India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights Today 18 March 2017
Watch Australia vs India cricket highlights of the 3rd day of third Test played today on 18-3-2017. IND vs AUS day 3 highlights. After losing first two Tests in a humiliating manner, India seems to have regained their composure. Australian batting did a good job by posting 451 runs in the first innings. There was every possibility that Indian batting may once again collapse under pressure but this didn’t happen and during first two sessions of today’s proceedings, they look determined to get a lead. Another confidence boosting fact is that despite Kohli’s failure to score, others have started performing. This was a must for India to maintain their march towards victory and it has happened today.
Cheteshwar Pujara accelerated impressively to a century after lunch but India lost Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane as they tried to close the gap to Australia’s first-innings tally on the third afternoon of the Ranchi Test.
The second new ball that Pat Cummins used to good effect to defeat Kohli and Rahane also aided Pujara in lifting his scoring rate, leaving the match delicately poised with one session of the day remaining. India had lost M Vijay at the stroke of lunch after he and Pujara had built a strong platform, aided by a strong dose of good fortune when both batsmen might have been out in the space of two balls.
Cummins was again the most impactful of Australia’s bowlers, while Steve O’Keefe and Nathan Lyon toiled accurately for minimal reward on a pitch that is starting to show the faintest traces of deterioration. They were unable to find a way through Pujara, though he came within a hair’s breadth of being lbw via the DRS in the morning session.