India Vs Australia Second Test Day 3: Wade, Smith Battle Ashwin, India Grab Two Wickets In Second 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, second Innings, India 326/10, Ajinkya Rahane (112), Nathan Lyon (3/72). Third Innings, second session, Australia 65/2, Mathew Wade (27), Steven Smith (4), Ravichandran Ashwin (1/23). The second session of the day was shared between the two teams as 65 runs were scored by the Aussies in 28 overs while the visitors managed to take two wickets.

Mathew Wade and Joe Burns started the proceedings with the bat for Australia in the second session of day 3. The Indian team got Burns cheaply early in the innings, the opener edged a sharp in-swinger by Umesh Yadav to the wicket-keeper. Marnus Labuschagne (28) and Wade built a small partnership before the former was caught at the slips by Ajinkya Rahane. Labuschagne’s dismissal brought Steven Smith to the crease. Wade is looking comfortable against the Indian bowlers while Smith has been defending very often and taking his own time.

Ashwin and Umesh Yadav grabbed one wicket each. The Indian team missed the services of Yadav as the pacer walked out of the field with a physio as he started limping after he completed his followthrough. In the second session, 65 runs were scored in 28 overs at the run rate of 2.32 runs per over with the loss of two wickets.