India vs Australia Third Test Day 2: Cricket live scores, updates

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    India v Australia

    PCA STADIUM, MARCH 14-18, 2013

    3rd Test - IND v AUS

    Australia 1st Inn 408 All Out
    India 1st Inn 499 All Out
    Australia 2nd Inn 223 All Out
    India 2nd Inn 4/136
    Australia won the toss and elected to bat
    India won by 6 wickets
    India Over:33.3  RR:4.06
    Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
    MS Dhoni* 18 28 3 0 64.29
    RA Jadeja 8 5 2 0 160.00
    Bowlers O M R W Econ
    MA Starc* 10.3 1 51 0 4.86
    PM Siddle 11.0 2 34 1 3.09
    Recent Overs:
    .  4  .  .  1  .  | .  .  4  .  4  .  | 4  4  4  |
    Last Wicket: Tendulkar, 21 (RO Warner)
    Current Partnership: 20 runs, 8 balls, RR:250.00

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    Only rain had a say on the first day of the Mohali Test match between India and Australia on Thursday, so much so that the teams couldn’t even toss the coin, effectively making this a four-day match.

    We’ll have live scores and commentary from 2.30pm AEDT.

    So much so that even the toss wasn’t possible, effectively making this a four-day encounter.

    What this definitely does is to allow an extra day of rest for Matthew Wade, who was effectively ruled out of the contest if the game had started today.

    But with the match now beginning on Friday – subject to better weather – the Australian management may be tempted to bring in the keeper.

    It all depends on whether they have already announced the line-up within the team and if they want to make any last-minute changes to it.

    If Wade continues to remain unfit, online reports had suggested that Glenn Maxwell was the player expected to miss out with Australia deciding to go in with Nathan Lyon yet again – despite the coach Mickey Arthur’s assertions about Lyon’s loss of confidence.

    India were so confident of the rains abandoning the first day’s play that they did not even venture outside their hotel rooms.

    Having won three matches in a Test series only three times before this, India will hope for the game to start tomorrow given the kind of confidence they will have going into this encounter.

    The pitch was expected to play not too differently from the first couple of Tests but it will be interesting to see what effect the rain has had on the surface.

    Sometimes the extra moisture helps the spin bowlers in the first session of play and that will be something that the likes of Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will hope for if India bowls first again.

    The good news for all fans is that 60 out of the 90 overs of lost play can be made up by bowling an extra over on each of the following four days.

    Again, that will be subject to how the weather holds up at Mohali. Play will begin half hour early for the remaining four days in an attempt to compensate for the lost time for day one.

    Live coverage of the game begins from 2.30pm AEDT on Thursday and you can add your opinion in the comments section below.



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    • 4:51pm
      Paris said | 4:51pm | ! Report

      How can I listen to the coverage from here?

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:06pm | ! Report

      And a single to end the day’s play with Australia on 7/273. More than half those runs came for no loss before the all-too-familiar collapse saw the visitors lose seven wickets for 134.

      There were 50s for Ed Cowan, Dave Warner and Steve Smith, with Cowan missing a good chance to score a century. Smith came back well into the side, looked confident from the outset and ended unbeaten on 58 in 137 balls.

      He has Mitchell Starc for company, batting on 20 with the stand already worth 22.

      India will hope to bowl Australia out under 300 while they will want to get themselves up to at least 350.

      Back with tomorrow’s play, half hour earlier than usual!

      • 10:09pm
        Matt said | 10:09pm | ! Report

        Henriques, now Smith. Soon as someone is *sure* to flop, they come out and surprise.

        Except Maxwell. He was always going to flop.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:02pm | ! Report

      Starc’s not taking singles in that last over. Already refused a couple of the.


    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:59pm | ! Report

      Last over of the day and it will be bowled by Ishant Sharma.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:57pm | ! Report

      Chipped over the mid-wicket fielder for a four! It was on the pads and Starc just flicks his wrists over the leg-side off Ashwin!

      7/271 in the 103rd

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:55pm | ! Report

      A quickly bowled over from Jadeja and a single off it.

      7/267 in 102.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:53pm | ! Report

      Ashwin’s bowled a maiden, having replaced Jadeja who had taken a wicket in his last over.

      With seven minutes to go India decide to go with Jadeja instead of BK now.

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:49pm | ! Report

      Short ball from BK and Starc’s not letting it go! Positive batting from Starc, pulls it away and gets a boundary to fine-leg…

      …7/266 in the 100th

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:48pm | ! Report

      Superb shot from Starc, fuller on the off stump and that’s drilled down the ground for a four! Beats the mid-off too…

      7/260 in the 100th

      • 9:50pm
        Red Kev said | 9:50pm | ! Report

        How does Siddle bat above Starc and Pattinson for that matter when Australia play?

        • Roar Guru

          Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:51pm | ! Report

          Surprises me too. Siddle’s a night watch-man who should bat at 10. He’s a bit like James Anderson or Ishant Sharma with the bat.

          • 9:55pm
            Cantab said | 9:55pm | ! Report

            Maybe he has the confidence and wants too, whilst the other guys are less eager?

            • Roar Guru

              Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:01pm | ! Report

              Having the confidence and being good enough to do that job are two different things I suppose.

              • 10:02pm
                Red Kev said | 10:02pm | ! Report

                Not in the Australian team, exhibit A Glenn Maxwell, he thinks he is good enough so the selectors pick him

    • Roar Guru

      Suneer Chowdhary said | 9:46pm | ! Report

      We have now seen 99 overs already bowled, one more than what was required to be bowled today.

      And guess who’s coming on to the bowl the 100th? Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He’s bowled only six of the 99 so far.

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