India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2, India Lead by 435, Stumps


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India and Australia have strengthened their hold on the second day of the third Test of the series being played in Melbourne. On the second day, India declared their first innings on 443 with the loss of seven wickets after Cheteshwar Pujara’s brilliant century (106), Captain Kohli (82) and Rohit (61*).

Australia had to bowl total 169.4 over in the first innings and most successful bowler from Australian side was Pat Cummins. He got three wickets with 72 runs. Mitchell Starc got 2 and Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood took 1-1. By the end of the second day’s , Australia scored 8 runs in reply to India’s 443/7. Opener Aaron Finch 3* and Marcus Harris 5* runs will start 3rd day on crease . India is 435 runs ahead on the first innings. India declared innings on 443/7

Rohit Sharma got his bat in the 97th ball and completed his half-century in 97 balls. After losing early wickets of Pujara-Virat, Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma controlled the scorecard of the team while batting. Both of them complete half-century partnership for the fifth wicket in 110 balls after tea. After this, the team reached 145.3 overs across 350 runs. There was a 62-run partnership for the fifth wicket between the two batsmen. After this, Rahane returned to the pitch after being hit by Line by Line Ball. He scored 34 runs.

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