India vs Australia 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights Today 6 March 2017
Watch India s Australia cricket highlights today. IND vs AUS highlights 6-3-2017. Australia vs India 3rd day of the second Test highlights. With cracks becoming more visible and dangerous on the pitch, the third day started with Jadeja’s getting six wickets. Still Australia managed to achieve a very crucial first-innings lead of 87 runs. Today is the true test of Indian batting that have done wonders in recent past against many teams.
Unlike India, almost every batsman from Australia contributed to the total. Shaun Marsh was the top scorer with 66 while Renshaw’s 60 runs also were precious for the team. Wade and Starc developed a partnership that gave Australia upper hand in first innings.
India’s openers made a swift start in their aim to overhaul Australia’s lead on the third morning in Bengaluru, after Ravindra Jadeja earlier wrapped up Australia’s first innings with a six-wicket haul. Australia added 39 to their overnight total for the loss of their final four wickets to finish with an 87-run first-innings advantage; by lunch, India had cut that deficit to 49 runs, with KL Rahul on 20 and Abhinav Mukund on 16.
India had cruised along to 38 for 0 with relative ease, and Australia could see their advantage in the match slipping away with every run scored. The cracking pitch, which provided turn and variable bounce, was only expected to become harder to bat on, and even a small target could prove tricky for Australia to chase down.
Jadeja claimed three of the four wickets in the opening session to finish with 6 for 63, the second-best figures of his Test career after the 7 for 48 he collected against England in Chennai in December. However, it was R Ashwin who made the first breakthrough of the morning when Mitchell Starc slogged high to deep midwicket but failed to clear Jadeja, who completed a good catch near the boundary.