India Vs Australia Second Test Day 3: Green, Cummins Survive The Day After Aussies Batting Debacle

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. Second Innings, India 326/10, Ajinkya Rahane (112), Nathan Lyon (3/72). Third Innings, third session, day 3, Australia 133 /6, Mathew Wade (40), Cameron Green (17*), Ravindra Jadeja (2/25). The third session of the day belonged to the visitors they managed to pick four wickets and conceded 68 runs. Australia lead by 2 runs at the end of day 3.

Steven Smith (8) and Mathew Wade walked out to bat in the third session as the former couldn’t contribute much with the bat. Jasprit Bumrah tipped the bails of Smith’s leg stump which led to a soft dismissal. Mathew Wade fell short of 10 runs from his half-century when the southpaw was struck on his right pad in front of the stumps on Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling. Travis Head (17) also walked back to the pavilion after a couple of overs after the batsman edged the ball to the second slip on Mohammed Siraj’s bowling. Jadeja managed to get the big wicket of the Australian skipper, Tim Paine couldn’t keep up with the extra bounce generated from the pitch, had a slight edge on the bat which was caught by the wicket-keeper.

Pat Cummins (15) and Cameron Green (17*) survived the Indian bowling attack after Australia’s batting order collapsed in the third session. Jadeja took two wickets and conceded 25 runs while Bumrah, Siraj, Ashwin and Yadav pocketed one wicket each. In the third session, 38 overs were bowled, 68 runs were scored at the loss of four wickets.