December 25, 2018 / 5:04 AM / 3 months ago

FACTBOX-Cricket-Australia v India - Third test

    MELBOURNE, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Following is a factbox on the
third test of the four-match series between Australia and India.
    
    WHERE?
    Melbourne Cricket Ground - Capacity: 100,000
    
    WHEN?
    Dec. 26-30. Play starts at 1030 local time (2330 GMT)
    
    AUSTRALIA (World ranking: fifth)
    
    Squad: Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun
Marsh, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine
(captain-wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan
Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
    Coach: Justin Langer
    
    INDIA (World ranking: first)
    
    Squad: Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara,
Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh
Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant
Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.    
    Coach: Ravi Shastri
    
    MATCH OFFICIALS
    Umpires: Ian Gould (England), Marais Erasmus (South Africa)
    TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough (England)
    Match referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
            
    HISTORY
    
    Previous Australia v India tests in Melbourne

    Matches: 12
    Australia wins: 8
    India wins: 2
    
    YEAR      WINNER          MARGIN
    1948      Australia       233 runs
    1948      Australia       inns and 177 runs
    1968      Australia       inns and 4 runs
    1978      India           222 runs
    1981      India           59 runs   
    1985      match drawn
    1991      Australia       8 wickets
    1999      Australia       180 runs
    2003      Australia       9 wickets
    2007      Australia       337 runs
    2011      Australia       122 runs
    2014      match drawn  
    
    SERIES
    First test (Adelaide)
    India won by 31 runs.
    
    Second test (Perth)
    Australia won by 146 runs.
    
    Fourth test:
    Jan. 3-7 10:30 a.m. (2330) - Sydney Cricket Ground

 (Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Amlan
Chakraborty)
  
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