The 2nd innings has over for Australia scoring 451 in the first innings day three at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. India’s start their first session with perfect performance. Ravindra Jadeja took his eight wickets haul in his 29th match.
India with 240 runs losing three wickets after lunch in the 3rd Test day 3 in Ranchi.
After an excellent start played by the openers, India lost KL Rahul late in the third session of day 2. Murali Vijay is still not out, and the first session for India is very important to cover the score line.
Vijay comedowns the track and hits it long-on off O’Keefe bowl by shock but clean strike. Skipper Kohli presents in the early morning practice which set to bat at his usual position and seen practicing in the nets.
Vijay unable to duck Hazlewood short ball which needs to takes it in the body, Pujara could not hit O’Keefe great ball that turns and bounce.
After that, Pat Cummins came into the attack and bowled well in the last one hour in the first session. Murali Vijay achieves his 15 half-centuries in the Test cricket.
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O’Keefe short bowls lovely hits by Pujara through the mid-wicket of a boundary, Kohli is prepared to come next. Indian performance was good in the first hour without losing any wickets.
Another petition, this time for bat-pad, Australian bowler Lyon is confident, but they have on review left while replays show that there was a little deviation, however Lucky escape for Vijay.
Both the spin bowlers Lyon and O’Keefe are bowling well in right areas, but Vijay gave slog sweep and hit it well of a boundary for four.
Short ball for Pujara make him in a tangle and hit into the air for four. The 100-run partnership goes between Pujara and Vijay.
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Just at the knock of lunch, Vijay tried to come down the track and take the aerial route but failed to make a connection. Matthew Wade did not make a mistake behind the stumps and out Vijay.
India, having lost only one wicket in the first session, they will try to get as much as possible to the Australian 451 runs in the post-lunch session.