Ravindra Jadeja

India close to winning Dharamsala Test and Border Gavaskar Trophy 2017

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Ind vs Aus 4th Test score update : India is on the verge of winning the Dharamsala Test and with that the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2017 as they need only 87 more runs to win with all the ten wickets intact. At stumps on Day 3, India are 19 for no loss chasing a small but tricky target of 106.

This was after Australia dramatically collapsed to 137 all out in their second innings. It was a perfect day for India on Monday as they stretched their overnight total of 248 for 6 to 332 to take a first innings lead of 32 runs.

Ravindra Jadeja was the hero of the day scoring a brilliant 63 with four sixes and then chipping in with three wickets.

By the time, Australia could wipe out the modest deficit, they had already lost three top order batsmen to an aggressive spell of fast bowling from both Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The duo bowled with an upright seam position and got the ball to move in both directions while also getting nasty bounce from the Dharamsala pitch.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja

While Umesh Yadav took three wickets in total, Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the prized wicket of the Australian Captain Steven Smith who dragged a rash pull shot on to his stumps. Later on, Steven Smith appeared to have been caught on cam abusing at Murali Vijay after the latter claimed a low catch off Josh Hazlewood.

R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja following the early inroads, just ran through the Australian batting line-up. The pitch offered plenty of bounce and turn for the two spinners while Kuldeep Yadav could not add any more wickets to his first innings magic of 4 for 68.

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