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Highlights India vs Australia 2017, 1st Test Day 3, cricket scores and updates: O'Keefe, Lyon spin visitors to 1-0 series lead
Catch the live scores of day three of the 1st Test between India and Australia at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Thursday.
Steve O'Keefe is the Man of the Match for his identical figures of 6/35 in both innings of the match!
OUT! That's it! Jayant Yadav is caught by keeper Wade for 5, as Australia win by 333 runs, and grab a 1-0 series lead! That was a tame inside-edge by Jayant, who managed to hammer a boundary before the inevitable end. Wade runs forward, and completes the catch.
Australia, thus, record their first victory on Indian soil in nearly 13 years. India, on the other hand, record their first loss at home in five years.
Jayant Yadav c Wade b Lyon 5
OUT! And it's a quick procession after tea with Ishant getting caught at leg-slip by Warner after a bat/pad deflection. Australia are just one wicket away from completing a spectacular hammering of Virat Kohli and company.
Ishant Sharma c Warner b Lyon 0(2)
BOWLED EM! Eight down, two more to go! Jadeja tries to go for a cut, although he is cramped for room in this one. Gets an inside-edge onto his off-stump, as India lose their eighth wicket with 102 on board. Lyon, who has played second fiddle to SOK today, gets his second wicket.
Ravindra Jadeja b Nathan Lyon 3(11)
OUT! O'Keefe gets rid of the last remaining dangerman in Pujara as India lose their seventh wicket with 100 on board. ChePu's bat was nowhere near the line of the delivery, and got rapped in front of the middle-stump to give SOK his sixth dismissal.
Cheteshwar Pujara lbw Steve O'Keefe 31(58)
After 28.3 overs,India 99/6 ( Cheteshwar Pujara 31 , )
Saha starts the 27th over off with a drive towards wide deep cover, getting off the mark in the process. Pujara is dropped in the following over by Warner at leg slip (off Lyon's bowling), surviving on 29 in the process.
O'Keefe however, continues his golden run in this match by completing his second successive five-for in this match, trapping Saha lbw for 5 as India lose their sixth wicket with 99 on board. With that dismissal, it's tea on Day 3, with Australia now four wickets away from handing Kohli his first Test loss on home soil.
Wriddhiman Saha lbw Steve O'Keefe 5(13)
OUT! Smith decides to review an lbw decision that is turned down by the umpire, and three reds mean Ashwin is on his way back to the pavilion for 8, with India losing their fifth wicket with 89 on board. With that, Steve O'Keefe grabs his maiden 10-wicket-match haul with his fourth dismissal in this innings. Should be a mere formality for the Australian this point onwards.
Ravichandran Ashwin lbw Steve O'Keefe 8(11)
OUT! Rahane pays the price for looking to attack more often than not. Goes for the cover drive on the up, and ends up serving in straight into Lyon's hands inside the circle. India 77/4 now
Ajinkya Rahane c Lyon b O'Keefe 18(21)
BOWLED EM! Steve O'Keefe gets Kohli! And it is a brainfade on the latter's part that results in his dismissal! Goes for the leave, only for the ball to continue along its path and crash into the middle of the off-stump. That should deal a massive blow the Indian hopes of avoiding a big defeat in this game. Their most reliable warrior heads back to the pavilion for a second-consecutive low score.
Virat Kohli b Steve O'Keefe 13(37)
OUT! And now both Indian openers are back in the pavilion, with the hosts heading towards an embarrassing defeat right now! Right after hitting a boundary off a cover drive, Rahul is trapped on the backfoot by a delivery that jags back into the batsman sharply. Rahul ends up wasting the last review in a feeble attempt to save himself.
KL Rahul lbw Nathan Lyon 10(9)
OUT! Murali Vijay is trapped lbw in the fifth over of the Indian innings for 2. Not only do India lose their first wicket with 10 on board, but they also lose a precious review in the process. So much for Indian hopes right now, with O'Keefe once again casting a cloud of gloom over their heads.
Murali Vijay lbw O'Keefe 2(23)
OUT! Jadeja gets the last wicket, as Steve O'Keefe is caught-behind for 6 off 42 balls, as Australia are bowled out for 285. Which basically means India will create history if they chase down the 441-run target set by the visitors.
Steve O'Keefe lbw Ravindra Jadeja 6(42)
OUT! Umesh strikes at the stroke of lunch, trapping Lyon lbw with a length delivery that angles back into the stumps. Umpire raises his finger promptly, with Australia losing their ninth wicket with 279 runs on the board, which is a lead of 434.
Nathan Lyon lbw Umesh Yadav 13(13)
After 78 overs,Australia 258/8 ( Steve O'Keefe 0 , )
Steve O'Keefe, Australia's hero with the ball in the previous innings, blocks throughout Jadeja's 28th over of the innings. SIX! Starc goes big towards the leg-side yet again, timing his slot to perfection. He is targeting Ashwin right now.
OUT! Ashwin strikes back in the last ball of the 78th over, deceiving him into a miscue with a carrom-ball as KL Rahul takes a safe catch at cow-corner.
Mitchell Starc c Rahul b Ashwin 30(31)
OUT! Jadeja finally ends Smith's magnificent display of batting by trapping him leg-before. The Australian captain was going for the pull, and got rapped on the front pad after missing it. The umpire raised his finger almost instantly, and the review did not help save Smith. Australia 246/7 in the 75th over.
Steve Smith lbw Ravindra Jadeja 109(202)
CENTURY FOR STEVE SMITH!! All the dropped chances aside, you cannot get better a batsman than by scoring a century on a surface as tricky as this! The captain takes 187 deliveries and 11 boundaries to get to the milestone. His 18th Test ton, and 10th as captain.
After 66 overs,Australia 204/6 ( Steven Smith (C) 85 , )
Front-foot no-ball by Jayant in the second ball of the 65th over, which also brings up the 200 for the visitors. Umesh appeals for a caught-behind chance in the following over, although umpire Kettleborough does not look convinced. Ultra-edge shows a definite spike, though the hosts cannot contest the decision now, having wasted their reviews earlier in the innings.
OUT! Umesh finally gets the wicket at the end of the over, with Wade getting a thicker edge this time to get caught behind for 20. Australia lose their sixth wicket with 204 on board, which translates to a lead of 359. Drinks taken at the end of this over.
OUT! Jadeja's dedication to the probing line has finally worked for him, as Mitchell Marsh gets a faint nick while looking to defend a delivery just outside off, with Australia losing their fifth wicket with 169 on board.
Mitchell Marsh c Saha b Jadeja 31(76)
What a day it turned out to be for the visitors! The Indians probably have not been outplayed this badly in this entire season so far, and are now desperately struggling to save this match. Smith and Marsh will look to extend further misery on the hosts on Day 3, and a target of 400 is something that they will look at.
Kohli, meanwhile, will want to have a word with his team-mates about the four dropped catches today, including three off Smith. The captain, though, will think about the two reviews wasted today, with his DRS calls being awful so far in the match.
OUT! Finally a dismissal for the Indians. More importantly, a catch has finally been held on to, with Renshaw getting caught by Ishant at long-off while looking for a straight hit off Jayant Yadav's bowling. Australia lose their fourth wicket with 113 on board, although they still are in the driver's seat with a 268-run lead.
Matt Renshaw c Ishant Sharma b Jayant Yadav 31(50)
FOUR! Steve Smith brings up his 21st Test fifty with a flick towards backward square-leg, getting to the milestone in 93 deliveries in what has so far been a superb display of strokeplay. Smith has hit seven boundaries in the innings so far, and will now look to guide his team to a massive total. Also brings up the fifty-partnership in the process.
OUT! Ashwin's long wait for his third wicket is finally over, after Handscomb gets an inside-edge to a delivery that was pitched between middle and leg, with the ball lobbing over to Vijay at leg-slip after deflecting off his thigh. Vijay makes amends for letting go of an opportunity earlier in the day. Australia 61/3; lead by 216.
Peter Handscomb c Murali Vijay b Ravi Ashwin 19(34)
OUT! And that's wicket number two to fall for the Australians, and it is Shaun Marsh who is trapped leg-before, one that is nearly identical to that of Warner in the first over. Marsh thus returns to the hut for a 21-ball duck. Australia 23/2
Shaun Marsh lbw Ravichandran Ashwin 0(21)
OUT! Ashwin strikes in his very first over after getting hit for two boundaries in this over. Warner is trapped plumb lbw, and promptly walks off without even thinking of a review. Australia lose their first wicket with 10 on board, though that should do little to prevent them from scoring at a T20-like rate.
David Warner lbw Ravichandran Ashwin 10(6)
OUT! Umesh tried to slog O'Keefe over long-on for some reason, and ends up giving O'Keefe his sixth wicket after an outside-edge carries to Smith in the slips. India are bowled out for an embarrassing 105, conceding a 155-run first innings deficit. O'Keefe records memorable figures of 6/35, which played key role in triggering India's collapse in this session.
Umesh Yadav c Steve Smith b Steve O'Keefe 4(11)
OUT! And there goes Jadeja back to the hut after miscuing an attempted slog towards wide long-on, where Starc collects the catch safely despite the sun being in his eyes. And that's wicket number five for Steve O'Keefe — his first five-for in international cricket!
Ravindra Jadeja c Mitchell Starc b Steve O'Keefe 2(14)
OUT! And that's wicket number eight to fall for India, and what a game we are having at the moment. Jayant lunges forward in his defence, and Wade promptly whips his bails off with his backfoot on the line — no part of it inside the crease. India collapse to 98/8, and they might very well get bowled out for less than 100. What a disastrous session this is turning out to be for the hosts.
Jayant Yadav st Matthew Wade b Steve O'Keefe 2(10)
OUT! Four wickets without conceding a single run! India are collapsing spectacularly at the moment! At this rate, they could very well collapse to a 100-run deficit! Ashwin gets an inside-edge onto his boot, before the ball lobs over to Handscomb at short-leg. Another superb catch by Handscomb, as spinners are now all over the Indians at the moment.
Ravichandran Ashwin c Handscomb b Lyon 1(4)
OUT! Three wickets in a single over for O'Keefe without conceding a single run, and India suddenly collapse to 95/6! What on earth is going on here? This time it is Wriddhiman Saha who gets a leading edge to the slips, where Steve Smith takes a simple catch.
Wriddhiman Saha c Steve Smith b Steve O'Keefe 0(2)
OUT! And it is a procession now, with Steve O'Keefe not only breaking the fifty-stand by removing Rahul, but sending his partner back just a couple of deliveries later. The delivery straightens and kicks up after pitching along middle, and Handscomb takes a fantastic one-handed catch at slip. Two wickets in a single over, and India suddenly collapse to 95/5,
Ajinkya Rahane c Peter Handscomb b Steve O'Keefe 13(55)
OUT! And that's the end of KL Rahul, after he is caught at wide long-off by David Warner while looking for another big hit. Came down the track, and ended up getting a bottom-edge. O'Keefe gets the all-important wicket of the set batsman, who also appears to have aggravated the injury to his left shoulder. India 94/4,
KL Rahul c David Warner b Steve O'Keefe 64(97)
FIFTY for KL Rahul! For all the aggression in his innings so far, he gets to the milestone with a simple push down the ground for a single. His second fifty in Tests, having slammed four centuries before.
OUT! And that's two wickets in three balls, and Virat Kohli departs for a two-ball duck! What a huge breakthrough this is for the Australians! India suddenly look shaky at 44/3!
This one swung away from the Indian captain, with Kohli looking to go for a drive. Ends up getting a top-edge to the slips, with his Australian counterpart taking a simple catch in the slips. It's one thing to remove Kohli for a low score. Another thing entirely to dismiss him for a two-ball duck.
Virat Kohli c Steve Smith b Mitchell Starc 0(2)
OUT! And now it is Starc's turn to strike! Catches ChePu off-guard with a short delivery that cramps him for room, with the batsman getting a bit of glove to get caught-behind. India lose their second wicket with 44 on board!
Cheteshwar Pujara c Matthew Wade b Mitchell Starc 6(23)
OUT! And that's two-in-two for Umesh in this over, as he traps Lyon lbw in the very next delivery after Saha's stunner to dismiss O'Keefe. Lyon goes for the review instantly, which doesn't help his case as the ball is shown to be clipping leg, which rules it in favour of the umpire's call.
Nathan Lyon lbw Umesh Yadav 0(1)
OUT! Sensational catch by Wriddhiman Saha! One that sure will be massively viral soon! Thick edge off O'Keefe's bat carries between Saha and the slip fielder, an athletic dive by Saha — probably the best catch of his career — results in the batsman's departure for a 13-ball duck, with the Australians losing their eighth wicket with 205 on board.
Steve O'Keefe c Wriddhiman Saha b Umesh Yadav 0(13)
OUT! It is Ashwin who nets the biggest fish for the hosts, as Matt Renshaw gets a leading edge off a delivery that straightens while looking to defend. He ends up edging it to Murali Vijay in the slips, as his fine knock comes to an end, with Australia losing their seventh wicket with 196 on board.
Matt Renshaw c Murali Vijay b Ravichandran Ashwin 68(156)
OUT! Umesh Yadav's reintroduction into the attack works for the hosts almost instantly, as he traps Matthew Wade lbw for 8, with Australia losing their sixth wicket with 190 on board. The wicketkeeper-batsman goes for the review straightaway, and the decision is in favour of that the umpire.
Matthew Wade lbw Umesh Yadav 8(20)
FIFTY for Matt Renshaw! The young left-handed opener, playing his first Test in a place as tough as India, stands tall amidst the rubble! Gets to the milestone with a boundary towards fine-leg, with the ball beating Jadeja to the rope. Takes 125 balls to get there. This will count as a quick half-century, having converted his previous one into a mammoth 184 against Pakistan at Sydney.
OUT! It's Jadeja again, this time trapping Mitchell Marsh plumb lbw to remove him for 4, as Australia lose their fifth wicket with 166 on board! Once again gets the delivery to straighten after pitching along off and middle. That caught the younger Marsh brother by surprise, and he was once again trapped plumb on the backfoot.
Mitchell Marsh lbw Ravindra Jadeja 4(18)
OUT! And now it is skipper Steve Smith's turn to return to the pavilion, almost as if he is accompanying Handscomb back. Comes down the track and looks to hoick it over midwicket, except he does not get the necessary elevation that results in Kohli taking an easy catch.
Steve Smith c Virat Kohli b Ravichandran Ashwin 27(95)
OUT! Ravindra Jadeja strikes, trapping Peter Handscomb lbw with the decision turning out to be a plumb one according to replays. The back of length delivery from Jadeja straightened after pitching along middle, and Handscomb missed the line of the delivery while looking ot play it towards the leg side on the backfoot.
Peter Handscomb lbw Ravindra Jadeja 22(45)
OUT! Change of angle does the trick for Jayant Yadav, as he bowls over the wicket to Shaun Marsh along the leg-stump. The southpaw looks for a sweep, with the ball deflecting off his pad after brushing off his glove, beforing lobbing over to Kohli at leg-slip for a simple catch. Australia lose their second wicket with 119 on board.
Shaun Marsh c Virat Kohli b Jayant Yadav 16(55)
After 28 overs,Australia 82/1 ( Steven Smith (C) 0 , Shaun Marsh 0)
Appeal for lbw at the start of the 27th over, though Kohli decides against opting for the review. Replays suggest India would have lost their remaining review had they gone for it, as both the impact as well line of the delivery would have led to umpire's call. Umesh however, gets the much-needed breakthrough in the following over to send the dangerous Warner back into the pavilion.
Something interesting at the centre, with Renshaw also rushing back to the pavilion after Warner's dismissal. Reports coming in suggest that he might be ill at the moment, which means Renshaw has had to retire hurt on 36 off 89 balls. One wicket and two batsmen back in the pavilion!
Matt Renshaw retired hurt 36(89)
BOWLED EM! Umesh Yadav gets the breakthrough in his very first over, just a couple of deliveries after conceding a bo-ball! This one's full outside off, which Warner only manages to get an inside-edge to, resulting in the ball disturbing his stumps! Much-needed breakthrough for the Indians, as they manage to get their first wicket after conceding 82 runs.
David Warner b Umesh Yadav 38(77)
After 20 overs,Australia 53/0 ( Matt Renshaw 21 , David Warner 25)
And it's Ashwin continuing from the other end after Jadeja's introduction. So it was a bowling change, as well as a change of ends for Ashwin. Warner and Renshaw, meanwhile, bring up the 50-stand for the first wicket in this over. A good start for the Australians after opting to bat, and the duo will look to set the foundation for a big Australian total by stretching this partnership to the three-figure mark.
After 16 overs,Australia 40/0 ( Matt Renshaw 15 , David Warner 20)
FOUR! Short and in the slot for a pull, Warner goes for the swing of his bat, and sends it racing away towards the midwicket boundary for his third boundary. Gets beaten in the fifth delivery though.
BOWLED! AND OFF A FRONT-FOOT NO BALL! Would you belive it? Jayant manages to fox Warner with one pitching short and down leg side, and Warner barely wastes a second going for a single after seeing the umpire raise his arm horizontally. What's worsse, it runs away towards the fine-leg fence for four byes, in addition to the extra. Skipper Kohli is not happy with that! How costly will it prove for the hosts?
Ashwin gets his fourth maiden in the 16th over, at the end of which the umpire calls for drinks.
Australia XI: David Warner, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (c), Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (wk) Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc
India XI: Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
Pitch report: I've never seen a pitch like this. There's grass on the surface, and there's enough cracks, and at the end of the day the pitch might have to go to a dermatologist, says Ravi Shastri. Normally it's a pretty good wicket. I've never seen a pitch this dry. For me, the toss is going to be a big factor, and the toss winning the toss might want to bat first. I think Josh Hazlewood might have to miss out, says Australian spin legend Shane Warne.
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Australian coach Darren Lehmann: It's a great result. Really impressed with the batting and the bowling was world class. So it was a good all round performance. The pitch turned from Day 1 and it was gouing to be a challenge for both sides. We had a great preparation in Dubai. We didn't [lay well in Sri Lanka, but learnt a lot of lessons. India are a quality siude at home and winning the first Test here since 2004 is special. O' Keefe did really well. Jadeja was tough, he probably spun the ball too much. It was one of Steve Smith's best hundreds, if not the best. Kohli's wicket for a duck was key.
Best bowling figures for bowlers in a maiden Test in India:
16/136 N Hirwani, Chennai,1988
13/106 I Botham,Mumbai,1980
12/70 Steve O'Keefe,Pune,2017
12/181 L Sivaramakrishnan,Mumbai,1984
12/358 J Krejza,Nagpur,2008
Least Tests lost from career's first 24 Tests as a captain among Indians:
2 Sunil Gavasakar
3 MS Dhoni, VIRAT KOHLI*
6 R Dravid, Kapil Dev
7 M Azharuddin
8 S Ganguly, S Tendulkar
Steve O'Keefe: It's a good feeling. We bowled really well without much luck. It's good to go 1-0 up. We know how hard it is to win here in India. My first six overs were pretty ordinary. Lot of credit has to go to the skipper for backing me. Our batters have been working hard on not trying to get the inside edge. Jadeja bowled well. Ashwin bowled well. And that's the way it is going to go in the series. It's been a great experience so far. Mumbai first. Then 'Sundar Pune'. Looking forward to Bangalore now.
Steve Smith: It was going to be hard work, but I'm proud of the way the boys pulled off this Test match. Winning the toss was important. The quick bowlers got us off to a quick start in the first innings, and then both spinners did well. We've got a very well-rounded squad. I'm really proud of the boys. It's been 4,502 days since Australia won in India. Incredible performance. (On Steve's O'Keefe's heroics) I think he was disappointed with the way he started on his first day, but he pulled back incredibly. Hopefully he will be a key player in the rest of the series. To score a hundred here in India, on a second innings wicket like that, took a lot of determination. Hopefully we can carry on some good cricket in Bangalore.
Virat Kohli: Would like to think of this as an aberration. Obviously we were outplayed on all three days. We got to hold our chins high, and accept the defeat. This has been the worst batting display in two years. It was just a case of not applying ourselves well. I'm sure the guys will bounce back strongly. (On the pitch) We know that Pune is generally low and slow, and going to be more dry. They utilised the conditions better than us. They deserved to win this game. I think our spinners did pretty well. We've had two-three really bad sessions, and to pull yourself back against a top-quality side is difficult. You have to take your hat off and tell your opposition well done, and this is one occasion. (On Umesh's spell in the first innings) Umesh has been working really hard for the past few months, and has worked hard on his fitness and become stronger. Kudos to him for his four wickets in the first innings, and I hope he can do more of that in the next innings.
Nathan Lyon: We have learnt a lot since the four years ago (2013). Credit goes to all the coaches. Credit to O'Keefe. Very happy for him. Watched lots of videos of Ashwin, read what he does here. We met in Dubai before this. India are a world class side and will come back hard at us and have another big three games coming up. Credit to Steve Smith and David Warner. They have been exceptional. I will take the pitch everywhere.
Day 2 report: Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe's career-best six-wicket haul and skipper Steve Smith's half century helped Australia take a commanding lead of 298 runs as they reached 143/4 in their second innings at stumps on the second day of the opening cricket Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.
Smith, who was dropped thrice on 23, 29 and 37, was unbeaten on 59 with all-rounder Mitchell Marsh giving him company on 21 when the umpires dislodged the bails for the day.
For India, off-spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav shared the four wickets, with the Chennai tweaker claiming three while Yadav chipped in with one in the visitors' second innings.
Resuming the post-tea session at 46/2, Smith and Jose Handscomb (19) added 15 runs to the total before the latter was caught by Murali Vijay at leg gully off Ashwin in the 21st over.
Handscomb's dismissal brought in Matt Renshaw (31), who with the skipper forged a 52-run partnership for the fourth wicket and helped the visitors get past the 100-run mark.
Just when things were going smoothly for the visitors, Yadav struck with the wicket of Renshaw, caught by Ishant Sharma at long-off to leave Australia at 113/4 after 35 overs.
Incoming batsman Marsh along with Smith then batted the remaining overs of the day with caution as the visitors went off with a lead of 298 runs in the second innings.
Earlier, after bowling India out for a paltry 105, Australia scored 46/2, taking their lead to 201 runs.
Openers David Warner (10) and Shaun Marsh (0) failed to provide the kind of start Australia were looking for with Warner being adjudged leg before wicket on the final ball of the very first over by Ashwin.
Marsh, who was promoted to open the innings, too failed to step up to the occasion as he too was adjudged leg before wicket by Ashwin after consuming 21 balls for his duck.
With the Australians struggling at 23/2 after seven overs, Smith and Handscomb stabilised the innings with an unbeaten 23-run stand for the third wicket going in for the tea break.
Meanwhile, resuming the post-lunch session at 70/3, the home side never looked in contention as they surrendered their remaining seven wickets meekly for 35 runs.
The 32nd over saw a complete turnaround of the match when O'Keefe took three wickets to have the hosts struggling at 95/6.
The first one to go was Lokesh Rahul (64), the highest scorer in India's innings. Ajinkya Rahane (13), who forged a 50-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Rahul, was next to depart.
Bengal wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha (0), who came in with half the team back in the pavilion, was also sent packing in the same over.
The lower-middle order comprising Ravichandran Ashwin (1), Ravindra Jadeja (2), Jayant Yadav (2) and Umesh Yadav (4) also fell prey in similar fashion to the tweakers.
Besides O'Keefe's 6/35, pacer Mitchell Starc scalped two wickets for 38 runs while Jose Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon took a wicket each.
After bowling Australia out for 260 in their first essay, India started their innings on a steady note in the first session of play.
But after six overs, Murali Vijay, who was playing the ball on its merit, lost his concentration and was caught behind the stumps. He was dismissed by medium pacer Jose Hazlewood with just 26 runs on the board.
Cheteshwar Pujara (6), who came in next could add only 17 runs with Rahul before the Saurashtra right-hander was sent packing in the 15th over by Starc.
Starc once again stroke in the same over to get the prized scalp of India skipper Virat Kohli (0) and reduce the hosts to 44/3.
Incoming batsman Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul then stabilised the innings and played intelligently. Both batsmen forged a 26-run partnership in 11 overs before umpires called for the break.
With Australia in the driver's seat with a lead of 298 runs, it will depend on the Indian spinners to restrict the visitors cheaply on a slow and low pitch.
With inputs from IANS.
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