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AUS Vs IND, 3rd Test, Day 3: Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith Stretch Australia's Lead To 197 - Highlights

Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith batted sensibly as Australia stretched their lead to 197, after bundling India out for 244. Catch the Day 3 highlights here

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AUS Vs IND, 3rd Test, Day 3: Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith Stretch Australia's Lead To 197 - Highlights
Australia's Josh Hazlewood is congratulated by teammate Patrick Cummins after running out India's Hanuma Vihari during play on Day three of the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia on Saturday.
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AUS Vs IND, 3rd Test, Day 3: Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith Stretch Australia's Lead To 197 - Highlights
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2021-01-09T15:23:34+05:30

Australia were 103 for two at stumps against India on the third day of the third Test, extending their overall lead to 197 runs here on Saturday. Scorecard | Day 3 Report | News

At the close of play, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne were batting on 29 and 47 respectively in their second innings.

Responding to Australia's first-innings total of 338 all out , India were dismissed for 244 to give the home side a substantial lead of 94 runs going into their second essay at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Pat Cummins was the most successful Australia bowlers, returning impressive figures of 4/29, and Josh Hazlewood ended with 2/43, while Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara scored a 50 each for the visitors.
Brief scores:
Australia 338 and 103/2 in 29 overs (Smith 29 batting, Labuschagne 47 batting)
India 1st innings: 244 all out in 100.4 overs (Shubman Gill 50, Cheteshwar Pujara 50; Pat Cummins 4/29)
Catch the highlights of Day 3 of 3rd AUS vs IND Test match here:


12:31 PM IST: That's STUMPS on Day 3. What a day, India collapsed giving Australia massive advantage and a lead of 94 runs. Australia finish the day on 103/2 (29) Lead now at 197.  Marnus Labuschagne batting on 47 and Steve Smith is unbeaten on 29.

India's Injury list keeps growing: Ravindra Jadeja has been taken for scans


12:28 PM IST: Navdeep Saini to continue. Saini is getting a lot of advice. Both Jasprit Bumrah and skipper Ajinkya Rahane have a chat with the youngster. Marnus Labucschagne hits a four of the next ball. 6 runs of the over

2nd innings Australia 103/2 (29)  Marnus Labuschagne 47, Steve Smith 29; Lead by 197


12:23 PM IST: Mohammed Siraj to bowl the 28th over of the innings. India need to break this partnership. Australia have already stretched the lead close to 200. A maiden over


12:19 PM IST: Navdeep Saini to continue. Ajinkya Rahane had a quick chat with the youngster and since then Saini has adjusted his line. It's a lot straighter. Just one run from this over;

2nd innings Australia 97/2 (27)  Marnus Labuschagne 42, Steve Smith 28; Lead by 191


12:13 PM IST: Mohammed Siraj to continue. He has bowled well. His figures so far are 7-1-20-1. Four runs of this over; Australia 96/2


12:07 PM IST: Navdeep Saini into the attack.  Steve smith hits a four of a no ball. Saini ends up giving away 6 runs.

2nd innings Australia 92/2 (25)  Marnus Labuschagne 40, Steve Smith 26; Lead by 186


12:03 PM IST: Mohammed Siraj to continue. 50-run partnership between Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith. Labuschagne has moved to 39, while Smith is on 22. The lead has swelled to 180.

2nd innings Australia 86/2 (24)  Marnus Labuschagne 39, Steve Smith 22; Lead by 180


11: 57 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah to continue. The ball has started to keep low. Steve Smith defends two balls around his ankles. There is also an odd one that bounces a lot. Bumrah bowls a maiden


11:53 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj to bowl. 2 runs of the over.  Both Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith are now looking more settled. India are on back foot because of injuries, especially to Ravindra Jadeja 2nd innings Australia 83/2 (22)


11:48 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah to continue. The odd ball has started keeping low. India will need to stop the flow of runs. But Steve Smith hits a lovely cover drive for four.

2nd innings Australia 81/2 (21)  Marnus Labuschagne 35, Steve Smith 21; Lead by 175


11:46 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to continue. In absence of Ravindra Jadeja a lot depends on how Ashwin bowls. 4 runs of the over

2nd innings Australia 77/2 (20)  Marnus Labuschagne 35, Steve Smith 17; Lead by 171


11:43 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah to continue. Just 2 runs of the over.

2nd innings Australia 73/2 (19)  Marnus Labuschagne 34, Steve Smith 14; Lead by 167


11:39 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to continue. Steve Smith steps down the track and hits a four. 7 runs of the over. The lead and this partnership is getting bit out of hand. Australia have started pulling away. 

2nd innings Australia 71/2 (18)  Marnus Labuschagne 34, Steve Smith 12; Lead by 165


11:35 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah back into the attack. 4 runs of the over. Marnus Labuschagne has been positive right from the start. And intent has been to look for runs right from the start.

2nd innings Australia 64/2 (17)  Marnus Labuschagne 33, Steve Smith 6; Lead by 158


11:29 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin bowls another good over. 3 runs of it

2nd innings Australia 60/2 (16)  Marnus Labuschagne 29, Steve Smith 6; Lead by 154


11:23 AM IST: Navdeep Saini to continue. Marnus Labuschagne pushes away from the body, but the ball doesn't carry to Ajinkya Rahane. Just when it was shaping up to be a good over Labuschagne hits four. 7 runs of the over;

2nd innings Australia 57/2 (15)  Marnus Labuschagne 27, Steve Smith 5


11:22 AM IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to continue. Marnus Labuschagne sweeps first ball after drinks for four. 

2nd innings Australia 50/2 (14)  Marnus Labuschagne 21, Steve Smith 4


11:12 AM IST: Navdeep Saini to continue. Bowls a good over. Keeps things tight apart from a single of a no ball for overstepping. DRINKS have been called

2nd innings Australia 41/2 (13)  Marnus Labuschagne 13, Steve Smith 3


11:10 AM IST: R Ashwin hits Steve Smith on the pads, India go up in huge appeal. Turned down and India go for review. After much delay, the TV umpire rules umpires call. Smith survives. 1 run of the over

2nd innings Australia 40/2 (12)  Marnus Labuschagne 13, Steve Smith 3


11:05 AM IST: Navdeep Saini bowls a maiden


11: 00 AM IST: Live score is Australia 38/2 (10) Marnus Labuschagne 13, Steve Smith 2


10: 54 AM IST: R Ashwin into the attack. Makes an impact right away. Given out lbw, but Warner goes for review. Replays show that the ball was going to hit the stumps. Australia are two down. Warner lbw Ashwin 13,

2nd innings Australia 35/2 (9.2)  Marnus Labuschagne 11


10:52 AM IST: Navdeep Saini into the attack. Gives width to Marnus Labuschagne and the batsman slaps that for four. 7 runs of the over

2nd innings Australia 35/1 (9)   David Warner 12, Marnus Labuschagne 11


10: 47 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj to continue. 4 runs of the over. Marnus Labuschagne pulls the third ball for four

2nd innings Australia 28/1 (8)   David Warner 11, Marnus Labuschagne 6


10: 44 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah to continue. David Warner hits four of the first ball. 6 runs of the over

2nd innings Australia 24/1 (7)   David Warner 11, Marnus Labuschagne 2


10: 35 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj provides the breakthrough. HUGE WICKET!!. Will Pucovski gone for 10. The ball pitches and moves way. Saha takes a good catch diving to the right

2nd innings Australia 16/1 (5.5)  Will Pucovski c Saha (sub) b Siraj 10, David Warner 5


10:27 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah to continue. David Warner is looing very watchful. India need wickets, while Australia will be happy to build on the lead.

2nd innings Australia 14/0 (5)  Will Pucovski 8, David Warner 5


10:26 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj to continue. The ball has started keeping low. Siraj's first ball didn't rise at all. David Warner looks surprised.  3 runs from the over

2nd innings Australia 12/0  Will Pucovski 8, David Warner 3


10:22 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah to continue. Will Pucovski hits four through the cover region.

2nd innings Australia 9/0  Will Pucovski 8, David Warner 0


10:18 AM IST: There is a slight delay because of the bowling crease.  Groundstaff is out hammering down the troublesome area.


10:15 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj to bowl the second over. Gets his line right. Angles it across David Warner.


10:10 AM IST: Jasprit Bumrah has started well. Bowling just outside off stump. Will Pucovski pulls the last ball for four

2nd innings Australia 5/0  Will Pucovski 4, David Warner 0


10:02 AM IST: Australia will be happy with a 94-run lead. Will Pucovski and David Warner walk out for hosts, Indian team in huddle and will need quick wickets. Jasprit Bumrah to start off for India

Update: Rishabh Pant, who was hit on the elbow while batting, has been taken for scans. Stay tuned for more updates here. Wriddhiman Saha to keep wickets


9:46 AM IST: TEA has been taken;


9: 42 AM IST: Mohammed Siraj up against Pat Cummins. He has been given out caught behind of the 4th ball. This is the end of India's innings. India went into lunch at 180/4 and have collapsed in space of 64 runs. There were three run outs in India's innings. India will rue the missed opportunities. Pujara had a chance to play big innings, so did Pant.

India 244/10, Ravindra Jadeja 28, Shubman Gill 50, Cheteshwar Pujara 50,


9:36 AM IST: Cameron Green to continue. Ravindra Jadeja has been kept on strike by Australia for the first five balls. The run outs have hampered India. Jadeja hits a four of the last ball, which means Mohammed Siraj will have to face an Australian quick

India 244/9 (100) Ravindra Jadeja 28, Mohammed Siraj 6; Trail by 94


9:30 AM IST: Mitchell Starc to continue. Ravindra Jadeja swings hard. Top edge goes for four. Next ball again Jadeja swings and India add 2 runs to the total. Jadeja again manages to pierce the infield. A well directed short ball hits Jadeja on his hand. Physio out to check on the injury. Jadeja looks in trouble can't even get his gloves on. Siraj helps his teammate.

India 240/9 (99) Ravindra Jadeja 24, Mohammed Siraj 6; Trail by 98


9:26 AM IST: Cameron Green into the attack. Mohammed Siraj off the mark with a single. India will look to narrow the lead as much as possible. Siraj then cuts the next ball for four

India 231/9 (98) Ravindra Jadeja 15, Mohammed Siraj 6; Trail by 107


9:20 AM IST: Live Score now is India 225/9 (97) Ravindra Jadeja 15, Mohammed Siraj 0; Trail Australia by 113


9:15 AM IST: Mitchell Starc to continue. Another RUN OUT. Ravindra Jadeja calls for two, Jasprit Bumrah is caught short of crease. Marnus Labuschagne with a direct hit.

India 216/9 (96.3) Ravindra Jadeja 7, Jasprit Bumrah r/o Labuschagne 0; Trail by 122


9:14 AM IST: Nathan Lyon has toiled hard. Gets hit for four of the first ball by Ravindra Jadeja. India will like to gather quick runs. Lyon figures after this over are 31-8-87-0

India 215/8 (96) Ravindra Jadeja 6, Jasprit Bumrah 0; Trail by 123


9:08 AM IST: Mitchell Starc into the attack and he is troubling Navdeep Saini with well directed short balls. Twice it has hit gloves and landed safe. Australia bring in short cover. And Navdeep Saini is caught. Another wicket

India 210/8 (94.5) Ravindra Jadeja 1, Navdeep Saini c Matthew Wade b Starc 4; Trail by 128


9:00 AM IST: Nathan Lyon to continue. gives away 1 run

India 207/7 (94) Ravindra Jadeja 1, Navdeep Saini 1; Trail by 130


8:55 AM IST: India are collapsing. Cameron Green into the attack and Ravindra Jadeja calls for quick single. Ashwin is slow and is caught short of crease. India lose another wicket

India 206/7 (92.2) Ravindra Jadeja 1, R Ashwin r/o Cummins/ Labuschagne 10; Trail by 132


8:54 AM IST: Nathan Lyon into the attack. R Ashwin steps out and drills the second ball through extra cover for four. Good stride forward in defense as India take 4 runs of the over

India 206/6 (92) Ravindra Jadeja 1, R Ashwin 10; Trail by 132


8:50 AM IST: Pat Cummins to continue. He is coming around the wicket to Ravindra Jadeja. Its a maiden. India need a partnership; trail Australia by 136 


8:45 AM IST:Josh Hazlewood  concedes 7 runs of the 90th over and India have posted 200 runs on the board. DRINKS

Live score now is 200/6 (90) Ravindra Jadeja 1, R Ashwin 6; Trail by 136


8: 41 AM IST: Twin blows for India who are now 196/6 (89) Ravindra Jadeja 1, R Ashwin 0; Trail by 142


8:34 AM IST: Pat Cummins gets a huge wicket. Cheteshwar Pujara is caught behind. The ball bounces a bit more and takes a thin edge to the keeper

India 195/6 (88.2) Cheteshwar Pujara c Paine b Cummins 50 (176b, 5x4),  Ravindra Jadeja 0


8:31 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood has provided a breakthrough. Hazlewood has Pant playing at the ball outside off. The ball flies to David Warner in first slip. Good catch and India are five down. Ravindra Jadeja walks in

India 195/5 (88) Cheteshwar Pujara 50,  Rishabh Pant c Warner b Hazlewood 36


8:28 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood to continue. FIFTY for Pujara of 174 balls. A fighting innings. He has kept India in hunt as Australia have maintained pressure


8:24 AM IST: Pat Cummins to continue.  Well directed short ball hits Cheteshwar Pujara. Next ball Pujara opens the face of the bat and gets a four. Pujara moves to 49.

India 193/4 (87) Cheteshwar Pujara 49,  Rishabh Pant 35


8:19 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood into the attack. First ball beats Rishabh Pant outside off. Next ball comes back in sharply but Pant, who is in pain, defends it well.  Pant is now getting right behind the ball while defending. Maiden over


8:15 AM IST: Rishabh Pant has been tested with short ball time and again by the Australian fast bowlers. Physio is still looking at the injury. And we are back. Pant takes a single of the last ball.

India 189/4 (85) Cheteshwar Pujara 45,  Rishabh Pant 35


8:08 AM IST: Pat Cummins now into the attack. Beats Rishabh Pant outside off. Cummins is coming around the wicket. Next ball is dug in short and hits Pant just below left elbow. Pant goes down in pain. Physio is out to assess the damage.


8:04 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood to continue. Just one run of the over

Live score now is India 188/4 (84) Cheteshwar Pujara 45,  Rishabh Pant 34


8:01 AM IST: Mitchell Starc to continue. Bowls a maiden. Cheteshwar Pujara has looked solid in defense. He has also been a bit more positive since Rishabh Pant has walked in. India are scoring more fluently now


7:55 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood from the other end. Rishabh Pant hits a four. Not totally in control the ball chopped to third man. But Pant has been positive and has kept the scoreboard ticking. 

India 187/4 (82) Cheteshwar Pujara 45,  Rishabh Pant 33


7:50 AM IST: Mitchell Starc with the new ball. Cheteshwar Pujara takes 2 runs of the first ball. Starc is still searching for the line and length, no difficulties for India and Pujara.

India 183/4 (81) Cheteshwar Pujara 45,  Rishabh Pant 29


7:45 AM IST: A single of Nathan Lyons last ball pushes Cheteshwar Pujara to 42; Second new ball available and has been taken

India 181/4 (80) Cheteshwar Pujara 43 ,  Rishabh Pant 29


7:42 AM IST: We are back for the second session. Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara  to take the strike. Australia to start with Nathan Lyon. New ball is just an over away.


7:00 AM IST: Cameron Green to continue.  Bowls a couple of bouncers to keep Rishabh Pant in check. Bowls a maiden. It's LUNCH!!

India 180/4 (79) Cheteshwar Pujara 42 (144),  Rishabh Pant 29 (45); Trail by 158 runs


6:57 AM IST: Marnus Labuschagne to continue as Australia wait for new ball. 3 runs of the over

India 180/4 (78) Cheteshwar Pujara 42,  Rishabh Pant 29


6:54 AM IST: Cameron Green into the attack. A well directed bouncer, Rishabh Pant ducks under it. One-run of the over

India 177/4 (77) Cheteshwar Pujara 41,  Rishabh Pant 27


6:50 AM IST: Marnus Labuschagne into the attack. He is getting turn. 3 runs of the over 

India 176/4 (76) Cheteshwar Pujara 41,  Rishabh Pant 26


6:46 AM IST: Mitchell Starc to continue. Third ball, Rishabh Pant hits a four India innings is now gaining a momentum. Short ball again and Pant fends at it. The ball sails past the short leg fielder. 5 runs of the over

India 173/4 (75) Cheteshwar Pujara 40,  Rishabh Pant 24


6:40 AM IST: Marnus Labuschagne into the attack. Rishabh Pant tries to work it around leg. Tim Paine goes up in huge appeal for caught behind. Turned down and Australia go for a review. Nothing there, Australia lose a review. Next ball Rishabh Pant hits a four.

India 168/4 (74) Cheteshwar Pujara 40,  Rishabh Pant 19


6:34 AM IST: Mitchell Starc to continue and Rishabh Pant works the first ball for a couple. Rishabh Pant get a nasty bouncer. Pant, cramped for room, fends it off and the ball hits the gloves and lands safely. 5 runs of the over

India 163/4 (73) Cheteshwar Pujara 40,  Rishabh Pant 14


6:29 AM IST: Nathan Lyon to continue. His figures so have been 26-8-71-0. For Rishabh Pant Lyon is bowling outside off with a slip and silly point, while for Cheteshwar Pujara more close in fielders. But Pujara is up to the challenge, hits four of the last ball. 5 runs of the over 

India 158/4 (72) Cheteshwar Pujara 40,  Rishabh Pant 10, trail by 175


6:25 AM IST: Mitchell Starc to continue. Bowls a maiden


6:20 AM IST: Nathan Lyon to continue. Short from Lyon and Rishabh Pant cuts it for four to bring 150 up for India in 69.3 overs. 7 runs of the over

Live score is India 153/4 (70) Cheteshwar Pujara 36,  Rishabh Pant 9


6:14 AM IST: Mitchell Starc into the attack and Rishabh Pant the new man in for India.  Pant gets off the mark. 4 runs from the over

India 146/4 (69) Cheteshwar Pujara 34, Rishabh Pant 4


6:08 AM IST: Nathan Lyon to continue. Josh Hazlewood direct throw catches Hanuma Vihari short of crease. India lose fourth wicket. Vihari r/o Hazlewood 4 (38b). Vihari pushes for a single but Josh Hazlewood no only fields well but manages to hit the stumps with a direct throw.

India 142/4 (67.2) Cheteshwar Pujara 34


6:05 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood to continue. Bowls another maiden. Hazlewood figures so far 16-8-29-1


6:02 AM IST: Nathan Lyon to continue. 3 runs from the over.

India 141/3 (66) Cheteshwar Pujara 33, Hanuma Vihari 4


5:59 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood to continue. Cheteshwar Pujara hits a four straight past the bowler.

India 138/3 (65) Cheteshwar Pujara 31, Hanuma Vihari 3


5:54 AM IST: We are back and Nathan Lyon to continue. Hanuma Vihari takes 2 runs of the third ball. The fifth ball lobs over the short leg and falls safely. Lyon has been troubling both the Indian batsmen.

India 134/3 (64) Cheteshwar Pujara 27, Hanuma Vihari 3


5:46 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood to continue. Another maiden. It's time for DRINKS


5:41 AM IST: Nathan Lyon to continue with short leg, leg slip, silly point and a slip in place. Cheteshwar Pujara steps out and drives straight to long-on for four. Pujara again his time a four through point. 11 runs of the over

India 132/3 (62) Cheteshwar Pujara 27, Hanuma Vihari 1


5:38 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood to continue. Bowls a maiden


5:35 AM IST: Nathan Lyon to continue. Australia crowd Indian batsmen. Short leg, leg slip, silly point and a slip. Australia know the value of a wicket here.  One run from the over

India 121/3 (60) Cheteshwar Pujara 16, Hanuma Vihari 1


5:32 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood to continue. Cheteshwar Pujara guides one through square leg for 2 runs.  India 120/3 (59) Cheteshwar Pujara 16, Hanuma Vihari 0


5:28 AM IST: Nathan Lyon to continue. Hanuma Vihari defends well. A maiden over

Live score: India 118/3 (58) Cheteshwar Pujara 14, Hanuma Vihari 0


5:24 AM IST: Josh Hazlewood into the attack. Starts well bowls a maiden. Good line just outside off. Cheteshwar Pujara doesn't try anything as India look to rebuild.


5:19 AM IST: Nathan Lyon to continue. Hanuma Vihari the new man in for India. A huge appeal against Cheteshwar Pujara as the ball lobs and is caught at short leg. Australia go up in huge appeal but are turned down. Australia go for review and there is nothing in replays. Australia lose a review. 1 run of the over

India 118/3 (56) Cheteshwar Pujara 14, Hanuma Vihari 0


5:11 AM IST: Pat Cummins to continue. And here's the first breakthrough for Australia. Huge wicket. India lose Ajinkya Rahane. The ball climbed on to him and came back in and Rahane chopped it on to the stumps. Ajinkya Rahane b Cummins 22 (70b)

India 117/3 (55) Cheteshwar Pujara 13


5:09 AM IST: Nathan Lyon back into the attack. Gets one ball to turn and bounce as Ajinkya Rahane lunges forward to defend. The ball takes inside edge but lands safely. Next ball Ajinkya Rahane steps out and hits a six.

India 116/2 (54) Ajinkya Rahane 22, Cheteshwar Pujara 12


5:04 AM IST: Pat Cummins concedes 3 runs as India keep the scoreboard ticking.

India 110/2 (53) Ajinkya Rahane 16, Cheteshwar Pujara 12


5:00 AM IST: Mitchell Starc to continue. First ball, slightly overpitched Ajinkya Rahane punches it for four through covers.  A single to end the over. 5 runs came of the over

India 107/2 (52) Ajinkya Rahane 13, Cheteshwar Pujara 12


4:56 AM IST: Pat Cummins to continue. Ajinkya Rahane takes a single of the first ball. Cummins is now testing Pujara outside off and slipping in one that comes back in.

India 102/2 (51) Ajinkya Rahane 8, Cheteshwar Pujara 12


4:52 AM IST: Mitchell Starc to continue. Tests Cheteshwar Pujara outside off and an odd short ball. Pujara unfazed. A maiden over

India 101/2 (50) Ajinkya Rahane 7, Cheteshwar Pujara 12


4:47 AM IST: Pace from both ends. Pat Cummins has been good and consistent with line and length. Surprises Ajinkya Rahane with a short ball. Maiden over


4:43 AM IST: Mitchell Starc is trying to angle the ball away from the batsmen. Digs the second ball short, Ajinkya Rahane for a moment thought of pulling it but decides otherwise at the last moment. 1 run from the over

India 101/2 (48) Ajinkya Rahane 7, Cheteshwar Pujara 12


4:38 AM IST: Pat Cummins starts with maiden. Cheteshwar Pujara defends well. Cummins had an excellent spell yesterday wherein he took a wicket. Mitchell Starc from other end


4:33 AM IST:  A single brings up India's 100. India take 4 runs from the first over of the day bowled by Nathan Lyon. Pat Cummins from the other end

India 100/2 (46) Ajinkya Rahane 6, Cheteshwar Pujara 12


4:30 AM IST:  India will need to bat well. Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara in the middle for India. Nathan Lyon to start the proceedings


4:20 AM IST: Steve Smith Reveals What Worked For Him HERE.


4:13 AM IST: Another early start, and possibly another long day in Sydney as India and Australia fight to take the decisive lead. Before starting the third day's proceedings, let's recap.

Australia dominated the first session on Day 2 with Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschange continuing from where they left off. Labuschange failed to reach a deserved hundred, but Smith was at his imperious best and hit his 27th ton. Aussies were looking at a first-innings total, but Ravindra Jadeja picked up four wickets + one run out [Hyperlink Smith Run Out Story], that of Smith, to help India fight back. Then, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill laid a solid foundation for India. Read full Day 2 report HERE.


4:00 AM IST: Good Morning !! Welcome to the coverage of third Test match Day 3



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