India Win By 137 Runs As Tim Paine Hints Of Aussie Team Changes

India has won the third Test against Australia at the MCG by 137 runs after Australia added just three runs as the rain-delayed play came to a quick end.

"They outplayed us for the majority of the Test match," Aussie captain Tim Paine told Channel 7 after the match.

"It's a disappointing result after what was a really positive experience in Perth."

"Give credit to India. This is a high quality bowling attack who just pressure and pressure and pressure."

Paine went on to suggest there would be changes to the team in Sydney. He said that these would be to account for the "different conditions" at the SCG, but that appeared to be a polite way of saying they'll try to pick some batsmen who might make a few more runs.

You can read our suggested team here.

Meanwhile, Indian skipper Virat Kohli gave a bit of an ominous warning for the next Test in Sydney, as his team presses to be the first Indian touring side to win a series in Australia.

"We've worked really hard for this, now is the time to go out and express ourselves more."

Jasprit Bumrah was man-of-the-match. He took 9-86 for the match. Can't bat at all, but can definitely bowl. He's an amazing cricketer who made his name in T20 cricket, but he has definitely evolved as a Test player with his mixture of guile, aggression and accuracy.

As evidence, we submit THAT slower ball which dismissed Shaun Marsh earlier in this match.

Scroll down to see how the action unfolded at the MCG today -- brief though it was.


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