December 23, 2018 / 4:46 AM / 3 months ago

FACTBOX-Cricket-Australia v India - Third test

    MELBOURNE, Nov 28 (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: Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Marcus
Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon,
Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine (captain), Peter Siddle,
Mitchell Starc.
    Coach: Justin Langer
    
    INDIA (World ranking: first)
    
    Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul,
Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma,
Rishabh Pant, Parthiv Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra
Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh
Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Mayank
Agarwal.    
    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 Ian
Ransom)
  
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