WATCH: Ravindra Jadeja clean bowls Australian skipper Steve Smith off brilliant ball on Day 5 of third Test
Steve Smith, who scored unbeaten 178 runs in the first innings of the third Test, had no answer to a magical ball from Ravindra Jadeja which knocked off his stumps.
Ranchi: Premier Indian spinner Ravindra Jadeja got hosts a major breakthrough on final day of the third Test against Australia when he clean bowled Australian skipper Steve Smith off a brilliant ball.
Resuming play at 23/1 after 7.2 overs, Smith and Matthew Renshaw frustrated Indian bowlers for one and a half hours before Ishant Sharma got the first breakthrough of the day when he trapped the left-hander in front of the wicket in the 29th over.
In the next over, Jadeja bowled a delivery to Smith - which pitched outside leg-stump and spun sharply to knock off his off-stump.
Watch the delivery here:
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It was a huge blow for the Aussies considering Smith had scored unbeaten 178 runs in the first innings.
At lunch on Day 5, Australia were still trailing by 69 runs with six wickets in hand.
India will clinch the series 2-1 if they manage to beat Australia in third Test.