46.3 overs: Ravichandran Ashwin to Steven Smith, NOT OUT! Floats it up around off, Smith looks to glide it towards backward point but gets it off the outer part of the bat. Steven wants to come back for second as Jayant Yadav fires in a throw at the striker’s end. Saha collects the ball and whips the bails off as Smith dives to get back in. They appeal for a run out and it’s taken upstairs. Replays show the Aussie skipper has made it in, a couple of runs taken.
Right… All set to get things rolling. Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh stride out to the middle with the intent of building up their lead even more. Ravichandran Ashwin will fire away with the ball first up. Here we go…
Pitch Report – Shane Warne says the cracks are starting to open up. Sunil Gavaskar adds that it will make the batting a bit more difficult. Continues saying it’s like a dust bowl and that the bowlers should bowl on a back of a length, more of where Josh Hazlewood frequently bowls. Warne ends by saying that today will be an excellent day of Test cricket and India will fightback hard for sure.
Hello and a warm welcome for the day 3 of this Test match between India and Australia. The Aussies are bossing the game at the moment after bundling out India cheaply yesterday, and now have swelled their lead to 298. Captain Smith has registered his fifty and come this day, would look to add quick runs before handing the willow to the hosts. The pitch is going to deteriorate further and batting last on this wicket is never going to be easy. Can the Indians fightback or will Australia continue to strengthen their position in this Test? Let’s see how the day unfolds.