India vs Australia, 3rd Test Day 2: Openers lead India’s charge after Australia’s 451

Stumps! Good day of Check cricket for India because it closed second day's play at 120/1, they nonetheless path Australia by 331 runs. Indian openers, KL Rahul (67) and Murali Vijay (42*) put up a stable 91-run stand to steer India's cost in opposition to the visiting staff.

100 runs had been scored within the 32 overs of the ultimate session on the lack of one wicket. Pacer Pat Cummins, who has been introduced into the Australian staff to switch injured Mitchell Starc, dismissed Rahul for 67.

Australia, who began the day at 299/four, took their whole to 451. 4 of the six Aussie wickets to fall on Day 2 had been claimed by Ravindra Jadeja. Aussie skipper Steve Smith was irremovable as he remained unbeaten on 178. All-rounder Glen Maxwell, who notched a fifty on Day 1, clinched his maiden Check ton on Friday.

Final over of the day.

India: 119/1 from 38.1 overs

Lyon appeals in opposition to Vijay for a catch at brief, it’s turned down by umpire Ian Gould. Australia went for referral however replays confirmed that there was no contact between bat and ball.

India: 109/1 from 36 overs

Josh Hazelwood with a maiden over. The run-rate has slowed down a bit since Rahul's departure. India nonetheless path by 342 runs.

India: 91/1 from 31 .2 overs

Wicket! Pat Cummins strikes for Australia they usually lastly have a wicket after Indian openers made a great begin. KL Rahul out, caught by Matthew Wade. The brief ball has finished the trick. Rahul tried to get the bat away, however didn’t evade the ball and gloved the ball to the wicket-keeper. Cheteshwar Pujara has come out to bat.

India: 73/zero from 22 overs

Fifty for KL Rahul, his 4th on this sequence. He and Murali Vijay are doing a high-quality job for India after Australia had amassed 451 batting first. KL Rahul has performed his photographs and has made Australia didn’t get an opportunity to set him up for a wicket. Good, aggressive begin however he should squander an opportunity and go on to attain a giant hundred.

India: 20/zero from eight overs

Tea time! KL Rahul and Murali Vijay had been examined by Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood however the Indian duo has finished effectively to play out the difficult interval of eight over earlier than tea.

India: 1/zero from 2 overs

India openers have made a cautious begin. Josh Hazelwood and Pat Cummins are working for Australia.

That is Murali Vijay's 50th Check match.

Indian openers Murali Vijay and KL Rahul are out on the crease.

And that's it! Australia are bowled out for 451. Jadeja has run out Josh Hazelwood in a MS Dhoni-esque model.

A very good turnaround by Indian bowlers. They’ve picked six wickets at the moment at an expense of 152 runs. Ravindra Jadeja picked up 5 wickets to cease Australia from getting out of sight. The pitch has began to play some tips and Australia can be proud of their.

Australia: 449/9 from 136 overs

Gone! One other wicket for Jadeja, the left-arm spinner has now picked 5 wickets on this innings. Karun Nair takes the catch at foolish level to dismiss Lyon. It's Jadeja's 4th five-wicket haul of his profession.

Australia: 446/eight from 135 overs

Wicket! Steve O'Keefe out, caught by Murali Vijay. First wicket of the session and it has fell to a brief ball. O'Keefe tried to drag the pacer however might solely handle to pust it until the high-quality leg, the place Vijay took the catch. Nathan Lyon has come out to bat.

Australia: 441/7 from 132 overs

Steve O'Keefe together with Steve Smith are slowly constructing Australia's innings. Umesh Yadav and R Ashwin are working for India.

Lunch! 102 runs had been scored within the first session, whereas India picked up three wickets. All three of them fell to Ravindra Jadeja. Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell continued from the place they left yesterday, they batted maturely to construct Australia's whole. Maxwell introduced up his maiden Check hundred earlier than getting out to Jadeja. Smith and Matthew Wade added quicks runs to push Australia's whole previous 400.

Jadeja struck once more with two wickets in a single over, dismissing Wade and Pat Cummins, a bit earlier than innings break. India can be hoping to bowl out Australia quickly after they come out to play within the second session of Day 2.

Australia: 398/7 from 117 overs

Aussie skipper Smith has introduced up his 150. Whereas three wickets have fell for the visiting staff this morning, Smith has seemed comfy and continued to construct Australia's whole.

Australia: 395/7 from 116 overs

Wicket! Two wickets the truth is. Jadeja is on hearth. First he obtained Wade out, caught by Saha. After which he bowled out Pat Cummins.

Australia: 370/5 from 109 overs

The Australia batsmen have stepped up the run-rate. The duo of Smith and Wade have added 39 off 46 deliveries.

Australia: 332/5 from 103 overs

Wicket! Ravindra Jadeja strikes to take away Maxwell. First wicket of the day. Wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha takes the catch off Jadeja's bowling to dismiss Maxwell. Matthew Wade has come out to bat.

Australia: 328/four from 100 overs

Hundred! Maiden Check hundred for Glenn Maxwell and it has been a superb innings. The batsman is exhilarated, screams and hugs captain Steve Smith. Maxi has justified his choice with the ton and has proven to the world that he can bat within the longer format.

Australia: 316/four from 94 overs

We’re underway right here in Ranchi for Day 2 motion. Steve Smith (123) and Glenn Maxwell (92) are batting for Australia. Stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane has opted for pacers Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma to open the bowling on the second day.

First ball of the day and Glenn Maxwell's bat has been damaged. The batsman is smiling.


Captain Virat Kohli may very well be seen with the Indian teaching employees however he's not coaching. No official affirmation on whether or not we are going to see him in motion on Friday or not.


Ranchi: India will look to regroup and battle their manner again into the third Check in opposition to Australia in Ranchi on Friday after Australia ended Day 1 of the Check at 299 for four.

Aussie skipper Steve Smith struck one other ton in opposition to India, his second of the sequence, to steer Australia's cost and is unbeaten on 117. The captain was effectively assisted by all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who notched up his first Check fifty.

There are nonetheless issues over Indian skipper Virat Kolhi's shoulder damage. Kohli walked off the sector throughout the first hour of the second session on Day 1 after injuring his shoulder whereas making an attempt to abort a boundary.

Video: Virat Kohli hurts shoulder, rushed off the field during India-Australia Test

BCCI issued a press release late final night stating that there aren’t any severe issues as regards to the damage which can hamper his restoration and that Kohli is receiving therapy to get well from a pressure in his proper shoulder.

Umesh Yadav was probably the most profitable for India on Day 1 as he scalped two wickets (2/63) whereas R Ashwin (1/78) and Ravindra Jadeja (1/80) obtained a wicket every.