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Australia vs India, First Test: Day 3 Report

Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins came to the party as Australia beat India by eight wickets on Day three of the first Test in Adelaide on Saturday.

India resumed the third day’s play at 9/1 and lost Jasprit Bumrah, who had walked out to bat as a nightwatchman on Day 2, in the second over of the day.

Four overs later, Cummins picked his third wicket of the innings as he had Cheteshwar Pujara caught behind the wickets.

Hazlewood, who was introduced into the attack in the 13th over, struck twice in his first over as India lost Mayank Agarwal and Ajinkya Rahane. Cummins then got the big wicket of Virat Kohli in the next over.

Hazlewood bowled another two-wicket over as he dismissed Wriddhiman Saha and R Ashwin in the 19th over. Hanuma Vihari was the next man to get out as Hazlewood completed his five-wicket haul.

Mohammad Shami was then retired hurt after being hit on his hand by a rising Cummins’ delivery as Australia limited India to 36.

Australian openers – Matthew Wade and Joe Burns – put up a 77-run stand before the former was run-out. While Marnus Labuschagne got out for 6, Burns scored an unbeaten 51 to seal Australia’s eight-wicket win in the pink-ball Test.

Brief Scores: Australia 191 all out and 93/2 (Joe Burns 51*, Matthew Wade 33; R Ashwin 1/16) beat India 244 all out and 36 (Mayank Agarwal 8; Josh Hazlewood 5/8, Pat Cummins 4/21) by eight wickets