Highlights Australia vs India 3rd Test Day 3

Ind Vs Aus, Day 3: With a lead of 197 runs at stumps on day 3, Australia is firmly in command of the SCG Test after India was bowled out for 244. Marnus Labuschagne (47*) and Steve Smith (29*) are on a roll and have ensured the hosts dictate terms from here on in. The Australian pacers were on target on day three as they bundled out India quickly, taking a crucial 94-run lead. Also Read - SA vs PAK Stream Live Cricket 2nd T20I: Preview, Squads, Prediction - Where to Watch South Africa vs Pakistan Live Cricket Streaming Online on Disney Hotstar App, TV Telecast on Star Sports

Earlier on day 2, the bowlers rose up to the task once again getting India back in the match by bowling out Australia for 338 on Day 3 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Ravindra Jadeja was the star of the show as he picked up four crucial wickets and effected a stunning runout. Also Read - IPL 2021: Sanjana Ganesan to Nashpreet Singh And Neroli Meadows, Hottest Anchors During T20 Tournament

The hosts started the day well as Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne ensured Australia did not lose a wicket in the first hour of play. While Labuschagne fell nine runs shy of what would have been a memorable ton, Smith was back to doing what he does best – that is slam hundreds. Smith (131 off 226 balls) brought up his 27th Test hundred after having failed at Adelaide and Melbourne. Also Read - Nitish Rana-Harbhajan Singh Enthrall Fans With Punjabi Song After KKR Beat SRH in IPL 2021 in Chennai | WATCH VIDEO

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got India off to a steady start, not allowing the formidable Aussie pace-battery to make inroads with the new ball. While Rohit perished for 26, Gill went on to hit a fifty – falling just after that. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane brought in all their experience to battle some nervy moments and ensure India do not lose any more wickets at stumps on Day 2. India trail by 242 runs.

Day three – which is known to be the moving day – would be intriguing as the series is locked at 1-1 and nothing much to choose between the two teams at this point in time.

Live Updates

  • 12:38 PM IST

    With a lead of 197 runs at stumps on day 3, Australia is firmly in command of the SCG Test after India was bowled out for 244. Marnus Labuschagne (47*) and Steve Smith (29*) are on a roll and have ensured the hosts dictate terms from here on in. The Australian pacers were on target on day three as they bundled out India quickly, taking a crucial 94-run lead.

  • 12:12 PM IST

    India needs something special to inspire them – maybe a stunning catch or a runout. The shoulders are drooping as Australia stretch lead to 187. They have eight wickets in hand and batting last on this uneven track would be very difficult.

  • 12:03 PM IST

  • 11:56 AM IST

    FOUR! Drilled through the covers. Lovely shot from Steve Smith. Full and outside off from Bumrah, Smith hits it hard through the covers for a boundary. Slightly wide from Bumrah and Smith pounced on it. Aussies are dominating the play here in Sydney. Australia 81/2 & 338, lead India (244) by 175 runs

  • 11:55 AM IST

  • 11:54 AM IST

    Smith and Labuschagne are now in control of proceedings. The game is slipping away from India as the partnership blooms.

  • 11:19 AM IST

    DRINKS | A breather for the players in the middle. Time to rethink strategies, India would be mindful of the fact that they cannot concede too many runs going for wickets. Ashwin continues from the Randwick end.

  • 11:10 AM IST

    APPEAL | Huge appeal from India against Smith, but the umpire does not seem to be convinced. After a lot of looking-around-at-each-other, Ashwin convinces Rahane to take the DRS. The ball is missing the leg-stump and Smith survives.

  • 11:02 AM IST

    In Jadeja’s absence, Ashwin delivered as he removed the dangerous Warner. It is a big wicket because Warner can quickly take the game away with his aggressive style of play. Steve Smith joins Labuschagne. Smith versus Ashwin will be exciting with the bowler now high-on-confidence.

  • 10:47 AM IST

    Being patient would be the key for India as one can get restless in such situations. Unfortunately, Jadeja is not on the park. He picked up a niggle while batting. India would need his on the field quickly.