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India take control on rain-affected day three in Adelaide

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TODAY’S LINE-UP from 10:30am AEDT: Tim Lane, Bruce Eva, Mike Hussey, Ian Chappell, Darren Lehmann, Glen McGrath, Tom Moody, John Emburey

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STUMPS

India are surely favourites to win the first Test after a largely dominant day three at the Adelaide Oval,

In front of 30,348 fans that endured multiple rain delays, the tourists end the day at 3-151, leading by 166.

Australia will need early breakthroughs on day four to stand a chance to fighting their way back into this contest.

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TEA

Two wickets in Saturday’s second session has seen Australia remain in the contest as India look to make their move in the first Test of the summer.

The tourists head to the tea break at 2-86, leading by 101 runs.

The final session will prove crucial and could very well decide the makeup of the match as Australia look for early wickets. Meanwhile, one big partnership should see them gain ascendancy at Adelaide Oval.

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This was fantastic.

Brad Hodge discussed Mike Hussey’s famous nickname with the man himself during today’s coverage.

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LUNCH

Lunch has been called early as the rain came down once again.

Earlier, Australia were bowled out for 235, just 15 runs short of India’s first-innings total.

India will resume their second innings at 1:52pm local time, providing no more rain falls.

Click PLAY to hear highlights from the first session on day three

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Just seconds after Mitchell Starc was dismissed, the rain came down, forcing the players off the field in Adelaide.

Play is set to resume at 12:30pm local, 1pm AEDT.

Lunch to be taken at 1:30pm local, 2pm AEDT.

79 overs left to play.

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The start of today’s play will be delayed by rain.

We’re now scheduled to get underway at 11:15am local time, 11:45am AEDT.

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THE BUILD UP

Good morning, everyone!

There’s a bit of rain around but we’re told it shouldn’t affect play too much.

The summer’s first Test remains in the balance, with Australia 7/191, still 59 runs behind India’s first-innings total of 250.

The home side will be look for quick runs, with Travis Head (61*) holding the key as Australia look to bridge the gap and limit the damage going into the second innings.

Join Tim Lane, Mike Hussey, Darren Lehmann and the rest of the Macquarie Sports Radio Cricket commetnary team for all the action from day three at the Adelaide Oval.

 

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