India have been 96 for 2 at stumps on day two, trailing Australia by 242 runs within the third Test right here on Friday. Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Ajinkya Rahane have been batting 9 and 5 respectively on the shut of play.
India made a strong start with Rohit Sharma (26) and Shubman Gill (50) stitching a 70-run opening stand. Gill went on to attain his maiden half-century.
Australia rode on Steve Smith’s gritty 131-run knock and half-centuries by debutant Will Pucovski (62) and Marnus Labuschagne (91) to provide you with their strongest batting efficiency of the continuing sequence.
India 1st Innings: 96/2 in 45 overs (Shubman Gill 50; Cheteshwar Pujara batting 9, Ajinkya Rahane batting 5; Josh Hazlewood 1/23, Pat Cummins 1/19).
Australia 1st innings: 338 all out in 105.
4 overs (Will Pucovski 62, Marnus Labuschagne 91, Steve Smith 131, Ravindra Jadeja 4/62, Jasprit Bumrah 2/66).