Brutal! Shane Warne Blasts Aussie Batsman

Wow, what a day. So much good cricket. So many questions but so few answers.

Australia leads India by 175 runs after day three of the second Test in Perth.

This was a day that promised everything. Win this day and you win the match. But life or cricket is rarely that simple. Wouldn't you know it, honours were even.

India added 111 to their overnight score to be all out for 283, which was less than they would have liked to add, but probably a few more than Australia would have liked to concede.

Then the hosts ended the day on 4/132, which was probably a few less than they would have liked, but perhaps a few more than India would have hoped for.

For Australia, Nathan Lyon was again the top performer with five wickets in India's innings. Here's what he had to say at the end of the day.

But the batting remains a problem. Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh in particular are under a very bright spotlight indeed for their ongoing failures.

See further down for Shane Warne's criticism of Handscomb, and for all the highlights of today's action:

The full scorecard is here.


  • Warney tees off on Handscomb.
  • Aussies building lead
  • Handscomb plumb LBW
  • Harris and Marsh go
  • Finch retires hurt
  • Aussie get through to tea at 0/33
  • India all out, Lyon takes five
  • India tail collapsing
  • Kohli gone amid HUGE controversy!
  • Ugh. A damning stat for Australia
  • Hazlewood gets Vihari with a cracker
  • Kohli reaches century
  • Lyon strikes in first over!
  • Two hours that will decide the summer

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