BRISBANE, Australia: Australias tempo assault took two very important top-order wickets and India reached 161-Four at lunch on day three of an evenly-poised series-deciding cricket check on the Gabba.
India added 99 runs for the lack of Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Ajinkya Rahane in Sundays first session after it resumed at 62-2 in reply to Australias first innings of 369.
At lunch, Mayank Agarwal was 38 not out and Rishabh Pant was unbeaten on 4.
Josh Hazlewood made the primary breakthrough for the hosts Sunday by eradicating Pujara for 25 off 94 balls. The seamer teased the 90-test veteran ahead to an excellent size ball which discovered the sting and carried by means of to wicketkeeper Tim Paine with India at 105-Three after 39 overs.
Rahane performed some elegant strokes but additionally some expansive photographs exterior off stump and his luck lastly ran out on 37 when he edged a Mitchell Starc supply to Matt Wade at third slip.
Agarwal has appeared probably the most comfy of the batsmen on day three, scoring on each side of the wicket. He and Pant can be key for Indias hopes of a aggressive first-innings complete.
On Saturday, Pat Cummins took the primary wicket for Australia along with his second ball of the match, with Shubman Gill (7) fending ahead and edging to Steve Smith at second slip.
Nathan Lyon, taking part in his 100th check, then dismissed Rohit Sharma for 44 shortly earlier than tea. The veteran off-spinner tempted the India opener into taking over a giant shot which he miscued and skied a catch into the outfield to Starc.
Heavy rain on the break in the end led to the umpires calling off play for the complete night session.
The sequence is tied 1-1 and India wants solely a draw to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
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