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Live Cricket Score: IND vs AUS, 2nd Test, Day 3 – O'Keefe dismisses Rahul after Smith pulls off a blinder

New Delhi: Live cricket score and live updates from Day 3 of the second Test match between India and Australia being played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Over 20 | Score 66/1 | (Rahul 39*, Pujara 9*)

Pujara is lucky to be still batting at the crease after Australia dropped him thrice. The spinners have created some pressure on the Saurashtra batsman, who needs to get going with some fluent boundaries. Rahul on the other hand, is looking quite convincing at the crease.

Over 15 | Score 53/1 | (Rahul 30*, Pujara 5*)

Hazlewood struck in the first over after lunch after he clean bowled Abhinav Mukund. The pacer swung one into the batsman, who was completely bamboozled by the top delivery. The wicket also ended the 36-run stand for the opening wicket. Cheteshwar Pujara is the new man in. India need a big partnership here to come back in the match.

Over 10 | Score 38/0 | (Rahul 20*, Mukund 16*)

Lokesh Rahul and Abhinav Mukund have got India off to a decent start. Mitchell Starc once again looked impressive with some serious pace but there was no damage done. India now trail by 49 runs with all ten wickets remaining.

Over 122.4 | Score 276/10 | (O’Keefe 3)

All over for Australia! Hazlewood played a big shot off Jadeja, but holed it straight to Lokesh Rahul at long-on. Australia lead by 87 runs and Indian spinners have fought back really well. Jadeja leaves the field to a standing ovation after completing a brilliant six-wicket haul.

Over 121 | Score | (O’Keefe 3, Hazlewood 1*)

Jadeja bowled a brilliant over where he dismissed Matthew Wade and Nathan Lyon off consecutive balls. Both the batsmen were trapped in front of the wicket. Australia took two reviews but none of them could save any of these two batsmen. With Lyon’s wicket, Jadeja also completed his five-wicket haul. Superb bowling from him today.

NM Lyon lbw b Jadeja 0 (1b)

MS Wade lbw b Jadeja 40 (113b)

Indian batter’s struggle

After India were bundled out for 189 on Day 1, the spin duo of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja together with the seamers struggled to provide the hosts wickets on regular intervals. Courtesy, opener Matt Renshaw and Shaun Marsh’s well-constructed half centuries as Australia took a commanding position by the end of the second day of the second Test against India at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Day 2 Review

Resuming at yesterday`s score of 40-0, David Warner (33) and Renshaw (60) shared an opening stand of 52 runs to provide the visitors with an initial thrust.

Renshaw, who also struck five boundaries and a six in during his innings, then kept the scoreboard ticking with Marsh (66) as the duo shared a 52-run stand to guide the side to a first innings score of 237-6.

At stumps, the Steve Smith-led side have taken a 48-run lead, with Matthew Wade (25) and Mitchell Starc (14) both remaining unbeaten at the crease.

Expectations from India

India’s sole aim would be to prevent the Aussies from taking a 100-run plus lead on Day 3 and hopefully produce a much better performance with the bat to before the visitors come out to bat yet again.


Time: 9:30 AM IST

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Source: Zee News