India vs Australia highlights: Third Test, cricket live scores, blog – Day 1

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    3rd Test - IND v AUS

    Australia 1st Inn 451 All Out
    India 1st Inn 9/603
    Australia 2nd Inn 6/204
    Australia won the toss and elected to bat
    Match drawn
    Australia Over:100.0  RR:2.04
    Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
    PSP Handscomb* 72 200 7 0 36.00
    MS Wade 9 16 2 0 56.25
    Bowlers O M R W Econ
    RA Jadeja* 44.0 18 54 4 1.23
    R Ashwin 30.0 10 71 1 2.37
    Recent Overs:
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    Last Wicket: Maxwell, GJ, 2 (c:Vijay b:Ashwin)
    Current Partnership: 14 runs, 32 balls, RR:43.75

    The JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi will be the setting as India take on Australia in the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar series. Follow all the action of Day 1 from 3pm (AEDT) here on The Roar.

    Australia established supremacy in the series with a 333-run victory in the first Test at Pune, but India bounced back in dramatic fashion in the second match, at Bangalore, to level the series.

    In the previous Test, India’s batting woes continued in the first innings as the side was skittled out for 189. Lokesh Rahul led a lone crusade from the top of the order once again, hitting 90 runs in the first innings.

    Only four other batsmen hit double-digit scores, as Nathan Lyon finished the first innings with eight wickets to his credit. Lyon set the record for the best effort by an overseas bowler in one innings of a Test match in India in the process.

    Australia posted 276 runs in reply but would have wanted more to shut India out of the game.

    While Matt Renshaw and Shaun Marsh did well to both hit 60s, India’s bowlers claimed six wickets on the second day before dismissing the remaining Australian batsmen on the first session of the third. Ravindra Jadeja was the stand-out bowler, taking six wickets.

    Good efforts from Rahul at the top of the order, followed by a superb partnership of 118 runs between Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, helped India post 274 runs in difficult conditions in the second innings, setting Australia a target of 188 to win.

    The tourists lost their final six wickets for just 11 runs, as they were bowled out for 112. This time, it was Ravichandran Ashwin who made the difference, with six wickets of his own, while Jadeja picked up a couple of poles.

    A stunningly feisty press conference followed, in which Virat Kohli accused Steven Smith of pushing the DRS review laws. The ICC decided not to take any action and while the BCCI lodged a complaint with the ICC, sanity prevailed as the two boards thrashed out the issue in a late evening sit-down.

    India might be tempted to drop Abhinav Mukund from the final XI after a couple of failures, while there might be a toss-up between Karun Nair and off-spinner Jayant Yadav.

    As far as the visitors are concerned, Mitchell Marsh and Mitchell Starc have both been ruled out, with Marcus Stoinis and Pat Cummins on the cards to replace them. If Nathan Lyon hasn’t recovered fully from his injury, Glenn Maxwell could also be drafted in.

    Follow the live scores and blog of the first day of this third Test between India and Australia from 3pm (AEDT) here on The Roar.

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    • Roar Pro

      Andrew Young said | 12:30pm | ! Report


    • Roar Guru

      Anindya Dutta said | 3:02am | ! Report

      Well australia just won this series 3-1. Kohli has been ruled out of tithe Test and possibly the series with a ligament tear in his shoulder.

    • 2:38am
      Tanmoy Kar said | 2:38am | ! Report

      From here they need to reach 500+ to win / draw the Test match. Anything less than 400 will not help their cause. Though Kohli is injured and may not bat at No.4. Anyway, Congratulations to Australia for their this 800th. Test match.

    • 12:17am
      Blackfish said | 12:17am | ! Report

      Maxwell getting the job done leaving the Big Show behind. Just shows he doesn’t need it. Great knock so far.
      However I dont think he is 5th bowler quality that can keep him in the side ouitside the sub continent.

      • 12:34am
        Josh said | 12:34am | ! Report

        I think his bowling is underrated, and his bowling style suits long form cricket the most because he’s an attacking offspinner. So I reckon he is

    • 12:04am
      Rats said | 12:04am | ! Report

      Before the series began. Do not sledge Kohli. He will score more runs.
      After the series began. Do not sledge Smith. well.. it doesn’t matter. He will keep scoring 100s.
      S Smith showing who is the boss.

    • 11:46pm
      Rats said | 11:46pm | ! Report

      India missed a trick here.. Poor team selection. They are one spinner short…

      • 11:55pm
        Linphoma said | 11:55pm | ! Report

        I for one would have loved to see a leggie playing in this series.

    • 11:45pm
      Josh said | 11:45pm | ! Report

      How good is Steve Smith? He’s leaving all his peers behind at the moment. His relentless determination is just so good to watch, a real scrapper but with the talent to match

      • 11:56pm
        doogs said | 11:56pm | ! Report

        fantastic knock. so much patience. Incredible record home and away

    • 11:34pm
      Linphoma said | 11:34pm | ! Report

      Could Glenn Maxwell be the next Andrew Symonds?
      Does he fish?
      What are his drinking habits?
      Does he react to Sikh sledges?
      Would he hang out with Matt Hayden and paddle a capsized boat across Moreton Bay?

    • 11:21pm
      Nudge said | 11:21pm | ! Report

      Have only seen the highlights of the toss, but it looked like Kohli didn’t look Smith in the eye? I haven’t said a bad word about Kohli in the last fortnight, but that is absolutely weak boned if that’s the case.
      Kohli may well get the last laugh but at the moment Smith has shown that he doesn’t give a stuff what gets thrown at him. He is that mentally tough it’s not funny. Brilliant from Maxi as well. Must push on to 450 plus tomor. An early wicket tomor can change things quick

      • 7:56am
        Jameswm said | 7:56am | ! Report

        Yeah I noticed that too.

        Was it just that bit?

        When the captains shake hands at the start of a test – how could you not look your opponent in the eye? Never seen that before.

    • 11:00pm
      Jordan c said | 11:00pm | ! Report

      With Kohli out India will fold like a sh!thouse pack of cards mark my words.

    • Columnist

      Ronan O'Connell said | 10:56pm | ! Report

      This pitch is playing well now but it’s still a really tired, cracked looking pitch which appears more like a day 3 deck than a day 1 version.

      I can see this pitch becoming way more difficult to bat on from day 3 onwards.

      If Australia can press on and make 450+ it is going to be very tough for India to win this series.

      • 11:10pm
        Bobbo7 said | 11:10pm | ! Report

        Yes, anything you over 430 or so will make the win very tough for India. It will be uneven from day 3 and spinning back to the bowler by day 5.

        • 11:17pm
          Linphoma said | 11:17pm | ! Report

          Shastri was on the ABC and was candid when he said it will break up at tea tomorrow.. Given it does, I pray they get 450 this dig.

      • 11:27pm
        Linphoma said | 11:27pm | ! Report

        It looked like a chook yard yesterday. Granted it was a still photograph, but the proof will be some time tomorrow when India have a crack at it.
        What other major sport in the world is so dependent on the conditions of the playing surface determining the playing of the game?
        OK, you can argue the success of the various football teams playing an expansive game in inclement conditions and prospering consistently, but can you say the same for bat and ball sports?

        • 1:19am
          OJP said | 1:19am | ! Report

          golf ?

          • 9:53am
            Linphoma said | 9:53am | ! Report

            Perhaps. There’s two games in one: the technique and application on the fairway as opposed to the green.

      • 11:53pm
        JB said | 11:53pm | ! Report

        don’t know anyone can say how it will play unchartered territory for this pitch.

        kudos to those who prepared it though easily the best first day produced tus far plenty of people got it wrong myself included

        • 11:58pm
          doogs said | 11:58pm | ! Report

          yes i agree. I did not see the pitch before the start but it has played really well. Well done Smith and Maxwell. Wonderful test match partnership

    • 10:50pm
      Rob said | 10:50pm | ! Report

      Well done Maxi! Many would say it was an out of character innings, but I reckon it showed exactly what sort of character Maxwell is. The Marsh boys show their character time and time again. It’s called winners and ……..

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