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India vs Australia, Bengaluru Test, Day 3: Pujara, Rahane's valiant partnership guides India to 126-run crucial lead Live

After Folding Out For 276 In Their First Innings, Australian Bowlers Dented The Indian Top Order By Chipping In With Regular Intervals Before Rahane And Pujara Lead A Fightback To Bring The Hosts Back Into The Game At End Of Day 3

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 06 Mar 2017, 04:44:17 PM
Live cricket score | India vs Australia, Bengaluru Test, Day 3- file photo

New Delhi:

Australia have gained a firm grip on the Bengaluru Test while displaying a defiant batting performance to thwart Indian spinners on day two. The hosts begin the day three with a vital 48-run first innings lead after reaching 237 for six.

Australian batsmen showed commendable application to claim the upper-hand against the hosts.

Young opener Matt Renshaw (60) and experienced Shaun Marsh (66) battled hard against the Indian spinners. Their fighting half-centuries consolidated Australia's position in the match.

Live Match Scorecard, India vs Australia, Day 3

On a pitch aiding spinners, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (3/49), the home team's top wicket-taker, got to bowl only 17 overs compared to Ravichandran Ashwin (1/75 in 41 overs).

Read | Ind vs Aus, Bengaluru Test, Day 2: Renshaw, S Marsh's half centuries help visitors post 237 for 6 at stumps 

While Ashwin bowled a tight line and beat the bat on occasions, it was Jadeja, who looked like the most lethal among Indian bowlers. To their credit, the Australians gave a better account of themselves on a two-paced pitch.

Here are the live updates:

#India ends Day 3 with 213/4 in their second innings.The hosts took a crucial 126-run lead but Australians still very much on top in the context of the match

#Hosts make some sort of a comeback into the game courtesy Pujara-Rahane valiant partnership

#Pujara and Rahane continue to pile on the runs

# Pujara's valiant half century leads India's fightback 

#Players break for Tea

# Australia look to be in a commanding position going into tea with the hosts stuttering at 122/4 

 #India on backfoot as Hazlewood clean bowls Jadeja

#Josh Hazlewood deals big blow, traps Indian skipper Kohli legbefore 

#India lose second wicket as Steven O'Keefe picks up Rahul.Steve Smith pulls off a blinder to send Rahul back to the pavalion

#KL Rahul continues his good form, scores yet another fifty

#Pujara, Vijay going strong for Indians

#India puts 50 on the board

#Pujara joins Rahul at the crease

# Lyon strikes opening blow clean bowls Mukund

# Lunch called

# Mukund, Rahul take on the Aussies pacers with some attacking strokeplay

# Four!!! KL Rahul punishes Starc at deep mid-wicket

# Mukund and Rahul come out to open for India

# Australia all out with 87-run lead, Jadeja gets 6 wickets, scalps Hazlewood

# Jadeja strikes again. Lyon goes for a duck

#  Out!!!! Wade departs, Jadeja

# New batsman Steve O'Keef comes to the  crease now.

# Ashwin finally provides a breakthrough. After getting survived a couple of balls ago, Starc couldn't resisted more and walks back after Umesh Yadav takes a brilliant catch. Aussies now 7 wicket down.  

# Australia take review and it has been a good decision. Nothing on Snickometer. Umpire changes decision. Starc is not out.

# What a delivery from Ashwin, ball in Saha's gloves and the team appeals. Starc given out by umpire Nigel Loung.

# Australia extends lead to 56 runs. Starc, Wade stable on the crease.

# Play starts on Day 3, players out on the field. 

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First Published : 06 Mar 2017, 09:00:00 AM