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Claire Polosak set to become first female match official in men’s Test match

Australia’s Claire Polosak is set to become the first female match official in a men’s Test match when she takes up the fourth umpire’s role in the third Test between India and Australia on Thursday.

The 32-year-old from New South Wales has already earned the distinction of being the first woman on-field umpire in a men’s ODI match in ICC’s Division 2 league between Namibia and Oman played at the Windhoek in 2019.

In the India-Australia Test match, the on-field umpires will be two former pacers Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson while the TV Umpire will be Bruce Oxenford.

Kudos to Claire - hope to see you as on-field umpire soon! :+1:

As per ICC rules for Test matches, the fourth umpire is appointed by the home cricket board from their nominees to the International Panel of ICC Umpires and from the host country.

The duties of a fourth umpire include bringing on the new ball, carrying drinks on to the field for the umpires, checking the batteries in the light meter, observing the pitch during the lunch and tea intervals to make sure there is no interference, and bringing on new bails.

The fourth umpire can also take over the third umpire’s position if something happens to one of the on-field umpires, in which case the third umpire takes over on-field duties.

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Labuschagne, Pucovski fifties boost Aussies amid the rain | Vodafone Test Series 2020-21

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Super Smith raises the bat at the SCG with 27th Test century | Vodafone Test Series 2020-21

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Knew Smith would be back in form soon! :clap: :clap:

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By Visiting Players In Australia

10 6s - 50 players
20 6s - 16 players
30 6s - 5 players
40 6s - 2 players
50 6s - Rohit Sharma

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Exciting last day of the test in the store. India need to score 309 to win or bat out the day to draw. India is poised well for both. They could’ve been a bit better position if not for the wicket of Rohit. The pitch seems to have eased out a bit from 4th day’s play. But, India has other worries too. Jadeja most probably won’t bat. Pant may, But he would be more wary of protecting his elbow. So, India has a brave task ahead tomorrow.

Let’s see what happens tomorrow. :crossed_fingers:

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Brave India pull off the great escape at the SCG | Vodafone Test Series 2020-21

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Remarkable resilience shown by India. They had lost Jadeja to Injury. Vihari, Pant and Ashwin battled on through Injury and saved the day. A win also looked possible till Pant was on the crease.

A bigger test awaits India in Brisbane. India’s injury woes worsens further with Bumrah also ruled out. Ashwin & Jadeja already ruled out.

India’s bowling is now thread bare and totally comprises of Rookies. India now looks more like India A. Some may even wonder whether India is even left with 11 players. All front line bowlers injured, In batting also India will be without Kohli, Rahul, Vihari, Jadeja. Pant in all probability be available. Mayank is also under injury cloud. If he is not available, Shaw will get a new chance. Kuldep will also get an opportunity to don whites.

Probable India XI : Gill, Mayank/Shaw, Pujara, Rahane, Rohit, Pant, Saha, Siraj, Saini, Natrajan, Kuldeep.

If Pant is fit enough to keep, India can lay both Shaw & Mayank and offset weakened bowling with bolstered batting. There is Shardul in the mix too, Will he get a nod ahead of Saha?

What should be India’s XI? What you guys say?

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Debutant Sundar removes Smith as maiden Test wicket | Vodafone Test Series 2020-21

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Honours split on day one at the Gabba after Labuschagne ton | Vodafone Test Series 2020-21

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Australia vs India 4th Test Highlights | Brisbane, Day 4 | Cricket Highlights (2021.01.18)

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