Australia v India: Boxing Day Test, day three – live!

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11th over: Australia 26-1 (Harris 15, Khawaja 2) Usman Khawaja to the crease, and he’s quickly off the mark with a glance that goes quite square and earns him two runs. Aaron Finch though… there’s going to pressure on his place now, if there wasn’t before. Needs a score in the second innings, if we get that far.

Exactly the kind of dismissal that Finch was in danger of on this slow surface! Caught at short midwicket. Very short. Only a few yards back from the batsman really. Finch comes across the line at Ishant, clips it away firmly enough, and the debutant batsman Agarwal tumbles away to his left and claims the catch. They check the no-ball as ever, but this time Ishant has almost an entire foot behind the line. He should frame that and put it on his wall. Set it as the wallpaper on his phone. It earns him a wicket. Smart field placement from Kohli too. Finch tends to get out in front of his pad and play hard at the ball, and that was an innocuous push that normally would have just rolled down towards mid-on for a dot ball, but it’s been turned into a wicket.

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Written by Geoff Lemon (now); Adam Collins and Jonathan Howcroft (later)
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