The ongoing third Test between India and Australia is being played at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. The match will be telecast live on Star Sports 1/HD and Star Sports 3/HD available with English and Hindi commentary respectively. The fifth day’s play will begin at 9:30 am IST. Those of you looking to catch the action online can access Hotstar for free live streaming. Also check: India vs Australia Live Score
At the end of the fourth day, India took 152 runs lead over Australia and decimated them with 23 for 2.
Resuming his day three innings 130, Cheteshwar Pujara scored his second double hundred against Australia and third overall. At the same time, wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha gave Pujara a much-required company and scored his third Test hundred. Also read: India vs Australia 3rd Test 2017: Glenn Maxwell makes fun of Virat Kohli’s injury
The pair built a 199 runs partnership which helped India to take a substantial lead over the visitors.
The partnership gave India a big edge as on day three the hosts suffered a mini collapse after getting a flying start from the top order.
Meanwhile, Indian lower order also smashed Australian bowlers. Ravindra Jadeja scored 54 and Umesh Yadav 16. Also read: India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara credits domestic experience for record-breaking double ton
After captain Kohli declared India’s innings on 603, Australia came to bat and lost two quick wickets as Ravindra Jadeja pitched the ball at rough and the ball took a sharp turn.
Before Australia lost two wickets, there was a speculation that the match would be drawn, but now India is confident about their victory on day five.