3rd Test, Day 4: India Need Two Wickets To Win
India needed just two wickets to win the Boxing Day Test, but Pat Cummins scored a gritty half-century to keep Australia alive on the fourth day at the MCG, Melbourne, on Saturday. The visitors got extra 30 minutes to bundle out the Australian team but failed to dismiss the tail-enders. Pat Cummins was on 61 (not out) and Nathan Lyon unbeaten on six as Australia ended the Day 4 at 258/8, 141 runs away from the huge target of 399 runs.
Skipper Virat Kohli declared at 106 for eight, leaving Australia to chase what would be a record fourth innings total of 399 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
India still has a day in hand to wrap up the last two wickets as they zero in on a first-ever series win Down Under. There is just the Sydney Test next week to go, with the series level at 1-1.