India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 2 Highlights Today 17 March 2017
Watch India vs Australia cricket highlights today. IND vs AUS highlights. Australia vs India highlights of the day 2 of 3rd Test played at Ranchi. Yesterday Steven Smith completed his 19th century on the first day of 3rd Test. His amazing record shows that out of these 19 tons, 16 were scored abroad. His presence is one big factor that Australia have put a stop to India’s unstoppable march towards consecutive victories against best international teams at home. He remained not out today at the score of 179. If he could get some more support from the other end, his double hundred was on cards. Still he has provided Australia with a grand start in the first innings. They scored 451 runs which will be a challenge for Kohli’s boys to cross.
Glenn Maxwell also contributed with 104 runs. It was his first Test hundred during long journey in international cricket. The pitch at Ranchi kept supporting batsmen although at times, it did showed signs of misbehavior which should ring some alarm bells in Indian camp.
As Virat Kohli remained confined indoors due to a shoulder strain, Australia pushed on beyond the day’s midpoint with a sensible mixture of attack and defence on a pitch that remained friendly to batsmen with only the occasional moment of misbehaviour. Kohli will be able to bat in his preferred position because his injury was judged to be as the result of an external impact.
While Smith sailed on past 150, with only one instant of uncertainty when he edged Ishant Sharma fractionally short of the wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, the emotional high point of the morning arrived when Maxwell sliced a boundary to third man to pass three figures on his return to the Test team for the first time in three years.