- Updates from the fourth day of play at the MCG
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73rd over: Australia 141-6 (Green 23, Cummins 17) A change already – maybe Bumrah fancies a change of ends, or Ashwin does? Mohammed Siraj comes on, right-arm brisk, swings the ball, has Cummins steering to gully for none, then driving into the cover gap for a single. Overpitched. Two slips, gully, cover, mid-off, mid-on, short midwicket, square leg, long leg for Green, who leaves. Siraj is the one who got him in the first innings, hanging a few outside off and then angling one in to hit the pad. Perhaps Rahane thinks that facing the same bowler might unsettle Green. Siraj bowls and Green leaves, perilously close to the off stump! Hands on head for Siraj.
72nd over: Australia 140-6 (Green 23, Cummins 16) This time Green finds his single driving down the ground to long-on. This is good accumulation. Cummins edges Ashwin, but softly along the ground to slip. Then gets a ball on his legs and jabs it away, airborne through an empty leg slip, for his first run of the day.
The lead is 9 runs.