After leveling 1-1 the four-match Tests series in Bengaluru, India takes on Australia in the third Test series at Ranchi. Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
After a brilliant fight in Bengaluru while India defeated Australia by 75runs to level the test series at 1-1, both the team were playing their third Test match at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.
The Test match was started with the well foundation by Australia scoring 44 for 0 wickets. A lot of action in the first hour of the event, India has got their first break in the form of Warner, delivery of Jadeja, who took first wickets in the third Test of the four-test series.
Australian first wickets drop 61 runs after 14 overs. Afterward, Smith gets into the act and hits Jadeja spin to pick up a boundary. After losing Warner Australia going nicely and coming thick and faster.
Umesh comes back into the attack for his second spell; he again finds the edge, however, this time it carries the first slip, Renshaw walks back after scoring 44 by Umesh delivery.
Marsh out for two runs by Ashwin, India is coming back with sharply after Australia went off to flying start.
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Umesh was with a big shout for LBW into the Handscomb, but replays show that it was missing the leg. Jadeja comes back on the attack and replaces Ashwin.
This session India come back with well after went off to a flyer with Warner. Jadeja to bowl from the other end; however the visitor still maintaining a healthy run-rate after losing three wickets in the first session of the third Test in Ranchi.
Australian skipper Smith played well with soft hands, but Kohli chase to save the boundary but in the process, the captain got hurt himself. Kohli walks off the field, but nothing serious after physio help.
Smith makes his 21st fifty in Test cricket and going well in Ranchi third Test. It was an excellent from Umesh Yadav into the right-hander Handscomb.
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Smith is really playing well as captain score 80 runs not-out. He gets into the position and guides it through the backward point for a boundary off Ishant Sharma.
Before tea break, Smith is looking good for the visitors; Maxwell has good in his brief stay at the line. Australia with 194 for 4 in 59 overs, Steve Smith not-out with 80 runs and Glenn Maxwell with 19 runs.