India Vs Australia Second Test Day 3: Australia Pocket 5 In The First Session

Akshay Sonawane
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In the second Test match of India tour of Australia, the Aussies won the toss and chose to bat. After 91.3 overs, day 3, first Session, second Innings, India 326/10, Ajinkya Rahane (112), Ravindra Jadeja (57), Shubhman Gill (45), Nathan Lyon (3/72). The first session of day 3 belonged to the Aussies, the hosts pocketed five wickets while conceding 49 runs at the run rate of 2.09 runs per over. India is ahead of Australia by 131 runs.

Australia finally got a breakthrough in the form of Ajinkya Rahane when the skipper fell short of his crease while taking a risky single. The ball was dabbed to the point, Marnus Labuschagne’s flat throw to Tim Paine got them Rahane’s wicket. Ravindra Jadeja was dismissed in the 107th over when the all-rounder was caught by Pat Cummins on Mitchell Starc’s bowling. Ravichandran Ashwin (14) and Umesh Yadav (9) defended a few balls to build a partnership. Yadav was caught at slip while defending Nathan Lyon’s delivery outside off-stump. Josh Hazlewood finally got a wicket when Ashwin was caught at point while looking for a boundary. To garner as many runs as possible, the number 10 batsman Jasprit Bumrah went for the slog sweep against the off-spinner and was caught by Travis Head at the deep-mid wicket.

The Indian team finished their batting after giving a lead of 131 runs in the second innings on day 3. Starc and Lyon grabbed three-wicket each while Cummins pocketed two and Hazlewood picked one wicket. In the first session, 49 runs were scored in 23.4 overs with the loss of five wickets.