pant is warming up! He could be batting today! This is big news for Indian cricket fans!

  • 04:22 (IST)

    Good morning and welcome everyone!

    Good morning and welcome everyone to our live coverage of Day 5 of the ongoing third Test match between Australia and India, at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The visitors need 309 runs, with Cheteshwar Pujara (9) and Ajinkya Rahane (4) to resume batting. Its going to be tough day for India, but its cricket and anything can happen, folks! Stay tuned!

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