Australia v India third Test LIVE updates: Stage set for Lyon as hosts chase eight wickets

Kohli weighs in on abuse claims

The story of yesterday was undoubtedly claims from Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj that he was racially abused.

Police investigate alleged abuse directed towards Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj.Credit:Getty

Play was stopped for about 10 minutes as police tried to identify the culprits but in the aftermath, witnesses, SCG security and police have all said the abuse was not racial in nature.

India disagree and while he may no longer be in Australia, regular captain Virat Kohli weighed in from abroad.

Some breaking news this morning

Tim Paine was caught giving umpire Paul Wilson an expletive laden spray on Saturday.

Tim Paine (right) remonstrates with umpire Paul Wilson at the SCG on Friday.Credit:Getty

He has now been fined $3000 – 15 per cent of his match fee – but has escaped suspension.

Here’s the latest on one of the many storylines to come from this match.

Lyon's time to shine

The stage is set for Nathan Lyon.

Nathan Lyon is out to spin Australia to success.Credit:AP

He hasn't taken a wicket in this Test but given the SCG is generally a spin bowling paradise on the fifth and final day, it’s his time to shine.

Welcome to day five

The equation is simple for Australia today.

Take eight wickets and put one hand on the Border-Gavaskar trophy.

Of course, that's easier said than done – particularly with Ajinkya Rahana and Cheteshwar Pujara currently occupying the crease.

Sam Phillips here in the hot seat with you.

Keep it tuned to this page for instant updates, highlights, reaction, news and everything in between.

Most Viewed in Sport

Source: Read Full Article