Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was released by India’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja after scoring his maiden Test century in 3rd Test day 2 in Ranchi. Aussie skipper Steve Smith continues to lead in 2nd innings of the third Test match against India.
Jadeja took his second wickets dismissed Matthew Wade for 37 runs. It was a clear edge from Wade straight to keeper’s hand. Australia with 394 runs losing their seven wickets.
The Australia’s did well to overcome the pitch fiends in their mind and it looks like the toss might play a vital role in the Test.
Maxwell has broken his bat on the first ball of the second-day innings in Ranchi.
India might be banking on their spin pair of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja to lead their fight back after a dull show on Day 1.
It was an excellent morning for Maxwell as he scored his first Test century. He moves to 98 with a classy boundary off Yadav. In Day 2 Test match Maxwell could not handle the bouncer well which was hit on his shoulder by a rising ball.
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Ravindra Jadeja was able to construct a lot of turns and Maxwell was lucky and reaches his first Test century in Ranchi.
Jadeja strikes early on Day 2 as Glenn Maxwell is caught behind. For Maxwell, it was a weak boundary from Maxwell, and Wriddhiman Saha did not make a mistake an easy taking catch.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli was present during the practice however he did not bat in the practice nets.
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India needs to take fast wickets as much as possible on the Day 2 of the Third Test match. As a big total might cause a huge problem for the hosts.
The pitch will get worse as the match steps forward and India will not pursue anything is an excess of 200 in the fourth innings.