Australia take command of third Test against India at SCG


Pat Cummins has given Australia the perfect opportunity to take the lead in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after again knocking down India’s great wall. Cummins removed Cheteshwar Pujara for the fourth time in three Tests this summer on a horror Saturday for the tourists, taking 4-29 to leave India all out for 244.

Australia then went to stumps on day three at 103-2 in their second innings, leading by 197, with Marnus Labuschagne not out on 47 and Steve Smith 29. The pair put on a crucial 68 for the third wicket after Will Pucovski (10) and David Warner (13) fell early. Smith drove through the covers gloriously after doing likewise in his first-innings 131, while Labuschagne pounced on anything short.

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