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India vs Australia Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2023

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2nd Test, Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, 17 Feb, 2023

Australia

AUS

263/10

(78.4) overs

113/10

(31.1) overs

India

IND

262/10

(83.3) overs

118/4

(26.4) overs

India beat Australia by 6 wickets

Player Of The Match

Ravindra Jadeja,
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Commentary

Right then. That's it from the coverage of this match and India have taken an unassailable lead in the series. The Aussies will be ruing an opportunity they missed to win this game and level the series. There are two more Test matches left and we now move to Indore for the third Test match at the Holkar Cricket Stadium. The match is scheduled to begin on Wednesday 1st March and the first ball will be at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT) but as you all know you can join us early for the build-up. Until then, take care and goodbye!

Ravindra Jadeja wins the PLAYER OF THE MATCH award for his exceptional spin bowling as he claims a 10-wicket match haul and his useful 26 runs in the first innings. He starts by saying that he was enjoying his bowling. He kept attacking the stumps and knew that the batter will stick to sweep or reverse sweep. Mentions their intent was very aggressive as they were looking to get quick runs. Ends by saying that no one can play sweep shots against him, at least on such wickets.

Rohit Sharma the skipper of India says it is a fantastic result for them. Adds that it is remarkable how things were looking at one stage and how they finished their job, especially the bowlers. Claims that even though they were just one run off the Australian score, they were still behind in the game as they had to bat last. Mentions that taking nine wickets in the first session was a fantastic effort and they did well to finish the game with the bat as well. When asked about the Australian's shot selection he says that on a pitch like this, they need to be prepared to do different things, but the opponents were not used to these conditions so it is tough. Admits that they were waiting for the mistakes to happen and they had discussed plans which worked for them. Tells that in every game that is played in this weather, there is some moisture in the wicket so there is a lot to offer in the first session and soon the pitch starts to deteriorate. Goes on to say that they wanted to keep it tight and stay disciplined with the spinners at his disposal masters of this condition. Adds that they know what to do so they needed to stay calm. Ends by saying that when you play Test cricket there are a lot of moments to look back at but the key moments were the partnerships between Virat Kohli and n Ravindra Jadeja as well as Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel as getting a 100-run partnership on this wicket is never easy.

Pat Cummins the captain of Australia is in for a chat. He starts by saying that the guys bounced back really well. Informs that India batted really well and the match was in the balance at the innings break. Mentions that the pressure was on India when they got around 280 or whatever it was in the first innings, but they could not make the most of it. Informs they will work on their shot selection and the approach in the coming matches. Adds that they missed a good chance to come out on top in this match. Also says that you can never let an opportunity slip out of your hands while playing in India.

Time for the presentation...

Cheteshwar Pujara is up for a chat and he says that it has been a great Test match. Adds that it is a really special feeling especially to get the winning runs. He congratulates the guys from Saurashtra for winning the Ranji Trophy. Tells that he thought they might've to chase something around 250 runs and they were well prepared for it. Informs that they were disappointed with the way they leaked runs in the last session on Day 2 but are happy with the way the bowlers turned up. Says that it is better to use your feet on a turning track and that's what he focused on. Mentions that it is difficult in the initial phase when you walk in with the blade, but once you play 30-40 balls it becomes easier to score.

Having bowled Australia all out on Day 1, India did well to go into Stumps unscathed and came into Day 2 looking to be positive but had a dismal first session as they lost 4 wickets for 20 runs with Nathan Lyon wreaking havoc. They soon found themselves seven down with 139 runs on the board and it looked like Australia would come out to bat with a lead of close to 100. Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin defied all odds and added a 114-runs for the eighth wicket which helped India cut down the deficit drastically. Axar Patel scored a match-saving knock of 74 runs in 115 balls with Ravichandran Ashwin supporting him with a well-made 31. Nathan Lyon continued to ply his trade effectively and became the third bowler to take 100 Test wickets against India en route to his five-wicket haul. The other two spinners Matthew Kuhnemann and Todd Murphy claimed two wickets each with the skipper Pat Cummins taking one wicket. India trailed by one run and Australia began their second essay with Travis Head looking to play his shots. Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Usman Khawaja but Marnus Labuschagne combined with Travis Head to add 61 runs in 12 overs.

Australia won the toss once again and opted to bat first which seemed to work wonderfully for them as they started off with a 50-run opening partnership between David Warner and Usman Khawaja. David Warner's poor series continued as he was dismissed by Mohammad Shami and to make matters worse he fractured his arm which ruled him out of the Test match. Since he had taken a blow on his head as well, Matt Renshaw replaced him as a concussion substitute. Ravichandran Ashwin turned the tie slightly in India's favor as he claimed the wickets of Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith in the same over but Usman Khawaja went on to score 81 runs in 125 balls. Several batters got decent starts but could not make the most of it on a difficult pitch and it was the partnership between Peter Handscomb and Pat Cummins that pushed them to a competitive first-inning score with the former remaining unbeaten on 72. Mohammad Shami claimed 4 wickets as he was able to reverse swing the ball with Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin contributing with three each.

The day started with Australia in front of the game as they had a lead of 62 runs and nine wickets in hand to build a formidable target. With India batting in the fourth inning, any target near 200 would have been challenging for the home side to chase down. Travis Head had gotten the visitors off to a flying start but was dismissed in the first over with Ravindra Jadeja finding the outside edge of the bat. Steven Smith joined his favorite batting partner Marnus Labuschagne out in the middle and India would have felt that this partnership could easily take the game away from them. However, Ravichandran Ashwin who has done this numerous times in his career opened the floodgates by dismissing Steven Smith and his partner in crime Ravindra Jadeja sent Marnus Labuschagne packing. Australia collapsed from 85 for the loss of two wickets to being bowled out for 113 having scored 28 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Ravindra Jadeja was the destroyer-in-chief as he claimed 7 wickets and Ravichandran Ashwin chipped in with three crucial wickets. India did have a stumble just before Lunch as KL Rahul was dismissed by Nathan Lyon giving the visitors some hope.

India walked out for the Post-Lunch session requiring 101 runs with nine wickets in hand and Rohit Sharma was in no mood to take his time accumulating the runs out in the middle. He began his onslaught using his feet right from the start and scored 31 in 20 balls before some miscommunication with Cheteshwar Pujara resulted in him getting run out. Virat Kohli came to the wicket looking to be positive but was deceived by Todd Murphy after getting off to a start and was stumped for the first time in his career. Shreyas Iyer came out and played a couple of good shots to not allow the pressure of wickets to get on the team but holed out into the deep off the bowling of Nathan Lyon. Cheteshwar Pujara by then had adopted the anchor role as he secured one end and he was joined by Srikar Bharat who played a few cracking strokes to help India get over the finish line.

INDIA HAVE A 2-0 LEAD IN THE SERIES! They have managed to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and are one step closer to booking their spot for the final of the World Test Championship. This has been an absolute tug-a-war between two competitive sides who love to win and it is the home side that has emerged victorious by 6 wickets in a low-scoring affair. Day 3 has been owned by the bowlers and the moving day of Test cricket moved so fast that the game was completed in two sessions.

26.44

FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara finishes things off in style. He racks up the winning runs in his 100th Test match. What a moment for the veteran. It is pitched up, around middle and leg. Cheteshwar Pujara dances down the track and flicks it over mid on. The ball races away to the fence. India win the match by 6 wickets.

26.30

This is flatter and wide outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara shuffles way across and bodies it away.

26.20

Full and on leg. Pujara blocks it to short mid-wicket.

26.10

It is tossed up, full and on middle. Pujara comes down the wicket and tucks it to the leg side for no run.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 114/4

S Bharat23 (22)

C Pujara27 (70)

T Head1-0-9-0

25.60

Srikar Bharat is unable to end the game in this over! It is spilled way down the leg side. Bharat lets it be.

25.51

Full, outside off. Pujara shuffles across and clips it square on the leg side for one more. Scores level now!

25.41

Floats it up, full and on middle. Srikar Bharat uses his feet and flicks it down to wide long on for a single.

25.36

SIX! BANG! Srikar Bharat is in some hurry. It is full and outside off. Srikar Bharat gets down on one knee and slogs it over the deep mid-wicket fence. Incredible strike.

25.21

Flatter, on middle and leg. Cheteshwar Pujara flicks it off his pads to deep square leg and crosses.

25.10

Looped up, outside off, turns in off the deck. Pujara clips it to square leg.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 105/4

S Bharat16 (19)

C Pujara25 (67)

M Kuhnemann7-0-38-0

24.64

FOUR! Incredible shot. Bharat is acing his cover drives here. This is pitched up, on fourth stump. Srikar Bharat creams it through the cover region. The ball has enough legs to reach the fence.

24.50

Floats it up, on off. Bharat blocks it away.

24.40

Tight leave! Flatter and in the channel. Srikar Bharat shoulders his arms at it.

24.30

This is full, on middle, coming in with the arm. Bharat dabs it out to the off side.

24.24

FOUR! 14 runs needed to win now. It is tossed up, outside off. Bharat comes down the track and drives it through the cover region for four runs.

24.10

Goes full and on off. Bharat steps across and defends it out to point.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 97/4

S Bharat8 (13)

C Pujara25 (67)

N Lyon12-3-49-2

23.61

Short one, on leg. Bharat swivels and flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

23.50

Goes full and on fourth stump. Bharat lunges and pushes it gently to mid off.

23.40

Flatter and on leg. Srikar Bharat nudges it to the leg side.

Commentary

Time to chase! KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have arrived to the crease. Matthew Kuhnemann gets the new ball again. A little more than 15 minutes left in the session. Here we go...

... FOURTH INNINGS ...

The pitch is certainly playing tricks. There is spin and variable bounce. Australia have three good spinners in their ranks and they can put up a fight for sure. That said, had they adopted a pragmatic approach with the bat, they had the chance to pressurize the Indian team. Right now, the target won't bother them much. Still, early wickets will throw the cat among the pigeons. We could have a thrilling end to this Test match. Stay tuned...

Mayhem in the morning session! 9 wickets for 53 runs. Australia were demolished by the spin pair of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. The vulnerability of the Aussies against spin was exposed yet again. Their batters kept attempting the sweep shot and kept perishing. Poor technique and execution. They didn't trust their defense and were seen swinging their bat aimlessly. End result, all the advantage gained was lost and now India are 115 away from winning this Test match.

31.1W

OUT! Bowled! Make it 7 for Jadeja and Australia are all out. Tossed up around off, full in length, Matthew Kuhnemann tries to be fancy with his reverse sweep. Fails to connect cleanly and drags it onto the stumps, off his gloves. Target for India - 115.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 113/9

T Murphy3 (14)

M Kuhnemann0 (1)

R Ashwin16-3-59-3

30.60

Slower and fuller, around off, Murphy defends it off the inner half. Maiden!

30.50

Flighted and full, around middle, Todd Murphy drives off the front foot to short cover.

30.40

Fuller and outside off, Todd tries to drive but misses.

30.30

Loopy and full, around off and turning away, Murphy tries to defend but misses. It goes off his thigh pad to the off side.

30.20

Short and on off, Murphy gets back and hits it to point.

30.10

Slider around leg, Todd goes back in defense but misses. They appeal but to no avail.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 113/9

M Kuhnemann0 (1)

T Murphy3 (8)

R Jadeja12-1-42-6

29.60

It is quicker and full, on the fourth stump line. Matthew Kuhnemann hangs the blade away from his body. It goes to mid-wicket off the inner half.

Matthew Kuhnemann is the number 11 batter.

29.5W

OUT! Lyon drags it on and the leg stump goes cartwheeling! Ravindra Jadeja has six wickets now. Gives it some flight and delivers it full and outside off, Nathan Lyon spots the chance to drive through the line but it skids back in to take the inner edge. The ball rockets behind to uproot the leg pole. The procession continues...

29.40

It is full, on middle and leg. Lyon tucks it to the leg side. He ventures out looking for a single but is sent back and rightly so. A direct hit could've made things interesting.

29.30

Fuller and on off. Nathan Lyon blocks it back to the bowler.

29.21

Darted on the pads. Todd Murphy stays inside the crease and clips it past short leg. They cross.

29.10

Jadeja serves it full and outside off. Todd Murphy leans forward and defends it out watchfully.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 112/8

N Lyon8 (18)

T Murphy2 (6)

R Ashwin15-2-59-3

28.60

It is full, attacking the pads. Lyon stays back and clips it square on the leg side.

28.51

A bit flat and on leg. Todd Murphy prods and works it to the leg side off the outer half. They take a single.

28.40

Goes full and on off. Todd Murphy defends it on his front foot.

28.30

Flights it up, around middle. Todd Murphy plays it back to the bowler.

28.20

Full, once again, around off, coming in with the arm. Todd Murphy lunges forward and remains solid in his defense.

28.10

Ashwin goes full and on off. Todd Murphy prods and blocks it into the deck.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 111/8

N Lyon8 (17)

T Murphy1 (1)

R Jadeja11-1-41-5

27.60

This is full, around off. It stays low a bit and turns away sharply. Lyon is unable to put it away.

27.50

Flatter and on off. Lyon dabs it out to point.

27.40

Tosses it up, full, on middle. Lyon tries to flick it away but it catches the leading edge. The ball lobs towards mid on. Ravindra Jadeja tries to reach it but is met by Todd Murphy on his way.

27.30

Nathan Lyon defends this full one back to the bowler.

27.21

It is fired in full and on off. Todd Murphy opens the face and taps it towards point. He takes off for a single. Nathan Lyon is quick to react and gets to the other end safely. The throw comes to the keeper who takes the bails off. They appeal, it's referred upstairs but the replays fine Lyon safe.

Todd Murphy is in next.

Commentary

The Indian top order just did not get going, Kohli and Rohit got off to starts but none went onto make it into something significant. Had it not been for Axar and Ashwin, India would have conceded a big lead to the Aussies. Now this game has become a one-innings shoutout. There are still around overs to go and India will hope they can get a couple at least. Australia on the other hand, will hope they can get through this passage without a lot of damage. An important phase follows.

Before that, it was the Nathan Lyon show on Day 2. He ran through the Indian top order. He was well supported by Todd Murphy and Matthew Kuhnemann. However, they had no answers to the counter-attack by Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin but the second new ball worked really well for them. They have got a lead but it is of just the one run.

So, Australia just manage the lead of 1 run! That is an excellent recovery from the Indians. Australia on the other hand, will be very disappointed. Let me remind you, India were 7 down for 139 but then came a brilliant stand between Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin! The two added over 100 and took India close to Australia's score. Axar Patel was the mainstay and Ashwin played second fiddle. In the end, that stand has changed the look of the game completely.

83.3W

OUT! TIMBER! India do not manage to take the lead! Matthew Kuhnemann gets his second. This is full and on middle, you-miss, I hit! Shami swings but misses and it hits the middle pole. INDIA BOWLED OUT FOR 262!

83.20

On middle, this is defended.

83.10

Fires it outside off, Shami looks to cut but misses.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 83 overs : 262/9

M Shami2 (6)

M Siraj1 (4)

P Cummins13-2-41-1

82.61

A single which means India trail just by the 1. On middle, this is nudged around the corner for one.

82.51

A single as this is pushed towards cover.

82.40

On middle, this is pushed to mid on.

82.30

Around off, this is pushed to covers.

82.20

On off, defended.

82.11

India now three runs away! Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 82 overs : 259/9

A Patel74 (115)

M Shami0 (4)

T Murphy18-2-53-2

81.6W

OUT! TAKEN! That is yet another brilliant catch! This time it is Pat Cummins! That has stuck! Something special was needed to get Axar out and Cummins has provided it. Patel is in disbelief but what a knock from him. This is fuller and on middle, he smacks it hard to the left of mid on. Cummins sticks his left hand out and takes it. India still trail by 4.

81.50

Flatter and on off, this is guided to point.

81.46

SIX! Stand and deliver! He just moves to the leg side, this is tossed up around off, Patel smashes it over the long off fence for a biggie.

81.30

On off, defended.

81.20

That has spun very sharply! Tossed up on off, it lands and spins away. Patel is beaten as he tries to defend.

81.10

Flatter and on middle, defended.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 81 overs : 253/8

M Shami0 (4)

A Patel68 (109)

P Cummins12-2-38-1

80.60

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.

80.50

Good length and on off, Shami blocks.

80.40

BEATEN! This is fuller and outside off, Shami goes for the expansive drive but is beaten.

80.30

That is going down leg! Angled into the pads, Shami looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

80.2W

OUT! TAKEN! That is a really good catch and that ends the stand which was quite frustrating for the Aussies. A really good knock from Ashwin, one would feel he has done his job. The second new ball does its trick. On the pads, this is flicked uppishly towards mid-wicket. Matt Renshaw makes good use of his reach, dives to his right, stretches both his long hands and takes it nicely. India still behind by 10 runs. Just the two wickets more left.

80.11

Angled into the pads, a little bit of inswing, it is worked down to fine leg for one.

The second new ball has been taken!

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 252/7

R Ashwin37 (70)

A Patel67 (108)

N Lyon29-5-67-5

79.60

On off, defended out.

79.54

FOUR! Fuller and outside off, Ashwin looks to block it but gets a thick outside edge as the ball races away from the third man fence for a boundary.

79.41

Fuller and on off, Patel eases it to covers for one.

79.30

Lands it on off, Patel blocks it solidly.

79.20

Fuller and on off, Patel taps it to mid off.

Commentary

We are back. The players are out in the middle. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul to open for India. Pat Cummins to start with the ball.

...SECOND INNINGS...

Now then, Around 10 overs remaining. India will hope to end the day without losing any wickets. The openers need to give a good start. Australia on the other hand have their skipper as the only seamer. The others need to support him.

India were superb with the ball as well. This pitch has more turn than we saw at Nagpur. The start wasn't that good but they had their moments. Shami started the attack and then Ashwin got two wickets of Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith in one over. There was a period where the bowlers looked tired but Shami once again came up with his magic and ended with four wickets. While Ashwin-Jadeja ended with 6 together.

Not quite sure who will be the happier side right now. Of course, Australia would have hoped for more runs but from around 168 for 6, they will take this score. Credit to Handscomb for the way he played. He looked so composed out there. It was very easy for him to bat on while others struggled. His stand with his skipper was very crucial but in the end, Handscomb ran out of partners. Australia were off to a watchful start with Usman Khawaja playing a big role. He scored a brilliant 81 and kept the engine moving while wickets were falling at the other end.

78.4W

OUT! BOWLED! Australia are bowled out for 263. On a length and on middle, tailing in. Matthew Kuhnemann is late to get his bat across and the ball hits the stumps.

78.30

A bouncer on middle. Matthew Kuhnemann lets it go.

78.21lb

Leg bye! On the pads, Handscomb misses his flick. It rolls to point for a leg bye.

78.10

Too full and on middle, it is smashes straight to mid on.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 262/9

P Handscomb72 (140)

M Kuhnemann6 (10)

R Jadeja21-2-68-3

77.61

Around off, pushed through covers for one.

77.54

FOUR! On off, Handscomb slogs it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

77.51nb

No ball! Tossed up, outside off, Handscomb comes down the track to go big but splices it to cover where the catch is taken. The players were on their way walking off but a no ball is called.

Ohh dear! Cricket is a cruel game for Jadeja. It has happened again with him. We have seen this happen at Nagpur as well. A wicket but a front foot no ball is called.

77.40

Fuller and on middle. Handscomb drops it to point.

77.30

Outside off, Handscomb lets it go.

77.20

Tossed up on off, defended.

77.10

Tossed up on middle, blocked out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 256/9

M Kuhnemann6 (10)

P Handscomb67 (133)

M Shami14-4-60-3

76.60

This is full and on off, defended solidly.

76.50

Outside off, kept out.

76.42

Short ball on middle. Matthew Kuhnemann fends it over short leg for a brace.

76.32

Length ball, outside off, Matthew Kuhnemann punches it past cover and calls for two more.

76.20

On a length and outside off. Matthew Kuhnemann looks to push but misses.

76.10

Short of a length and outside off. Blocked out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 252/9

P Handscomb67 (133)

M Kuhnemann2 (4)

R Jadeja20-2-62-3

75.60

On middle, punched to point.

75.54

FOUR! Slammed! Outside off, this is slapped hard through covers for four.

75.40

Around off, pushed to cover.

75.30

Flat and outside off, Handscomb drops it to point.

75.20

On off, kept out.

75.10

On middle, blocked out.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 248/9

M Kuhnemann2 (4)

P Handscomb63 (127)

M Shami13-4-56-3

74.60

Matthew Kuhnemann gets hit on the pads again but this full ball was just going down. Excellent over from Shami.

India
Australia
India
Australia
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
R Sharma

run out (P Handscomb / A Carey)

31 20 3 2 155
Rahul

c A Carey b N Lyon

1 3 0 0 33.33
C Pujara

not out

31 74 4 0 41.89
V Kohli

st A Carey b T Murphy

20 31 3 0 64.51
S Iyer

c T Murphy b N Lyon

12 10 1 1 120
S Bharat

not out

23 22 3 1 104.54
Extras

(b 0,lb 0,w 0,nb 0,Penalty 0)

0
Total 26.4 (RR: 4.43)
118/4

Did not bat: R Jadeja, R Ashwin, A Patel, M Shami, M Siraj

Fall of wickets:

(Rahul, 1.1 ov) (R Sharma, 6.5 ov) (V Kohli, 18.2 ov) (S Iyer, 21.4 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
M Kuhnemann
7 0 38 0 5.42
N Lyon
12 3 49 2 4.08
T Murphy
6.4 2 22 1 3.30
T Head
1 0 9 0 9.00
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
U Khawaja

c S Iyer b R Jadeja

6 13 1 0 46.15
T Head

c S Bharat b R Ashwin

43 46 6 1 93.47
M Labuschagne

b R Jadeja

35 50 5 0 70
S Smith

lbw b R Ashwin

9 19 1 0 47.36
M Renshaw

lbw b R Ashwin

2 8 0 0 25
P Handscomb

c V Kohli b R Jadeja

0 3 0 0 0
A Carey

b R Jadeja

7 10 1 0 70
P Cummins

b R Jadeja

0 1 0 0 0
N Lyon

b R Jadeja

8 21 1 0 38.09
T Murphy

not out

3 14 0 0 21.42
M Kuhnemann

b R Jadeja

0 2 0 0 0
Extras

(b 0,lb 0,w 0,nb 0,Penalty 0)

0
Total 31.1 (RR: 3.63)
113/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(U Khawaja, 5.5 ov) (T Head, 13 ov) (S Smith, 19 ov) (M Labuschagne, 21.4 ov) (M Renshaw, 23 ov) (P Handscomb, 23.1 ov) (P Cummins, 23.2 ov) (A Carey, 27.1 ov) (N Lyon, 29.5 ov) (M Kuhnemann, 31.1 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
R Ashwin
16 3 59 3 3.68
M Shami
2 0 10 0 5.00
R Jadeja
12.1 1 42 7 3.45
A Patel
1 0 2 0 2.00
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
R Sharma

b N Lyon

32 69 2 0 46.37
Rahul

lbw b N Lyon

17 41 0 1 41.46
C Pujara

lbw b N Lyon

0 7 0 0 0
V Kohli

lbw b M Kuhnemann

44 84 4 0 52.38
S Iyer

c P Handscomb b N Lyon

4 15 0 0 26.66
R Jadeja

lbw b T Murphy

26 74 4 0 35.13
S Bharat

c S Smith b N Lyon

6 12 1 0 50
A Patel

c P Cummins b T Murphy

74 115 9 3 64.34
R Ashwin

c M Renshaw b P Cummins

37 71 5 0 52.11
M Shami

b M Kuhnemann

2 9 0 0 22.22
M Siraj

not out

1 4 0 0 25
Extras

(b 8,lb 11,w 0,nb 0,Penalty 0)

19
Total 83.3 (RR: 3.14)
262/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(Rahul, 17.1 ov) (R Sharma, 19.2 ov) (C Pujara, 19.4 ov) (S Iyer, 25.2 ov) (R Jadeja, 46.5 ov) (V Kohli, 49.3 ov) (S Bharat, 50.5 ov) (R Ashwin, 80.2 ov) (A Patel, 82 ov) (M Shami, 83.3 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
P Cummins
13 2 41 1 3.15
M Kuhnemann
21.3 4 72 2 3.34
N Lyon
29 5 67 5 2.31
T Murphy
18 2 53 2 2.94
T Head
2 0 10 0 5.00
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
D Warner

c S Bharat b M Shami

15 44 3 0 34.09
U Khawaja

c Rahul b R Jadeja

81 125 12 1 64.80
M Labuschagne

lbw b R Ashwin

18 25 4 0 72
S Smith

c S Bharat b R Ashwin

0 2 0 0 0
T Head

c Rahul b M Shami

12 30 1 1 40
P Handscomb

not out

72 142 9 0 50.70
A Carey

c V Kohli b R Ashwin

0 5 0 0 0
P Cummins

lbw b R Jadeja

33 59 3 2 55.93
T Murphy

b R Jadeja

0 4 0 0 0
N Lyon

b M Shami

10 26 2 0 38.46
M Kuhnemann

b M Shami

6 12 0 0 50
Extras

(b 13,lb 1,w 0,nb 2,Penalty 0)

16
Total 78.4 (RR: 3.34)
263/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(D Warner, 15.2 ov) (M Labuschagne, 22.4 ov) (S Smith, 23 ov) (T Head, 31.2 ov) (U Khawaja, 45.5 ov) (A Carey, 47 ov) (P Cummins, 67.2 ov) (T Murphy, 68 ov) (N Lyon, 74.2 ov) (M Kuhnemann, 78.4 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
M Shami
14.4 4 60 4 4.09
M Siraj
10 2 30 0 3.00
R Ashwin
21 4 57 3 2.71
R Jadeja
21 2 68 3 3.23
A Patel
12 2 34 0 2.83
India
Australia
India
Australia

Commentary

Right then. That's it from the coverage of this match and India have taken an unassailable lead in the series. The Aussies will be ruing an opportunity they missed to win this game and level the series. There are two more Test matches left and we now move to Indore for the third Test match at the Holkar Cricket Stadium. The match is scheduled to begin on Wednesday 1st March and the first ball will be at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT) but as you all know you can join us early for the build-up. Until then, take care and goodbye!

Ravindra Jadeja wins the PLAYER OF THE MATCH award for his exceptional spin bowling as he claims a 10-wicket match haul and his useful 26 runs in the first innings. He starts by saying that he was enjoying his bowling. He kept attacking the stumps and knew that the batter will stick to sweep or reverse sweep. Mentions their intent was very aggressive as they were looking to get quick runs. Ends by saying that no one can play sweep shots against him, at least on such wickets.

Rohit Sharma the skipper of India says it is a fantastic result for them. Adds that it is remarkable how things were looking at one stage and how they finished their job, especially the bowlers. Claims that even though they were just one run off the Australian score, they were still behind in the game as they had to bat last. Mentions that taking nine wickets in the first session was a fantastic effort and they did well to finish the game with the bat as well. When asked about the Australian's shot selection he says that on a pitch like this, they need to be prepared to do different things, but the opponents were not used to these conditions so it is tough. Admits that they were waiting for the mistakes to happen and they had discussed plans which worked for them. Tells that in every game that is played in this weather, there is some moisture in the wicket so there is a lot to offer in the first session and soon the pitch starts to deteriorate. Goes on to say that they wanted to keep it tight and stay disciplined with the spinners at his disposal masters of this condition. Adds that they know what to do so they needed to stay calm. Ends by saying that when you play Test cricket there are a lot of moments to look back at but the key moments were the partnerships between Virat Kohli and n Ravindra Jadeja as well as Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel as getting a 100-run partnership on this wicket is never easy.

Pat Cummins the captain of Australia is in for a chat. He starts by saying that the guys bounced back really well. Informs that India batted really well and the match was in the balance at the innings break. Mentions that the pressure was on India when they got around 280 or whatever it was in the first innings, but they could not make the most of it. Informs they will work on their shot selection and the approach in the coming matches. Adds that they missed a good chance to come out on top in this match. Also says that you can never let an opportunity slip out of your hands while playing in India.

Time for the presentation...

Cheteshwar Pujara is up for a chat and he says that it has been a great Test match. Adds that it is a really special feeling especially to get the winning runs. He congratulates the guys from Saurashtra for winning the Ranji Trophy. Tells that he thought they might've to chase something around 250 runs and they were well prepared for it. Informs that they were disappointed with the way they leaked runs in the last session on Day 2 but are happy with the way the bowlers turned up. Says that it is better to use your feet on a turning track and that's what he focused on. Mentions that it is difficult in the initial phase when you walk in with the blade, but once you play 30-40 balls it becomes easier to score.

Having bowled Australia all out on Day 1, India did well to go into Stumps unscathed and came into Day 2 looking to be positive but had a dismal first session as they lost 4 wickets for 20 runs with Nathan Lyon wreaking havoc. They soon found themselves seven down with 139 runs on the board and it looked like Australia would come out to bat with a lead of close to 100. Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin defied all odds and added a 114-runs for the eighth wicket which helped India cut down the deficit drastically. Axar Patel scored a match-saving knock of 74 runs in 115 balls with Ravichandran Ashwin supporting him with a well-made 31. Nathan Lyon continued to ply his trade effectively and became the third bowler to take 100 Test wickets against India en route to his five-wicket haul. The other two spinners Matthew Kuhnemann and Todd Murphy claimed two wickets each with the skipper Pat Cummins taking one wicket. India trailed by one run and Australia began their second essay with Travis Head looking to play his shots. Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Usman Khawaja but Marnus Labuschagne combined with Travis Head to add 61 runs in 12 overs.

Australia won the toss once again and opted to bat first which seemed to work wonderfully for them as they started off with a 50-run opening partnership between David Warner and Usman Khawaja. David Warner's poor series continued as he was dismissed by Mohammad Shami and to make matters worse he fractured his arm which ruled him out of the Test match. Since he had taken a blow on his head as well, Matt Renshaw replaced him as a concussion substitute. Ravichandran Ashwin turned the tie slightly in India's favor as he claimed the wickets of Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith in the same over but Usman Khawaja went on to score 81 runs in 125 balls. Several batters got decent starts but could not make the most of it on a difficult pitch and it was the partnership between Peter Handscomb and Pat Cummins that pushed them to a competitive first-inning score with the former remaining unbeaten on 72. Mohammad Shami claimed 4 wickets as he was able to reverse swing the ball with Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin contributing with three each.

The day started with Australia in front of the game as they had a lead of 62 runs and nine wickets in hand to build a formidable target. With India batting in the fourth inning, any target near 200 would have been challenging for the home side to chase down. Travis Head had gotten the visitors off to a flying start but was dismissed in the first over with Ravindra Jadeja finding the outside edge of the bat. Steven Smith joined his favorite batting partner Marnus Labuschagne out in the middle and India would have felt that this partnership could easily take the game away from them. However, Ravichandran Ashwin who has done this numerous times in his career opened the floodgates by dismissing Steven Smith and his partner in crime Ravindra Jadeja sent Marnus Labuschagne packing. Australia collapsed from 85 for the loss of two wickets to being bowled out for 113 having scored 28 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Ravindra Jadeja was the destroyer-in-chief as he claimed 7 wickets and Ravichandran Ashwin chipped in with three crucial wickets. India did have a stumble just before Lunch as KL Rahul was dismissed by Nathan Lyon giving the visitors some hope.

India walked out for the Post-Lunch session requiring 101 runs with nine wickets in hand and Rohit Sharma was in no mood to take his time accumulating the runs out in the middle. He began his onslaught using his feet right from the start and scored 31 in 20 balls before some miscommunication with Cheteshwar Pujara resulted in him getting run out. Virat Kohli came to the wicket looking to be positive but was deceived by Todd Murphy after getting off to a start and was stumped for the first time in his career. Shreyas Iyer came out and played a couple of good shots to not allow the pressure of wickets to get on the team but holed out into the deep off the bowling of Nathan Lyon. Cheteshwar Pujara by then had adopted the anchor role as he secured one end and he was joined by Srikar Bharat who played a few cracking strokes to help India get over the finish line.

INDIA HAVE A 2-0 LEAD IN THE SERIES! They have managed to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and are one step closer to booking their spot for the final of the World Test Championship. This has been an absolute tug-a-war between two competitive sides who love to win and it is the home side that has emerged victorious by 6 wickets in a low-scoring affair. Day 3 has been owned by the bowlers and the moving day of Test cricket moved so fast that the game was completed in two sessions.

26.44

FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara finishes things off in style. He racks up the winning runs in his 100th Test match. What a moment for the veteran. It is pitched up, around middle and leg. Cheteshwar Pujara dances down the track and flicks it over mid on. The ball races away to the fence. India win the match by 6 wickets.

26.30

This is flatter and wide outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara shuffles way across and bodies it away.

26.20

Full and on leg. Pujara blocks it to short mid-wicket.

26.10

It is tossed up, full and on middle. Pujara comes down the wicket and tucks it to the leg side for no run.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 114/4

S Bharat23 (22)

C Pujara27 (70)

T Head1-0-9-0

25.60

Srikar Bharat is unable to end the game in this over! It is spilled way down the leg side. Bharat lets it be.

25.51

Full, outside off. Pujara shuffles across and clips it square on the leg side for one more. Scores level now!

25.41

Floats it up, full and on middle. Srikar Bharat uses his feet and flicks it down to wide long on for a single.

25.36

SIX! BANG! Srikar Bharat is in some hurry. It is full and outside off. Srikar Bharat gets down on one knee and slogs it over the deep mid-wicket fence. Incredible strike.

25.21

Flatter, on middle and leg. Cheteshwar Pujara flicks it off his pads to deep square leg and crosses.

25.10

Looped up, outside off, turns in off the deck. Pujara clips it to square leg.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 105/4

S Bharat16 (19)

C Pujara25 (67)

M Kuhnemann7-0-38-0

24.64

FOUR! Incredible shot. Bharat is acing his cover drives here. This is pitched up, on fourth stump. Srikar Bharat creams it through the cover region. The ball has enough legs to reach the fence.

24.50

Floats it up, on off. Bharat blocks it away.

24.40

Tight leave! Flatter and in the channel. Srikar Bharat shoulders his arms at it.

24.30

This is full, on middle, coming in with the arm. Bharat dabs it out to the off side.

24.24

FOUR! 14 runs needed to win now. It is tossed up, outside off. Bharat comes down the track and drives it through the cover region for four runs.

24.10

Goes full and on off. Bharat steps across and defends it out to point.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 97/4

S Bharat8 (13)

C Pujara25 (67)

N Lyon12-3-49-2

23.61

Short one, on leg. Bharat swivels and flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

23.50

Goes full and on fourth stump. Bharat lunges and pushes it gently to mid off.

23.40

Flatter and on leg. Srikar Bharat nudges it to the leg side.

23.30

Fuller, on middle and leg. Srikar Bharat gets forward and gets an inside edge on his pads.

23.24

FOUR! Exquisite shot! It is tossed up, wide outside off. Srikar Bharat leans in and creams it through covers for four runs.

23.11

Floated and full, wide of off. Cheteshwar Pujara shuffles and taps it to point. They take a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 91/4

S Bharat3 (8)

C Pujara24 (66)

M Kuhnemann6-0-30-0

22.60

Srikar Bharat presses forward to this full ball and defends it into the deck.

22.52

Flatter and on leg. Srikar Bharat stays back and flicks it through mid-wicket. Two runs taken.

22.40

Full, on fifth stump. Bharat dabs it out.

22.30

Three dots to start with! This is outside off. Srikar Bharat prods and shuffles across.

22.20

Full again, comes in with the arm. Srikar Bharat presses forward and defends it out.

22.10

Floats it in, full and on off. Bharat defends it to cover.

Matthew Kuhnemann (5-0-28-0) comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 89/4

S Bharat1 (2)

C Pujara24 (66)

N Lyon11-3-43-2

21.61

Fuller, on fifth stump. Bharat steps across and blocks it to the off side. He gets across to the other and gets off the mark as well.

21.50

Full and on fourth stump. Bharat prods and blocks it out.

Srikar Bharat has been sent above Ravindra Jadeja with India turning to him to wrap up this run chase.

21.4W

OUT! CAUGHT! Shreyas Iyer holes out hunting for another biggie. There is still hope for the Aussies. It is full and on off. It turns in a touch. Shreyas Iyer dances down the track and heaves it across the line to deep mid-wicket. Everyone thought that this one will cross the fence as well. Although, Iyer does not get enough distance on it. Todd Murphy takes a sharp catch in the deep.

21.31

Very full, on off. Cheteshwar Pujara drills it down to long on for a single.

21.20

Cheteshwar Pujara uses his feet once again. He pads this full ball away from outside off.

21.10

Fuller, outside off, turning in late. Cheteshwar Pujara comes across and defends it to point.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 87/3

S Iyer12 (9)

C Pujara23 (63)

T Murphy6-2-18-1

20.66

SIX! Oof! This is a shot and a half. Murphy serves it full and on middle. Shreyas Iyer dances down the track and smokes it over the long on fence for a biggie.

20.50

On the pads, nudged to short mid-wicket.

20.41

Murphy goes full and on middle. Cheteshwar Pujara leans forward and flicks it past mid on for one.

20.34

FOUR! Smacked! Short one, in the channel. Cheteshwar Pujara goes back and crunches it through covers. Boundary. Exceptionally played.

20.20

Much quicker, outside off, angling away. Cheteshwar Pujara steps across but misses to block it away.

20.10

Flatter and on off. Pujara stays back and punches it to mid off.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 76/3

S Iyer6 (7)

C Pujara18 (59)

N Lyon10-3-41-1

19.60

Looped up delivery bowled full and outside off. Shreyas Iyer gets well forward to defend and gets hit on his pads. Another appeal but the umpire remains unmoved.

19.50

Bowls this slightly short and into the pads once again. Shreyas Iyer tucks this towards short fine leg.

19.41

Gets this to spin into the pads from outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara walks across the stumps and flicks the ball to square leg for one.

19.31

Loopy delivery bowled full and on a leg stumps line. Shreyas Iyer charges down the wicket and clips this towards deep square leg for one.

19.24

FOUR! Great use of the crease! Nathan Lyon bowls this slightly short and just outside the off stump, Shreyas Iyer goes really deep in the crease and cuts this towards deep point for four runs.

19.10

Nathan Lyon tosses this one full and in line with the stumps, Shreyas Iyer shimmies forward and dabs this back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 70/3

C Pujara17 (58)

S Iyer1 (2)

T Murphy5-2-7-1

18.60

Loopy delivery bowled full and outside the off pole. Cheteshwar Pujara dabs this towards point to end a successful over for Australia.

18.50

Bowls this one slightly short and outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara dabs this to the right of the slip fielder who grabs hold of the ball and throws it at the stumps. Cheteshwar Pujara has to rush back into the crease.

18.41

Tosses this one full and just outside off. Shreyas Iyer eases this down to long on for a single and will open his account.

18.30

Flights this one full and outside off. Shreyas Iyer strokes this to the right of the cover fielder who makes a good stop.

Drinks break! Todd Murphy strikes and gets rid of Virat Kohli who was looking to be in good touch. Australia still need 7 wickets to win the match. Keeping in the mind the depth of the Indian batting order, only a miracle can get the Aussies across the line here. Will they be able to force a collapse? Let's find out. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer walks out at number 5 for India. 46 needed to get over the line.

18.2W

OUT! STUMPED! Todd Murphy has been rewarded for some really good bowling in his last few overs! He gets the big wicket of Virat Kohli and Australia are keeping themselves in contention on a tricky surface. Todd Murphy flights this one full and outside the off stump, another delivery that goes through with the arm after pitching. Virat Kohli looks to take a couple of steps down the wicket to negate the turn but gets beaten on the outside edge. Alex Carey makes no mistake collecting the ball and whipping the bails off with the batter stranded well outside the crease. Virat Kohli has been stumed for the first time in his career as India lose their third wicket and they need to be a bit careful here.

18.10

Todd Murphy fires this one through on a fuller length and outside off. Virat Kohli looks to defend and gets beaten.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 69/2

C Pujara17 (56)

V Kohli20 (29)

N Lyon9-3-35-1

17.60

Loopy delivery bowled full and outside off Cheteshwar Pujara gets his pads forward first and hides his bat behind it. The ball raps the pads and there is an appeal. Pat Cummins is enquiring with the umpire if the batter offered a shot as the impact was cleary outside off.

17.50

A tad bit shorted and outside the off pole. Cheteshwar Pujara transfers his weight on the back foot and punches this towards mid on.

17.40

Flights this one full and wide outside off, going straight through. Cheteshwar Pujara gets his pads well forward and leaves the ball.

17.30

Tosses this one full and in line with the stumps. Cheteshwar Pujara shuffles down the wicket and clips this to short mid-wicket.

17.20

Full once again and on an off stump line. Cheteshwar Pujara stays in the crease and knocks this back towards the bowler.

17.10

Nathan Lyon floats this one full and outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara shimmies down the wicket and blocks this ball towards mid off.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 69/2

V Kohli20 (29)

C Pujara17 (50)

T Murphy4-2-6-0

16.60

Loops this one full and outside off. Virat Kohli taps this towards the fielder at short mid-wicket. Todd Murphy is keeping it tight here with another maiden!

16.50

Beaten once again! Todd Murphy bowls another straighter one on a fuller length and outside the off stump. Virat Kohli looks to block but misses.

16.40

Tosses this one full and outside off. Virat Kohli uses his wrists and flicks this towards mid-wicket.

16.30

Floats this one full and going towards the off side with the arm. Virat Kohli pushes at the ball and gets beaten on the outside edge.

16.20

Delivers this one slightly short and outside the off stump. Virat Kohli gets across the stumps and dabs this towards short leg.

16.10

Todd Murphy bowls full and just outside off. Virat Kohli gets well forward and knocks this back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 69/2

V Kohli20 (23)

C Pujara17 (50)

N Lyon8-2-35-1

15.61

Attacks the pads once again on a shorter length. Virat Kohli whips this towards deep mid-wicket for a single and will retain strike.

15.50

Continues to bowl on a shortish length and pitching outside leg. Virat Kohli turns this to the right of backward square leg.

15.44

FOUR! What a remarkable shot as the ball just races away to the fence! Nathan Lyon bowls this short as well and on the pads. Virat Kohli finds the gap at backward square leg to perfection and collects four runs.

15.30

Back to bowling short and in line with the stumps, Virat Kohli goes on the back foot and dabs this towards short leg.

15.20

Floats this one full and outside the off stump. Virat Kohli gets on the front foot and pushes the ball towards cover.

15.10

Nathan Lyon bowls this one slightly short and outside off. Virat Kohli goes deep in the crease and blocks this back down the pitch towards the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 64/2

C Pujara17 (50)

V Kohli15 (17)

T Murphy3-1-6-0

14.60

Attacks the stumps on a shorter length. Cheteshwar Pujara dabs this towards short leg. A maiden over for Todd Murphy.

14.50

Tosses this one full and in line with the stumps, Cheteshwar Pujara flicks this towards square leg.

14.40

Continues to bowl short and on the pads. Cheteshwar Pujara cant find the gap on the leg side.

14.30

Slightly short and pitching outside leg. Cheteshwar Pujara rocks back and clips this towards mid-wicket.

14.20

Floats this one full and on a leg stump line. Cheteshwar Pujara tucks this to the left of short fine leg.

14.10

Todd Murphy bowls this short and going down leg. Cheteshwar Pujara misses out as he pulls this straight to short fine leg.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 64/2

V Kohli15 (17)

C Pujara17 (44)

N Lyon7-2-30-1

13.64

FOUR! Too easy for Kohli! It is flatter, down leg. Kohli goes back and glances it around the corner. The ball races away to the fine leg fence. India 51 runs away from the win.

13.51

Floated, sliding down leg. Puraja stays back and tickles it down to fine leg. One taken.

13.40

Cheteshwar Pujara charges down the wicket and smacks it to mid off. Unfortunte to not find the gap here.

13.30

Much fuller, attacking the stumps. Pujara uses the crease well to defend it out.

13.20

Lyon serves it full, on leg. Cheteshwar Pujara hangs back to clip it to the leg side.

13.10

Flatter, on off. Pujara steps down and defends it out off the inner half.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 59/2

V Kohli11 (16)

C Pujara16 (39)

T Murphy2-0-6-0

12.60

Goes full and on off. Kohli defends it out solidly.

12.50

A loud appeal for caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. It is tossed up, on off. It grips and turns away a touch. Kohli tries to defend it on his front foot but misses. The ball zips past the outside edge. Todd Murphy thinks he got some wood on it but he is unable to convince his skipper for the review.

12.40

Tosses it up, on middle and leg. Kohli tucks it to short leg.

12.30

Flatter, on leg stump. Kohli lunges forward and blocks it away.

12.21

Full, around middle and leg. Cheteshwar Pujara flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

12.12

Goes full and on off, angling across. Cheteshwar Pujara presses forward and tries to defend it inside the line. The ball catches the outside edge and runs down to third man. They take two here.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 56/2

V Kohli11 (12)

C Pujara13 (37)

N Lyon6-2-25-1

11.60

Loops it up, around leg. Virat Kohli uses the depth of crease to flick it away but ends up playing all around it. He wears it on the pads, but the impact is down leg.

11.51

On off, pushed gently to mid off by Pujara to rotate the strike.

11.40

Darted on the pads, Cheteshwar Pujara flicks it in front of square on the leg side

11.31

Fuller and on leg. Virat Kohli nudges it to square leg and takes a single.

11.20

On off,defended out.

11.14

FOUR! The Kohli chants go on and on. He gets his first boundary of the chase. It is full and on off. Virat Kohli gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over the bowler's head for four runs. Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batter to get to 25000 International runs across all formats.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 50/2

C Pujara12 (35)

V Kohli6 (8)

T Murphy1-0-3-0

10.60

Three dots to end! It is flatter, outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara steps across to block. The ball rolls out off the pads. Clearly outside the line.

10.50

Goes full, around off, turning away. Pujara smothers it to point.

10.40

Much fuller, on off. Puraja steps down and blocks it back to the bowler.

10.31

Looped up, on leg. Kohli gets forward and closes the face of the bat to work it past mid on. They cross. 50 up for India and the crowd gets loud here.

10.20

Quicker and full, angled across. Kohli presses forward and dabs it down.

10.12

Murphy comes from 'round the wicket. He strays on the pads. Kohli rocks back and flicks it through square leg for two runs.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 47/2

C Pujara12 (32)

V Kohli3 (5)

N Lyon5-2-19-1

9.60

Floated and full, on middle. Pujara defends it out solidly.

9.50

Full and on off. Cheteshwar Pujara blocks it on his front foot.

9.44

FOUR! Cheteshwar Pujara means business in this post-Lunch session. He gets out of his bubble and uses his feet to attack here. It is full and on leg. Pujara steps down and lofts it over mid on. A couple of bounces over the ropes.

9.30

Full and on off, defended out.

9.20

Fatter and outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara gets across and pads it away.

9.11

It is full, angled across the right-hander. Virat Kohli uses his bottom hand and drills it down to long on. One taken.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 42/2

C Pujara8 (27)

V Kohli2 (4)

M Kuhnemann5-0-28-0

8.60

Delivers this one slightly short and outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara goes on the back foot and pushes this towards cover.

8.50

Angles this into the pads on a fuller length. Cheteshwar Pujara blocks this towards sshort leg.

8.41

Loopy delivery bowled full and just outside off. Virat Kohli gets a good stride forward and knocks this towards long off for a run.

8.30

Fires this one full and into the stumps. Virat Kohli goes deep in the crease and dabs this inro the leg side.

8.21

Tosses this one full and in line with the stumps. Cheteshwar Pujara uses his feet and clips this towards deep mid-wicket for one.

8.11

Matthew Kuhnemann floats this one full and outside off. Virat Kohli uses his bottom hand and whips this towards wide long on for one.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 39/2

C Pujara7 (24)

V Kohli0 (1)

N Lyon4-2-14-1

7.60

Fires this into the pads on a fuller length. Cheteshwar Pujara flicks this towards short fine leg and a maiden over from Nathan Lyon.

7.50

Flatter and on leg. Pujara uses his feet and flicks it to mid-wicket.

7.40

Flights this full and into the stump. Cheteshwar Pujara shuffles forward and defends it into the leg side.

7.30

Nathan Lyon flights this one full and outside off, gets it to keep its line and beats the outside edge. Alex Carey whips this bails off in a flash and they go upstairs to check for a stumping. Cheteshwar Pujara did not leave his crease.

7.20

Tosses this one full and outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara gets forward to push at the ball and gets it down to short leg.

7.10

Dot now! Nathan Lyon serves it full and on leg. Cheteshwar Pujara nudges it to short leg.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 39/2

V Kohli0 (1)

C Pujara7 (18)

M Kuhnemann4-0-25-0

6.60

A dot to end a successful over! It is full and on off, turning away a touch. Kohli presses forward and blocks it into the deck.

Virat Kohli comes in at number 4.

6.51W

OUT! RUN OUT! Absolute chaos and Rohit Sharma has sacrificed his wicket here! Matthew Kuhnemann floats this one full and into the stumps, Rohit Sharma flicks this towards deep square leg and they run the first one quick. Rohit Sharma calls for the second and Cheteshwar Pujara responds but Peter Handscomb is quick to attack the ball in the deep. He collects it and throws it at the keeper's end and Rohit Sharma asks Cheteshwar Pujara to go back but he is already darting to the non-striker's end. Rohit Sharma stays out of the crease and begins to walk back to the shed as Alex Carey whips the bails off. India lose their second wicket and they will still believe.

6.46

SIX! Commanding batting from Rohit Sharma and he is showing some great footwork here! Matthew Kuhnemann tosses this full and in line with the stumps. Rohit Sharma is down the wicket in a flash and thumps this back over the bowler's head for a six.

6.30

Fires this one full and outside the off stump, Rohit Sharma gets his front foot forward and dabs this into the off side.

6.21

Bowls this short and outside off, Cheteshwar Pujara rocks back and punches this towards deep point for one.

6.10

Marnus Labuschagne floats this one full and outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara shimmies down once again and knocks this to cover.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 31/1

R Sharma24 (17)

C Pujara6 (16)

N Lyon3-1-14-1

5.60

Loopy delivery bowled full and in line with the stumps. Rohit Sharma gets forward and looks to dab it down the pitch but gets hit on the pad. The bowler appeals but the umpire remains unmoved.

5.54

FOUR! Rohit Sharma is playing on the bowler's mind! Nathan Lyon bowls this slightly short and going down leg. Rohit Sharma makes the initial movement to come forward but ends up sitting in the crease and paddles this fine for four runs.

5.41

Goes full and spins this into the pads. Cheteshwar Pujara also shuffles forward and clips this towards deep square leg for one.

5.31

Flights this one full and outside off. Rohit Sharma uses his feet again and knocks this down to long on for one.

5.26

SIX! That is a massive hit! Nathan Lyon tosses this full and outside the off stump. Rohit Sharma charges down the wicket and lofts this over long on for a maximum. He did not time it well but had enough on it to clear the fence.

5.10

Nathan Lyon bowls this slightly short and on a leg stump line. Rohit Sharma shimmies down the wicket and looks to block but gets hit n the pads.

It will be Nathan Lyon to spin from the other end.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 19/1

C Pujara5 (15)

R Sharma13 (12)

M Kuhnemann3-0-17-0

4.60

Another flighted delivery bowled full and outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara bunts this back to the bowler.

4.50

Loopy delivery going doing leg on a fuller length. Cheteshwar Pujara pushes forward and gets hit on the pads.

4.40

Tosses this one full and outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara dabs this back towards the bowler.

4.34

FOUR! That races away to the fence! Matthew Kuhnemann flights this full and in line with the stump. Cheteshwar Pujara flicks this towards deep mid-wicket for four runs.

4.20

Flights this full and outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara dabs this into the leg side.

We are back for the second session of what should be the last day of this game. The umpires are out in the middle and the Australian players take their respective positions on the field. Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara will be looking to take India through this tricky period and set up the run chase. Matthew Kuhnemann will begin proceedings after Lunch. Let's go...

4.11

Matthew Kuhnemann floats this one full and into the pads. Rohit Sharma clips this towards mid-wicket and gets a run right away.

... DAY 3, SESSION 2 ...

Chasing a target of 115, KL Rahul was dismissed in an unfortunate manner but Rohit Sharma has batted positively. Cheteshwar Pujara is a nervous starter but you can bank on his experience to navigate the Indian innings on a surface favourable for the spinners. They are 101 runs away at the moment. Do join us at 12.10 pm IST (6.40 am GMT) for the afternoon session.

End of an action-packed morning session! 10 wickets fell in total and it's India on top. Australia were abysmal with their batting approach and got bundled out cheaply by the spin pair of Ashwin and Jadeja who bagged his best bowling figures in an inning of a Test match. This match is travelling with the speed of light and the hosts will be delighted to put themselves in a position to win this game.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 14/1

C Pujara1 (10)

R Sharma12 (11)

N Lyon2-1-2-1

3.60

Two dots on the trot to end the over. Nathan Lyon now comes over the wicket. It is tossed up, outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara rushes off the crease and pads it away. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 3.

3.50

Flatter and on leg stump. Cheteshwar Pujara hangs back and clips it past short leg. A slight miscommunication but no trouble.

3.41

This is darted on the pads, Rohit Sharma stays back and clips it through square leg. One taken.

3.31

Cheteshwar Pujara gets off the mark now! It is a half-tracker, on leg. Cheteshwar Pujara swivels and pulls it to deep square leg for one.

3.20

Cheteshwar Pujara gets forward and blocks this full one back to the bowler.

3.10

Loopy ball, on the pads. Cheteshwar Pujara nudges it square on the leg side. Pujara ventures out looking for a single but the skipper sends him back. He stays on zero.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 12/1

R Sharma11 (10)

C Pujara0 (5)

M Kuhnemann2-0-12-0

2.64

FOUR! Clinical placement. Rohit Sharma bisects the two fielders in the deep. It is full, on middle and leg. Rohit Sharma leans across and flicks it powerfully along the ground. It meets the boundary at deep mid-wicket.

2.50

This is angled in full and into the pads. Rohit Sharma tucks it to short leg.

2.40

Floats it up, outside off, it grips and turns away sharply. Rohit Sharma is happy with a sighter as he leaves.

2.30

Full and around off, Rohit strides forward and blocks it to the off side.

2.22

Floated and on middle, Sharma takes a step down the track and wrists it through mid-wicket for two runs.

2.10

Loopy and full, around off, Rohit presses forward and defends.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 6/1

C Pujara0 (5)

R Sharma5 (4)

N Lyon1-1-0-1

1.60

Floats it up, on middle and leg. Pujara nudges it past short leg.

1.50

Cheteshwar Pujara now comes down the track and clips it to mid-wicket.

1.40

Lyon goes full and on leg. Pujara stays back and flicks it to the right of short leg.

1.30

This is a bit quicker, on middle and leg. It turns back in to hit Pujara on the pads.

1.20

NOT OUT! Cheteshwar Pujara is safe! Lyon tosses it up, outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara presses forward and tries to block it away but misses as the ball skids away a touch. Alex Carey collects and takes the bails off. The square-leg umpire takes it upstairs. It is confirmed that Pujara's back leg is well grounded.

Appeal for stumping...

Cheteshwar Pujara walks in next. After getting out for a duck, he will like to first get off the mark in his 100th Test.

1.1W

OUT! CAUGHT! KL Rahul shakes his head as he walks off the field here. A bit of fortune for Australia, for the first time this morning. Nathan Lyon strikes on his very first delivery. The spinner comes from 'round the wicket. Floats it up, on leg, KL Rahul rocks back and clips it to short leg. Peter Handscomb stays low there and the ball rebounds off his right leg. It loops up to the keeper and Alex Carey takes the catch off the deflection. Rahul's poor form in Test cricket continues.

Who will bowl from the opposite end? It is Nathan Lyon.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 6/0

R Sharma5 (4)

Rahul1 (2)

M Kuhnemann1-0-6-0

0.64

FOUR! Hit with fire. It is full and on off. Rohit Sharma steps down and drills it past the bowler's right. Matthew Kuhnemann dives to his right but gets no hand on it. The ball is over the fence at long on in a flash. India are off to a solid start.

0.51

Matthew Kuhnemann tosses it up, outside off. KL Rahul drives it through the line towards sweeper cover. He gets off the mark with a single here.

0.40

Flights it up, full and wide of off, turns away a touch. KL Rahul just watches it sail past him.

0.31

Rohit Sharma and India are off the mark! It is full and on off. Rohit Sharma prods and gets it to covers off the outer half. The Indian skipper is quick to get to the other end.

0.20

Dot again! Much straighter this time, full, on off. Sharma stays back and strokes it to covers.

0.10

A dot to start with! Matthew Kuhnemann comes 'round the wicket. It is a full toss, coming in with the arm. Rohit Sharma tucks it straight to short leg.

Commentary

Time to chase! KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have arrived to the crease. Matthew Kuhnemann gets the new ball again. A little more than 15 minutes left in the session. Here we go...

... FOURTH INNINGS ...

The pitch is certainly playing tricks. There is spin and variable bounce. Australia have three good spinners in their ranks and they can put up a fight for sure. That said, had they adopted a pragmatic approach with the bat, they had the chance to pressurize the Indian team. Right now, the target won't bother them much. Still, early wickets will throw the cat among the pigeons. We could have a thrilling end to this Test match. Stay tuned...

Mayhem in the morning session! 9 wickets for 53 runs. Australia were demolished by the spin pair of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. The vulnerability of the Aussies against spin was exposed yet again. Their batters kept attempting the sweep shot and kept perishing. Poor technique and execution. They didn't trust their defense and were seen swinging their bat aimlessly. End result, all the advantage gained was lost and now India are 115 away from winning this Test match.

31.1W

OUT! Bowled! Make it 7 for Jadeja and Australia are all out. Tossed up around off, full in length, Matthew Kuhnemann tries to be fancy with his reverse sweep. Fails to connect cleanly and drags it onto the stumps, off his gloves. Target for India - 115.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 113/9

T Murphy3 (14)

M Kuhnemann0 (1)

R Ashwin16-3-59-3

30.60

Slower and fuller, around off, Murphy defends it off the inner half. Maiden!

30.50

Flighted and full, around middle, Todd Murphy drives off the front foot to short cover.

30.40

Fuller and outside off, Todd tries to drive but misses.

30.30

Loopy and full, around off and turning away, Murphy tries to defend but misses. It goes off his thigh pad to the off side.

30.20

Short and on off, Murphy gets back and hits it to point.

30.10

Slider around leg, Todd goes back in defense but misses. They appeal but to no avail.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 113/9

M Kuhnemann0 (1)

T Murphy3 (8)

R Jadeja12-1-42-6

29.60

It is quicker and full, on the fourth stump line. Matthew Kuhnemann hangs the blade away from his body. It goes to mid-wicket off the inner half.

Matthew Kuhnemann is the number 11 batter.

29.5W

OUT! Lyon drags it on and the leg stump goes cartwheeling! Ravindra Jadeja has six wickets now. Gives it some flight and delivers it full and outside off, Nathan Lyon spots the chance to drive through the line but it skids back in to take the inner edge. The ball rockets behind to uproot the leg pole. The procession continues...

29.40

It is full, on middle and leg. Lyon tucks it to the leg side. He ventures out looking for a single but is sent back and rightly so. A direct hit could've made things interesting.

29.30

Fuller and on off. Nathan Lyon blocks it back to the bowler.

29.21

Darted on the pads. Todd Murphy stays inside the crease and clips it past short leg. They cross.

29.10

Jadeja serves it full and outside off. Todd Murphy leans forward and defends it out watchfully.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 112/8

N Lyon8 (18)

T Murphy2 (6)

R Ashwin15-2-59-3

28.60

It is full, attacking the pads. Lyon stays back and clips it square on the leg side.

28.51

A bit flat and on leg. Todd Murphy prods and works it to the leg side off the outer half. They take a single.

28.40

Goes full and on off. Todd Murphy defends it on his front foot.

28.30

Flights it up, around middle. Todd Murphy plays it back to the bowler.

28.20

Full, once again, around off, coming in with the arm. Todd Murphy lunges forward and remains solid in his defense.

28.10

Ashwin goes full and on off. Todd Murphy prods and blocks it into the deck.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 111/8

N Lyon8 (17)

T Murphy1 (1)

R Jadeja11-1-41-5

27.60

This is full, around off. It stays low a bit and turns away sharply. Lyon is unable to put it away.

27.50

Flatter and on off. Lyon dabs it out to point.

27.40

Tosses it up, full, on middle. Lyon tries to flick it away but it catches the leading edge. The ball lobs towards mid on. Ravindra Jadeja tries to reach it but is met by Todd Murphy on his way.

27.30

Nathan Lyon defends this full one back to the bowler.

27.21

It is fired in full and on off. Todd Murphy opens the face and taps it towards point. He takes off for a single. Nathan Lyon is quick to react and gets to the other end safely. The throw comes to the keeper who takes the bails off. They appeal, it's referred upstairs but the replays fine Lyon safe.

Todd Murphy is in next.

27.1W

OUT! LEG STUMP IS PEGGED BACK! Ravindra Jadeja has a fifer. After a brief fightback, Alex Carey departs too. Jadeja delivers it flighted and full, around leg, Alex Carey goes down to play his favourite reverse sweep but picks the wrong line. The ball lands, straightens a hint and goes on to obliterate the leg pole. Australia continue to stare down the barrel. Their shot selection has been exceptionally poor. Lead - 111 runs.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 110/7

N Lyon8 (13)

A Carey7 (9)

R Ashwin14-2-58-3

26.62

A bit short, outside off. Lyon stays back and slashes it through point. They cross for two runs.

26.51

Could have been curtains for Lyon, but he does well to get the jets on. It is flatter and on middle. Alex Carey lunges forward and gets it to the leg side off the outer half. KS Bharat gives it chase, turns and has a shy at the striker's end but misses.

26.44

FOUR! Top shot! Ravichandran Ashwin pitches it up. Alex Carey stands tall and lofts it over mid on for a fine boundary.

26.30

Goes full, on the pads. Alex Carey nudges it to the leg side.

26.20

This is much quicker, in line with the stumps. Alex Carey prods and defends it awkwardly.

26.10

Ashwin serves it full and on middle. It is coming in with the arm. Carey gets on his front foot and blocks.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 103/7

N Lyon6 (12)

A Carey2 (4)

R Jadeja10-1-40-4

25.60

Nathan Lyon prods to this full and blocks it into the deck. A tidy over from Jadeja comes to an end.

25.50

It is quicker and fuller, angled into the pads. Lyon goes back and dabs it out.

25.40

Full, attacking the stumps. Defended out solidly.

25.31

Alex Carey gets low to this full delivery and sweeps it behind square on the leg side. There is protection in the deep. Carey only gets a single here.

25.21

It is full and on off. Nathan Lyon knocks it down past the bowler's left. One taken.

25.10

Jadeja goes full and on off. Lyon prods and defends it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 101/7

A Carey1 (3)

N Lyon5 (7)

R Ashwin13-2-51-3

24.60

Flighted and around off, Alex Carey top-edges his attempted reverse sweep and is lucky that it doesn't carry to backward point. Australia continue to live dangerously.

24.50

Skidding down from middle and leg, Carey tries to sweep but misses. A brief appeal from India. Going down.

24.41

Fuller and around leg, swept away to deep backward square leg for a single.

24.34

FOUR! Australia have taken their lead above 100 now. Tossed up, around middle, Lyon goes down and sweeps it towards fine leg for a boundary.

24.20

Loopy again, full and spinning in, Lyon tries to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

24.11

Loopy and full, around off, Carey reverse-sweeps it to backward point and pinches a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 95/7

N Lyon0 (4)

A Carey0 (0)

R Jadeja9-1-38-4

23.60

Quicker and fuller, around off, Lyon tries to defend but it spins away to beat the bat. A double-wicket maiden for Ravindra Jadeja!

23.50

Loopy and around off, Nathan defends it with gentle hands to covers.

23.40

Gets on the front foot and defends it to the off side.

23.30

Fuller and around off, Lyon is on the front foot as he defends it to the off side.

Who will face the music now? It's Nathan Lyon to deal with the hat-trick delivery.

23.2W

OUT! BOWLED! A team hat-trick for India and the crowd is going bonkers. Jadeja hurls it across flat and in line with the stumps. Yet another Aussie batter goes down to sweep but it doesn't bounce much and sneaks past the bat. The stumps take a beating and Australia are in deep, deep trouble. Ravindra Jadeja is on a hat-trick.

Drinks break. Australia are staring down the barrel. They were in a good position last evening but failed to drive home the advantage. The Indian spinners have tightened the noose and by picking five wickets this morning, they have forced the touring team on the back foot. Skipper Pat Cummins walks in next.

23.1W

OUT! CAUGHT! Australia are falling like nine pins. Ravindra Jadeja gets his second wicket of the morning. Dishes out a flighted delivery, full and around off, Peter Handscomb presses forward to drive with firm hands but it spins away and takes a thick outside edge. It flies towards Virat Kohli at first slip who reacts to his left and snaps a sharp catch.

Alex Carey is the new batter.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 95/5

M Renshaw2 (8)

P Handscomb0 (2)

R Ashwin12-2-45-3

22.6W

OUT! LBW! This one looks plumb and the finger has gone up. Peter Handscomb has a word with his partner and advises him to take the referral. Has he got struck outside the line? Let's find out. First, coming to the delivery - It's full and around off, straightening a hint as Matt Renshaw kneels down to sweep. He misses and is pinged on the front pad. DRS time. Nothing on the UltraEdge and the Ball Tracking shows three reds. Ravichandran Ashwin is on a rampage this morning. Sweeping problem for Australia, quips Ravi Shastri on air.

22.50

Quicker and on off, Renshaw presses forward and defends it back from the inner half of his blade.

22.40

Loopy and around off, Matt skips down the track to flick but misses. He is hit on the pads and another muted appeal for an lbw follows.

22.30

What a delivery! Drifting in around off, Matt Renshaw tries to play the line but it spins away to beat the outside edge.

22.20

Shout for an lbw! The finger stays down. Flatter and fuller, around leg and skidding down, Renshaw fails to defend and is rapped on the pads. Ashwin feels it's going down and hence no review.

22.10

Sharp turn and bounce. Flighted and outside off, Matt Renshaw leaves it alone. A good take by Srikar Bharat.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 95/4

P Handscomb0 (2)

M Renshaw2 (2)

R Jadeja8-0-38-2

21.60

Quicker one, full and on off, Handscomb gets on the front foot in defense. End of a successful over by Jadeja.

21.50

Flighted and full, Peter Handscomb defends it past silly point.

Peter Handscomb is the new man at the crease.

21.4W

OUT! SOUND OF TIMBER! The crowd roars and Marnus Labuschagne is out of here. He did the cardinal mistake of assuming that just because the ball is flat, it will be short. Jadeja serves it around off and it skids in along with staying low. Marnus Labuschagne goes deep inside the crease, trying to keep it out but it perhaps brushes the bottom edge and goes behind to rattle the stumps. Marnus returns with a dejected look. India have wrestled back the momentum. Australia are 96 runs ahead with 6 wickets in hand.

21.30

Slower through the air, around off and turning away, Marnus Labuschagne stays back and pushes it with an angled bat to point.

21.21

Risky from Renshaw. Fuller and around leg, Matt Renshaw brings out the reverse sweep. Doesn't connect well but it goes towards short third man. They cross.

21.11

Very full and around leg, it's eased towards mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 93/3

M Labuschagne34 (47)

M Renshaw1 (1)

R Ashwin11-1-45-2

20.61

Nearly a catch at short leg. Flighted and on middle, turning in, Marnus Labuschagne flicks and it goes through the legs of Shreyas Iyer for a run. That was definitely an opportunity but Shreyas was late in his reflexes.

20.50

Tossed up, full and outside off, Marnus skips down the track and defends it to the off side.

20.41

Fuller and around leg, Matt Renshaw goes down and sweeps it towards short fine leg. They appeal but nothing from the umpire as the batters cross. India don't review and it's a given as a run. Renshaw is off the mark.

20.31

Drifting down the leg side, Marnus Labuschagne goes back and works it behind square leg for a single.

Ravichandran Ashwin pulls out once again. Second time this morning. The crowd is behind Ashwin here. They are here to see some historic moment, one that would stay in their memories for a longer time.

20.20

Extra loop on this one, full and outside off, Marnus tries to push at it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

20.10

Floated delivery, full and on off, Marnus lunges and defends it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 90/3

M Labuschagne32 (42)

M Renshaw0 (0)

R Jadeja7-0-36-1

19.61

A bit flat and around off. Marnus Labuschagne stays back and cuts it to point. He takes off and gets to the other end safely.

19.50

This is full and on off, coming in with the arm. Marnus Labuschagne knocks it out to cover.

19.40

Flatter and fuller, blocked off the front foot to covers.

19.32

Too full and straight, Marnus works it through mid-wicket for two runs.

19.20

Fuller and around off, defended off the front foot.

19.12

Tossed up outside off, Marnus drives it to the right of sweeper cover and comes back for the second run.

Matt Renshaw is the new batter. He's the concussion substitute for David Warner.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 85/3

S Smith9 (19)

M Labuschagne27 (36)

R Ashwin10-1-42-2

18.6W

OUT! LBW! Ravichandran Ashwin and company make a loud appeal for lbw, they think that they have got their man here. The umpire thinks the same and raises his dreaded finger. Steven Smith though has a chat with his partner and takes the review. Coming to the delivery - It is tossed up, full and around off. The ball stays low off the deck and spins in as well. Smith gets low and tries to sweep it away but does not get any bat on the ball. The ball goes through to ping him on the pads. DRS time. The UltraEdge shows no bat is involved. The Ball Tracking later confirms that it is the umpire's call on the ball hitting the wickets. Australia do not lose a review here but they lose Smith cheaply.

Steven Smith has been adjudged lbw. A big moment in this Test match. Smith has a word with Marnus Labuschagne and takes the referral. This one looked out to the naked eye. Let's find out. UltraEdge is taking ages to load. Everyone is waiting. Here it comes... no spike, a bit of daylight. Ball Tracking comes and it shows that the ball is clipping the leg stump, it's the umpire's call and India have two in the morning session already. The crowd is jubilant.

18.51

Goes full again, outside off this time. Marnus Labuschagne pushes it gently towards covers and gets to the other end.

18.40

Loops it up, full, on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it watchfully off the front foot.

18.30

It is full, on off. It skids through. Marnus Labuschagne gets his blade down in time to jam it out.

18.20

Marnus Labuschagne gets on his front foot to defend this full one.

18.10

This is floated and full, around middle and leg. It stays a touch low off the deck. Marnus Labuschagne uses the depth of his crease and nudges it to the leg side.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 84/2

S Smith9 (18)

M Labuschagne26 (31)

R Jadeja6-0-31-1

17.60

A bit flatter and on off. Smith goes back and taps it out towards point. Jadeja running through his overs here, as always.

17.52

Tosses it up, full and outside off. Smith steps across and drives it towards sweeper cover. The batters take a couple this time.

17.40

Drifts in, full and around the fourth stump. It grips and turns away sharply. Smith lets it be.

17.34

FOUR! Lovely footwork and Smudge gets his first boundary. Flatter and fuller, around middle, Steven Smith walks down the track and lofts it over wide mid on for a boundary.

17.20

Shortish and on off, Smith goes back and plays it down to point.

17.10

Flighted and full, around off, Smith steps out to drive but slices it towards point.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 78/2

M Labuschagne26 (31)

S Smith3 (12)

R Ashwin9-1-41-1

16.60

NOT OUT! Marnus Labuschagne celebrates instantly as he sees that the impact is outside the line. A small victory for him in this morning session. Ravichandran Ashwin goes full and outside off. The ball grips and turns in. Marnus Labuschagne gets down on one knee and tries to sweep it away. He fails to connect and takes a blow on his pads. Ashwin appeals but the finger stays down. Rohit has a word with Bharat and Ashwin before taking the referral. Nothing on the UltraEdge and later, the Ball Tracking confirms that the impact is outside off.

Yet another shout for an lbw. The finger has stayed down. Rohit Sharma comes rushing to his keeper, has a word with him and the bowler. He takes the referral on this occasion. The impact is outside off.

16.50

A loud appeal for lbw! It is tossed up, around off. Marnus Labuschagne gets low and tries to sweep it away. He misses and takes a hit on the pads. Ashwin and company appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Spinning too much, perhaps.

16.40

Marnus Labuschagne steps out of the crease this time and defends this full one out solidly.

16.34

FOUR! The reverse comes out now. Marnus Labuschagne strides forward to this full one. He is in full control of the reverse sweep and finds the boundary at deep backward point.

16.21

Use of the feet straight away after the last ball. Smith jumps down the track to a full ball around off and knocks it down to long on for a single.

16.10

Lovely delivery! This is quicker, angled across the right-hander. Smith is caught in two minds - in the end, he does not go through with his shot as he hangs deep inside the crease.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 73/2

M Labuschagne22 (27)

S Smith2 (10)

R Jadeja5-0-25-1

15.60

Excellent over from Jadeja comes to an end. Just a single off this one. This time Jadeja targets the pads. Marnus Labuschagne stays inside the crease. He tucks it towards backward square leg.

15.50

Loopy ball, around off, a touch fuller. Marnus Labuschagne defends it watchfully.

15.40

Short one, on off. Marnus Labuschagne makes some room and helps it out to point.

15.31

A bit flatter, on off. Smith goes on his back foot and punches it to covers for a single.

15.20

Two dots to start with now. It is floated and full, outside off. It grips and turns further away. Smith has no interest in playing away from his body.

15.10

A dot to start with! Jadeja goes full and outside off. Smith leans in and drives it to covers.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 72/2

M Labuschagne22 (24)

S Smith1 (7)

R Ashwin8-1-36-1

14.60

Beaten! This one scoots past the edge. Full and outside off, skidding away, Marnus is forward in defense but misses. A similar delivery got Smith in the first inning.

14.54

FOUR! Well played! Loopy and full, around middle, Marnus Labuschagne goes down on one knee and calmly paddles it to fine leg for a boundary.

Oh, hello! Ravichandran Ashwin stops in his delivery stride and the crowd gets excited. Ashwin and Mankading - a story in itself. Steven Smith is only left with a grim smile on his face as he stays inside the crease.

14.41

Fullish and on middle, Smith works it gently to the right side of the mid-wicket fielder for a single. Opens his account.

14.30

Slower through the air, full and around off, Smith defends it back off the front foot.

14.20

A touch short and around off, Smith goes on the back foot and defends it to the off side.

14.11

Ashwin comes from 'round the wicket to Marnus Labuschagne. Serves it full and around leg, Marnus steps down and wrists it through mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 66/2

S Smith0 (4)

M Labuschagne17 (21)

R Jadeja4-0-24-1

13.60

Loopy and full, around middle and off, Smith takes his front leg forward as he drives it to covers, again.

13.50

Flatter this time, a touch short and on off, turning away, Smith punches from the back foot to covers.

13.40

Short this time, outside off, Smith cuts with the spin but finds point.

13.30

Flighted and full, around off, Smith allows the ball to come to him and blocks it to covers.

13.21

Fuller and outside off, Marnus strides forward and strokes it through covers for a single.

13.10

Jadeja starts with a full ball outside off, Marnus Labuschagne is on the front foot as he pushes it to covers.

Early breakthrough for India. Now, Steven Smith comes out at number 4. Also, it will be Ravindra Jadeja to bowl from the other end.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 65/2

T Head43 (46)

M Labuschagne16 (19)

R Ashwin7-1-30-1

12.6W

OUT! Head is gone, caught behind! Smart bowling from Ashwin. He keeps bowling in the region around off and gets the ball to skid into the batter. This time there is some extra toss and as a result, there is some extra bite from the surface. Loopy and full, drifting in around off, Travis Head commits himself forward in defense but it spins away to take the outside edge. Srikar Bharat stays low and takes a fine catch. He takes the bails off as well. The finger though is up after the appeal for a caught behind and Head departs after a promising knock. Australia lead by 66 runs.

12.50

A touch flatter and quicker, around off, Head defends it close to his front pad.

12.40

Floated one, full and around off, Tavis drives it back to the bowler.

12.34

FOUR! Australia are away on Day 3. Too full from Ashwin, outside off, Head gets on the front foot and drills his drive through covers for a boundary.

12.20

Presses forward to a full ball and pushes it gently to short cover.

12.10

Ashwin begins with a fuller ball around middle, Head is on the front foot as he defends it back.

The morning session of a moving day is set to begin. The Indian players make their way out on the field. Followed by Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne who walk out to continue with their innings. Both the teams will look to get off to a good start here. It will be Ravichandran Ashwin to start the proceedings with the ball.

PITCH REPORT - Sanjay Manjrekar is near the playing area. He starts by saying there are no dramatic changes to the deck on Day 3 from Day 2. Matthew Hayden joins and says that the conditions are a bit cooler and the pitch with black soil has started to deteriorate. He spots big cracks and tells us that he has never seen such big ones before. The Aussie points out the good-length area for a right-arm fast bowler coming around the wicket for a left-hander and opines that could be a concern. Feels that Australia are looking to score quickly because of this very reason.

With no David Warner available after suffering a concussion and a hairline fracture, Travis Head got the opportunity to open the innings and the southpaw has shown a lot of intent despite losing Usman Khawaja early. The morning session today is all about driving the advantage home. Let's see whether Australia extend their upper hand or India manage to claw back. Should be an entertaining morning and day.

The play on Day 2 was all about collapse and recovery. India threw away a decent start by losing wickets in a heap only to recover with a partnership between Kohli and Jadeja. A contentious decision against Virat led to another collapse and then Axar and Ashwin combined to put India on an even keel against Australia with a wonderful century association.

Let's roll! We head into the 'moving day' of the Kotla Test match and against all the odds, Australia find themselves closest to the driver's seat. Day 2 was action-packed, to say the least, and we are expecting more of the same to continue. The touring team has its nose in front but we've seen momentum changing quite quickly in this Test and not one team has managed to keep it on its side for a longer period. We will wait and watch which way the pendulum swings on Day 3. On that note, allow us to welcome you to the coverage. Stay tuned for more...

... DAY 3, SESSION 1 ...

Now Australia will hope these two who have got their eye in put up a good stand, Australia will love a score of above 250 and we can surely see them play with intent on Day 3 as well. India on the other hand, are slightly on the back foot at the moment but we have seen on this wicket a collapse can always be around the corner and Rohit will hope that is the case. A very exciting Day 3 awaits. Do join us at 0930 IST (0400 GMT). The build up begins a lot earlier. Till then, take care and goodbye!

Earlier in the day, Australia had India on the back foot when Lyon ran through the top order. India were around 140 for 7 but Axar Patel came to the rescue along with Ashwin and the two ensured Australia get the smallest of leads. In reply, with a lead of one, Australia have begun well.

Australia will be very pleased with the 12 overs they faced at the end of Day 2! Yes, they lost Khawaja early but then Head and Marnus Labuschagne played really well. Especially the former who took the attack to the bowlers. and Australia are in a reall good position at the moment. For India, Jadeja got the only breakthrough but Shami and Ashwin were not at their best, especially the latter, he was a little too full in this session and Rohit will be disappointed more with the rate Australia scored at.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 61/1

M Labuschagne16 (19)

T Head39 (40)

A Patel1-0-2-0

11.60

On the stumps, blocked. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 2!

11.50

Flatter and on middle, defended.

11.41

On middle, this is flicked through mid-wicket for one.

11.30

On middle, this is nudged on the leg side.

11.20

On off, this is pushed to mid off.

11.11

Fuller and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 59/1

M Labuschagne15 (16)

T Head38 (37)

R Ashwin6-1-26-0

10.61

Just wide! Marnus Labuschagne steps out, he flicks uppishly but wide of mid-wicket for one.

10.50

On the stumps, this is nudged to mid-wicket.

10.40

On middle, this is flicked to mid-wicket.

10.31

Outside off, this is uppishly but just wide of silly mid off for one down to long off.

10.26

SIX! A full toss, Head feasts on it. He hits it over the long on fence for a biggie.

10.10

On middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 51/1

M Labuschagne14 (13)

T Head31 (34)

R Jadeja3-0-23-1

9.60

On middle, kept out.

9.50

On middle, kept out.

9.40

Flatter and on off, this is guided to point.

9.31

On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.

9.24

FOUR! Hammered! This is tossed up outside off, it is hit through covers and this one races away to the fence.

9.10

On the pads, Head looks to flick but it goes off the glove towards short leg. Head did well to take one hand off the handle and keep it down.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 46/1

T Head26 (31)

M Labuschagne14 (10)

R Ashwin5-1-18-0

8.61

Another run as this is worked through mid-wicket.

8.50

On the stumps, defended.

8.41

Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

8.30

On middle, blocked.

8.21

On off, this is hit down to long off for one.

8.10

On middle, blocked.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 43/1

M Labuschagne13 (8)

T Head24 (27)

R Jadeja2-0-18-1

7.64

FOUR! Two in a row and third in the over. Another sweep shot which is played really well. It is hit through square leg for a boundary.

7.54

FOUR! Swept and swept hard again! On middle, this is hit through square leg for a boundary.

7.40

On middle, kept out.

7.34

FOUR! Hit hard! On middle, fuller, Marnus Labuschagne goes down on one knee and sweeps it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary.

7.20

On middle, this is flicked to mid-wicket.

7.11

A single as this is worked through square leg.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 30/1

M Labuschagne1 (3)

T Head23 (26)

R Ashwin4-1-15-0

6.60

BEATEN! This is angled across the off pole. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend but is beaten.

6.51

Steps out and hits it down to long off for one.

6.40

On middle, defended.

6.34

FOUR! That is a lovely shot! Travis Head steps out and strokes it through covers for a boundary.

6.21

A single as this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

6.11

A single as this is pushed wide of mid off.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 23/1

M Labuschagne0 (1)

T Head17 (22)

R Jadeja1-0-5-1

5.60

On middle, defended.

5.5W

OUT! TAKEN! That is great anticipation from Iyer and Jadeja strikes in his first over. Usman Khawaja falls! He goes down on one knee to play the paddle scoop but Iyer moves to his left seeing that. Khawaja connects but Iyer latches onto it. Really good.

5.44

FOUR! Rahul just did not pick that one. On middle, Usman Khawaja heaves it over the mid-wicket fielder and into the fence.

5.31

A single as this is pushed wide of mid off.

5.20

On middle, defended.

5.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 18/0

T Head16 (19)

U Khawaja2 (11)

R Ashwin3-1-8-0

4.61

A single now as this is pushed through covers.

4.54

FOUR! Head dealing in boundaries! On the pads, this is worked through square leg for a boundary.

4.40

On middle, kept out.

4.30

On off, kept out.

4.20

BEATEN! This lands around off, it pitches and then turns away. Head is beaten.

4.11

A single as this is pushed through covers.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 12/0

T Head11 (14)

U Khawaja1 (10)

M Shami2-0-10-0

3.60

On middle, this is defended.

3.50

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

3.40

On middle, blocked.

3.34

FOUR! Timed nicely! Outside off, Head leans into the stroke and hits it through covers. He has started well.

3.20

Good length and on off, kept out.

3.14

FOUR! Top, top shot! Not that short, on middle, Head rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket and this one races awya to the fence.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 4/0

U Khawaja1 (10)

T Head3 (8)

R Ashwin2-1-2-0

2.60

On off, defended. A maiden by Khawaja.

2.50

Flatter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

2.40

Really well bowled! Watching the batter till the end. Usman Khawaja steps out but the length is shortened. Usman Khawaja looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

2.30

Flatter and on middle, Khawaja yet again goes back and defends.

2.20

Very full and on middle, this is pushed to cover.

2.10

Usman Khawaja steps out but the length is shortened. It is defended.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 4/0

T Head3 (8)

U Khawaja1 (4)

M Shami1-0-2-0

1.60

Good length and on off, Head pushes it to mid off.

1.50

Good length and on off, this is pushed to cover.

1.40

Back of a length and on off, Head pushes it to mid off.

1.32

Two more! Around off, this is guided through point for two.

1.20

That is a beauty! Length and on off, it comes in with the angle, lands and then moves away. Head is beaten as he tries to defend.

1.10

Well wide outside off, left alone.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 2/0

U Khawaja1 (4)

T Head1 (2)

R Ashwin1-0-2-0

0.60

Good stop by Kohli! Down the leg side. Usman Khawaja looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad of Srikar Bharat and Kohli then dives to his right and stops it.

0.50

Really full this time, Khawaja blocks.

0.40

Tossed up on middle, Usman Khawaja stays back and defends.

0.31

Head is underway too! On middle, this is nudged through mid-wicket for one more.

0.20

Floats it up on off, Head defends.

0.11

Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one. Usman Khawaja and Australia are underway!

Commentary

The Indian top order just did not get going, Kohli and Rohit got off to starts but none went onto make it into something significant. Had it not been for Axar and Ashwin, India would have conceded a big lead to the Aussies. Now this game has become a one-innings shoutout. There are still around overs to go and India will hope they can get a couple at least. Australia on the other hand, will hope they can get through this passage without a lot of damage. An important phase follows.

Before that, it was the Nathan Lyon show on Day 2. He ran through the Indian top order. He was well supported by Todd Murphy and Matthew Kuhnemann. However, they had no answers to the counter-attack by Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin but the second new ball worked really well for them. They have got a lead but it is of just the one run.

So, Australia just manage the lead of 1 run! That is an excellent recovery from the Indians. Australia on the other hand, will be very disappointed. Let me remind you, India were 7 down for 139 but then came a brilliant stand between Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin! The two added over 100 and took India close to Australia's score. Axar Patel was the mainstay and Ashwin played second fiddle. In the end, that stand has changed the look of the game completely.

83.3W

OUT! TIMBER! India do not manage to take the lead! Matthew Kuhnemann gets his second. This is full and on middle, you-miss, I hit! Shami swings but misses and it hits the middle pole. INDIA BOWLED OUT FOR 262!

83.20

On middle, this is defended.

83.10

Fires it outside off, Shami looks to cut but misses.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 83 overs : 262/9

M Shami2 (6)

M Siraj1 (4)

P Cummins13-2-41-1

82.61

A single which means India trail just by the 1. On middle, this is nudged around the corner for one.

82.51

A single as this is pushed towards cover.

82.40

On middle, this is pushed to mid on.

82.30

Around off, this is pushed to covers.

82.20

On off, defended.

82.11

India now three runs away! Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 82 overs : 259/9

A Patel74 (115)

M Shami0 (4)

T Murphy18-2-53-2

81.6W

OUT! TAKEN! That is yet another brilliant catch! This time it is Pat Cummins! That has stuck! Something special was needed to get Axar out and Cummins has provided it. Patel is in disbelief but what a knock from him. This is fuller and on middle, he smacks it hard to the left of mid on. Cummins sticks his left hand out and takes it. India still trail by 4.

81.50

Flatter and on off, this is guided to point.

81.46

SIX! Stand and deliver! He just moves to the leg side, this is tossed up around off, Patel smashes it over the long off fence for a biggie.

81.30

On off, defended.

81.20

That has spun very sharply! Tossed up on off, it lands and spins away. Patel is beaten as he tries to defend.

81.10

Flatter and on middle, defended.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 81 overs : 253/8

M Shami0 (4)

A Patel68 (109)

P Cummins12-2-38-1

80.60

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.

80.50

Good length and on off, Shami blocks.

80.40

BEATEN! This is fuller and outside off, Shami goes for the expansive drive but is beaten.

80.30

That is going down leg! Angled into the pads, Shami looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

80.2W

OUT! TAKEN! That is a really good catch and that ends the stand which was quite frustrating for the Aussies. A really good knock from Ashwin, one would feel he has done his job. The second new ball does its trick. On the pads, this is flicked uppishly towards mid-wicket. Matt Renshaw makes good use of his reach, dives to his right, stretches both his long hands and takes it nicely. India still behind by 10 runs. Just the two wickets more left.

80.11

Angled into the pads, a little bit of inswing, it is worked down to fine leg for one.

The second new ball has been taken!

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 252/7

R Ashwin37 (70)

A Patel67 (108)

N Lyon29-5-67-5

79.60

On off, defended out.

79.54

FOUR! Fuller and outside off, Ashwin looks to block it but gets a thick outside edge as the ball races away from the third man fence for a boundary.

79.41

Fuller and on off, Patel eases it to covers for one.

79.30

Lands it on off, Patel blocks it solidly.

79.20

Fuller and on off, Patel taps it to mid off.

79.14

FOUR! Patel is in a mood here. Tossed up, on off, Patel cuts it through point for a boundary!

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 243/7

A Patel62 (104)

R Ashwin33 (68)

P Cummins11-2-37-0

78.61

Bowls it on off, Patel taps it to covers for one.

78.54

FOUR MORE! Slightly shorter and outside off, Patel hangs back and slaps it through covers for another boundary!

78.44

FOUR! Lands it fuller and on off, Patel stands tall and drives it through mid off for a boundary!

78.31

Shorter and on off, Ashwin pulls it to square leg for one.

78.21

Fuller one, on off, Patel looks to drive it but gets an outside edge towards backward point for a single.

78.10

On a length and on off, Patel flicks it to the man at mid on.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 232/7

R Ashwin32 (67)

A Patel52 (99)

N Lyon28-5-58-5

77.60

Tossed up, on off, Ashwin drives it to the man at mid off.

77.50

On off, this is pushed to mid off for one.

77.41

Angled into the off pole. Patel looks to defend but it goes off the inside edge towards short fine leg for one.

77.30

Floats it up on off, blocked.

77.20

On the stumps, kept out.

77.10

On middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 231/7

R Ashwin32 (65)

A Patel51 (95)

P Cummins10-2-26-0

76.60

Angled into off, it is kept out.

76.50

On off, blocked.

76.40

On the stumps, kept out.

76.30

Taken but it is off the shoulder! Shorter and on the body, Ashwin looks to pull, it goes off the shoulder towards Smith in the siip region. He takes it.

76.20

On off, this is pushed to cover.

76.10

On off, blocked.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 231/7

R Ashwin32 (59)

A Patel51 (95)

N Lyon27-5-57-5

75.61

On the pads, this is clipped through square leg for one.

75.50

On off, this is pushed to cover.

75.40

On middle, kept out.

75.30

On middle, blocked.

75.20

On the pads, this is worked to square leg.

75.10

On off, this is pushed to mid off.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 230/7

A Patel51 (95)

R Ashwin31 (53)

M Kuhnemann21-4-72-1

74.60

On middle, defended.

74.56

SIX! BANG! Fifty up in style! How good has he been with the bat for India in recent times? Another excellent knock under pressure. Walked out when the hosts were down and out but now has taken them into a position where they can think of taking the lead. This is full and on middle, he heaves it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

74.42

Two more! On middle, this is worked through square leg for two.

74.30

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

74.20

On the stumps, kept out.

74.10

Outside off, left alone.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 222/7

R Ashwin31 (53)

A Patel43 (89)

N Lyon26-5-56-5

73.60

On middle, blocked.

73.50

On middle, kept out.

73.44

FOUR! That is nice and fine! Runs flowing and the trail is coming down rapidly! On the pads, this is tickled past the leg gully fielder and into the fence.

73.30

Floats it up on off, kept out.

73.20

On the stumps, kept out.

73.10

On middle, blocked.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 218/7

A Patel43 (89)

R Ashwin27 (47)

T Head2-0-10-0

72.64

FOUR! Thumped down the ground! This is tossed up on middle, a little too full, Axar Patel whips it past the diving mid on fielder and into the fence.

72.51

On off, this is eased down to long on for one more.

72.41

On off, this is worked down to long on for one.

72.32

Two more! Tossed up on off, this is lofted over cover for two.

72.20

On off, defended.

72.10

Lovely nut! Tosses it up, gets it to land on off and then turn away. Axar is beaten as he tries to drive. The outside edge is just not being found. Frustrating for the Aussies.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 210/7

A Patel36 (84)

R Ashwin26 (46)

N Lyon25-5-52-5

71.61

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

71.50

BEATEN! Nice and slow, this lands on off and then spins away. Patel is beaten as he tries to defend.

71.40

Another one flighted and on off, kept out.

71.30

Tossed up on off, defended.

71.21

On off, this is pushed towards mid off for one.

71.10

Shorter and on off, Ashwin pushes it to mid off.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 208/7

A Patel35 (80)

R Ashwin25 (44)

T Head1-0-2-0

70.60

On middle, this is blocked.

70.51

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

70.41

A single as this is pushed down to long off.

70.30

On off, this is pushed to cover.

70.20

Floats it up on off, blocked.

70.10

On middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 206/7

R Ashwin24 (43)

A Patel34 (75)

N Lyon24-5-50-5

69.60

On the pads, this is worked to square leg.

69.54

FOUR! Through the legs of Matt Renshaw! It seems like a half chance! Not sure why the Aussie players aren't low when fielding in close-by! This is on the pads, Ravichandran Ashwin flicks it towards leg slip. Renshaw is slow to get down and it goes between his legs and to the fine leg fence. You need to be stand low on such slow and low wickets.

69.40

On middle, kept out.

69.30

On the stumps, blocked.

69.20

On off, kept out.

69.10

Another one on the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 202/7

A Patel34 (75)

R Ashwin20 (37)

T Murphy17-2-47-1

68.60

Loopy ball on off, defended.

68.50

Floats it up on middle, kept out.

68.40

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

68.30

On the stumps, kept out.

68.20

On middle, defended.

68.11

A single as this is pushed through covers.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 201/7

A Patel34 (70)

R Ashwin19 (36)

N Lyon23-5-46-5

67.64b

FOUR BYES! More bonus runs! 200 up for India. Down the leg side. Axar Patel fails to flick it, Carey fails to take it and it goes down to the fine leg fence.

67.50

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

67.40

On the stumps, defended.

67.30

Loopy ball on off, kept out.

67.20

On the stumps, kept out.

67.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 197/7

A Patel34 (64)

R Ashwin19 (36)

T Murphy16-2-46-1

66.61

Tosses it up on off, this is lofted down to long off for one.

66.50

On the stumps, kept out.

66.41

Angled into the pads, this is nudged through mid-wicket for one.

66.30

On off, this is pushed to cover.

66.22

On the pads, this is worked through square leg for two.

66.10

On off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 193/7

A Patel33 (62)

R Ashwin16 (32)

N Lyon22-4-46-5

65.60

On middle, kept out.

65.50

BEATEN! That is a beauty! This is tossed up on off, it lands and turns away. Patel lunges and tries to defend but is beaten.

65.40

On middle, defended.

65.30

Shorter and outside off, Patel chops it to covers.

65.20

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

65.10

Good leave! This is angled into the off pole. Axar sees the ball turning away and then leaves it nicely.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 193/7

A Patel33 (56)

R Ashwin16 (32)

T Murphy15-2-42-1

64.61

A single as this is pushed down to long off.

64.50

Floats it up on off, Patel keeps it out.

64.40

On middle, defended.

64.31

On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

64.20

On middle, defended.

64.10

On off, this is pushed to covers.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 191/7

A Patel32 (53)

R Ashwin15 (29)

N Lyon21-3-46-5

63.64

EDGED, FALLS SHORT AND FOUR! Lucky runs for India! Frustrating for the Aussies! Tossed up on off, this lands and turns away. Patel looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge, just short of Smith at first slip who dives forward and it goes to the third man fence. THAT WAS NOT SHORT! Smith was slow to get down. Steven Smith will be disappointed with that effort.

63.50

BEATEN! This is slower and on off, it lands and spins away. Axar lunges to defend but is beaten.

63.40

Shortish and around off, Patel guides it to point.

63.30

Shorter and around off, this is guided to point.

63.20

Tossed up on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.

63.11

On the pads, this is nudged through square leg for one more.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 186/7

A Patel28 (48)

R Ashwin14 (28)

T Murphy14-2-40-1

62.60

On the stumps, blocked.

62.51

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

62.44lb

FOUR LEG BYES! Runs continue to flow for this pair! On the pads, Ashwin looks to sweep, it goes off the pads down to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

62.30

Flatter and on off, this one goes on with the arm. Ashwin looks to defend but it goes off the outer half to point.

62.22

Two more! On the pads, this is worked through square leg for two.

62.10

Tossed up on off, this is pushed to mid off.

We are back for the final session. 37 overs to go! Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin will resume their innings. The trail is still 84. Todd Murphy to begin.

... DAY 2, SESSION 3 ...

Another good session for the Aussies but India fought back well at the end of it courtesy Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin! The session began with Jadeja and Kohli looking to get India back on safer shores but the former fell. The latter then followed and Srikar Bharat also did not last for long in the middle. Yet again it was the Aussie spinners who weaved their magic. Nathan Lyon got Srikar Bharat to get his fifer. India were in a lot of trouble with the trail being over 100 and the hosts were 7 down. Axar Patel though has come out all guns blazing and has scored quickly to put a little bit of pressure back on Australia and Ashwin has given him able support. The two need to continue the good work though. Australia on the other hand, will know one wicket and they'll be into the tail. They would be aiming for a lead of over 50. Can they get it?

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 179/7

A Patel28 (47)

R Ashwin11 (23)

M Kuhnemann20-4-64-1

61.60

On middle, kept out. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 2!

61.50

On the stumps, defended.

61.40

On off, defended.

61.34

FOUR! This is brilliant from Axar Patel, he is getting the trail down quickly. On off, this is hit over covers for a boundary.

61.21

Angled into the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

61.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 174/7

A Patel24 (43)

R Ashwin10 (21)

P Cummins9-1-26-0

60.60

On off, defended.

60.50

On middle, kept out.

60.40

On the shorter side, defended nicely.

60.30

On off, blocked.

60.24

FOUR! Cut away! Slightly shorter and outside off, this is cut past point for a boundary. Patel is playing a gem here.

60.10

On off, kept out.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 170/7

R Ashwin10 (21)

A Patel20 (37)

M Kuhnemann19-4-59-1

59.60

On off, this is pushed to cover.

59.50

On the stumps, defended.

59.40

On middle, kept out.

59.31

Shorter and outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.

59.26

SIX! BANG! India's trail is under 100 now! The slog sweep is out and it is nailed. It is hit over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. Good counter-attack from Patel.

59.14

FOUR! Up and over! This one is tossed up, a little too full and Axar goes for it, he lofts it over the bowler's head and into the long on fence.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 159/7

A Patel9 (34)

R Ashwin10 (18)

P Cummins8-1-22-0

58.61lb

Angled into the pads, Patel looks to flick but misses, it hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

58.50

On off, defended.

58.40

BEATEN! Shorter and outside off, Patel looks to cut but is beaten.

58.30

On off, defended.

58.24

FOUR! Timed wonderfully! On middle, this is pushed past the mid on fielder and into the fence.

58.11

A single as this is pushed towards cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 153/7

A Patel5 (29)

R Ashwin9 (17)

N Lyon20-3-41-5

57.60

On the stumps, kept out.

57.50

On off, defended.

57.40

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to covers.

57.30

On the stumps, defended.

57.20

Floats it up on off, kept out.

57.10

On the stumps, kept out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 153/7

R Ashwin9 (17)

A Patel5 (23)

T Murphy13-2-37-1

56.60

Floats it up on off, kept out.

56.51

On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

56.40

Floats it up on off, blocked.

56.30

On the stumps, defended.

56.20

On off, kept out.

56.10

On the stumps, blocked.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 152/7

R Ashwin9 (16)

A Patel4 (18)

N Lyon19-2-41-5

55.60

Half an appeal! On the pads. Ashwin looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

55.51

On off, this is hit down to long off for one.

55.40

On the stumps, kept out.

55.30

Flatter and on middle, kept out.

55.20

On middle, defended.

55.10

Shorter and on off, Patel pushes it to covers.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 151/7

R Ashwin9 (15)

A Patel3 (13)

T Murphy12-2-36-1

54.60

Ashwin misses out! Shorter and down the leg side, Ashwin looks to pull but misses.

54.50

Tosses it up on off, this is pushed to cover.

54.40

On off, this is defended.

54.30

On off, defended.

54.20

On middle, this one stays low. Ashwin works it to mid-wicket.

54.10

On middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 151/7

A Patel3 (13)

R Ashwin9 (9)

M Kuhnemann18-4-48-1

53.60

On the stumps, blocked.

53.50

On middle, defended.

53.40

On the stumps. Kept out.

53.31

On off, this is driven down to long off for one.

53.24

FOUR! WHIPPED AWAY! Shorter and on middle, Ashwin rocks back and plays it through mid-wicket. These are important runs.

53.10

On off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 146/7

A Patel3 (10)

R Ashwin4 (6)

N Lyon18-2-40-5

52.60

On the stumps, defended.

52.50

On off, this is pushed to cover.

52.40

On middle, kept out.

52.32

Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for two.

52.20

On middle, defended.

52.10

On middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 144/7

R Ashwin4 (6)

A Patel1 (4)

M Kuhnemann17-4-43-1

51.60

On middle, Ashwin looks to defend bur gets an inside edge onto the pads.

51.50

On off, kept out.

51.44

FOUR! CUT AWAY! Shorter and outside off, this is cut through point for a boundary.

51.30

On off, this is pushed to cover.

51.20

Tossed up on off, Ashwin looks to drive but gets aj inside edge onto the pads

51.11

On middle, this is hit down to long on for one.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 139/7

R Ashwin0 (1)

A Patel0 (3)

N Lyon17-2-38-5

50.60

On middle, kept out.

50.5W

OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust! Lyon has his fifth. What a spell, he has turned the game around completely. Bharat can't believe he has to walk back. Another low score for him. This is tossed up on the pads, Bharat looks to sweep, it hits the glove and lobs towards Smith at first slip. He makes no mistake. Australia have a chance to get a substantial lead here.

50.40

On off, this is pushed to cover.

50.30

Down the leg side. Bharat looks to flick but this stays low. Good take by Carey.

50.24

FOUR! TOP EDGE BUT FOUR! On middle, the reverse sweep comes out. It goes off the top edge and down to the third man fence.

50.10

On middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 135/6

A Patel0 (3)

S Bharat2 (7)

M Kuhnemann16-4-38-1

49.60

On the pads, Axar looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and lobs to short leg.

49.50

On the stumps, defended.

49.40

On middle, kept out.

49.3W

UP GOES THE FINGER! Kohli reviews. Seems to be going down leg. Also, there could be an inside edge. Ultra Edge shows a spike but it is difficult to say if it is pad first or bat. Umpire decides pad and it is time for Ball Tracker. OUT! IT IS CLIPPING THE LEG POLE! That is the massive wicket Australia wanted. Kohli looked so assured. He could feel a tad unlucky but has to walk back. An arm ball on middle, Kohli looks to defend but it hits his pad and also the bat. An appeal and the finger is raised. That could have gone either way. India in deep trouble now.

49.20

Tossed up on middle, kept out.

49.10

Flatter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 135/5

V Kohli44 (81)

S Bharat2 (7)

T Murphy11-1-36-1

48.61

This is shorter and on middle, it is pushed down to long on for one.

48.51

On middle, this is hit down to long on for one.

48.41

On middle, this is whipped down to long on for one.

48.34

FOUR! WHIPS IT AWAY! That stayed low but nicely played. Shorter and on middle, Kohli gets bat to it and it goes towards square leg for a boundary.

48.21

Outside off, this is driven towards cover. The fielder dives to his right and stops it well. Only one.

48.11

A single as this is worked through square leg.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 126/5

S Bharat0 (5)

V Kohli37 (77)

M Kuhnemann15-3-38-0

47.60

Flighted ball on off, this lands and turns away. Bharat is beaten as he tries to defend.

47.50

On off, kept out.

47.40

On middle, kept out

47.30

Flighted ball on off, this is pushed to cover.

47.21

On middle, this is pushed through mid-wicket for one.

47.10

Floats it up on off, blocked.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 125/5

S Bharat0 (1)

V Kohli36 (75)

T Murphy10-1-27-1

46.60

On off, blocked.

46.5W

Up goes the finger! Not sure for what but that looks out eitherway. Jadeja reviews and he has been given out LBW. That seems dead plumb. ULTRA EDGE SHOWS NO SPIKE! OUT! Three reds! Jadeja walks back and takes a review along with him too! Australia manage to break the stand that was going along so well. On middle, this one goes on with the arm. Ravindra Jadeja lunges to defend, he misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal and the finger is raised. Jadeja walks back after getting off to a start. India still trail by 138 runs. They have five wickets in hand.

46.40

On middle, defended.

46.30

Floats it up on middle, blocked.

46.21

Now follows the boundary with one as this is worked through mid-wicket.

46.14

FOUR! Whipped down the ground! Top shot! Steps out, gets to the pitch of it and hammers it past silly mid on for a boundary.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 120/4

R Jadeja26 (71)

V Kohli31 (73)

M Kuhnemann14-3-37-0

45.60

On the stumps, kept out.

45.50

On off, defended.

45.41

On middle, this is flicked through square leg for one.

45.31

Slower through the air and around off, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

45.20

On the stumps, defended.

45.10

Tossed up on off, Jadeja blocks.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 118/4

V Kohli30 (72)

R Jadeja25 (66)

T Murphy9-1-22-0

44.60

On the stumps, kept out.

44.50

On off, defended.

44.40

Floats it up on off, blocked.

44.30

On middle, kept out.

44.22

Two more! On middle, this is worked through square leg for two.

44.14

FOUR! Off the edge and that brings the 50-run stand up! A vital one but still a long way to go. On off, Kohli looks to defend, this goes off the outside edge as it goes on with the angle and down to the third man fence.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 112/4

R Jadeja25 (66)

V Kohli24 (66)

N Lyon16-2-34-4

43.60

On middle, kept out.

43.50

Floats it up on off, blocked.

43.40

On off, defended.

43.30

On the stumps, kept out.

43.20

On middle, defended.

43.11

A single as this is worked through square leg.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 111/4

R Jadeja25 (61)

V Kohli23 (65)

T Murphy8-1-16-0

42.60

Bowls it on off, Ravindra Jadeja blocks it back.

42.50

Fuller and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja lets it go.

42.41

Bowls it on leg, Virat Kohli moves forward and flicks it towards mid-wicket for one.

42.30

On off, defended out.

42.20

Slightly shorter, on off, Virat Kohli tucks it but finds the fielder at mid-wicket.

42.10

Bowls it on middle and leg, Virat Kohli flicks it to the man at square leg.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 110/4

V Kohli22 (61)

R Jadeja25 (59)

N Lyon15-2-33-4

41.61

Fuller and on off, Virat Kohli blocks it to mid on.

41.54lb

FOUT LEG BYES! Lands it down leg and it turns away further, Virat Kohli looks to flick it but the ball brushes his thigh and races away from the fine leg fence for a boundary!

41.40

Bowls it on off, Virat Kohli eases it back towards the bowler.

41.30

Fuller and on off, Virat Kohli lunges and blocks it away.

41.20

Slightly shorter and on off, Virat Kohli tucks it to the man at mid on.

41.10

Bowls it ono ff, Virat Kohli eases it to mid on.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 105/4

R Jadeja25 (59)

V Kohli21 (55)

T Murphy7-1-15-0

40.60

Fuller and on off, Ravindra Jadeja drives it but finds the man at covers.

40.50

Some turn and bounce, on off, Ravindra Jadeja eases it to the right of the bowler.

40.40

Fuller and on off, Ravindra Jadeja blocks it watchfully.

40.30

Lands it on off, Ravindra Jadeja blocks it back.

40.20

Lands it on off and it turns away a shade, Ravindra Jadeja lunges forward to block it but misses. The umpire sends it upstairs to check for a possible caught behind and stumping. Ultra Edge shows no spike and the replay shows that the batter was well in. NOT OUT!

40.11

Fuller and on off, Virat Kohli works it to mid-wicket for one.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 104/4

R Jadeja25 (54)

V Kohli20 (54)

N Lyon14-2-32-4

39.60

Slightly shorter again, on off, Ravindra Jadeja punches it but finds the man at covers.

39.54

FOUR! Fine shot. Lands it shorter and on off, Ravindra Jadeja rocks back and punches it past mid on for a boundary!

39.40

On off, defended.

39.31

Fuller and on off, Virat Kohli taps it back to the bowler.

39.20

Fuller and on off, Kohli eases to mid-wicket

39.10

Tossed up, on middle, Kohli taps it to the mid off fielder.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 99/4

R Jadeja21 (51)

V Kohli19 (51)

T Murphy6-1-14-0

38.60

Slightly shorter and on off, Jadeja slaps it but finds the man at covers.

38.50

Lands it on off, Jadeja blocks it back.

38.40

Full and on off, Jadeja eases it to square leg.

38.31

Slightly shorter, on off, tucks it to square leg for one.

38.20

Fuller and Full again, on off, Kohli blocks it back.

38.11

Lands it on off, Jadeja blocks it away.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 97/4

R Jadeja20 (47)

V Kohli18 (49)

N Lyon13-2-27-4

37.61

Outside off, this is shorter, it is slapped through covers for one.

37.51

A single as this is pushed down to long off.

37.40

On middle, this is flicked to mid-wicket.

37.30

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

37.20

On middle, kept out.

37.10

Flatter and on middle, this one stays a touch low. Kohli defends.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 95/4

R Jadeja19 (46)

V Kohli17 (44)

T Murphy5-1-12-0

36.64

FOUR! Uppish but past the bowler in a flash! On middle, fuller, this is whipped past the bowler and down to the long on fence. Top shot.

36.50

Flatter and on off, Jadeja guides it to point.

36.40

Tossed up on middle, defended.

36.30

An appeal but not given! No reviews left too! On middle, Jadeja looks to defend but the ball hits both again, the bat and the pad. Replays show that it was bat first.

36.21

Tossed up on off, this is whipped down to long on for one.

36.12

Shorter and on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 88/4

R Jadeja15 (42)

V Kohli14 (42)

N Lyon12-2-25-4

35.60

Slows it up now and lands it outside off, left alone. A maiden to begin with by Lyon.

35.50

Slows it up a little now and lands it on middle, defended.

35.40

BEATEN! Flatter this time and around off, shortens the length a touch. It turns away too. Jadeja looks to push at it but is beaten.

35.30

Nicely tossed up and on off, blocked.

35.20

On off, defended solidly.

35.10

Tossed up on off, Jadeja lunges forward to defend, it goes off the outer half to point.

Time for the action to resume! The players make their way out to the middle. Jadeja and Kohli will resume their innings. Nathan Lyon to continue.

... DAY 2, SESSION 2 ...

That is a top session for the Aussies and one can say, they are on top in this game at the moment. They have bagged four wickets and not let India score freely too. However, it was India who began the day on the brighter note as Rahul and Rohit seemed at ease but after the introduction of Lyon, things changed, he has all four of the wickets and is looking really threatening. Jadeja and Kohli have started off well and are fighting back but the two need to continue as INdia are still 175 runs behind. Australia on the other hand, need to continue to be patient and disciplined with their lines and lengths. The second session could be a vital one, do join us in a bit.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 88/4

V Kohli14 (42)

R Jadeja15 (36)

M Kuhnemann13-3-35-0

34.60

Tossed up on middle, Kohli pushes it back to the bowler. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 2!

34.50

Solid! On the stumps, kept out.

34.40

On middle, defended.

34.30

Flatter and on off, this is pushed to the left of the bowler.

34.20

On middle, defended.

34.11

A single as this is hit down to long on.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 87/4

V Kohli14 (37)

R Jadeja14 (35)

T Murphy4-1-5-0

33.60

On off, kept out.

33.50

On the stumps, defended.

33.40

On middle, kept out.

33.30

Pushes it through on off, defended.

33.20

Flatter and on off, this is guided to point.

33.10

Floats it up on off, blocked.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 87/4

R Jadeja14 (35)

V Kohli14 (31)

M Kuhnemann12-3-34-0

32.60

On the stumps, kept out.

32.50

On middle, defended.

32.42lb

Two more! On the pads, Ravindra Jadeja looks to flick but misses, it hits the pad and rolls down to fine leg for two. Leg byes.

32.30

On the pads, this is worked to short fine leg.

32.21

A single as this is nudged on the leg side for one.

32.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 84/4

R Jadeja14 (31)

V Kohli13 (29)

N Lyon11-1-25-4

31.64

EDGY FOUR! Tossed up on off, Ravindra Jadeja looks to defend, this goes off the outside edge down towards third man for a boundary. Since the time, Jadeja has come out, runs are coming quickly for India.

31.50

Tossed up on off, defended.

31.40

On middle, defended.

31.32

Two more! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.

31.20

On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.

31.10

On middle, this is defended.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 78/4

R Jadeja8 (25)

V Kohli13 (29)

M Kuhnemann11-3-33-0

30.61

On middle, this is worked towards long on for one.

30.50

On middle, kept out.

30.40

On off, this is pushed to cover.

30.30

On middle, blocked.

30.21

A single as this is worked with the angle through square leg.

30.10

On middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 76/4

R Jadeja7 (21)

V Kohli12 (27)

N Lyon10-1-19-4

29.60

Outside off, not played at.

29.50

Floats it up on off, this is blocked.

29.44

FOUR! That is a welcome boundary for India! Shorter and outside off, Jadeja slaps it through covers for a boundary. A rare poor ball from Lyon.

29.32

Was that a chance? It lands just short! Could have been Lyon's fifth! Well played in the end. This is tossed up on off, it lands and turns away. Jadeja looks to defend, it goes off the outside edge, lands just short of Smith diving to his right. It goes towards third man for two. Jadeja played it with soft hands. Did not push at it after seeing the turn.

29.20

On off, kept out.

29.10

Floats it up on off, defended.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 70/4

R Jadeja1 (15)

V Kohli12 (27)

T Murphy3-0-5-0

28.61

On the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket for one.

28.50

Tossed up on off, defended.

28.41

This is dragged from outside off, down to long on for one.

28.30

Floats it up on the stumps, blocked.

28.20

Tossed up on middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.

28.10

On middle, this is worked to short leg.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 68/4

R Jadeja0 (13)

V Kohli11 (23)

N Lyon9-1-13-4

27.60

Shorter and around off, this is guided to point.

27.50

Outside off, left alone.

27.40

On off, this is pushed to mid off.

27.30

On middle, defended.

27.20

Flights it on off, blocked.

27.11

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 67/4

R Jadeja0 (8)

V Kohli10 (22)

T Murphy2-0-3-0

26.60

On off, defended.

26.50

On middle, kept out.

26.40

On the stumps, blocked.

26.30

Going down leg! This is pushed through, on the pads, Jadeja looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. A loud shout but turned down.

26.21

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

26.10

On the stumps, kept out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 66/4

R Jadeja0 (4)

V Kohli9 (20)

N Lyon8-1-12-4

25.60

Tossed up on off, blocked.

25.50

On the stumps, blocked.

25.40

Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.

25.30

Tossed up on off, defended.

25.2W

OUT! TAKEN! That is brilliantly taken! What a catch! Peter Handscomb has taken a stunner and Shreyas Iyer falls now. Lyon has four and he is running riot here. On middle, Iyer goes back and works it off the middle towards short leg. Peter Handscomb reacts quickly, it hits his hand and then lobs up kindly, he takes it with a dive to his right. India in trouble now. Replays show it hits his knee too.

25.11

On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 65/3

S Iyer4 (14)

V Kohli8 (19)

T Murphy1-0-2-0

24.60

On middle, this is worked to mid on.

24.50

Fuller and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

24.40

Australia review! This time for a catch at short leg. Is that off the bat? Seems like it has missed the bat. NOT OUT! Nothing on Ultra Edge and Australia have lost their final review. This is on the pads, Iyer looks to flick but misses, it hits the pad and lobs towards short leg. The fielder takes a good catch diving forward. Then the LBW is also checked but the impact is outside leg.

24.31

A single as this is pushed through covers.

24.20

On the stumps, defended.

24.11

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

CHANGE! Todd Murphy comes on now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 63/3

V Kohli7 (17)

S Iyer3 (10)

N Lyon7-1-11-3

23.60

A dot to end! On off, Kohli defends.

23.50

Tossed up on off, Kohli pushes it to covers. Plays it well, takes a long stride forward.

23.40

On the stumps, kept out.

23.30

Floats it up on off, kept out.

23.20

On the stumps, defended.

23.11

Tossed up on off, Iyer pushes it through covers for one.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 62/3

V Kohli7 (12)

S Iyer2 (9)

M Kuhnemann10-3-31-0

22.64

FOUR! Clipped away! The last ball spoils the over a touch! This is way too full and on middle, it is clipped through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.

22.50

On the shorter side and on off, Kohli pushes it to covers.

22.40

Pushes this one through on off, blocked.

22.30

Floated up on off, kept out.

22.21

On off, this is pushed with the turn to cover for one.

22.10

Tossed up on middle, defended.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 57/3

V Kohli3 (8)

S Iyer1 (7)

N Lyon6-1-10-3

21.60

On the stumps, kept out.

21.50

Flatter and on middle, defended.

21.42

Really good running in the end! On off, this is pushed towards cover. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses, it hits the hand of Lyon and deflects a little away from the fielder backing up, another run is taken.

21.30

Well bowled! This one goes on with the angle, it lands on middle. Kohli plays for the turn as he tries to flick but misses to get hit on the thigh.

21.20

On middle, it is worked to square leg.

21.10

Tossed up on off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 55/3

S Iyer1 (7)

V Kohli1 (2)

M Kuhnemann9-3-26-0

20.60

On the stumps, kept out.

20.50

Gives it air and lands it on middle, this is pushed bak to the bowler.

20.40

Extra bounce! Shorter and around off, Iyer looks to cut but it goes more off the splice towards point.

20.30

Flatter and on off, this lands and turns away. Iyer lets the ball do its bit and then guides it towards first slip.

20.20

On off, defended.

20.10

A lot of turn but this is very short, it is worked to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 55/3

V Kohli1 (2)

S Iyer1 (1)

N Lyon5-1-8-3

19.60

On middle, this is worked to square leg.

19.51

Iyer is off the mark! On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.

19.4W

Everything happening here! Australia now take another review as an appeal for an LBW is turned down. The question is, is it pad first or bat first? If it is pad first, it could be a good review. Here we go... ULTRA EDGE CONFIRMS IT IS PAD FIRST! OUT! BALL TRACKER SHOWS THREE REDS! Nathan Lyon is on fire and Cheteshwar Pujara falls for a duck on his 100th Test. All of a sudden, India are three down. This is tossed up on middle, it lands and turns back in. Pujara looks to defend but does so outside the line. It hits both bat and pad. A huge shout but not given. Australia finally manage to get a review right. India still trail by another 209 runs.

19.31

Virat Kohli is off the mark! A little too full and on middle, this is whipped down to long on for one.

DRINKS! Those two wickets by Lyon has got the Aussies back into the game. Before that, the Indian openers were going along really well but Lyon is amidst a really good spell. He could have easily had three had the review been taken against Pujara. India now need a partnership but the wicket is getting tougher to bat on. Interesting phase coming up.

19.2W

OUT! TIMBER! Nathan Lyon now has both the openers! Two early wickets for the Aussies this morning and it is of the Indian skipper who was looking really good. Rohit Sharma just did not read the length there. This is flatter, it lands on middle and then skids through. Rohit goes back to a ball he should have probably been ahead too. The ball sneaks through before the bat comes down as he tries to flick and then hits the stumps. Australia back in the contest now.

19.10

On off, this is pushed to mid off.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 53/1

C Pujara0 (6)

R Sharma32 (67)

M Kuhnemann8-2-26-0

18.60

On middle, defended.

18.51

Angled into the pads, this is nudged on the leg side for one more.

18.42

Angled into the pads, this is clipped through mid-wicket for two.

18.30

Tossed up on off, kept out.

18.24

FOUR! Out comes the sweep and it is played really well! On middle, this is swept hard through square leg for a boundary. The fifty is up for India.

18.10

On middle, defended.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 46/1

C Pujara0 (5)

R Sharma25 (62)

N Lyon4-1-6-1

17.60

Floated up on off, defended.

17.50

Tossed up on off, kept out.

17.40

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

17.30

A loud shout but not given! Maybe Pujara coming down the track saved him there. This is tossed up on off and it turns back in. Cheteshwar Pujara looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. A long disucssion between the Aussie players but no review taken. GUESS WHAT? Hawk Eye shows three reds! Australia probably did not take that as they had only one review left. A big opportunity goes abegging.

17.20

Tossed up on off, blocked.

17.1W

ANOTHER REVIEW! This time it is taken by Rahul who has been given out lBW> He reviewed immediately. IS THERE AN INSIDE EDGE? Nothing on Ultra Edge. It seems like Australia have got their first wicket. OUT! They indeed have as it is clipping the leg pole. That is all they needed. Nathan Lyon strikes and that is a welcome wicket for the Aussies. Rahul walks bak for another low score. This lands around off and then spins in sharply. Rahul looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. He does not play for the turn. An appeal and the finger is raised immediately. India do not lose a review but their first wicket. The hosts still trail by 3 short of 220.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 46/0

R Sharma25 (62)

Rahul17 (40)

P Cummins7-1-17-0

16.60

Good length and on middle, kept out.

16.50

On the stumps, blocked.

16.40

On a length and around off, kept out.

16.31

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

16.20

On the stumps, kept out.

16.10

On off, defended.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 45/0

R Sharma25 (59)

Rahul16 (37)

N Lyon3-0-6-0

15.60

Half an appeal! Rohit comes down the track, the length is shortened. This one also turns back in. Rohit looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

15.51

On middle, this is clipped through square leg for one.

15.40

Floats it up on off, kept out.

15.31

On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.

15.20

Tosses it up on off, blocked.

15.10

Sharp turn! This lands on off and then spins in. Rohit does well to keep it out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 43/0

Rahul15 (35)

R Sharma24 (55)

P Cummins6-1-16-0

14.60

A dot to end a good over by Cummins! On a length and around off, defended.

14.50

Another review! This time for a catch! Has it taken the inside edge before hitting the pad? Rahul looks quite calm about it. Well the catch is out of question as it is a mile away from the bat. Seems like Australia might just lose another review. THEY DO! NOT OUT! It is going over when checked for the LBW. Desperate stuff from the Aussies. This lands outside off and then jags back in. Rahul looks to defend but misses. It hits the pad and lobs to the slip fielder. An appeal but turned down. Australia now have lost two reviews.

14.40

Good delivery! This one lands outside off and then jags back in. Rahul looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

14.30

Shorter and on off, Rahul pushes it to covers.

14.20

Back of a length and on off, defended.

14.12

Yet again Cummins drifts into the pads, it is worked through square leg for two.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 41/0

Rahul13 (29)

R Sharma24 (55)

M Kuhnemann7-2-19-0

13.61

On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

13.56

SIX! That is a top shot! Rahul uses his feet, gets to the pitch of it and then tonks it over the lone on fence for a biggie. Got close to the pitch of the ball and took the spin out of question.

13.40

Better line! On off, Rahul defends.

13.30

A huge appeal but turned down! Carey seemed very interested and Cummins take the review. Seems to be going down leg. Judging by the first replay, that seems a poor review. NOT OUT! That is a poor a review. The impact is umpire's call and it is also missing leg. Australia lose a review. Angled into the pads. Rahul looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. That just went on with the angle and did not straighten.

13.21

Another single as this is eased down to long off.

13.10

On the stumps, blocked.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 33/0

R Sharma23 (53)

Rahul6 (25)

P Cummins5-1-14-0

12.61

Tossed up on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

12.52

Make that two more! Yet another one angled into the pads, this is clipped through square leg for a couple.

12.42

Not sure what the plan was there, Australia had two men back for the hook but this is a gentle paced delivery, on a length and on the pads, it is worked through mid-wicket for two.

12.30

Another one on a length and around off, kept out.

12.20

Good length and on middle, blocked.

12.10

Just outside off, Sharma leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 28/0

Rahul6 (25)

R Sharma18 (47)

M Kuhnemann6-2-11-0

11.60

On off, blocked.

11.51

Another one a little too full and on middle, Rohit works it through mid-wicket for one more.

11.42

Two more! Nicely played! This is tossed up, Rohit plants his front foot ahead and then works it through mid-wicket for two.

11.31

A lot of turn there but the length is quite short. Rahul has enough time to adjust and then work it through mid-wicket for one.

11.21

On the shorter side, a little too quick, this is pushed through covers for one.

11.10

A little too flat and on off, this is pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 23/0

R Sharma14 (43)

Rahul5 (23)

P Cummins4-1-9-0

10.61

First run for Rohit today! Length and outside off, this is guided towards deep point for one.

10.50

Goes wide of the crease and then angles it into the middle pole, blocked.

10.40

Another one on a length and outside off, left alone.

10.31

First run of the day! Length and on off, Rahul waits and then guides it towards point for one.

10.20

BEATEN! Actually he played that well in the end. It is on a length and around off, it lands and moves away. Rahul pulls his bat back after seeing the movement.

10.10

Right on the money to begin with! On a length and around off, blocked.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 21/0

R Sharma13 (40)

Rahul4 (20)

M Kuhnemann5-2-6-0

9.60

That is a lovely ball to end a testing first over of the day. The last two balls are probably the pace one wants to bowl on this surface. Yet again, looped up a little. It lands on off and then spins away. Rohit lunges to defend but is beaten by the turn. Yet again, encouraging signs for India.

9.50

Well bowled! Slows it up this time, gives it a little bit more air, it lands on off and turns away slightly, Rohit looks to defend but it goes off the outer half towards the off side.

9.40

Angled into the pads this time, Rohit works it to mid-wicket.

9.30

On the quicker side this time and on off, Rohit pushes it to mid off.

9.20

Slightly fuller this time and on off, Rohit pushes it to mid off.

9.10

Starts off well, tosses it up on off, gets it to drift in and then turn away after landing, just a little. Defended.

We are all set to begin! The Indian openers, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma walk out and so do the Aussie players. Spin to begin with as it is Matthew Kuhnemann!

UPDATE - Australia have a concussion substitue, David Warner who took a few blows on the head while batting has been ruled out of the Test with concussion and it is Matt Renshaw who replaces him.

The Aussies on the other hand, need to strike at regular intervals. There were encouraging sings fir their bowlers in the last session but can they make use of the assistance? Can the Australian bowlers do what the Indians did? The first session is an important one, we will find out...

India continue to dominate in this Test series. Yet again their spinners came to the fore and bowled Austtalia out for an average score and their openers got through the nervy period unscathed. Now the Indians will yet again look to bat long and post a big total.

... DAY 2, SESSION 1 ...

Right then! That concludes Day 1! Day 2 promises to be exciting. Join us back for Day 2 at 0930 IST (0400 GMT) and earlier for the build up. Cheers!

Usman Khawaja is up for a chat. He says the pitch is challenging and it is tough to bat. Adds the game plan is the same, he just tried to bat a bit longer. Applauds the performance of Peter Handscomb for the way he played. He says the wicket slightly suits the right-hander. Hopes the pitch does help them on Day 2.

The spinners took 6 wickets but the seamers extracted more, Shami particularly. He didn't start well but was bang on as he proceeded. India could have kept Australia a bit low but got a bit tired. Still, they have done a commendable job. Too early to call, both teams have done a good job on Day 1. Mohammad Shami claimed 4 wickets while Ashwin-Jadeja ended with 6 together.

Australia won the toss and opted to bat first. They off to a watchful start with Usman Khawaja playing a big role. He played a brilliant innings but got no support from other end. Once Peter Handscomb joined, he took on the baton and he played a wonderful innings to keep the innings on track. There was a handful innings from the skipper as well. All in all, Australia manage to get past 250 which is a really good score on this pitch knowing how it was behaving.

A good day of cricket! a good start to the game! Both teams will be happy with how Day 1 went. India will be happy that they end the day without losing any wickets. It is all even as we conclude Day 1.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 21/0

Rahul4 (20)

R Sharma13 (34)

N Lyon2-0-4-0

8.60

Full and on the pads. Rahul tucks it to short leg. That will be STUMPS.

8.50

Full and on the pads, this one stays very low. Rahl does really well to get some bat on it. Wow, that stayed very low.

8.41

On the pads, bunted to square leg for a single.

8.30

A huge appeal for a catch and up goes the finger. Rohit Sharma reviews it though. Ultra Edge shows nothing on it. No bat. Rohit survives. Tossed up on leg. Sharma tries to fend it down on the leg side but seems to miss and gets hit on the pads. It lobs wide of short leg where the fielder dives and takes the catch.

8.20

Flat and on middle. Sharma keeps it out.

8.11

On the pads, flicked to square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 19/0

R Sharma12 (31)

Rahul3 (17)

M Kuhnemann4-1-6-0

7.60

On off, kept out.

7.52

On off, spins away. Sharma prods but the extra bounce takes the shoulder of the bat past the man at gully for a couple.

7.40

This one straightens off the deck on off. Sharma gets low to defend.

7.32

Two more! Fuller and on off, Sharma flicks it to deep mid-wicket for easy two.

7.20

On off, Sharma skips down and defends. It goes to silly point who flicks it to the keeper but Sharma drags his bat quickly.

7.10

A loopy ball on middle. Sharma prods and blocks.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 15/0

R Sharma8 (25)

Rahul3 (17)

N Lyon1-0-2-0

6.61

On middle, worked away to square leg for a single.

6.50

Tossed up on middle, spinning in. Sharma looks to defend but gets beaten and on the pads. An appeal but that was always going down.

6.40

On the pads, helped to short fine leg.

6.31

Tad short and on middle. Rahul turns it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

6.20

Fuller and on middle. Rahul leans and dead bats it.

6.10

tossed up on off. Rahul defends.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 13/0

R Sharma7 (22)

Rahul2 (14)

M Kuhnemann3-1-2-0

5.60

Full and outside off, Sharma defends it out again.

5.50

Fuller and on middle, defended out.

5.40

Tossed up on off, Sharma uses his feet to defend this one.

5.30

This one comes with the arm on middle. Sharma does really well to defend.

5.20

Tossed up on off. Sharma strokes it to point.

5.10

Tossed up on middle. Sharma whips it to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 13/0

Rahul2 (14)

R Sharma7 (16)

P Cummins3-1-7-0

4.60

Length ball, on off. Rahul taps it to cover.

4.50

Fuller and on middle, Rahul tucks it to mid-wicket.

4.40

This is outside off on a length. Rahul lets it go.

4.30

Length ball, close to off. Rahul blocks it out.

4.20

Length and outside off. Rahul shoulders arms.

4.10

On a length and on off, defended.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 13/0

R Sharma7 (16)

Rahul2 (8)

M Kuhnemann2-0-2-0

3.60

Around off, punched to point.

3.50

Too full and on off, Sharma defends on the front foot.

3.40

Tossed up on middle. Sharma prods and defends.

3.31

On off, drilled down to long off for a single.

3.20

Tossed up, around off. Rahul defends it.

3.10

Full and on off, blocked out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 12/0

R Sharma7 (13)

Rahul1 (5)

P Cummins2-0-7-0

2.60

This is outside off, Sharma lets it go.

2.50

On middle, blocked out.

2.40

Outside off, kept out.

2.31

Rahul is off the mark! Outside off, punched through covers for a single.

2.20

BEAUTY! Length ball, outside off, Rahul without any foot movement trues to defend but misses.

2.11

Length and outside off, Sharma splices his defense to deep point for one.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 10/0

Rahul0 (3)

R Sharma6 (9)

M Kuhnemann1-0-1-0

1.60

On middle, blocked out.

1.54b

FOUR BYES! That went through! This one again almost dies off the pitch, it is outside off and Rahul fails to defend. The keeper did not see this coming and it goes through behind to the fence.

1.41

This one stays a bit low, outside off, Sharma hits it past point for a single.

1.30

Very full on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.

1.20

Full and on off, defended to cover.

1.10

Tossed up on middle. Sharma squeezes it out to cover.

Matthew Kuhnemann to bowl from the other end.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 5/0

Rahul0 (1)

R Sharma5 (5)

P Cummins1-0-5-0

0.60

On a length and on off. Rahul blocks.

0.51

Short ball, outside off, extra bounce and Rohit has to hurry as he plays it to point for one.

0.40

Full ball, outside off, Sharma leaves it alone.

0.30

Short in length and on middle. Sharma fails to flick and gets hit on the box. A bit in pain.

0.24

FOUR! Rohit is underway! Length ball, outside off, Sharma punches off the back foot past point for four.

0.10

Length ball, outside off. Sharma slaps it to point.

Commentary

We are back. The players are out in the middle. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul to open for India. Pat Cummins to start with the ball.

...SECOND INNINGS...

Now then, Around 10 overs remaining. India will hope to end the day without losing any wickets. The openers need to give a good start. Australia on the other hand have their skipper as the only seamer. The others need to support him.

India were superb with the ball as well. This pitch has more turn than we saw at Nagpur. The start wasn't that good but they had their moments. Shami started the attack and then Ashwin got two wickets of Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith in one over. There was a period where the bowlers looked tired but Shami once again came up with his magic and ended with four wickets. While Ashwin-Jadeja ended with 6 together.

Not quite sure who will be the happier side right now. Of course, Australia would have hoped for more runs but from around 168 for 6, they will take this score. Credit to Handscomb for the way he played. He looked so composed out there. It was very easy for him to bat on while others struggled. His stand with his skipper was very crucial but in the end, Handscomb ran out of partners. Australia were off to a watchful start with Usman Khawaja playing a big role. He scored a brilliant 81 and kept the engine moving while wickets were falling at the other end.

78.4W

OUT! BOWLED! Australia are bowled out for 263. On a length and on middle, tailing in. Matthew Kuhnemann is late to get his bat across and the ball hits the stumps.

78.30

A bouncer on middle. Matthew Kuhnemann lets it go.

78.21lb

Leg bye! On the pads, Handscomb misses his flick. It rolls to point for a leg bye.

78.10

Too full and on middle, it is smashes straight to mid on.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 262/9

P Handscomb72 (140)

M Kuhnemann6 (10)

R Jadeja21-2-68-3

77.61

Around off, pushed through covers for one.

77.54

FOUR! On off, Handscomb slogs it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

77.51nb

No ball! Tossed up, outside off, Handscomb comes down the track to go big but splices it to cover where the catch is taken. The players were on their way walking off but a no ball is called.

Ohh dear! Cricket is a cruel game for Jadeja. It has happened again with him. We have seen this happen at Nagpur as well. A wicket but a front foot no ball is called.

77.40

Fuller and on middle. Handscomb drops it to point.

77.30

Outside off, Handscomb lets it go.

77.20

Tossed up on off, defended.

77.10

Tossed up on middle, blocked out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 256/9

M Kuhnemann6 (10)

P Handscomb67 (133)

M Shami14-4-60-3

76.60

This is full and on off, defended solidly.

76.50

Outside off, kept out.

76.42

Short ball on middle. Matthew Kuhnemann fends it over short leg for a brace.

76.32

Length ball, outside off, Matthew Kuhnemann punches it past cover and calls for two more.

76.20

On a length and outside off. Matthew Kuhnemann looks to push but misses.

76.10

Short of a length and outside off. Blocked out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 252/9

P Handscomb67 (133)

M Kuhnemann2 (4)

R Jadeja20-2-62-3

75.60

On middle, punched to point.

75.54

FOUR! Slammed! Outside off, this is slapped hard through covers for four.

75.40

Around off, pushed to cover.

75.30

Flat and outside off, Handscomb drops it to point.

75.20

On off, kept out.

75.10

On middle, blocked out.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 248/9

M Kuhnemann2 (4)

P Handscomb63 (127)

M Shami13-4-56-3

74.60

Matthew Kuhnemann gets hit on the pads again but this full ball was just going down. Excellent over from Shami.

74.50

Short and on middle. Matthew Kuhnemann fends it out.

74.42

Full ball on off. Matthew Kuhnemann somehow plays it to third man where Patel misfields and allows a couple.

74.30

A huge appeal for LBW but it looks like angling down. A length ball on middle. Matthew Kuhnemann fails to get any bat on it. Might be just going down.

74.2W

OUT! TIMBER! A peach of a delivery from Shami! This is full and around off, a bit of reverse swing on offer and Lyon is squared up completely as he looks to play around. He misses and the ball goes through the gap and hits the stumps.

74.11

Length and on top of off. Handscomb works it to point for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 245/8

N Lyon10 (25)

P Handscomb62 (126)

R Jadeja19-2-58-3

73.60

Tossed up on middle. Lyon happily blocks it.

73.50

Fuller and on middle. Lyon blocks it out.

73.40

Outside off, slapped to point.

73.30

Tossed up, on off. Lyon defends it to silly point.

73.20

On middle, Lyon blocks it out.

73.10

Tossed up, outside off, stays very low. Lyon defends inside the line.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 245/8

N Lyon10 (19)

P Handscomb62 (126)

M Shami12-4-53-2

72.61

Lyon will keep the strike. Australia closing on 250. Outside off, guided to point for a single.

72.54

FOUR! MORE! Short and outside off, Lyon dabs it past point, to his left for four runs.

72.40

Length ball, outside off, Lyon blocks.

72.34

FOUR! Wonderful shot! Length ball, outside off, Lyon drives it past point for a boundary.

72.20

On middle, blocked out.

72.11

Full and outside off, driven to deep cover for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 235/8

N Lyon1 (14)

P Handscomb61 (125)

R Jadeja18-1-58-3

71.60

Too full and on off. Lyon blocks it out.

71.51

Full and outside off, driven to point for a single.

71.40

This is short and angling on middle. Handscomb prods to defend and does so off the higher part of the blade.

71.30

A loopy ball on middle. Handscomb again defends in front of his pads.

71.20

On off, kept out.

71.10

Tossed up, outside off, Handscomb blocks.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 234/8

N Lyon1 (13)

P Handscomb60 (120)

A Patel12-2-34-0

70.60

Quicker one on middle, blocked out.

70.50

Fuller ball, outside off, knocked to point.

70.40

On off, defended out.

70.30

Flat and on middle. Lyon rocks back and blocks.

70.20

On off, kept out.

70.11

Around off, pushed down to covers for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 233/8

N Lyon1 (8)

P Handscomb59 (119)

R Jadeja17-1-57-3

69.60

Full and outside off, Lyon shoulders arms to it.

69.50

On middle, blocked out.

69.40

This is outside off and spins away. Lyon looks to defend but misses.

69.30

On off, pushed down to mid off.

69.20

Very full and on off. Lyon keeps it out.

69.10

Full and on off, pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 233/8

P Handscomb59 (119)

N Lyon1 (2)

A Patel11-2-33-0

68.64

FOUR! Short and outside off. Handscomb rocks back and cuts hard. It goes past Kohli at first slip in a flash and races to third man for four.

68.51

Lyon is off the mark! Full and on middle, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.

68.40

On midle, defended out.

68.31

Outside off, driven to covers for a single.

68.20

On off, kept out.

68.10

Full and outside off, pushed to cover.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 227/8

T Murphy0 (4)

P Handscomb54 (115)

R Jadeja16-0-57-3

67.6W

OUT! THROUGH THE GATE! Tossed up, just outside off, it lands and spins back in sharply. Murphy keeps a big open as he tries to defend and the ball goes through the gap before hitting the stumps. Fantastic from Jadeja.

67.50

Full and on off, defended on the front foot

67.40

Angles it around leg, Murphy prods to defend but gets hit on the pads.

67.30

Full and on off, pushed to cover.

67.2W

OUT! LBW! An appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. Cummins reviews it. No bat and the Ball Tracking shows THREE REDS. Jadeja breaks the stand. This one comes with the angle, flat and around middle. Cummins leans to defend but gets beaten on the inside edge and gets hit on the pads. It looked clearly out and Cummins now has to go back with a review.

67.11

Tossed up, outside off. Handscomb eases it to mid off for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 226/6

P Cummins33 (58)

P Handscomb53 (114)

A Patel10-2-27-0

66.60

On middle. Cummins blocks it out.

66.51

Flat and outside off, Handscomb punches it to cover for one.

66.40

Flat and on middle. Handscomb blocks.

66.33

THREE RUNS! On middle. Cummins flicks it past mid-wicket. Cheteshwar Pujara gives a chase, slides in the deep and saves a single.

66.20

Flatter and on middle. Blocked out.

66.11

Around off, pushed through covers for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 221/6

P Cummins30 (55)

P Handscomb51 (111)

R Jadeja15-0-56-1

65.60

Just a single of the over then! On off, kept out.

65.50

On middle. Cummins again blocks it.

65.40

On middle, played back to the bowler.

65.30

This one lands on middle and turns in. Cummins helps it to fine leg where the fielder makes an excellent stop.

65.20

On middle, kept out.

65.11

Full and outside off, Handscomb works it to point for one.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 220/6

P Cummins30 (50)

P Handscomb50 (110)

A Patel9-2-22-0

64.60

Around off again, defended out.

64.50

Flatter and on off, Cummins rocks back and defends.

64.41

Fifty for Handscomb! A very, very fine innings from Handscomb! Came at a difficult time but has played well so far. Outside off, this is pushed to long off for a single.

64.30

On the middle, blocked out.

64.20

On off, kept out.

64.11

Around off, pushed through covers for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 218/6

P Handscomb49 (107)

P Cummins29 (47)

R Jadeja14-0-55-1

63.60

On middle, blocked out.

63.50

On off, kept out.

63.44

FOUR! Again very nicely played! Short and outside off. Handscomb goes back and punches it very late fine to third man for a boundary.

63.30

Fuller and outside off, pushed to point.

63.20

Fuller and outside off, Handscomb defends it out.

63.10

On off, kept out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 214/6

P Cummins29 (47)

P Handscomb45 (101)

A Patel8-2-20-0

62.60

Better line! This is just outside off. Cummins steps across to defend but is beaten.

62.50

tossed up, outside off, Cummins drops it to cover.

62.41

Touch short and Handscomb taps it to deep point for a single.

62.30

On off, kept out.

62.20

Tossed up on off, Handscomb defends it out.

62.14

FOUR! Well played! This is outside off. Handscomb opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for four.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 209/6

P Handscomb40 (97)

P Cummins29 (45)

R Jadeja13-0-51-1

61.61

On off, Handscomb drives it to deep cover for a single.

61.51

Around off, driven through point for a single.

61.44

FOUR! MISFIELD! On off, Cummins looks to heave it but gets an inside edge and Siraj at square leg let's go a pretty simple stop through his legs for four.

61.31

Flighted on middle, pushed to covers for a single.

61.20

Outside off, Handscomb splices his drive to point.

61.10

Fuller and on middle, Handscomb defends right in front of his pads.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 202/6

P Cummins24 (43)

P Handscomb38 (93)

A Patel7-2-15-0

60.60

Quicker and on middle. Cummins goes back and defends.

60.50

On off, kept out.

60.41

Outside off, driven to sweeper cover for a single.

60.30

Tossed up on middle. Handscomb prods and defends.

60.20

Fuller and angling on off, kept out.

60.10

Slants it on middle, defended out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 201/6

P Handscomb37 (89)

P Cummins24 (41)

M Shami11-4-43-2

59.61

Misfield! Length ball, outside off, Handscomb punches it to the left of mid off where Siraj fumbles to stop it.

59.50

On middle, blocked out.

59.41

A yorker on middle. Cummins plays it well as he flicks it behind square eg for one.

59.30

Length ball, around the 4th stump channel. Cummins defends.

59.20

On a length and on middle. Cummins blocks it out.

59.10

A short ball, outside off, left alone.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 199/6

P Handscomb36 (87)

P Cummins23 (37)

A Patel6-2-14-0

58.60

On middle, kept out.

58.50

That was so close! Flat and very close to off. Handscomb goes back to cut but misses and the ball whizzes past the off pole.

58.40

Angles it on off, Handscomb inside edges his defensive shot to square leg.

58.30

An arm ball, outside off, Handscomb places it to point.

58.20

On off, eased to mid off.

58.10

Tossed up on off, Handscomb defends in front of his pads.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 199/6

P Cummins23 (37)

P Handscomb36 (81)

M Shami10-4-41-2

57.60

Shami gets it to swing back in on off. Cummins blocks.

57.50

Very close! Length and on off. Cummins tries to work on the leg side but gets an outside edge and the man at third slip dives to his right but it falls just short.

57.40

Touch fuller and on off, Cummins defends it again.

57.30

Full and outside off, Cummins drives but finds cover.

57.20

Fuller and around off. Cummins blocks it again.

57.10

A length ball, outside off. Cummins plays with soft hands and the ball goes on a bounce to the slip cordon. Hits the bottom edge there.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 199/6

P Handscomb36 (81)

P Cummins23 (31)

A Patel5-1-14-0

56.60

Slides it full and on middle. Handscomb defends it out.

56.50

Too full and outside off. Handscomb knocks it to cover.

56.40

Flatter and outside off. Handscomb punches it to cover.

56.30

Too full and on middle. Handscomb again blocks it.

56.20

An arm ball on middle. Handscomb blocks on the front foot.

56.10

On off, kept out.

...Day 1, Session 3...

India will take this score as well. Apart from a couple of innings, they are doing well to take wickets at regular intervals. KL Rahul took a stunner to dismiss Khawaja and then India did well to build around it. Now, the final session is coming up. India will look to bundle out Australia under 250 while the tourists will hope this stand flourish more.

A good session for both teams. However, the stand between Peter Handscomb and Pat Cummins has helped Australia to calm things down once again. Australia started the session with Usman Khawaja and Travis Head but the later fell quickly. However, Khawaja and Handscomb played out a superb stand to help get back on track. Khawaja fell after playing a fine innings. Later, there was a flurry of wickets but Cummins has soaked all the pressure.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 199/6

P Cummins23 (31)

P Handscomb36 (75)

M Siraj10-2-30-0

55.60

Short and outside off, Cummins ducks under it. That will be TEA.

55.50

On a length and outside off, Cummins drops it to point.

55.44

FOUR! Two in a row! Too full and around off. Cummins just flicks it to mid-wicket for a boundary.

55.34

FOUR! Well played! On a length and on the pads. Cummins just helps it to fine leg for a boundary.

55.20

Length ball, outside off, Cummins taps it to point.

55.11

On a length and on middle. Handscomb flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 190/6

P Cummins15 (26)

P Handscomb35 (74)

R Ashwin21-4-57-3

54.60

On middle, blocked out.

54.50

On off, kept out.

54.40

Big swing and a miss! Tossed up, around off, Cummins looks to slog but misses.

54.30

Flatter and outside off, Cummins steps across and blocks.

54.20

Floated, outside off, played back to the bowler.

54.11

Tossed up, outside off, Handscomb steers it to third man for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 189/6

P Cummins15 (21)

P Handscomb34 (73)

M Siraj9-2-21-0

53.60

Length ball on middle. Cummins defends.

53.50

On off, kept out.

53.40

Full and outside off, left alone.

53.30

On a length and on middle. Cummins tucks it to mid-wicket.

53.21

Short in length and outside off. Handscomb carves it to deep point for a single.

53.10

Length ball, angling on middle. Handscomb blocks it out.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 188/6

P Cummins15 (17)

P Handscomb33 (71)

R Ashwin20-4-56-3

52.60

Tossed up on middle. Cummins defends it out.

52.50

This one spins away, kept out.

52.40

An appeal for LBW but the finger stays down. India have reviewed it. Might be just going down. Ohh, there is a thick inside edge on it. Review wasted. Tossed up, around off, spins in. Cummins prods to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The bowler should pick that one.

52.30

On off, kept out.

52.26

SIX! Twice against Ashwin now! Tossed up, outside off.. Cummins gets on his knee and slogs it over mid-wicket for a biggie.

52.10

Full and on middle. Pat blocks.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 182/6

P Cummins9 (11)

P Handscomb33 (71)

R Jadeja12-0-44-1

51.61

QUICK SINGLE! Full and outside off, Cummins knocks it to point for one more.

51.50

On the middle, kept out.

51.41

Outside off, Handscomb dabs it to point for a single.

51.30

Flatter and outside off, Handscomb keeps it out.

51.20

Full and on off, Blocked out.

51.10

Quicker ball, this one lands outside off and spins away. Handscomb leans to defend but again gets beaten.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 180/6

P Handscomb32 (67)

P Cummins8 (9)

R Ashwin19-4-50-3

50.61

On middle, Handscomb tucks it to square leg for one.

50.50

On off, Handscomb uses his feet to keep it out.

50.40

Tossed up, outside off, this one skids on. Handscomb tries to defend but the spin but gets beaten.

50.31

SHARP SINGLE! Outside off, Cummins splices it to backward point. Shami throws to the keeper but Handscomb was in.

50.26

SIX! Cummins goes big! Tossed up, outside off. Cummins gets on his knee and slogs it over deep mid-wicket for a six.

50.10

Full and on middle, pushed back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 172/6

P Handscomb31 (64)

P Cummins1 (6)

R Jadeja11-0-42-1

49.60

Tossed up on middle. Handscomb solidly blocks on the front foot.

49.50

On off, kept out.

49.40

Loopy ball on off, defended out.

49.31

Fuller and on middle, Cummins tucks it to square leg for a single.

49.20

On middle, Pat again blocks.

49.10

Fuller and around off. Cummins steps across and blocks.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 171/6

P Handscomb31 (61)

P Cummins0 (3)

R Ashwin18-4-42-3

48.60

Drifts this around off, Handscomb defends it on the deck.

48.50

On off, Handscomb watchfully blocks it out.

48.40

On off, kept out.

48.30

Tossed up on middle, Handscomb drills it to mid-wicket.

48.22

Outside off, guided through the gap at point for a brace.

48.10

Flatter and on middle, Handscomb keeps it out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 169/6

P Cummins0 (3)

P Handscomb29 (55)

R Jadeja10-0-41-1

47.60

Tossed up on middle. Cummins sees it out.

47.50

On middle, nudged to mid-wicket.

47.40

Quicker one on off. Cummins solidly blocks.

47.31

Fuller and outside off, Handscomb dabs it to backward point for a single.

47.20

Tossed up, on off, Handscomb defends it out.

47.10

On middle, blocked out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 168/6

A Carey0 (5)

P Handscomb28 (52)

R Ashwin17-4-40-3

46.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Turn and bounce for Ashwin and he gets Carey on a duck! Flat and angling around off, it lands and turns away and bounces off the deck. Carey tries to defend with an angled bat but it goes off the shoulder of the bat and Virat Kohli at first slip holds onto it.

46.50

Another dot as Alex defends it out.

46.40

Fuller and outside off, Carey again blocks.

46.30

Full and outside off, Carey blocks.

46.21

On middle, eased to long on for a single.

46.10

On off, kept out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 167/5

A Carey0 (1)

P Handscomb27 (50)

R Jadeja9-0-40-1

45.60

Full and on middle, pushed back to the bowler.

45.5W

OUT! WHAT A CATCH! Rahul, take a bow! Australia were enjoying and India needed something special to break this stubborn stand. Tossed up, on leg. Khawaja all day long has been reverse hitting and goes again but this time mishits his shot and plays it uppishly to the right of point. KL Rahul jumps to his right, stretches his right-hand out and the ball sticks firmly. Excellent! 250 Test wickets for Jadeja.

45.44

FOUR! one more from Khawaja! We have seen so many times already! Tossed up, outside off. Khawaja reverse sweeps it past point for a boundary.

45.31

Outside off, Handscomb eases it to point for a single.

45.20

Too full and on middle. Handscomb keeps it out.

45.10

On middle, pushed back to Jadeja.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 162/4

P Handscomb26 (47)

U Khawaja77 (123)

R Ashwin16-4-39-2

44.61

Tossed up on middle, Handscomb flicks it to square leg for one.

44.50

On middle, defended again.

44.40

Tossed up on middle. Handscomb makes a solid block.

44.30

Floats it full on off, pushed to point.

44.20

Shorter and outside off, spins in. Handscomb blocks off the back foot.

44.10

This is full and down the leg side. Handscomb seems to miss his flick. A muted appeal follows for caught behind but nothing doing.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 161/4

U Khawaja77 (123)

P Handscomb25 (41)

R Jadeja8-0-35-0

43.60

On off, kept out.

43.51

Flighted, outside off, Handscomb pushes it past point for a single.

43.40

Around off, kept out.

43.30

Fuller and around off, Handscomb blocks.

43.24

FOUR! Placement! Short and slightly too wide. Handscomb wastes no time to go back and slap it past cover for four.

43.10

Too full and on off, Handscomb dead bats it.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 156/4

U Khawaja77 (122)

P Handscomb20 (36)

R Ashwin15-4-38-2

42.60

Full and on off, defended out.

42.51

Flighted on middle, Handscomb flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

42.40

On middle, blocked out.

42.30

Fuller and on middle. Handscomb comes down the pitch and hits it back to Ashwin.

42.20

Tossed up, outside off, pushed to cover.

42.10

This one goes away with the arm on the angle, Handscomb leans and has  a feel but fails to connect.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 155/4

U Khawaja77 (121)

P Handscomb19 (31)

A Patel4-0-14-0

41.60

On off, kept out.

41.50

On middle, nudged to square leg.

41.42

Short and outside off, Khawaja cuts it to deep point where Shami makes a tumbling stop.

41.30

On middle, defended on the front foot.

41.20

On off, kept out.

41.14

FOUR! Fine shot but poor bowling! On the pads, Khawaja tickles it fine to the fine leg fence.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 149/4

P Handscomb19 (31)

U Khawaja71 (115)

R Jadeja7-0-30-0

40.60

Tossed up on off, Handscomb kocks it to cover.

40.50

Full again, Handscomb dabs it to point.

40.40

Very full and outside off, pushed to point.

40.31

Another single as this is worked to point.

40.21

On off, Handscomb taps it to point for a single.

40.11

On middle, Khawaja reverse sweeps it to point for one.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 146/4

P Handscomb18 (27)

U Khawaja69 (113)

A Patel3-0-8-0

39.60

Tossed up on middle, quicker and Handscomb blocks it out.

39.50

On middle, punched to mid on.

39.41

On the pads, nudged to square leg for one.

39.30

An arm ball on middle. Blocked out.

39.21

On middle, Handscomb rocks back and tucks it to square leg for a single.

39.10

Tossed up on off, Handscomb defends it out.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 144/4

U Khawaja68 (111)

P Handscomb17 (23)

R Jadeja6-0-27-0

38.60

Fuller and on off, Khawaja prods and defends.

38.50

On middle, blocked out.

38.44b

FOUR BYES! More runs! This is down the leg side. Khawaja misses his clip and even the keeper fails to collect. It goes down to the fine leg fence.

38.30

Quicker on off, Khawaja blocks.

38.24

FOUR! This time to the other side! Flat and on off. Khawaja steps inside the line and laps it to fine leg for four.

38.14

FOUR! Mistimed a bit! Tossed up, outside off. Khawaja tries to reverse sweep but mistimes and it goes more off the top edge to third man for a boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 132/4

P Handscomb17 (23)

U Khawaja60 (105)

A Patel2-0-6-0

37.60

Flatter and outside off. Handscomb skips down and keeps it out.

37.51

Tossed up on off, Khawaja works it to square leg for one.

37.40

On middle, defended out.

37.31

Around off, pushed through covers for one.

37.21

On middle, this is flicked past mid-wicket for a single.

37.10

On off, blocked.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 129/4

P Handscomb16 (21)

U Khawaja58 (101)

R Jadeja5-0-19-0

36.60

On off, kept out.

36.54

FOUR! Handscomb is playing well! Too full and outside off, Handscomb punches it past cover for four.

36.40

Fuller and around off, Handscomb prods and defends.

36.31

On off, this time it is swept to deep mid-wicket for a single.

36.20

This is full and outside off, Khawaja looks to sweep but deflects it back onto the pads.

36.10

Outside off, kept out.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 124/4

P Handscomb12 (18)

U Khawaja57 (98)

A Patel1-0-3-0

35.60

An arm ball on middle. Handscomb dead bats it.

35.51

Outside off, driven to deep point for a single.

35.41

Fuller and around off, Handscomb works it to square leg for one.

35.31

Tossed up on the pads, bunted to deep square leg for one.

35.20

Floated outside off, blocked.

35.10

Fuller and on off, defended out.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 121/4

P Handscomb11 (16)

U Khawaja55 (94)

R Jadeja4-0-14-0

34.60

This is well outside off, Handscomb shoulders arms.

34.51

Chance! Tossed up, slanting on middle. Khawaja looks to defend but gets an inside edge wide of short leg for a single.

34.41

Around off, pushed through covers for a single.

34.30

On middle, Handscomb again defends on the front foot.

34.20

Tossed up on middle. Handscomb is drawn forward to defend.

34.11

On off, Khawaja reverse hits it past point for one.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 118/4

P Handscomb10 (12)

U Khawaja53 (92)

M Shami9-3-41-2

33.64

FOUR! Two in a row! Pitched up, outside off, Handscomb leans and drives it through covers for a boundary.

33.54

FOUR! Good shot! Length ball, outside off, Handscomb nicely gets on the front foot and punches it past point for a boundary.

33.40

Well outside off, Handscomb splices his push to point.

33.30

Targets the stumps now. Handscomb blocks it well.

33.20

Length ball, outside off, defended out.

33.10

Length ball, way outside off. Handscomb drops it to cover.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 110/4

U Khawaja53 (92)

P Handscomb2 (6)

R Ashwin14-4-37-2

32.60

Tossed up on off, Khawaja mistimes his defensive shot on the deck.

32.51

Fuller ball, outside off, driven to covers for a single.

32.40

Flatter and on off, played back to the bowler.

32.30

Outside off, Handscomb dabs it to point.

32.20

Tossed up, outside off, blocked out.

32.10

On off, defended out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 109/4

U Khawaja53 (91)

P Handscomb1 (1)

M Shami8-3-33-2

31.60

Length and on off, kept out.

31.50

A solid block again as Khawaja blocks this full ball.

31.40

Length and on off, blocked out.

31.31

Edgy way to get off the mark! Full and wide of off. Handscomb leans to drive but gets an inside edge to the left of the keeper for a single.

31.2W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Shami strikes! Superb catch by Rahul as it came quickly to him. On a length and outside off, not much movement but Head plays inside the line and gets a thick outside edge to widish second slip where KL Rahul reverse cups it.

31.11

On the hips, Khawaja turns it to deep square leg for one.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 107/3

T Head12 (29)

U Khawaja52 (87)

R Ashwin13-4-36-2

30.60

A huge shout for mainly LBW but not given! Floated on off, Head looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. It lobs off the pads to silly point where the catch is taken.

30.50

Tossed up on middle, tucked to square leg.

30.40

On middle, defended out.

30.36

SIX! BANG! Welcome boundary! Tossed up on middle. Head uses his feet and slams it over long off for a biggie.

30.20

A quicker ball, angling on leg. Head steps away to heave but misses and gets hit on the pads.

30.10

On middle, kept out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 101/3

U Khawaja52 (87)

T Head6 (23)

M Shami7-3-31-1

29.60

Almost squared up! Length and on middle. Khawaja defends it out.

29.50

A proper bouncer on middle. Khawaja sways away from the line.

29.40

On a length and slanting on off. Khawaja defends it back to the bowler.

29.30

On off, kept out.

29.20

On middle, defended out.

29.10

Goes very full and outside off, Khawaja knocks it to cover.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 101/3

T Head6 (23)

U Khawaja52 (81)

R Ashwin12-4-30-2

28.60

Tossed up on off, defended out.

28.51

Fuller and outside off, pushed through covers for one.

28.40

Too full and on off, kept out.

28.30

Angling on the pads. Khawaja tries to work on the leg side but gets a leading edge to point. Khawaja is struggling against Ashwin.

28.20

Tossed up on middle. Khawaja prods and defends it out.

28.10

Beauty! This is full and sliding on middle, Khawaja lunges forward to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. That was going down.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 100/3

T Head6 (22)

U Khawaja51 (76)

M Siraj8-2-20-0

27.60

A bouncer, outside off, Head lets it go.

27.50

Drops it short and on middle, Head mistimes his pull to mid-wicket.

27.40

Good stop! Full and outside off. Head guides it to the left of point where the man makes a diving stop.

27.30

Tad short and on off, Head punches it to mid off.

27.21

100 up for Australia! On middle, flicked to deep square leg for a single.

27.10

On a length and around off, blocked out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 99/3

T Head6 (18)

U Khawaja50 (74)

R Ashwin11-4-29-2

26.60

Slower one now, outside off. Head prods and defends.

26.50

Flights it full and on leg, Head tucks it to mid-wicket.

26.40

Fuller and outside off, driven to covers.

26.30

Angling on the pads. Head tickles it to short fine leg.

26.20

Tossed up on off. Head uses his feet to keep it out.

26.10

Tossed up on middle. Head inside edges as he looks to defend.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 99/3

T Head6 (12)

U Khawaja50 (74)

M Siraj7-2-19-0

25.61

A single to end the over as Head dabs it to deep point.

25.50

On off, defended out.

25.44

FOUR! First runs in this session! Length ball, outside off. Head punches it late past point for a boundary.

25.30

This one is angled across, around off. Head shoulders arms to it.

25.20

Length and on off, punched to cover.

25.10

What a start! Short and on off. Head makes a very good leave as he draws his bat back.

We are back. Mohammed Siraj to start this session. Head and Khawaja to resume their batting.

...Day 1, Session 2...

Australia might have scored bulk of runs but India have the momentum lately. The way Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja bowled the last few overs, it got really interesting for a while. Before that, Shami was struggling but his second spell was superb and got a wicket as well. Siraj was disciplined as well. The approach by the batters to tackle the spin duo was to unsettle them but Ashwin brought his experience to get rid of the Aussies' wall. A fantastic start to the game. More even than we saw at Nagpur. Let's see how the next session pans out.

A brilliant start to the second match. Australia have scored runs at a good rate but losing Smith and Marnus Labuschagne has worried them a bit. It was a good toss to win at first. Warner and Khawaja were watchful. Khawaja importantly brought all the runs and composure while Warner was struggling. He fell and then Marnus Labuschagne showed some intent but not for long as he and Smith fell in the same over. Travis Head is known to play with a different kind of approach so it will be interesting to see who he bats while Khawaja we feel will play the anchor role throughout.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 94/3

U Khawaja50 (74)

T Head1 (6)

R Ashwin10-3-29-2

24.60

Too full and on off, Khawaja defends it to cover. That will be LUNCH.

24.50

On off, kept out.

24.40

Touch short and on off, Khawaja blocks it late.

24.31

Fuller and outside off, pushed to long off for a single. Head is off the mark.

24.20

Full and on off, pushed to cover.

24.11

Fifty for Khawaja! A fighting knock from the opener. He has played really well as compared to the other batters. Flighted, outside off, driven to covers for a single. His 20th fifty in Test.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 92/3

T Head0 (4)

U Khawaja49 (70)

R Jadeja3-0-11-0

23.60

Flat, quicker and this one turns back in. Head defends on the back foot.

23.50

Fuller and on middle. Head prods and defends.

23.40

Tossed up on off, Head nudges it to mid-wicket.

23.30

On middle, blocked out.

23.21

On middle, worked to mid-wicket for one.

23.10

What is happening here? An appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. Usman Khawaja takes the review straightaway. He thinks it is bouncing over. Let's see! No bat clearly. Ball Tracking shows it is pitching outside the line. Wow! India are all over Australia at the moment. A short ball on middle, it strucks Khawaja on the pads who goes on the back foot to defend but misses. Could have bounced over but it pitches outside the line.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 91/3

S Smith0 (2)

U Khawaja48 (68)

R Ashwin9-3-27-2

22.6W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith in one over. Incredible from Ashwin. What an over and all the hard work throughout the session is getting undone! Smith goes for zero! A rare zero. Ashwin bowls a slower delivery, full and angling across the batter. Smith probably was in two minds, to play or to leave. He does the former half-heartedly. Gets an outside edge and Srikar Bharat takes a low catch behind the stumps.

22.50

Full and on off, Smith skips down to defend.

22.4W

OUT! LBW! This looks close! An appeal for LBW but not given. Rohit runs to Ashwin and eventually takes the review. NO BAT. Ball Tracking shows THREE REDS and Labuschagne HAS TO GO. Excellent stuff from Ashwin. Labuschagne was not letting him to settle but Ashwin comes with a superb delivery. A off-spinners special. This one lands outside off and turns in on the fuller side. Labuschagne prods to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge. It deflects and the man at first slip takes the catch but Ashwin knew he had his man as Labuschagne is given LBW out.

22.30

On middle, worked to mid-wicket.

22.22

Well played! Tossed up on middle. Labuschagne laps it to fine leg for a couple. Runs coming easily for Australia.

22.11

On the pads, bunted to mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 88/1

M Labuschagne16 (22)

U Khawaja47 (67)

R Jadeja2-0-10-0

21.60

Slants it on middle, nudged  to square leg.

21.50

Quicker one, outside off, Labuschagne hits it to cover.

21.40

Tossed up on middle, defended out.

21.31

Good from Khawaja! Full and on middle. Khawaja reverse sweeps it square on the off side for one.

21.20

Fuller and around off, Khawaja blocks.

21.10

Outside off, punched to mid off.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 87/1

M Labuschagne16 (19)

U Khawaja46 (64)

R Ashwin8-3-24-0

20.60

This one spins away on off, Labuschagne defends it out.

20.50

Flatter and around off, Labuschagne blocks on the back foot.

20.40

Full and on off. Labuschagne comes down the pitch and drops it to cover.

20.30

Fuller and outside off, defended out.

20.20

Full and on middle, tucked to short leg. Good stop by the fielder.

20.11

On middle, Khawaja reverse sweeps it to deep point for a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 86/1

M Labuschagne16 (14)

U Khawaja45 (63)

R Jadeja1-0-9-0

19.64

FOUR! Labuschagne hits another one! Full and outside off, Labuschagne sweeps it to mid-wicket for four runs.

19.50

Shorter and outside off, bounces off the deck. Labuschagne on the back foot misses his cut.

19.40

Tossed up on middle. Labuschagne blocks on the front foot.

19.31

Touch short and on middle. This is worked to square leg for a single.

19.24

FOUR! Straightaway after the appeal! On middle, Khawaja reverse sweeps it past point for four.

19.10

A big appeal for LBW but was it doing too much? Rohit Sharma thinks otherwise and takes it upstairs. No bat there. Ball Tracking shows the ball bounces and misses the leg pole. Slower through the air, flat and on leg. Khawaja prods to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. Extra bounce helps Khawaja. India lose their review.

Ravindra Jadeja is into the attack.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 77/1

M Labuschagne12 (11)

U Khawaja40 (60)

R Ashwin7-3-23-0

18.64

FOUR! Intent! Tossed up on middle. Labuschagne comes down the track heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary. These two are not letting Ashwin settle.

18.51

Too full and on middle, pushed to mid off for a single.

18.40

Slower in the air on off, defended out.

18.30

This one drifts on the pads. Khawaja goes on the back foot but fails to flick it away.

18.20

Outside off, turns away, it is left alone.

18.14

FOUR! Khawaja looks so composed! Tossed up, outside off, this is swept past mid-wicket for a boundary.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 68/1

M Labuschagne8 (10)

U Khawaja35 (55)

M Shami6-2-31-1

17.60

On middle, defended out.

17.54

FOUR! Labuschagne was surprised! Shami gets some extra bounce, outside off. Labuschagne feels for it and gets an outside edge. Uppishly but through backward point for four more.

17.40

Full and on off, blocked out.

17.34

FOUR! That is some shot to get underway! Very full and wide of off. Labuschagne leans and drives it past cover for four.

17.20

On off, kept out.

17.10

Length ball on middle. Labuschagne makes a solid block.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 60/1

U Khawaja35 (55)

M Labuschagne0 (4)

R Ashwin6-3-14-0

16.60

Similar delivery to the previous one. The keeper collects it.

16.54b

FOUR BYES! Gone past everyone! Turn and bounce this time! Outside off, spins away. Khawaja misses his drive and it goes past the keeper and first slip for four more.

16.44

FOUR! Nails the shot! Too full and on leg. Khawaja reverse hits it past point for four.

16.30

Flat and on off. Khawaja rocks back to defend.

16.22

Full and outside off, spins away after angling in. Khawaja gets a thick outside edge past first slip and to third man for two.

16.10

Too full and on off, Khawaja reverse hits it to ppoint.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 50/1

M Labuschagne0 (4)

U Khawaja29 (49)

M Shami5-2-23-1

15.60

On a length and middle. Labuschagne defends it out.

15.50

Outside off, kept out.

15.40

Length ball, outside off, Labuschagne taps it to point.

15.30

Length and outside off, left alone.

Marnus Labuschagne walks out.

15.2W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Shami gets his man! Warner was just opening up to score runs more regularly but Shmai comes with an absolute nut. A length ball from around the wicket, this one lands on off and nips slightly away. Warner is tentative as he looks to defend but gets an outside edge and it is an easy catch for the keeper to collect.

15.10

On a length and on off, defended out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 50/0

U Khawaja29 (49)

D Warner15 (42)

R Ashwin5-3-8-0

14.60

Flights a bit on middle. Khawaja watches it out carefully.

14.50

A loopy ball, around off. Khawaja prods and blocks.

14.40

Full ball, outside off, Khawaja defends it out.

14.30

Very full and on middle, kept out.

14.20

On the pads, flicked to square leg.

14.10

Tossed up, outside off, turns away. Khawaja plays it inside the line and misses.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 50/0

D Warner15 (42)

U Khawaja29 (43)

M Shami4-1-23-0

13.60

On middle, nudged to square leg.

13.54

FOUR! Warner knows how to tackle the short ball now, This is around off. Warner bends his back and guides it past backward point for four. 50 up for the Aussies.

13.44

FOUR! Another boundary! Short and sliding down. Warner helps it on its way to fine leg for four.

13.30

Outside off, left alone.

13.21

Length ball, outside off, Khawaja carves it past backward point for a single.

13.14

FOUR! Edged! This is full and angles it around off, Khawaja looks to defend with soft hands bu gets an inside edge to fine leg for a boundary.

Drinks! First hour gone by and Australia will be happy at this point. No wickets lost, Khawaja looks in control, and Warner is watchful as well. A good start by tourists. India will look for more accuracy. Siraj troubled the batters but need more from the other side.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 37/0

D Warner7 (38)

U Khawaja24 (41)

R Ashwin4-2-8-0

12.60

Angles in a flat ball, around off. Warner blocks it out.

12.50

This one lands outside off and spins away sharply. Left alone.

12.40

On midde, Warner defends on the front foot.

12.30

Quicker one, full and on middle. Warner prods and gets an inside edge to square leg. Ashwin is asking questions to Warner.

12.20

Tossed up on middle, Warner lunges forward to block it out.

12.10

On middle. Warner skips down and chips it slightly uppishly to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 37/0

U Khawaja24 (41)

D Warner7 (32)

M Siraj6-2-14-0

11.60

Siraj fires in a short ball again on middle. Khawaja ducks under it.

11.50

On middle, blocked out.

11.40

That was close! This is around off. Khawaja had to play this one as he defends his stumps but gets beaten on the outside edge.

11.34

FOUR! On a length and around off. Khawaja gets on his toes to defend but gets a thick outside edge and it rolls through gully for a boundary.

11.21

Goes full now on off, Warner knocks it to the right of mid off for a single.

11.10

Touch short on middle, pulled to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 32/0

U Khawaja20 (37)

D Warner6 (30)

R Ashwin3-1-8-0

10.60

Beaten! good comeback by Ashwin! Drifts this one around off and makes it to spin away. Khawaja looks to play at it but misses.

10.56

SIX! Enough of defense says, Khawaja! Tossed up on off. Khawaja lofts it nicely over long off for a six.

10.40

Was that a chance? Yes, it looks so. This is full and on middle, Khawaja prods to defend but gets an inside edge to short leg. Shreyas Iyer there needs to get much lower as he tries to take this one but misses.

10.30

On middle, blocked out.

10.20

Flat and on middle, defended out.

10.10

On off, kept out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 26/0

D Warner6 (30)

U Khawaja14 (31)

M Siraj5-2-9-0

9.60

This time on the helmet! Siraj is not letting Warner settle! A bumper on middle. Warner fails to pull it away and gets hit on the helmet. The physio is out again for the concussion protocol.

9.50

Comes around the wicket now and serves it on middle. Warner blocks it solidly.

9.40

A length ball, at 139 clicks, outside off. Warner with a nothing shot as he looks to push it away.

9.30

On a length and on middle. Warner defends it out.

9.24

FOUR! Finds the gap! Length ball, outside off. Warner stays back and punches it through covers for a boundary.

9.10

Outside off, cut to point.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 22/0

U Khawaja14 (31)

D Warner2 (24)

R Ashwin2-1-2-0

8.60

On off, defended out.

8.50

Gets this one to drift on middle. Khawaja looks to defend but gets an outside edge to point.

8.40

Ashwin goes very full and on middle. Khawaja again finds cover.

8.30

Fuller and outside off, Khawaja pushes it to covers now.

8.20

This is full and outside off, Khawaja defends. Not much turn seen yet.

8.10

Slower ball, outside off. Khawaja punches off the back foot to cover.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 22/0

D Warner2 (24)

U Khawaja14 (25)

M Siraj4-2-5-0

7.60

On a length and on off, Warner strokes it to cover.

7.50

Siraj sticks with the short ball. Warner sits under it.

It has taken more time than expected. David Warner looks in serious pain. A bit of taping is done by the physio.

7.40

Siraj bowls another bouncer and Warner tries to ride his pull but miscues and hits it on the deck. Warner gets a bottom edge onto his left elbow and he needs some time to get the pain away.

7.31

A sharp bouncer on middle. Khawaja awkwardly works it away to square leg for a single.

7.20

Length ball, around the 5th stump channel. Khawaja defends it out.

7.10

This is outside off, left alone.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 21/0

D Warner2 (21)

U Khawaja13 (22)

R Ashwin1-0-2-0

6.62

Warner is off the mark finally! Flat and on off, bit of extra bounce. Warner is a bit surprised as he taps it to third man for a brace.

6.50

Slightly quicker on middle. Warner dead bats it.

6.40

Tossed up on off. Warner uses his feet this time to defend.

6.30

Angling on the pads, Warner keeps it out.

6.20

Slightly short and outside off, Warner punches it to cover.

6.10

Tossed up on middle, sliding in. Warner prods to defend but misses. An appeal for LBW but that was going down.

Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl now.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 19/0

U Khawaja13 (22)

D Warner0 (15)

M Siraj3-2-4-0

5.60

On middle, blocked out. Another maiden by Siraj.

5.50

Length ball, around off. Khawaja stays back to block.

5.40

Too full and on off, kept out.

5.30

This is full and on off, pushed to mid off.

5.20

Beaten again! Length ball, across the batter. Khawaja again looks to defend but misses. Warner walks across to have a chat.

5.10

Beauty! On a length and around off, nips away off the deck. Khawaja looks to defend but is beaten on the outside edge.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 19/0

D Warner0 (15)

U Khawaja13 (16)

M Shami3-1-10-0

4.60

This is full and outside off, it is pushed to covers.

4.51

Almost dragged on! Short in length and outside off. Khawaja stands tall to punch but late inward movement takes the inside edge and goes past the stumps to fine leg for one.

4.40

Outside off this time. Khawaja is happy to let it go.

4.30

On middle, Khawaja defends it out.

4.20

Shami is slightly struggling here. Yet to find that perfect line. This one is slanted down the leg side. Khawaja misses his flick.

4.10

This is outside off, left alone.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 18/0

D Warner0 (14)

U Khawaja12 (11)

M Siraj2-1-4-0

3.60

Maiden! Length ball, going across outside off. Warner has a feel for it as he slashes his blade but misses.

3.50

On a length and around off. Warner makes a solid block.

3.40

Length and on off, defended out.

3.30

Good stop there! Full and on off, Warner with a straight drive but Siraj goes down quickly and puts his right hand on it. Hurts himself in the process and the physio comes running out.

3.20

Tight line from Siraj! On a length and around off. Warner makes a solid block again.

3.10

Goes full and around off. Warner prods and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 18/0

U Khawaja12 (11)

D Warner0 (8)

M Shami2-1-9-0

2.64

FOUR! MORE RUNS! Shami serves it way outside off this time. Khawaja puts his bat on it and drives it past point for a boundary.

2.50

Too full and on middle, flicked straight to mid-wicket.

2.44

FOUR! Too straight this time, Khawaja uses the angle as he wrists it past square leg for a boundary. A good start by Australia.

2.30

A length ball from around the wicket on off. Blocked.

2.20

On middle, nudged to square leg.

2.11b

Leg bye! Short and on the hips. Warner misses his flick and it goes off the pads. Srikar Bharat fails to collect and a leg bye is taken.

2.11nb

No ball! This one lands almost outside off the pitch on the off side. Might have slipped off. A no ball is called.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 8/0

U Khawaja4 (6)

D Warner0 (6)

M Siraj1-0-4-0

1.60

Length ball on off, Khawaja defends.

1.54

FOUR! Khawaja is underway! A bit loosener from Siraj as he pitches this one up on the pads, Khawaja flicks it past square leg for four.

1.40

Angles it across, outside off. Khawaja flashes his bat and misses.

1.30

This is down the leg side. Khawaja uses his feet as he tries to flick it away but misses.

1.20

Fuller and on middle, little bit of shape, it is tucked to square leg.

1.10

Siraj puts up an appeal now but that looked like going down! This one lands on middle and nips on the pads. Khawaja is all squared up as he looks to defend.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 4/0

D Warner0 (6)

U Khawaja0 (0)

M Shami1-1-0-0

0.60

Warner goes but he has reviewed it straight away. The opener looks confident. UltraEdge shows a big spike as it goes past the inside edge. NOT OUT! That is a really good review. Length ball, around off and again swings in sharply. Warner leans to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. A very faint one but that was enough to save Warner.

0.50

Sharp inswinger! Length ball, outside off, comes in. Warner covers his stumps and shoulders arms.

0.40

Serves it way outside off on a length. Warner lets it go.

0.30

Targets the stumps now! On middle on a length. Warner blocks.

0.20

Better! Length ball, outside off, no swing this time. Warner looks to push it away but misses.

0.14b

Four byes! Australia are underway! A length ball swinging way down the leg side. Warner misses his flick and no chance for the keeper to collect as it races to the fine leg fence.

We are all set for the action. The Indian players are out in the middle. Gautam Gambhir, the local boy rings the bell at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. David Warner and Usman Khawaja to open for Australia. Mohammad Shami to start with the ball. Here we go...

The great, Sunil Gavaskar presents a special cap to Cheteshwar Pujara who is all set to play his 100th Test match. The entire Indian team along with Pujara's family is present on the ground.

INDIA (Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer (In for Suryakumar Yadav), Srikar Bharat (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj.

AUSTRALIA (Playing XI) - David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head (In for Matt Renshaw), Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins (C), Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon, Matthew Kuhnemann (ON HIS DEBUT) (In for Scott Boland).

Rohit Sharma says batting first would have been ideal but they lost the last toss and played really well after that. Adds they want to play good cricket and not worry much. Shares it a great occasion as Cheteshwar Pujara is all set to play his 100th Test match. Informs Shreyas Iyer comes in for Suryakumar Yadav.

Pat Cummins says they will bat first. Adds there is an even covering of grass. Reckons they need to bounce back and have been some good preparations as they look forward to this match. Informs Matthew Kuhnemann and Travis Head come in the playing XI.

TOSS - Australia have won the toss and will BAT first!

Just In - Matthew Kuhnemann is all set to make his debut as he receives his Baggy Green from Marnus Labuschagne.

PITCH REPORT - Sanjay Manjrekar says it is much better pitch than the first match. Adds there is an even covering of grass and it might change its nature as we reach further into the match. Matthew Hayden says there are big open areas and cracks for the spinners. Reckons it is a dry wicket and feels seamers will enjoy more in the start.

India on the other hand completely dominated the game but they will expect opposition to come much harder this time. They don't need to tweak much but as it looks like, Iyer might take his place back in the middle order. Interestingly neither team has released their XI unlike every other match. So, stay tuned for toss and other updates.

After a small pause, we welcome back you to the second Test between India and Australia. It was hard for the Aussies to stamp an authority in the first match. They looked completely overshadowed and clueless against the spin web of India. No doubt they were finding it hard and especially their batters but they will hope for much better performance in this second match. The pitch has again been the talking point and let’s see what Delhi has to offer.

...Day 1, Session 1...