After dominating Day 1's play with a subtle display of batting performance by Aussie duo Smith and Maxwell, the visitors will look to stronghold their grip on the Day 2 of third Test match being played between India and Australia in Ranchi.
Hosting its maiden Test match, the Ranchi wicket looks a batting paradise after the first-day play, where Australia won the toss and decided to bat first on Thursday.
Live cricket score: India vs Australia, Ranchi Test, Day 2
Displaying a disciplined show, the Indian bowling attack got rid of Aussie openers quickly and took 2 more wickets to put the visitors in trouble. But Captain Smith's blistering knock and a good resistance from Maxwell ensured Australia to dominate the remaining day's play.
Trouble turned its way to Indian side as well as Indian Skipper got off the field after sustaining a shoulder injury after which Rahane captained the side. It would be interesting to see if Kohli makes a comeback on the field.
The Indian pace attack would look to give early blows to Australia with some quick wickets at the start of the play with the new ball available with the team.
Here are the highlights of India vs Australia, Ranchi Test, Day 2:
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# A very good show by Indian openers and the session goes to the hosts.
# Stumps! Thats it for the day. India are 120/1 (40.0 Ovs) trailing Australia by 331 runs. Vijay 42* Pujara 10*
# Appeal for a bat-pad at short leg , Umpire not convinced, Australia takes review and lost it. Vijay survives.
# India are 107/1 after 34 overs, trail Australia by 344 runs. Murali Vijay 35*, Cheteshwar Pujara 4*
# 5 overs to go in the day, Hazlewood is back into the attack.
# Vijay hit Lyon for 3 boundaries in 33rd over, 100 up for team India.
# Pat Cummins gives hosts first blow as Rahul departs for 67(102)
# After 30 over India are 91/0. Still trailing by 360 runs.
# 50 up for India as both openers show good bit of form. India still traliing by 400 runs.
# Tea called on Day 2. India stable at 20 runs without any loss
# Indian operners out in the middle. KL Rahul, Maurli Vijay to face Aussie pace attack.
# Innings break now, India to come out for batting soon.
# Brief score: Australia: 451 all out (Smith:178 Jadeja 5/124)
# And this is it. What a spectacular display of athletism from Ravindra Jadeja. Performs a brilliant run out and bundles the visitors for 451.
# Ravindra Jadeja is on a roll, dismisses Lyon to complete second consecutive 5-wicket haul in the series.
# Australia loses 8th wicket. Umesh Yadav gets rid of O'Keef. Nathan Lyon is the new batsman.
# Play resumes post lunch. Spin from both ends. Ashwin, Jadeja into attack.
# Lunch called on Day 2. Australia 401/7
# Steven Smith reaches 150. Australia approaching 400 run mark after the loss of 7 minutes.
# Steve O'Keefe is the new batsman
# And again. Back to back blow to Aussies by Jadeja. Cummins walks back on the very first ball on duck
# Jadeja strikes again, sends back Matthew Wade for 37 runs. New batsman Patt Cummins on crease.
# Skipper Smith inching closer to another milestone, inching towards 150.
# New batsman Mathew Wade on the crease now
# Ravindra Jadeja strikes provide India their first breakthrough. Maxwell walks back after scoring the maiden Test century.
# Maxwell hits maiden Test ton; Visitors in comfortable position
# Maxwell slowly inching towards maiden Test century.
# First delivery of the match and Maxwell breaks his bat. Hilarious situation out there.
# Maxwell will take strike. Umesh Yadav starts the Indian attack.
# Players on the field now. Play commences.
# Play to start at 9:30 AM
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