India vs Australia: Steve Smith Makes Ton, But India Hold Edge at Tea on Day 2

Steve Smith scored a superb hundred on Friday however that could not cease India from bundling out Australia for 338 within the second session on Day Two of the continued third Check on the Sydney Cricket Floor.

At Tea, India have been 26 for zero with Shubman Gill (14) and Rohit Sharma (11) beginning properly.

India vs Australia, Live Cricket Score, 3rd Test at Sydney, Day 2

Other than Smith who scored 131 who acquired run out to carry an finish to Australia’s first innings, Marnus Labuschagne made a major contribution of 91 earlier than falling in need of his fifth Check ton. Debutant opener Will Pucovski had additionally scored 62 on the rain-hit first day of the match.

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja was the choose of the bowlers as he returned with figures of 4/62 in his 18 overs, aside from working out Steve Smith with an excellent direct hit to wrap up the Australian innings.

Australia resumed the day at 166-2, and Labuschagne shared a century stand with Steve Smith to see Australia previous 200 runs for the primary time in 5 innings this sequence.

Labuschagne did not look like batting at his fluent finest however his scoring choices improved because the session progressed because the 26-year-old used his toes to disrupt the road and size of India’s bowlers.

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His wicket got here in opposition to the momentum of the morning as he edged Jadeja to Ajinkya Rahane at slip as he tried to chop the spinner by means of level.

Smith continued his welcome return to kind for Australia elevating his half century off 116 balls, with an on-drive for 4 off R Ashwin within the 72nd over. It was his 30th half century in his 76th take a look at and first since scoring 63 in opposition to New Zealand on the SCG final yr.

Matthew Wade made 13 off 16 balls earlier than he performed a poor shot and was caught within the deep by Jasprit Bumrah off Jadeja within the 77th over.

Cameron Inexperienced by no means seemed comfy in opposition to the second new ball and Bumrah had the allrounder trapped lbw for no rating from 21 balls.

Tim Paine fell on the opposite facet of the break, as pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Navdeep Saini picked two wickets every whereas Mohammed Siraj scalped one. Ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, nevertheless, went wicket-less within the 24 overs he bowled and conceded 74 runs.

In the meantime, Smith introduced up his 27th Check century.

The four-match sequence is presently tied at 1-1 with Australia profitable the primary Check in Adelaide whereas India registering a win within the second in Melbourne.


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