Marnus Labuschagne added in Australia squad for fourth India Test

Virat Kohli,India vs Australia,Cheteshwar Pujara

Marnus Labuschagne added in Australia squad for fourth India Test

Jasprit Bumrah returned career-best figures of 6/33 in the first innings to bowl Australia out for 151 helping India to a big first-innings lead.

He also occupied the crease well before being undone by Mohammad Shami.

By that metric, the last time the batting was this fragile was in 1978.

India had quite an eventful year in terms of Test cricket as they have played most of their games overseas (South Africa, England, and Australia) and played just three games at home against the debutants Afghanistan and West Indies team. We're not playing well enough under pressure when it matters - that's a fact whether it's Twenty20, one-day cricket or Test cricket.

Top-ranked India set up its victory with an imposing first-innings tally of 443-7, which was scored in nearly two days of batting on a slow-paced pitch.

India's potent bowlers - the best seam attack they have had for many years - have exposed the issues affecting Australia's batting line-up.

Paceman Ishant Sharma then sealed the result when he had Nathan Lyon edge behind to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant for seven when attempting to slog the ball.

Bumrah struck with his second delivery of the day, which Finch inexplicably steered straight to an ecstatic Kohli at second slip. We came to the conclusion that we need to work on him to become extremely strong to be able to sustain his bowling.

Perth had pushed it into a corner after a buoyant start in Adelaide, and a boring pitch in Melbourne threatened to put hopes of a 2-1 lead to bed before Cheteshwar Pujara's dour century, garnished by an uncharacteristically slow-moving fifty from Virat Kohli, shook things up.

Even the possibility of rain on day four and five didn't put Kohli off in making his decision, with the Bureau of Meteorology tipping up to 4mm.

The Indians last won a Test at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1981, when Sunil Gavaskar's men beat Greg Chappell's Australians by 59 runs.

Mayank Agarwal was the only one in the Indian top order to provide any resistance with an unbeaten 28.

In what was a clinical display by the Indian team, the visitors registered a 137-run win over Australia in the third Test on Sunday.

Tim Paine stood tall before his dismissal. Paine said discussions with the Australian Cricketers Association were ongoing, though it must be noted that the players' union already had a higher degree of input into this season's schedule via a standing committee shared with CA that was part of the 2017 MoU negotiation. It took India just 220 balls to do the same. Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja grabbed three wickets apiece in the second innings. "He has gained a lot of confidence and the way he did in England at the Oval, we can be quite confident that Jadeja can lead the spin attack".

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