Hello and welcome to CRICRPLive Coverage of Day two of the third Test between Australia and India on the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney
Live Score Updates:-
IND 96/2 (45)
Australia 315/9 after 103 overs:
Jadeja strikes, and he has a four-for as he traps Nathan Lyon for a duck. What a morning the left-arm spinner is having. Fires in full once more, Lyon is late to get his bat down in time and the ball hits his boot. Australia review however that is hitting the centre and leg.
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Australia 310/eight after 102 overs: WICKET –
Mitchell Starc has performed his half with a quickfire 30-ball 24 and ensured Australia crosses the 300-run mark. Saini will get his man as Starc miscues a pull and Shubman Gill settles underneath the skier at mid-on. However, Smith remains to be on the market, and he’ll be certain his team will get previous the 350-run mark.
Australia 291/7 after 98 overs: 27th Test Century for Steve Smith!
What an effective innings this has been from Smith and the previous Australian skipper roars again into type with a dominating century from 201 balls. Smith tucks Saini to the backward sq. area, takes three runs and lets out a loud roar and waves his bat in the direction of the dressing room. He’s pumped up and this has been an innings of the highest high quality. High knock!
Australia 279/7 after 95 overs: WICKET –
Jadeja strikes once more, and he picks his third wicket as he castles Pat Cummins for a duck. Jadeja fires it full and yorks Cummins because the ball hits the bottom of off-stump. In the meantime, Smith is on 99 as Mitchell Starc walks in.
Australia 273/6 after 93 overs:
Steve Smith is 5 runs shy of what can be an excellent comeback century from one of many fashionable masters. Bumrah digs it quickly, Pant fails to gather it and Australia will take these runs. Smith is cool as ice and is completely in no hurry to get to the landmark.
Australia 255/6 after 89 overs: WICKET –
Bumrah strikes, and he castles Tim Paine to offer India management. What a comeback from India this has been and the Australian skipper departs for simply 1. Size supply, nips again in, Paine pushes ahead, however, the ball sneaks previous the hole between bat and pad to hit the highest of off-stump. Peach of a supply. Pat Cummins is the brand-new man in.
Australia 252/5 after 88 overs:
Bumrah and Siraj are bowling tight traces and there’s a slight change in plan from the Indian assault as they’re now again bowling the line outdoors the off-stump and Smith knocks them behind sq. to rotate strike. Siraj and Bumrah have saved a lid on the Australian skipper.
We’re again for the second session, and it is going to be Jasprit Bumrah who will fill his over with Tim Paine on strike. India will intention to make additional inroads and most significantly dismiss Steve Smith. Australia, however, will intention to see off the second new ball that’s 5 overs outdated and submit an enormous first innings whole.
Lunch Day 2: Australia 249/5 after 84.5 overs –
India’s session as Bumrah strikes on the stroke of Lunch and traps Cameron Inexperienced for a duck. Wonderful from the lead bowler as he will get the ball to nip again in, Inexperienced will get crushed and the ball thuds into the pads, and it was plumb. India might be completely happy which have Australia 5 down on the batting surface however they still should dismiss Steve Smith, who’s batting on 76, and it is going to be skippered Tim Paine who might be strolling out after the Lunch break. Be a part of us in 40…
Australia 249/Four after 84 overs:
India has taken the second new ball, and it is Siraj who’s partnering Bumrah. There’s a trace of swing for Siraj as he will get the in-swinger into play and Green negotiates nicely. A wicket simply on the stroke of Lunch would additionally elevate India.
Second New Ball Taken
Australia 145/Four after 80 overs:
Though Jadeja has bought two wickets, the spinner has struggled to search out the suitable size as Smith punishes him for 2 boundaries and the previous Australian skipper has discovered his type again. Jadeja drops quick and Smith rocks again to chop by means of the level after which slaps by means of covers to maneuver into the 70s. Cameron Inexperienced is but to open his account.
Australia 232/Four after 77 overs: WICKET –
Jadeja strikes once more and Matthew Wade has thrown his wicket away. Wade took the attacking route however that did not pay a lot of dividends after he fetched a few boundaries. Wade skipped down the observe and tried to play throughout the road, employed the flick however bought a forefront because the ball flew over mid-on and Bumrah ran again and took catches.
Australia 226/three after 76 overs:
Smith continues to play aggressively as he employs the sweep on quite a few occasions and this time dispatches Ashwin to the sq. leg boundary. Vihari has taken a few hits on the short leg area with the physio attending to him.
Australia 217/three after 73 overs:
There is no such thing as a stopping Steve Smith as he patiently negotiates Jadeja earlier than spanking the spinner by means of the covers to begin proceedings with a boundary.
The covers are off and stay motion is underway
Rain halts play
The drizzle has picked up and the massive white covers are firmly in place. Simply when Australia thought they have been bossing the sport, Jadeja made an important breakthrough by eradicating Labuschagne to carry India again. Smith, in the meantime, has reached his half-century. Shall be again as soon as the rain subsides.
Australia 208/three after 71 overs: WICKET –
India strikes, and it’s Jadeja who will get the prized scalp of Marnus Labuschagne. There was a bit of additional bounce, Labuschangne rocks again making an attempt to punch however was cramped, will get a thick outdoors edge and Ajinkya Rahane at first slip takes a superb catch and the century stand between Labuschagne and Smith is damaged. Labuschagne departs for a superb 196-ball 91.
Australia 195/2 after 68 overs:
Ashwin is lastly launched into the assault, and he begins nicely, however, Smith dances down the observe, making intentions clear that he’s going to counter-attack the off-spinner. In the meantime, Labuschagne has moved into the 80s and is wanting extraordinarily snug within the centre. The punch off the back foot from each of the batsmen has been the decision of the shot, thus far on these innings.
The covers are coming off, and we can have a resumption shortly
Rain stops play
Australia 183/2 after 64 overs: Evaluate Lost – India loses a evaluate as Rahane went upstairs for a Smith LBW however the ball was going means over the stumps. The Indian bowlers are nonetheless preserving the ball within the centre and leg-stump line and are bowling to Smith on his pads. There’s a slight drizzle within the air however the recreation is on with Jadeja being launched into the assault. Nonetheless no indicators of Ashwin.
Australia 178/2 after 60 overs:
The traces have been fairly straight from Siraj and Bumrah however with no help from the floor, India wants to vary their plan. There’s a packed leg aspect however each Smith and Labuschagne are capable of piercing the gaps and maintain the scorecard ticking.
Australia 167/2 after 56 overs:
Good begin from Siraj as he poses inquiries to Smith with a brief ball and one other again of size supply that kicked off the floor with the batsman tucking it to the effective leg. Only a single from the second day’s opening over.
Mohammed Siraj is prepared with the exhausting pink cherry, and it is going to be Smith on strike.
Proper then we’re all set for Day 2 to start and the primary session might be very essential for India. Smith and Labuschagne are wanting in a nice nick and most significantly Smith has proven that he’s in a rush to attain runs with a set batsman motoring on properly on the different finish. India wants to select wickets on a observe, that’s providing minimal help to the bowlers.
Marnus Labuschagne posted an unbeaten 67 and shared partnerships of 100 with Will Pucovski and 60 with Steve Smith to assist Australia to attain 166-2 at stumps after a rain-interrupted opening day of the third Test in opposition to India.
Australia gained the toss and elected to bat on the Sydney Cricket Ground, giving Pucovski a direct style of Test cricket because the 22-year-old opener began the innings with veteran David Warner.
Warner lasted only eight balls and scored 5 runs on his comeback from damage earlier than he chased a full and large ball from Mohammed Siraj and was caught at first slip with the overall at 6. Pucovski continued with Labuschagne and checked out instances assured in his Test debut and at instances fortunate to nonetheless be on the crease. He had three reprieves on his method to 50, a milestone he handed within the over earlier than tea with consecutive boundaries in opposition to Navdeep Saini — the primary two balls in Test cricket for the Indian quick bowler.
Toss: Australia has gained the toss and opted to bat first
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (C), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini
Australia: David Warner, Will Pucovski, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (C/WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood