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Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test, Day 1: Aussie skipper Smith's 19th Test century steers visitors to 299 for 4 at stumps Live

After The Indian Bowlers Pegged Back Australia Top Order With Regular Strikes Before Lunch, Skipper Steven Smith Combined Brilliantly With Glen Maxwell To Help The Visitors Post A Respectable 299 For 4 At Stumps

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 16 Mar 2017, 04:50:56 PM
Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia, Ranchi Test, Day 1: Steven Smith

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India vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 1

First Day's Summary

After the Indian bowlers pegged back Australia top order with regular strikes before lunch, skipper Steven Smith combined brilliantly with Glen Maxwell to help the visitors post a respectable 299 for 4 at stumps. The Australian captain brought up his 19th Test century with Glen Maxwell registering his maiden Test half-century. R Ashwin and Jadeja once again created trouble for the Aussies batsmen by choking the runs post lunch and scalping the wickets of Shaun Marsh and David Warner. Umesh Yadav was impressive up front as he picked up in-form opener Matt Renshaw upfront and then scalped middle order Peter Handscomb.It surely is advantage Australia on Day 1 as the skipper and Maxwell look well settled on the crease. The Indians would like to pick up Smith early tomorrow to make inroads into the Australian batting and make a way back in the match

Live Cricket Score: India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 1

India vs Australia, Playing Eleven for Ranchi Test :

India Team– Lokesh Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma

Australia Team - David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Steven Smith (c), Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Match Updates on India vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 1:

#Australia end Day 1 at 299 for 4 courtesy Smith and Maxwell's valiant partnership 

#Aussie skipper Steven Smith scores 19th Test century

#Glen Maxwell scores maiden Test half-century

#Glen Maxwell has shown great application and mental fortitude to stay at the crease and overcome his natural instincts

#Steven Smith inches close to his 19th Test century

#Play resumes after lunch, Smith and Maxwell come out in the middle to resume the Australian innings

#Players break for lunch

#Steven Smith's defiant 80 run-knock steers Aussies to 194 for 4 at Tea

#Steven Smith seventh fastest to 5000 runs in terms of innings,third fastest in terms of matches

#Steven Smith brings up 5000 runs in Test cricket

#Steven Smith brings up another Test half-century 

#R Ashwin brought back into the attack

#Glen Maxwell comes out in the middle to join his skipper

# Australia lose their fourth wicket, Yadav scalps Handscomb leg-before wicket

#Indians go in for spin and pace as Jadeja partners Ishant with the ball post lunch

#Smith and Handscomb come out in the middle to resume the Aussies innings

#Play resumes after lunch

#Players break for lunch

#Smith and Handscomb steer Australia to 109 for 3 at Lunch

#Ashwin dismisses Shaun Marsh early

#Umesh Yadav scalps inform opener Renshaw for 44

#Renshaw's opening salvo helps Aussies race past 50

#Steven Smith is 70 runs short of reaching the 5000 Test run landmark

#Australian skipper Steven Smith comes into the crease

#Jadeja strikes opening blow, picks up Warner for 19 

#Spin from both sides, Jadeja comes into bowl

#Ravichandran Ashwin introduced into the attack

#Renshaw pushes the scoring rate with a flurry of boundaries

#A landmark Test for Australia as they are playing their 800th Test match

#Umesh Yadav shares the new ball with Sharma, to start proceedings from the other end

#Renshaw opens the Australian account with a boundary 

#Ishant Sharma has the new ball in his hand, opens the Indian bowling

#Murali Vijay shall be playing his 50th game, only the fourth Indian opener to do so

#Warner and Renshaw come out to bat for the Aussies

#Glen Maxwell gets into the Australian side in place of Mitchell Marsh

#Cummins comes in place of injured Mitchell Starc.Murali Vijay back in the Indian side

#Steven Smith won the toss, Australia elect to bat

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First Published : 16 Mar 2017, 08:12:00 AM

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