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Australia in India, 4 Test Series, 2017, 3rd Test

Australia 451 (137.3) , 204/6 (100.0)
India drew with Australia
India 603/9 (210.0) dec

Australia innings

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Matt Renshaw
c Virat Kohli b Umesh Yadav
44 69 7 0 63.77
David Warner
c & b Ravindra Jadeja
19 26 2 0 73.08
Steven Smith (C)
not out
178 361 17 0 49.31
Shaun Marsh
c Cheteshwar Pujara b Ravichandran Ashwin
2 8 0 0 25
Peter Handscomb
lbw b Umesh Yadav
19 47 2 0 40.43
Glenn Maxwell
c Wriddhiman Saha b Ravindra Jadeja
104 185 9 2 56.22
Matthew Wade (W)
c Wriddhiman Saha b Ravindra Jadeja
37 50 6 0 74
Pat Cummins
b Ravindra Jadeja
0 2 0 0
Steve O'Keefe
c Murali Vijay b Umesh Yadav
25 71 5 0 35.21
Nathan Lyon
c Karun Nair b Ravindra Jadeja
1 6 0 0 16.67
Josh Hazlewood
run out (Lokesh Rahul)
0 2 0 0
Total 451/10 (137.3)
Run Rate : 3.28
To bat:
Fall Of Wickets:

1-50 (David Warner 9.4 ov), 2-80 (Matt Renshaw 22.3 ov), 3-89 (Shaun Marsh 25.1 ov), 4-140 (Peter Handscomb 42.2 ov), 5-331 (Glenn Maxwell 101.2 ov), 6-395 (Matthew Wade 115.4 ov), 7-395 (Pat Cummins 116 ov), 8-446 (Steve O'Keefe 134.3 ov), 9-449 (Nathan Lyon 136 ov), 10-451 (Josh Hazlewood 137.3 ov)

Bowlers O M R W Econ
Ishant Sharma 20 2 70 0 3.5
Umesh Yadav 31 3 106 3 3.42
Ravichandran Ashwin 34 2 114 1 3.35
Ravindra Jadeja 49.3 8 124 5 2.51
Murali Vijay 3 0 17 0 5.67

India innings

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Lokesh Rahul
c Matthew Wade b Pat Cummins
67 102 9 0 65.69
Murali Vijay
st Matthew Wade b Steve O'Keefe
82 183 10 1 44.81
Cheteshwar Pujara
c Glenn Maxwell b Nathan Lyon
202 525 21 0 38.48
Virat Kohli (C)
c Steven Smith b Pat Cummins
6 23 0 0 26.09
Ajinkya Rahane
c Matthew Wade b Pat Cummins
14 33 2 0 42.42
Karun Nair
b Josh Hazlewood
23 47 2 0 48.94
Ravichandran Ashwin
c Matthew Wade b Pat Cummins
3 22 0 0 13.64
Wriddhiman Saha (W)
c Glenn Maxwell b Steve O'Keefe
117 233 8 1 50.21
Ravindra Jadeja
not out
54 55 5 2 98.18
Umesh Yadav
c David Warner b Steve O'Keefe
16 33 2 0 48.48
Ishant Sharma
not out
0 4 0 0
Total 603/9 (210.0) dec
Run Rate : 2.87
To bat:
Fall Of Wickets:

1-91 (Lokesh Rahul 31.2 ov), 2-193 (Murali Vijay 70.4 ov), 3-225 (Virat Kohli 80.4 ov), 4-276 (Ajinkya Rahane 91.2 ov), 5-320 (Karun Nair 107.4 ov), 6-328 (Ravichandran Ashwin 115.4 ov), 7-527 (Cheteshwar Pujara 193.2 ov), 8-541 (Wriddhiman Saha 196.1 ov), 9-595 (Umesh Yadav 208.2 ov)

Bowlers O M R W Econ
Josh Hazlewood 44 10 103 1 2.34
Pat Cummins 39 10 106 4 2.72
Steve O'Keefe 77 17 199 3 2.58
Nathan Lyon 46 2 163 1 3.54
Glenn Maxwell 4 0 13 0 3.25

Australia innings

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
David Warner
b Ravindra Jadeja
14 16 3 0 87.5
Matt Renshaw
lbw b Ishant Sharma
15 84 1 0 17.86
Nathan Lyon
b Ravindra Jadeja
2 7 0 0 28.57
Steven Smith (C)
b Ravindra Jadeja
21 68 2 0 30.88
Shaun Marsh
c Murali Vijay b Ravindra Jadeja
53 197 7 0 26.9
Peter Handscomb
not out
72 200 7 0 36
Glenn Maxwell
c Murali Vijay b Ravichandran Ashwin
2 15 0 0 13.33
Matthew Wade (W)
not out
9 16 2 0 56.25
Total 204/6 (100.0)
Run Rate : 2.04
To bat: Pat Cummins, Steve O'Keefe, Josh Hazlewood
Fall Of Wickets:

1-17 (David Warner 5.1 ov), 2-23 (Nathan Lyon 7.2 ov), 3-59 (Matt Renshaw 28.4 ov), 4-63 (Steven Smith 29.1 ov), 5-187 (Shaun Marsh 91.2 ov), 6-190 (Glenn Maxwell 94.4 ov)

Bowlers O M R W Econ
Ravichandran Ashwin 30 10 71 1 2.37
Ravindra Jadeja 44 18 54 4 1.23
Umesh Yadav 15 2 36 0 2.4
Ishant Sharma 11 0 30 1 2.73
Match Info
Venue JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Toss Australia
Umpires Chris Gaffaney (NZ),Ian Gould (ENG) and Nigel Llong (ENG)
Match Referee Richie Richardson (WI)
Match Notes

Day 5

Drinks: Australia 48/2 in 24.0 overs
Australia 50/2 in 24.4 overs
Lunch: Australia 83/4 in 36.0 overs
P Handscomb dropped on 6 by K Nair in 39.1 overs
Australia 101/4 in 43.3 overs
Referral 1 (46.3 ovs) IND against S Marsh (LBW) - Unsuccessful (IND: 1, AUS: 2)
Drinks: Australia 108/4 in 53.0 overs
5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 156 balls between S Marsh (26) and P Handscomb (16)
Tea: Australia 149/4 in 69.0 overs
Referral 2 (70.1 ovs) IND against P Handscomb (LBW) - Unsuccessful (IND: 0, AUS: 2)
Change of ball: Australia 149/4 in 70.3 overs
Australia 150/4 in 70.3 overs
P Handscomb 3rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 126 balls (4x4) (0x6)
5th wkt Partnership: 100 off 274 balls between S Marsh (41) and P Handscomb (50)
New ball taken: Australia 170/4 in 80.1 overs
Referral 3 (82.4 ovs) IND against S Marsh (LBW) - Unsuccessful (IND: 1, AUS: 2)
S Marsh 7th Test fifty: 52 runs in 190 balls (7x4) (0x6)
Drinks: Australia 180/4 in 87.0 overs
Australia 200/6 in 98.4 overs

Day 4

Referral 4 (131.1 ovs) W Saha against AUS (LBW) - Successful (IND: 2, AUS: 2)
7th wkt Partnership: 50 off 124 balls between C Pujara (21) and W Saha (28)
Drinks: India 397/6 in 145.0 overs
India 400/6 in 147.4 overs
C Pujara: 150 runs in 391 balls (18x4) (0x6)
W Saha Test fifty: 50 runs in 100 balls (4x4) (1x6)
Referral 5 (154.4 ovs) C Pujara against AUS (LBW) - Successful (IND: 2, AUS: 2)
W Saha dropped on 51 by M Wade in 155.3 overs
7th wkt Partnership: 100 off 257 balls between C Pujara (45) and W Saha (54)
Referral 6 (154.4 ovs) AUS against W Saha (Caught) - Unsuccessful (IND: 2, AUS: 1)
Lunch: India 435/6 in 161.0 overs
New ball taken: India 436/6 in 161.1 overs
India 450/6 in 164.4 overs
Drinks: India 471/6 in 174.0 overs
7th wkt Partnership: 150 off 373 balls between C Pujara (66) and W Saha (81)
India 500/6 in 186.1.0 overs
Tea: India 503/6 in 188.0 overs
W Saha 3rd Test Hundred: 100 runs in 214 balls (7x4) (1x6)
C Pujara 3rd Double Hundred in Test: 200 runs in 521 balls (21x4) (0x6)
U Yadav dropped on 1 by S O'Keefe in 197.3 overs
Drinks:India 565/8 in 203.0 overs
9th wkt Partnership: 53 off 69 balls between R Jadeja (38) and U Yadav (15)
R Jadeja 6th Test fifty: 50 runs in 51 balls (4x4) (2x6)
Innings Break: India 603/9 dec in 210.0 overs
Stumps: Australia 23/2 in 7.2 overs

Day 3

M Vijay 15th Test fifty: 50 runs in 129 balls (6x4) (1x6)
2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 132 balls between M Vijay (30) and C Pujara (19)
Drinks: India 144/1 in 56.0 overs
Referral 2 (57.6 ovs) AUS against C Pujara (LBW) - Unsuccessful (IND: 2, AUS: 0)
India 150/1 in 59.4 overs
2nd wkt Partnership: 101 off 232 balls between M Vijay (59) and C Pujara (39)
Lunch: India 193/2 in 70.4 overs
India 202/2 in 74.3 overs
C Pujara Test fifty: 52 runs in 155 balls (7x4) (0x6)
New ball taken: India 218/2 in 80.1 overs
Drinks: India 245/3 in 85.0 overs
India 250/3 in 85.4 overs
C Pujara 11th Test Hundred: 100 runs in 214 balls (14x4) (0x6)
India 300/4 in 98.2 overs
Tea: India 303/4 in 99.0 overs
Drinks: India 326/5 in 113.0 overs
R Ashwin dropped on 1 by P Cummins in 113.5 overs
Referral 3 (115.4 ovs) AUS against R Ashwin (Caught) Successful (IND: 2, AUS: 2)
India 328/6: R Ashwin c M Wade b J Hazlewood 3(22)
India 350/6 in 125.4 overs
Stumps: India 360/6 in 130.0 overs

Day 2

Australia 303/4 in 91.0 overs
G Maxwell maiden Test Hundred: 103 runs in 180 balls (9x4) (2x6)
Australia 350/5 in 106.1 overs
S Smith 150 runs in 315 balls (16x4) (0x6)
Australia 400/7 in 117.2 overs
Lunch: Australia 401/7 in 118.0 overs
8th wkt Partnership: 50 off 107 balls between S Smith (25) and S O'Keefe (25)
R Jadeja 8th Test 5-wicket haul: 5/123 (49.0)
Drinks: Australia 449/9 in 136.0 overs
Australia 450/9 in 136.4 overs
Innings Break: Australia 451/10 in 137.3 overs
Tea: Australia 20/0 in 8.0 overs
India 50/0 in 17.3 overs
1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 105 balls between L Rahul (41) and M Vijay (9)
L Rahul 5th Test fifty: 52 runs in 69 balls (8x4) (0x6)
Drinks: India 80/0 in 25.0 overs
India 101/1 in 32.3 overs
Referral 1 (38.2 ovs) AUS against M Vijay (Caught) - Unsuccessful (IND: 2, AUS: 1)
Stumps: India 120/1 in 40.0 overs

Day 1

Australia 50/0 in 9.3 overs
1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 57 balls between M Renshaw (29) and D Warner (19)
Drinks: Australia 64/1 in 15.0 overs
Referral 1 (25.1 ovs) IND against S Marsh (Caught) - Successful (IND: 2, AUS: 2)
Australia: 89/3 S Marsh c C Pujara b R Ashwin 2(8)
Australia 101/3 in 28.2 overs
Lunch: Australia 109/3 in 30.0 overs
4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 100 balls between S Smith (28) and P Handscomb (19)
S Smith Test fifty: 50 runs in 104 balls (6x4) (0x6)
Australia 151/4 in 45.0 overs
Drinks: Australia 151/4 in 45.0 overs
Referral 2 (56.1 ovs) IND against G Maxwell (LBW) - Unsuccessful (IND: 2, AUS: 2)
5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 94 balls between S Smith (26) and G Maxwell (19)
Steven Smith completes 5000 runs in Test
Tea: Australia 194/4 in 60.0 overs
Australia 201/4 in 62.2 overs
G Maxwell Test fifty: 51 runs in 95 balls (2x4) (1x6)
5th wkt Partnership: 100 off 190 balls between S Smith (44) and G Maxwell (51)
Drinks: Australia 242/4 in 74.1 overs
Australia 253/4 in 78.1 overs
S Smith 19th Test Hundred: 103 runs in 227 balls (11x4) (0x6)
5th wkt Partnership: 150 off 266 balls between S Smith (65) and G Maxwell (75)
New ball taken: Australia 288/4 in 86.1 overs
Stumps: Australia 299/4 in 90.0 overs
Right then, that's all we have from this game. We look forward to your company on 25th March for the fourth Test match in Dharamsala. Do join us at 0930 local (0400 GMT) for all the action. Cheers!!
Man of the Match, Cheteshwar Pujara says his innings was much needed for the team. Feels that there was a position where they lost six wickets (on day 3) and he talked to Saha about having a partnership. Admits he was aware that he needed to bat long. When asked about his patience, he states that he also gets tempted to play big shots but he looks at the bigger picture. Opines that India couldn't effort to lose a wicket at that time and so he looked to rotate the strike. Adds that this is how he avoids to go over the top or play the sweep shot. Says that he doesn't need any motivation while playing for India. States that they are the number one team and look to play like that. Further adds that to put the opposition under pressure at lunch with four wickets down they thought they had the game but also adds that Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb batted really well. On fitness and fatigue, he replies that batting long affects his fitness but he has been working hard and concentrating on diet. Ends by saying that he hopes to recover for the Dharamsala Test in time.
Virat Kohli says that they were in a good position after losing the toss. Also says KL Rahul and Murali Vijay were outstanding and Pujara's knock was unbelievable. Praises the partnership between Saha and Pujara which allowed them to get into the lead. Adds that after getting two wickets yesterday they really thought they had a chance. Credits Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh for their brilliant batting. Also praises his boys for showing great mental strength. On Pujara's knock, Kohli replies that he is someone who takes a lot of pride in his performance, knows his game really well and is a hardworking batsman. Adds that to him it was his best knock. On Wriddhiman Saha's innings, Kohli says that he did it in West Indies and against New Zealand in Kolkata and once again really stood up and did the job. Opines that the wicket was not offering much and the old ball was not gripping. When asked about Jadeja's effort in the match, Kohli replies that he is gun in the field and has never seen someone so economical. Signs off by saying that they are looking forward to the next game.
Steven Smith says it was a nervous final day and feels it was a brilliant Test match. Adds that it's all about showing resilience and standing up in tough situations. He praises Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb for digging in deep and earning a draw. Also adds that they batted beautifully and it was very crucial for the team. On his knock, Smith replies that it was a nice wicket and first innings runs were vital. Quickly adds that 450 was not enough to win this game and credits India for batting beautifully. He also has a word of praise for Glenn Maxwell and says that he was sensational and that's the way they want him to bat. Also praises Pat Cummins for his effort on this pitch. He is really proud of the way his boys played and is looking forward to Dharamsala.
On the last day when all predictions were about India, as to how fast they could wrap up this game, the visitors stepped up their game. Marsh and Handscomb showed grit and determination to do what they did. Ravichandran Ashwin only took two wickets and was far from his best. However, Ravindra Jadeja bowled his heart out and was always at the batsmen. But either team would be content with the result as both of them were behind at some point of time. Now the attention shifts to the fourth Test. But before that, lets see what the captains and the Man of the Match say at the presentation...
It was a tricky phase for India in the last session of day 3 as they lost Karun Nair and Ravichandran Ashwin quickly. But then came the knock of the series! Time and again, Cheteshwar Pujara has stepped up in this home season. But this knock has put him on a different pedestal. He batted for almost 78 overs with Wriddhiman Saha, who also scored a century and gave India a lead of 152 runs. Hadn't it been for Pat Cummins' outstanding bowling where he scalped four wickets, the home side could've scored a lot more.
An outstanding Test match really. It all started with a well deserved century from Steven Smith who remained unbeaten on 178. It was an innings which he will remember for a very long time. Some innings raise the bar of the batsman and this from Smith was one of them. Glenn Maxwell, too, was fantastic in his comeback as he registered his maiden ton. Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers for India as he sent five Australian batsmen back to the hut and ended the match with nine wickets.
The improbable has happened. Australia have managed to bat out the whole day and no it wasn't Steven Smith who led from the front. But Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb who stitched together a 124-run stand and played 62.1 overs. Kohli and Rahane acknowledge Handscomb's knock and convey the same to him with a handshake and some words. The series is still alive and the decider will be played in Dharamsala!
99.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Tossed up ball on middle and leg, Handscomb leans forward and defends it safely. Virat Kohli walks up to Handscomb, smiles and shakes his hand. Right then, this Test match ends in a draw!
99.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Flighted and landing outside leg, Handscomb pads it away.
99.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Switches to over the wicket and bowls a full ball on leg, Peter defends it off his front foot.
99.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, A touch shorter and on off, Peter goes back and defends it to the off side.
99.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, FOUR! Flatter and shorter on off, Peter rocks back and spanks it through covers for a cracking boundary. These are Test runs and Handscomb will take it with open arms.
99.1: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
Umpire Ian Gould has a chat with Virat Kohli. Maybe, reminding him that there is an option to shake hands now. Kohli laughs and the game continues...
End of over 99 (4 runs): Australia 200/6 ( M Wade 9 (16b 2x4 0x6), P Handscomb 68 (194b 6x4 0x6), R Ashwin 30-10-71-1)
98.6: R Ashwin to Wade, Flatter ball on off, skidding in, Wade goes back in defense.
98.5: R Ashwin to Wade, Leans forward to a full ball and drives it to covers.
98.4: R Ashwin to Wade, FOUR! Ashwin serves it very full and on off, spinning away, Wade plays a lovely cover drive for a boundary.
98.3: R Ashwin to Wade, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
98.2: R Ashwin to Wade, Flighted and on off, another defensive shot by Wade.
98.1: R Ashwin to Wade, Tossed up ball on off, Wade lunges and defends.
End of over 98 (maiden): Australia 196/6 ( P Handscomb 68 (194b 6x4 0x6), M Wade 5 (10b 1x4 0x6), R Jadeja 43-17-50-4)
97.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Quicker on middle, defended again to end the over.
97.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Flatter and shorter on off, Handscomb punches it through covers and strangely decides not to take the runs on offer. Is this the last over before the handshake?
97.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Gets forward to a full ball and defends it to the off side.
97.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Fires it in flatter on middle, Peter defends.
97.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Lunges to a full ball and defends it with the spin to the off side.
97.1: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Flatter and fuller on off, defended off the front foot.
End of over 97 (4 runs): Australia 196/6 ( M Wade 5 (10b 1x4 0x6), P Handscomb 68 (188b 6x4 0x6), R Ashwin 29-10-67-1)
96.6: R Ashwin to Wade, Fullish and on the sticks, Wade dead-bats it.
96.5: R Ashwin to Wade, FOUR! Easy pickings. Short, Wade moves in his crease and tucks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
96.4: R Ashwin to Wade, Tossed up outside off, Wade pats it towards point.
96.3: R Ashwin to Wade, Short and outside off, Wade moves across and defends.
96.2: R Ashwin to Wade, Pitches this around leg, Wade clears his front leg and blocks.
96.1: R Ashwin to Wade, Fuller delivery around middle, Wade bunts it towards the bowler.
End of over 96 (2 runs): Australia 192/6 ( P Handscomb 68 (188b 6x4 0x6), M Wade 1 (4b 0x4 0x6), R Jadeja 42-17-50-4)
95.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Short again, Handscomb goes back to defend.
95.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Shorter delivery, PH camps back and nudges it past FSL.
95.4: R Jadeja to Wade, Wade pushes this floated delivery through covers for a single. Gets off the mark.
95.3: R Jadeja to Wade, Pitches this on the rough and bounces a bit more, Wade shuffles across to tuck but it hits his pads and goes towards leg gully.
95.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Peter drills this tossed up delivery through covers for a single.
95.1: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Fuller and on the sticks, Handscomb dead-bats it.
End of over 95 (maiden): Australia 190/6 ( M Wade 0 (2b 0x4 0x6), P Handscomb 67 (184b 6x4 0x6), R Ashwin 28-9-63-1)
94.6: R Ashwin to Wade, Wade has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
94.5: R Ashwin to Wade, Wade watchfully defends this floated delivery.
Matthew Wade is the new batsman.
94.4: R Ashwin to Maxwell, OUT! Ashwin has his man. Serves a loopy carrom ball just around leg, Maxwell prods forward to defend but it takes the inside edge, hits his pads and lobs towards Murali Vijay at silly point who catches it easily. Ashwin's first wicket of the innings. Australia lead by 38 runs.
94.3: R Ashwin to Maxwell, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
94.2: R Ashwin to G Maxwell, Flatter ball, it raps Maxwell on the front pad as he looks to block.
94.1: R Ashwin to Maxwell, Tosses this one around leg, Maxwell stays in the line of the delivery but it spins back in and hits his pad. The Indian players are ecstatic as they appeal but the umpire is unmoved.
End of over 94 (2 runs): Australia 190/5 ( P Handscomb 67 (184b 6x4 0x6), G Maxwell 2 (11b 0x4 0x6), R Jadeja 41-17-48-4)
93.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Fuller delivery around off, PH buries it.
93.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
93.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Faster and on the sticks, goes back and defends.
93.3: R Jadeja to Maxwell, Maxwell reaches out to the pitch of the ball and nudges it towards the leg side. One run taken.
93.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Handscomb uses his feet and flicks this floated delivery towards mid-wicket where Ashwin makes a good stop. Single taken.
93.1: Jadeja to Handscomb, Floats this one around off, Handscomb defends it off the front foot. The ball takes the inside edge and hits his pad. Jadeja goes up but the umpire is not interested.
End of over 93 (maiden): Australia 188/5 ( G Maxwell 1 (10b 0x4 0x6), P Handscomb 66 (179b 6x4 0x6), R Ashwin 27-8-63-0)
92.6: R Ashwin to Maxwell, The batsman works it down the leg side.
92.5: R Ashwin to Maxwell, GM goes back and dead-bats this floated delivery.
92.4: R Ashwin to Maxwell, Maxwell blocks this tossed up delivery.
92.3: R Ashwin to Maxwell, Huge LBW appeal! The umpire is unmoved. Ashwin tosses this around middle, Maxwell looks to defend but misses and gets rapped on the pads. The umpire turned it down because of the impact maybe.
92.2: R Ashwin to Maxwell, Maxwell gets to the pitch of the ball and buries it.
92.1: R Ashwin to Maxwell, Low full toss, flicked to mid-wicket.
Ravichandran Ashwin is back into the attack.
End of over 92 (1 run): Australia 188/5 ( G Maxwell 1 (4b 0x4 0x6), P Handscomb 66 (179b 6x4 0x6), R Jadeja 40-17-46-4)
91.6: R Jadeja to Maxwell, Maxwell works this tossed up delivery through mid-wicket for a single. Gets off the mark!
91.5: R Jadeja to Maxwell, Maxwell has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
91.4: R Jadeja to Maxwell, Looped up delivery, Maxwell looks to block but it takes an inside edge and goes onto hit the pads. Jadeja appeals but it is turned down as umpire saw the edge.
91.3: R Jadeja to Maxwell, Full and on leg, Maxwell defends it towards backward square leg.
Glenn Maxwell is the new man in.
91.2: R Jadeja to Marsh, OUT! A bit too late? Nonetheless, India have broken the partnership. Tossed up delivery around middle, bounces a bit more as Marsh gets forward to defend. The late bounce catches him by surprise and his front foot block goes straight to Murali Vijay at forward short leg. The 124-run stand has been broken after an effort of more than 62 overs! A partnership which has probably taken the match towards a draw.
91.1: R Jadeja to Marsh, Floats this one outside off, Marsh defends it towards FSL.
End of over 91 (4 runs): Australia 187/4 ( P Handscomb 66 (179b 6x4 0x6), S Marsh 53 (195b 7x4 0x6), I Sharma 11-0-30-1)
90.6: I Sharma to Handscomb, Good length delivery, fourth stump line, defended.
90.5: I Sharma to Handscomb, Fuller and around off, PH stonewalls it.
90.4: I Sharma to P Handscomb, FOUR! Classy shot. Bangs this short, Handscomb stays in his crease and pulls it through square leg for a boundary. There is no deep fielder and he gets the wanted result.
90.3: I Sharma to Handscomb, Fullish delivery, on off, Handscomb dead-bats it.
90.2: I Sharma to Handscomb, Back of a length delivery around leg, Handscomb hops and pats it towards the leg side.
90.1: I Sharma to Handscomb, Short delivery, well directed, Handscomb sways out of its way.
End of over 90 (1 run): Australia 183/4 ( S Marsh 53 (195b 7x4 0x6), P Handscomb 62 (173b 5x4 0x6), R Jadeja 39-17-45-3)
89.6: R Jadeja to Marsh, Pitches this on the rough outside off stump, Marsh gets his stride forward and lets it through. It stays low and Saha fails to gather it.
89.5: R Jadeja to Marsh, Bowls it slower through the air and keeps it outside off, Marsh defends it.
89.4: R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Fuller and on off, Handscomb drives it through mid off for a single.
89.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Short and around middle, Peter tucks it towards mid-wicket.
89.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Tossed up delivery, outside off, PH blocks it.
89.1: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Slides it around leg, PH knocks it back to the bowler.
End of over 89 (2 runs): Australia 182/4 ( S Marsh 53 (193b 7x4 0x6), P Handscomb 61 (169b 5x4 0x6), I Sharma 10-0-26-1)
88.6: I Sharma to S Marsh, Sticks to the full length, it comes back in, Marsh drives it towards mid off.
88.5: I Sharma to Handscomb, Attempted yorker but it goes as a low full toss, Handscomb tickles it fine for a single.
88.4: I Sharma to Handscomb, Length delivery, outside off, Peter pats it to point.
88.3: I Sharma to Handscomb, Fuller delivery, around off, keeps low, Peter gets his bat down in time to keep it out.
88.2: I Sharma to Handscomb, Angles in a full length delivery, it swings back in, Handscomb moves across and defends it towards mid on. Ishant meanwhile falls in his follow through but he is fine.
88.1: I Sharma to S Marsh, On a length, around off, Marsh runs it down to third man for a single.
Ishant Sharma is back for another burst.
End of over 88 (maiden): Australia 180/4 ( P Handscomb 60 (165b 5x4 0x6), S Marsh 52 (191b 7x4 0x6), R Jadeja 38-16-44-3)
87.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Beautiful delivery! Jadeja pitches this on off, Handscomb goes forward to defend but gets beaten on the turn.
87.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Fullish again and around off, PH pushes it to the off side.
87.4: R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Flighted delivery, outside off, Handscomb drives it to covers.
87.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Tosses this one on off, Handscomb is rock solid in defense.
87.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Fuller delivery and on off, Handscomb drives to covers.
87.1: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Short and on the sticks, Peter goes back to block.
The umpire signals the beginning of the mandatory hour. Ravindra Jadeja to bowl...
Drinks have been called.
End of over 87 (5 runs): Australia 180/4 ( S Marsh 52 (191b 7x4 0x6), P Handscomb 60 (159b 5x4 0x6), R Ashwin 26-8-63-0)
86.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Marsh has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
86.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, FOUR! Wow, what a shot to reach your fifty! A very, very good knock from the Western Australian! Loopy ball on off, Shaun eases himself down to the pitch of the delivery and unfurls a beautiful extra cover drive for a boundary. 7th Test fifty for Shaun Marsh!
86.4: R Ashwin to Marsh, Pushes it quicker this time, full and on middle, Marsh does well to defend it back to the bowler.
86.3: R Ashwin to Marsh, Flighted ball on middle, Marsh lunges and defends it off the inner half of the bat to short fine leg.
86.2: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Flighted and on off, spinning in, Handscomb gets back and helps it to mid-wicket for a run.
86.1: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Uses his feet to come down the track and drives it straight to the mid off fielder.
End of over 86 (1 run): Australia 175/4 ( S Marsh 48 (187b 6x4 0x6), P Handscomb 59 (157b 5x4 0x6), R Jadeja 37-16-44-3)
85.6: R Jadeja to Marsh, Tossed up ball outside off, Marsh draws forward, plays for the spin but is beaten.
85.5: R Jadeja to Marsh, Loopy and on off, Marsh is squared up in defense but does well to keep out on the off side.
85.4: R Jadeja to Marsh, Marsh has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
85.3: R Jadeja to Marsh, Flatter delivery, spinning back in sharply from the rough, Marsh goes back and defends it off the inner half of the bat.
85.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Quicker and fuller on off, forced down to long off for a single.
85.1: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Very full in length outside off, driven firmly down to mid off.
End of over 85 (1 run): Australia 174/4 ( S Marsh 48 (183b 6x4 0x6), P Handscomb 58 (155b 5x4 0x6), R Ashwin 25-8-58-0)
84.6: R Ashwin to S Marsh, Loopy ball on off, Marsh drives it off his front foot to mid off.
84.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Quicker full ball on off, Marsh has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
84.4: R Ashwin to Marsh, Beaten by a beauty! Loopy and on off, Marsh looks to defend by getting forward but it spins away to beat the outside edge.
84.3: R Ashwin to Marsh, Floated full ball on middle, Marsh lunges and defends it to the off side.
84.2: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Nicely played. Handscomb once again uses his feet and drags it past one of the short mid-wicket fielders for a single.
84.1: R Ashwin to P Handscomb, Flighted ball on middle, Handscomb uses his feet and pushes it to mid on.
End of over 84 (1 run): Australia 173/4 ( S Marsh 48 (179b 6x4 0x6), P Handscomb 57 (153b 5x4 0x6), R Jadeja 36-16-43-3)
83.6: R Jadeja to Marsh, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
83.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Shortish on middle, Handscomb goes back and punches it square of the wicket on the off side for a single.
83.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, A touch slower this time, full and on middle, 90 kph, Peter is forward in defense.
83.3: R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Flatter and fuller on middle, 98 kph, driven off the front foot to mid off.
83.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Quicker fuller on middle, Handscomb keeps it out off the inner half of the bat to square leg.
83.1: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Loopy and landing outside leg, Peter pads it away.
End of over 83 (maiden): Australia 172/4 ( S Marsh 48 (178b 6x4 0x6), P Handscomb 56 (148b 5x4 0x6), R Ashwin 24-7-57-0)
82.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Advances down the track and pushes a full ball to mid on.
82.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Tossed up ball on off, Marsh draws forward and defends it back.
82.4: Ashwin to Marsh, Not out! A slider landing around middle and skidding down, Marsh fails to flick and is hit on the pads. They appeal but nothing from the umpire. Ashwin convinces his skipper to take the DRS. The replays show that there is no inside edge but it's clipping leg. Hence, the onfield umpire's decision stays. India lose a review.
Appeal for an lbw! Not given. Ashwin convinces Kohli to take the referral.
82.3: R Ashwin to Marsh, Floated one on off, Marsh lunges and defends it back.
82.2: R Ashwin to Marsh, Loopy on off, Marsh dances down the track and pushes it to covers.
82.1: R Ashwin to Marsh, Flighted and on middle, Marsh gets ahead and defends it back.
End of over 82 (1 run): Australia 172/4 ( P Handscomb 56 (148b 5x4 0x6), S Marsh 48 (172b 6x4 0x6), R Jadeja 35-16-42-3)
81.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Fullish and on middle, flicked straight to mid-wicket.
81.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Darts it on full around middle, 96 kph, Handscomb digs it out to the leg side.
81.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Gets forward to a full ball and defends it to covers with gentle hands.
81.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Nicely looped up delivery on off, Handscomb drives it straight to covers.
81.2: R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Too full and on off, Peter hits it across the line and sends it straight to mid on.
81.1: R Jadeja to Marsh, Leans forward and eases it to covers for a single.
End of over 81 (1 run): Australia 171/4 ( P Handscomb 56 (143b 5x4 0x6), S Marsh 47 (171b 6x4 0x6), R Ashwin 23-7-57-0)
80.6: Ashwin to Handscomb, Loopy off spinner landing around off, Peter tries defending off his front foot but misses. He is thudded on the pads, they appeal but nothing from the umpire. Maybe too high.
80.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Slower through the air, full and drifting in on middle, Marsh is down the track in a flash and works it wide of mid on for a sharp run.
80.4: R Ashwin to Marsh, Walks down the track and forces a full ball to mid on.
80.3: R Ashwin to Marsh, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
80.2: R Ashwin to Marsh, Flatter and shorter on off, Marsh gets back and pushes it with an angled bat to cover-point.
80.1: R Ashwin to Marsh, Flighted ball on off, Marsh lunges and defends it off the inner half of the bat.
New ball has been taken immediately. Ashwin will continue. Reviews are back as well.
End of over 80 (maiden): Australia 170/4 ( P Handscomb 56 (142b 5x4 0x6), S Marsh 46 (166b 6x4 0x6), R Jadeja 34-15-41-3)
79.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Flighted and outside off, spinning away a shade, Handscomb initially thinks of driving it but then leaves it alone.
79.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Bowls it with a round-arm action and serves one very full on middle, Peter keeps it out off his front foot to covers.
79.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Loopy and drifting on middle, Handscomb gets forward and defends it back.
79.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, A touch short and around off, Peter punches it from the crease to the cover fielder.
79.2: R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Fires a quicker one on leg, it's pushed back towards the bowler.
79.1: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Flatter full ball on off, hit firmly down the ground but straight to mid off.
End of over 79 (maiden): Australia 170/4 ( S Marsh 46 (166b 6x4 0x6), P Handscomb 56 (136b 5x4 0x6), R Ashwin 22-6-56-0)
78.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Steps down the track to a full ball and pushes it to mid off.
78.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
78.4: R Ashwin to Marsh, Too full in length on off, Shaun digs it out to the off side.
78.3: R Ashwin to Marsh, Gets forward to a full ball and defends it back to the bowler.
78.2: R Ashwin to Marsh, Sliding down the leg side, Marsh tries to flick but misses.
78.1: R Ashwin to Marsh, Down the leg side, Marsh fails to flick.
End of over 78 (4 runs): Australia 170/4 ( P Handscomb 56 (136b 5x4 0x6), S Marsh 46 (160b 6x4 0x6), R Jadeja 33-15-41-3)
77.6: R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Slow loopy full ball on off, it's driven off the front foot, with the spin but straight to extra cover.
77.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Flatter arm ball on off, Peter defends it off his back foot.
77.4: R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Floated one on middle, defended back to the bowler.
77.3: R Jadeja to P Handscomb, FOUR! Jadeja comes from around the wicket and serves a short delivery outside off, Handscomb rocks back and punches it through cover-point for a boundary.
77.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Loopy and landing outside leg, Handscomb pads it away.
77.1: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Flighted and outside off, spinning away, Handscomb tries to drive through the line but is beaten for spin.
End of over 77 (maiden): Australia 166/4 ( S Marsh 46 (160b 6x4 0x6), P Handscomb 52 (130b 4x4 0x6), R Ashwin 21-5-56-0)
76.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Flighted and on middle, Marsh advances down the track and pushes it back to the bowler.
76.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Quicker ball this time, a slider, Marsh goes back in defense.
76.4: R Ashwin to Marsh, Leans forward to a full ball and defends it with the turn to the off side.
76.3: R Ashwin to Marsh, Loopy and on middle and leg, Marsh defends it off his pads.
76.2: R Ashwin to Marsh, Slower through the air, full and on off, Marsh defends it again off his front foot.
76.1: R Ashwin to Marsh, Floated full ball on off, Marsh gets forward and defends it softly.
Ravichandran Ashwin is back into the attack.
End of over 76 (1 run): Australia 166/4 ( P Handscomb 52 (130b 4x4 0x6), S Marsh 46 (154b 6x4 0x6), R Jadeja 32-15-37-3)
75.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Appeal for an lbw! Jadeja sends this one flat and lands it outside leg, spinning away, Handscomb pads it away and the bowler puts in a spirited appeal. Nothing from the umpire.
75.5: R Jadeja to Marsh, Fires in a full ball on off, Marsh gets forward to defend but it takes the outside half of the bat and runs towards short third man. A quick single taken.
75.4: R Jadeja to Marsh, Lunges to a full ball and defends it watchfully.
75.3: R Jadeja to Marsh, Once again uses his feet and drives it straight to mid off.
75.2: R Jadeja to Marsh, Comes from around the wicket and bowls a fuller ball on off, Marsh advances down the track and defends.
75.1: R Jadeja to Marsh, Flighted and landing outside off, Marsh gets forward with his bat behind the pads and is hit on the latter.
End of over 75 (6 runs): Australia 165/4 ( P Handscomb 52 (129b 4x4 0x6), S Marsh 45 (149b 6x4 0x6), U Yadav 15-2-36-0)
74.6: U Yadav to Handscomb, On a length and angling in around off, Peter Handscomb defends it from the back foot.
74.5: U Yadav to Handscomb, Drifting on middle and leg, Peter eases it through backward square leg for a couple of runs.
74.4: U Yadav to Handscomb, Darts in a length delivery, Handscomb has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
3rd Test fifty for Peter Handscomb!
74.3: U Yadav to Handscomb, FOUR! Fifty for Peter Handscomb! What a knock this has been from the young man. He has soaked all the pressure is amidst a brilliant partnership with Shaun Marsh. Coming to the delivery, it's full and sliding down, Peter just nudged it to fine leg for a boundary. Warm applause from the Australian dressing room.
74.2: U Yadav to Handscomb, Yadav is keeping his line straight, fuller in length, Peter defends it watchfully.
74.1: U Yadav to Handscomb, Fullish and angling in on off, Handscomb sticks on the back foot and defends it to the off side.
End of over 74 (2 runs): Australia 159/4 ( S Marsh 45 (149b 6x4 0x6), P Handscomb 46 (123b 3x4 0x6), R Jadeja 31-15-36-3)
73.6: R Jadeja to Marsh, Marsh has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
73.5: R Jadeja to Marsh, Full floated ball on off, Marsh lunges and defends it back.
73.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Flatter on off, punched through covers for one.
73.3: R Jadeja to Marsh, Goes back and spins it down through leg gully for a single.
73.2: R Jadeja to Marsh, Too full on this occasion, around off, Marsh defends it back.
73.1: R Jadeja to Marsh, Vicious turn, landing on the rough outside off and curling sharply down the leg side, Marsh tries to flick but misses.
End of over 73 (5 runs): Australia 157/4 ( P Handscomb 45 (122b 3x4 0x6), S Marsh 44 (144b 6x4 0x6), U Yadav 14-2-30-0)
72.6: U Yadav to Handscomb, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
Umesh Yadav pulls out as something goes in his eyes.
72.5: U Yadav to Marsh, Straighter in line, Shaun nudges it in front of square leg for a single.
72.4: U Yadav to S Marsh, Back of a length ball on middle, Marsh gets cramped up but does well eventually to defend it off his back foot.
72.3: U Yadav to Marsh, FOUR! Sweetly timed! Length ball sliding down the leg side, Marsh flicks it beautifully through backward square leg for a boundary. AUSTRALIA ARE IN THE LEAD NOW!
72.2: U Yadav to Marsh, Angles across a full ball just outside off, Marsh covers the line and shoulders arms.
72.1: U Yadav to Marsh, Fullish and on off, Marsh strides forward and pushes it to cover-point.
End of over 72 (1 run): Australia 152/4 ( P Handscomb 45 (121b 3x4 0x6), S Marsh 39 (139b 5x4 0x6), R Jadeja 30-14-34-3)
71.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Quicker arm action, flatter and fuller on off, 96 kph, Handscomb defends it off his back foot to the off side.
71.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
71.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Flatter arm ball on off, Handscomb gets back and defends it to the off side.
71.3: R Jadeja to Marsh, Spinning back in from around off, Marsh tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads past leg gully for a leg bye. Scores are levelled!
71.2: R Jadeja to Marsh, Flatter and on off, Marsh goes back in defense.
71.1: R Jadeja to Marsh, Flighted ball on middle, defended to mid on.
Ravindra Jadeja replaces Ashwin in the attack.
End of over 71 (2 runs): Australia 151/4 ( S Marsh 39 (136b 5x4 0x6), P Handscomb 45 (118b 3x4 0x6), U Yadav 13-2-25-0)
70.6: U Yadav to Marsh, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
70.5: U Yadav to Marsh, Sliding down the leg side, Marsh tries to flick but misses and it goes off his thigh pad to the keeper. A muted appeal is turned down.
70.4: U Yadav to Marsh, Full and around off, Shaun gets on the front foot and defends it to the off side.
70.3: U Yadav to Handscomb, Excellent delivery. Yadav spears in a full ball in the line of the stumps, staying low, Handscomb does well to keep it out on the leg side. They cross for a single. Had he missed, he was dead plumb in front.
The umpires have changed the old ball as India were not happy with the seam of the previous one. Will it change their fortunes?
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni has arrived at the ground. Something to cheer for the Ranchi crowd as India aim to break this partnership.
70.2: U Yadav to Handscomb, This time Handscomb firmly gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it safely.
70.1: U Yadav to Handscomb, Not out! Umpire's call. Yadav hurls in a length ball around off and gets it to nip back in from there, Handscomb stays back to defend by going a bit on his toes but fails to keep it out. He is rapped on the pads, they appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Is it too high? The Indian players feel it's close. Kohli takes the DRS and the replays show that it's clipping the top of middle stump. Handscomb survives. Big relief for Australia. India have lost both their reviews now.
Virat Kohli takes a review for LBW against Peter Handscomb. Looks close.
Umesh Yadav to bowl from the other end.
End of over 70 (maiden): Australia 149/4 ( S Marsh 38 (133b 5x4 0x6), P Handscomb 44 (115b 3x4 0x6), R Ashwin 20-4-56-0)
69.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. Testing first over after tea.
69.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Flatter ball on off, skidding in, Marsh defends it off his back foot.
69.4: R Ashwin to Marsh, Ooohhh....Ashwin dishes out a leg spinner, landing outside off on the rough, Marsh makes a brave leave.
69.3: R Ashwin to Marsh, Not out! Ashwin lets out an off spinner around off, Marsh gets forward to defend with a big stretch but is beaten by the away turn. Saha takes the ball and whips the bails off in a flash. They appeal and the third umpire is referred. The replays show that Marsh's back leg did come out of the crease but he planted it back in before the stumps were broken.
Stumping appeal. It's taken upstairs...
69.2: R Ashwin to Marsh, Loopy and on off, Marsh drives it off his front foot to mid off.
69.1: R Ashwin to Marsh, Flighted ball on off, Marsh gets on the front foot and defends it.
Back for the last session. The men concerned are out in the centre. India will look for more intensity in the field. Ravichandran Ashwin to begin proceedings. Two slips and a silly point in place.
...DAY 5, SESSION 3...
Oh, the calmness this pair showed after losing their captain was tremendous. Darren Lehmann pointed out yesterday that batting against the old ball would be considerably easy and India struggled with the old cherry. The one chance that they managed to create was put down by Karun Nair at FSL. Minimum 29 overs and six wickets! The tale of the last session would be exhilarating. Join us in a bit to find out what happens.
Resilient batting was the need of the hour and that is what Australia produced and hence the trail is down to only three runs. Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb played out an entire session, and a draw seems highly probable. Steven Smith is out at the dressing room and clapping. Not only him, the whole Australian team and support staff are out there.
End of over 69 (3 runs): Australia 149/4 ( P Handscomb 44 (115b 3x4 0x6), S Marsh 38 (127b 5x4 0x6), R Jadeja 29-14-34-3)
68.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Leans forward to a full ball and defends it solidly. Tea on day 5!
68.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Fires it in, probably eyeing the blockhole but it's a full toss and Handscomb inside edges his flick shot behind square leg for a couple of runs.
68.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Presses forward to a full ball and drives it with the spin to extra cover.
68.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Bowls it with a round-arm action and slows it up in the air, lands full on middle, Handscomb defends it by getting forward.
68.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Loopy and drifting in around off, Peter gets well forward in defense.
68.1: R Jadeja to Marsh, Steps out of the crease to a full ball outside off and flicks it with the spin to mid-wicket for a run.
Last over before tea coming up.
End of over 68 (1 run): Australia 146/4 ( P Handscomb 42 (110b 3x4 0x6), S Marsh 37 (126b 5x4 0x6), R Ashwin 19-4-56-0)
67.6: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Once again Peter uses his feet and defends a full ball safely.
67.5: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Dances down the track to a full ball and defends it.
67.4: R Ashwin to Handscomb, This time Handscomb flicks it on the leg side but straight to short leg.
67.3: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Appeal for an lbw! Loopy off spinner, Handscomb gets down the track to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Ashwin looks at his skipper who signals that it's missing leg.
67.2: R Ashwin to Marsh, A touch short and on middle, Marsh goes back and eases it in front of square leg for a run.
67.1: R Ashwin to Marsh, Flighted and on off, Marsh lunges and defends it off his front foot.
End of over 67 (maiden): Australia 145/4 ( P Handscomb 42 (106b 3x4 0x6), S Marsh 36 (124b 5x4 0x6), R Jadeja 28-13-31-3)
66.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Flatter and down the leg side, Handscomb tries flicking but misses. Good take by Saha behind the wickets.
66.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Fuller and on off, defended off the front foot.
66.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
66.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run.
66.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Flighted and full on middle, Handscomb stretches well forward and defends it to the leg side.
66.1: R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Flatter ball, quicker and on off, Peter lunges and defends it off the outer half of the bat to point.
End of over 66 (1 run): Australia 145/4 ( S Marsh 36 (124b 5x4 0x6), P Handscomb 42 (100b 3x4 0x6), R Ashwin 18-4-55-0)
65.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Beauty! Ashwin hurls in a flighted ball on off, drifting in, Marsh plays the trajectory but it spins away with extra bounce to beat the outside edge.
65.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Charges down the track to take it on the full and pushes it towards mid off.
65.4: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Advances down the track and flicks it in front of square leg for one.
65.3: R Ashwin to Handscomb, A touch short and on off, Handscomb flicks it to mid-wicket where there are two fielders. Vijay misfields a shade but no run taken.
65.2: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Walks to the pitch of the delivery and defends it back to the bowler.
65.1: R Ashwin to Handscomb, A touch short and on off, Peter gets back and flicks it off his pads to short leg.
End of over 65 (1 run): Australia 144/4 ( S Marsh 36 (122b 5x4 0x6), P Handscomb 41 (96b 3x4 0x6), R Jadeja 27-13-31-3)
64.6: R Jadeja to Marsh, Tossed up ball outside off, Marsh pads it away.
64.5: R Jadeja to Marsh, Floated ball wide outside off, left alone.
64.4: Jadeja to Marsh, Huge shout for an lbw! Jadeja gets a shortish ball to spin back in sharply with extra bounce, Marsh fails to defend and is hit high on the pads. The height is the issue.
64.3: R Jadeja to Marsh, Loopy and landing outside off, fuller in length, Marsh prods forward and defends it.
64.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Flatter and shorter on off, spinning away, Handscomb goes back and hits it in the gap at mid-wicket for one.
64.1: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Tossed up ball on middle, defended back off the front foot.
End of over 64 (2 runs): Australia 143/4 ( S Marsh 36 (118b 5x4 0x6), P Handscomb 40 (94b 3x4 0x6), R Ashwin 17-4-54-0)
63.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Fuller and on off, plenty of dust comes off as Marsh plays a firm drive. But it catches the inside edge and hits him on the pads.
63.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Leans forward to a full ball on off and Marsh defends it back.
63.4: R Ashwin to Marsh, Flighted full ball on middle, defended back with a straight bat.
63.3: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Uses his feet to get to the pitch of the delivery and eases it through mid-wicket for one.
63.2: R Ashwin to Marsh, Flatter and sliding down, Marsh turns it to backward square leg and switches ends.
63.1: R Ashwin to Marsh, Loopy and drifting around off, Marsh defends it off his front foot.
End of over 63 (2 runs): Australia 141/4 ( P Handscomb 39 (93b 3x4 0x6), S Marsh 35 (113b 5x4 0x6), R Jadeja 26-13-30-3)
62.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Slower this time, tosses it up around off, Peter covers the line and shoulders arms.
62.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Fires in full and outside off, Handscomb gets forward and pushes it to silly point.
62.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Arm ball on off, skidding in, Peter lunges and blocks.
62.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Floated full ball on off, driven square of the wicket through point for a couple of runs.
62.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
62.1: R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Flatter full ball on off, Handscomb defends it off his front foot and keeps it out off the inside edge.
Change of ends for Ravindra Jadeja.
End of over 62 (5 runs): Australia 139/4 ( S Marsh 35 (113b 5x4 0x6), P Handscomb 37 (87b 3x4 0x6), R Ashwin 16-4-52-0)
61.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Quicker and flatter on middle, Marsh gets back in defense.
61.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Uses his feet to run down the track and pushes it towards mid on.
61.4: R Ashwin to Marsh, Marsh dances down the track but decides to defend it.
61.3: R Ashwin to Marsh, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
61.2: R Ashwin to Marsh, Fires one down the leg side, fuller in length, Marsh tries to flick but misses.
61.1: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Sloppy from India and Australia get five bonus runs! Handscomb advances down the track to take it on the full and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a run. Rahul from the deep fires in a wayward throw to Saha, well over his head and there is no one backing it up and rolls away to third man fence.
Ravichandran Ashwin comes back into the attack.
End of over 61 (1 run): Australia 134/4 ( S Marsh 35 (108b 5x4 0x6), P Handscomb 32 (86b 3x4 0x6), I Sharma 9-0-24-1)
60.6: I Sharma to Marsh, Marginally ahead of a length, swings back in after Marsh opts to leave it.
60.5: I Sharma to S Marsh, Angles in a full length ball, around off, Marsh drives it to mid off.
60.4: I Sharma to Marsh, Fuller delivery, which comes back in sharply, Marsh defends it very close to his pad.
60.3: I Sharma to Marsh, Fullish delivery, outside off, Marsh allows Saha do his job.
60.2: I Sharma to Handscomb, It has started reversing. Ishant bowls a fuller delivery which nips back, Handscomb gets on his back foot and taps it towards point. One run taken.
60.1: I Sharma to Handscomb, Fuller again, which swings back in, Handscomb blocks it off his back foot.
End of over 60 (1 run): Australia 133/4 ( S Marsh 35 (104b 5x4 0x6), P Handscomb 31 (84b 3x4 0x6), R Jadeja 25-13-28-3)
59.6: R Jadeja to Marsh, Pitches this on the rough outside off, Marsh gets his front foot forward and leaves it alone.
59.5: R Jadeja to Marsh, Tosses this one outside off, Marsh leans forward and looks to defend. But it takes the inside edge and goes well past silly point.
59.4: R Jadeja to Marsh, Short and outside off, Marsh shuffles across and defends.
59.3: R Jadeja to Marsh, Full and outside off, Marsh buries it.
59.2: R Jadeja to Marsh, Bowls it slower through the air and around off, flicked to mid-wicket.
59.1: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Tossed up outside off, Handscomb drives it through covers for a single.
End of over 59 (1 run): Australia 132/4 ( S Marsh 35 (99b 5x4 0x6), P Handscomb 30 (83b 3x4 0x6), I Sharma 8-0-23-1)
58.6: I Sharma to Marsh, Short of a length delivery around leg, Marsh gets out of its way.
58.5: I Sharma to Marsh, Fullish delivery, outside off, Marsh shoulders his arms.
A short mid-wicket in place along with a short leg. It appears Ishant Sharma will resort to some short pitch bowling.
58.4: I Sharma to Marsh, Back of a length delivery, angles back in, Marsh shuffles across to defend it.
58.3: I Sharma to Marsh, Fullish delivery around off, Marsh goes ahead and blocks it.
58.2: I Sharma to Marsh, Fuller delivery, outside off, Marsh leaves it alone.
58.1: I Sharma to Handscomb, On a length outside off, Handscomb pats it down to third man for a single. Australia trail by 20 runs.
Ishant Sharma is back on.
End of over 58 (maiden): Australia 131/4 ( S Marsh 35 (94b 5x4 0x6), P Handscomb 29 (82b 3x4 0x6), R Jadeja 24-12-27-3)
57.6: R Jadeja to Marsh, Tossed up delivery outside off, Marsh pushes it towards the off side.
57.5: R Jadeja to Marsh, Full and outside off, Marsh bunts it back to Jadeja.
57.4: R Jadeja to Marsh, Drags his length back and keeps it around off, Marsh goes back to defend.
57.3: R Jadeja to Marsh, Loops this one outside off, Marsh pads it away.
57.2: R Jadeja to Marsh, Floats this one outside off, Marsh looks to flick but it takes the inside edge and goes well wide of first slip.
57.1: R Jadeja to Marsh, Tosses this one around off, Marsh goes ahead to bury it.
End of over 57 (14 runs): Australia 131/4 ( P Handscomb 29 (82b 3x4 0x6), S Marsh 35 (88b 5x4 0x6), R Ashwin 15-4-47-0)
56.6: R Ashwin to Handscomb, FOUR! Expensive over. 14 runs off the over. Full and on off, Handscomb charges down the track and clips it extremely well through mid-wicket to score the third boundary of the over.
56.5: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Tossed up around off, Peter comes down the track and blocks.
56.4: R Ashwin to Handscomb, FOUR! Runs leaking now. Marginally short and outside off, Handscomb goes back and cuts this through covers for a boundary. 10 off the last four balls.
56.3: R Ashwin to Marsh, Marsh tucks this shortish delivery through square leg for one run.
56.2: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Fuller and on off, Handscomb uses his feet and clips it through mid-wicket for a single.
56.1: R Ashwin to Handscomb, FOUR! Brilliant use of feet! Flighted delivery, but Peter comes down the track and converts it into a full toss. Flicked away through square leg for a boundary. Australia trail by 31 runs.
End of over 56 (4 runs): Australia 117/4 ( S Marsh 34 (87b 5x4 0x6), P Handscomb 16 (77b 0x4 0x6), R Jadeja 23-12-27-3)
55.6: R Jadeja to Marsh, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
55.5: R Jadeja to Marsh, Tossed up outside off, Marsh is rock solid in defense.
55.4: R Jadeja to Marsh, FOUR! Marsh comes down the track, opens the face of the bat and looks to drive this floated delivery.. However the ball takes the leading edge and rolls away through point for a boundary.
55.3: R Jadeja to Marsh, Slides this down around off, Marsh defends it.
55.2: R Jadeja to Marsh, Fullish and outside off, blocked towards the off side.
55.1: R Jadeja to Marsh, Flatter and quicker on off, defended to FSL.
End of over 55 (4 runs): Australia 113/4 ( S Marsh 30 (81b 4x4 0x6), P Handscomb 16 (77b 0x4 0x6), R Ashwin 14-4-33-0)
54.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Bowls the leg spinner, ends as a full toss, Marsh drives it towards mid off and runs one.
50-run stand between Marsh and Handscomb!
54.5: R Ashwin to P Handscomb, Peter gets to the pitch of this fullish delivery and clips it towards mid-wicket. Single taken.
54.4: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Full and on the sticks, stonewalled.
54.3: R Ashwin to Marsh, Floats this one around middle, Marsh clips it towards mid on and runs one.
54.2: R Ashwin to Marsh, Tosses this one around off, stays low, Marsh defends it well after getting his willow down in time.
54.1: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Flighted delivery, Handscomb uses his feet and clips to mid on. One run taken.
End of over 54 (1 run): Australia 109/4 ( P Handscomb 14 (74b 0x4 0x6), S Marsh 28 (78b 4x4 0x6), R Jadeja 22-12-23-3)
53.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Short and outside off, PH goes back and punches it through covers for a single.
53.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Loops this one on off, Handscomb buries it.
53.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Floats this one outside off, drives it straight to the cover fielder.
53.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Similar delivery, same approach.
53.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Tosses this one around middle, PH defense is solid.
53.1: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Fuller and on the sticks, Handscomb makes room and drives it to covers.
Time for drinks.
End of over 53 (maiden): Australia 108/4 ( S Marsh 28 (78b 4x4 0x6), P Handscomb 13 (68b 0x4 0x6), R Ashwin 13-3-29-0)
52.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Marsh gets to the pitch of this floated delivery and manoeuvres it towards the leg side.
52.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Tossed up delivery, outside off, defended towards silly point.
52.4: R Ashwin to Marsh, Loops this one around middle, Marsh offers a front foot defense.
52.3: R Ashwin to Marsh, Full and on the sticks, bunted back to the bowler.
52.2: R Ashwin to Marsh, Pitched outside leg, Marsh pads it away.
52.1: R Ashwin to Marsh, Bowls it slower through the air and around leg, Marsh buries it.
End of over 52 (maiden): Australia 108/4 ( P Handscomb 13 (68b 0x4 0x6), S Marsh 28 (72b 4x4 0x6), R Jadeja 21-11-22-3)
51.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Sticks to the full length, around off, PH sticks to his defense.
51.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Jadeja appeals, no one else does. Quicker and flatter, Peter looks to defend but gets beaten by the turn and Saha collects it. Jaddu thought there was some noise no one else did.
51.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Short and outside off, Handscomb camps back and punches it towards the off side.
51.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Tosses this one outside off, drives it towards the cover fielder.
51.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Fuller and on the sticks, PH defends it right under his eye line.
51.1: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Full and on off, Handscomb's drive hits the silly point.
End of over 51 (maiden): Australia 108/4 ( S Marsh 28 (72b 4x4 0x6), P Handscomb 13 (62b 0x4 0x6), R Ashwin 12-2-29-0)
50.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Floats this on middle, Marsh blocks it towards the FSL.
50.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Tosses this one around off, Marsh leans to defend.
50.4: R Ashwin to Marsh, Full and outside off, Marsh dead-bats it.
50.3: R Ashwin to Marsh, Short and around leg, Marsh tucks it to square leg.
50.2: R Ashwin to Marsh, Drags his length back and keeps it outside off, flicked towards mid-wicket.
50.1: R Ashwin to Marsh, Fuller and on the pads, stonewalls it.
End of over 50 (maiden): Australia 108/4 ( P Handscomb 13 (62b 0x4 0x6), S Marsh 28 (66b 4x4 0x6), R Jadeja 20-10-22-3)
49.6: R Jadeja to P Handscomb, Bowls it slightly slower through the air, Handscomb gets his stride forward and drives it towards the off side.
49.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Floated delivery outside off, pushed to covers.
49.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Goes over the wicket and bowls this on the sticks, dead-bats it.
49.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Fuller and on the sticks, Peter buries it.
49.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Tosses this one outside off, Peter leans and drives to covers.
49.1: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Sprays it around leg, Handscomb blocks it.
End of over 49 (2 runs): Australia 108/4 ( S Marsh 28 (66b 4x4 0x6), P Handscomb 13 (56b 0x4 0x6), R Ashwin 11-2-29-0)
48.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Fullish delivery outside off, Marsh is rock solid in defense.
48.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Full and around off, smothered towards the FSL.
48.4: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Tosses this one around off, Handscomb uses his feet and flicks it past short mid-wicket for one run.
48.3: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Full delivery, Handscomb gets to the pitch of the ball and whips it to mid-wicket.
48.2: R Ashwin to Marsh, Short and around middle, Marsh tucks it through square leg for a single.
48.1: R Ashwin to Marsh, Marsh goes forward and blocks this tossed up delivery.
Change of ends for Ravichandran Ashwin.
End of over 48 (maiden): Australia 106/4 ( P Handscomb 12 (54b 0x4 0x6), S Marsh 27 (62b 4x4 0x6), R Jadeja 19-9-22-3)
47.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Pitched outside leg, Peter pads it away.
47.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Handscomb offers a front foot defense to this full delivery.
47.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Handscomb drives this tossed up delivery down the ground.
47.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Short delivery, PH goes back and taps it towards the off side.
47.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Handscomb has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
47.1: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Huge LBW appeal straightaway, Jadeja looks almost certain but the umpire doesn't. Tosses this one around leg, Handscomb pads it away. It was pitched outside leg, hence turned down.
Ravindra Jadeja is back on.
End of over 47 (1 run): Australia 106/4 ( S Marsh 27 (62b 4x4 0x6), P Handscomb 12 (48b 0x4 0x6), U Yadav 12-2-23-0)
46.6: U Yadav to Marsh, Short delivery around leg, Marsh gets out of its way.
46.5: U Yadav to Marsh, Fuller delivery and angling in, Marsh blocks it off the front foot.
46.4: U Yadav to Marsh, Length ball outside off, from around the wicket, Marsh leaves it alone.
46.3: U Yadav to Marsh, NOT OUT! A very tentative review from Kohli, no one seemed confident and he took it after a long talk. Umesh bangs this short and around leg, it stays low, Marsh looks to leave it alone but it raps his pads. Kohli has a talk with Saha and Umesh and opts for DRS. It is pitched outside leg and no need to go any further.
India review for an lbw against Shaun Marsh. It is not too confident.
46.2: U Yadav to Handscomb, Back of a length delivery again, around off, Peter pats it through point. One run taken.
46.1: U Yadav to Handscomb, Short of a length delivery, on leg, Handscomb tucks it uppishly towards mid-wicket.
End of over 46 (maiden): Australia 105/4 ( S Marsh 27 (58b 4x4 0x6), P Handscomb 11 (46b 0x4 0x6), R Ashwin 10-1-27-0)
45.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Marsh has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
45.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Floats this outside off, Marsh pushes it towards the off side.
45.4: R Ashwin to Marsh, Tosses this one on off, knocked back to the bowler.
45.3: R Ashwin to Marsh, Short and around middle, Marsh camps back to dead-bat.
45.2: R Ashwin to Marsh, Fullish delivery, around off, Marsh blocks it.
45.1: R Ashwin to Marsh, Marsh offers a front foot defense to this fuller delivery.
End of over 45 (4 runs): Australia 105/4 ( P Handscomb 11 (46b 0x4 0x6), S Marsh 27 (52b 4x4 0x6), U Yadav 11-2-22-0)
44.6: U Yadav to Handscomb, Bouncer around leg, Handscomb sways out of its way but it hits something and goes towards the keeper. India appeal but the umpire is not interested.
44.5: U Yadav to Handscomb, Full and outside off, PH dabs it to third man for a couple.
44.4: U Yadav to Marsh, Bangs this short again, Marsh looks to get of its way but it hits his chest and rolls towards fine leg. Leg bye taken.
44.3: U Yadav to Marsh, Length ball, which swings away a bit, Marsh leaves it alone.
44.2: U Yadav to S Marsh, Short ball around leg, Marsh allows Saha to collect the ball.
44.1: U Yadav to Handscomb, Short of a length delivery, angling in, tucked away to fine leg for a single.
End of over 44 (4 runs): Australia 101/4 ( S Marsh 27 (49b 4x4 0x6), P Handscomb 8 (43b 0x4 0x6), R Ashwin 9-1-27-0)
43.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Quicker and flatter, outside off, Saha gathers it.
43.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Pitches this one on the rough, Marsh sees the turn and lets it through.
43.4: R Ashwin to Marsh, Fullish delivery, outside off, well blocked.
43.3: R Ashwin to Marsh, FOUR! Makes it look so easy! Marsh comes down the track and just places this full delivery down the ground. It beats the mid on fielder and races away for a boundary.
43.2: R Ashwin to Marsh, Fuller again and on middle, Marsh blocks it.
43.1: R Ashwin to Marsh, Full and on off, Marsh bunts it back to the bowler.
End of over 43 (1 run): Australia 97/4 ( P Handscomb 8 (43b 0x4 0x6), S Marsh 23 (43b 3x4 0x6), U Yadav 10-2-19-0)
42.6: U Yadav to Handscomb, Yorker in the blockhole, 144 kph, Handscomb digs it out towards mid-wicket.
42.5: U Yadav to Handscomb, Very full and outside off, Handscomb looks to steer it towards third man but it goes on the bounce to first slip.
42.4: U Yadav to Marsh, Short of a length delivery, around off, Marsh guides it down to third man for a single.
42.3: U Yadav to Marsh, Length ball, fifth stump line, Marsh shoulders his arms.
42.2: U Yadav to Marsh, Fuller and on the sticks, Marsh offers a front foot defense.
Second slip moves to short point.
42.1: U Yadav to Marsh, False shot from Marsh! No need to play at those. Umesh bowls it full and way outside off, Marsh looks to chase and goes for the drive but misses.
End of over 42 (maiden): Australia 96/4 ( P Handscomb 8 (41b 0x4 0x6), S Marsh 22 (39b 3x4 0x6), R Ashwin 8-0-23-0)
41.6: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Floats this one around leg, Handscomb prods forward to block.
41.5: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Tosses this one around leg, low bounce, jammed towards FSL.
41.4: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Drags his length back and keeps it around leg, Peter goes back and blocks it with a straight face of the bat.
41.3: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Full and on the sticks, Handscomb buries it.
41.2: R Ashwin to Handscomb, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
41.1: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Gives this one a lot of flight, ends up being a full toss as PH charges down the track. He flicks it uppishly but fortunately for him it falls short of the short mid-wicket fielder, Murali Vijay.
End of over 41 (5 runs): Australia 96/4 ( S Marsh 22 (39b 3x4 0x6), P Handscomb 8 (35b 0x4 0x6), U Yadav 9-2-18-0)
40.6: U Yadav to Marsh, Short of a length delivery, outside off, tapped towards point.
40.5: U Yadav to Marsh, FOUR! Fabulous shot! Full and angling in, all Marsh did was get his willow down in time. The ball races through the right of the mid on fielder for a boundary.
40.4: U Yadav to Marsh, Fullish delivery, outside off, Marsh has allowed it through.
40.3: U Yadav to Marsh, Marginally ahead of length and on off, Marsh gets on his back foot and offers a front foot defense.
40.2: U Yadav to Handscomb, Fuller again and outside off, Handscomb intentionally plays it past the second slip and runs one.
40.1: U Yadav to Handscomb, Fullish delivery on the sticks, stays low, PH camps back to block but it takes the inside edge and goes onto hit the pads. Umesh goes up but realizes that there was an edge.
End of over 40 (1 run): Australia 91/4 ( P Handscomb 7 (33b 0x4 0x6), S Marsh 18 (35b 2x4 0x6), R Ashwin 7-0-23-0)
39.6: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Tossed up outside off, Handscomb goes forward, opens the face of the bat and places it towards third man. One run taken.
39.5: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Short of a length, Handscomb tucks it away to backward square leg.
39.4: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Floats this one outside off, PH lunges to block.
39.3: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Slower through the air and outside off, Handscomb offers a front foot defense.
39.2: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Peter drives this floated delivery to mid on.
39.1: R Ashwin to Handscomb, DROPPED! Tough chance goes down. Tosses this one around leg, Handscomb looks to nudge it away but it goes straight to Karun Nair at FSL who fails to hold onto it.
End of over 39 (maiden): Australia 90/4 ( S Marsh 18 (35b 2x4 0x6), P Handscomb 6 (27b 0x4 0x6), U Yadav 8-1-13-0)
38.6: U Yadav to Marsh, Good length delivery, outside off, Marsh gets on his toes and gets over the ball to stonewall it.
38.5: U Yadav to Marsh, Shortish delivery again, Marsh goes on his back foot to defend.
38.4: U Yadav to Marsh, Short of a length delivery, chest height, Marsh is rock solid in defense.
38.3: U Yadav to Marsh, Fuller again and slightly outside off, Shaun gets beaten on the outside edge as he looks to block.
38.2: U Yadav to Marsh, Angles in a fuller length ball, which comes back in, Marsh pushes it towards the off side.
38.1: U Yadav to Marsh, On a length and outside off, Marsh thinks of a poke but opts against it after seeing that it was swinging away.
End of over 38 (4 runs): Australia 90/4 ( S Marsh 18 (29b 2x4 0x6), P Handscomb 6 (27b 0x4 0x6), R Ashwin 6-0-22-0)
37.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Short which skids in, Marsh camps back and clips it through mid-wicket. Nice looking shot and he gets three for it. The mid-wicket fielder chases it and cuts it off.
37.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Bowls it slower through the air and on middle, Marsh dead-bats it.
37.4: R Ashwin to P Handscomb, In the air...safe! Floats this one around middle, Handscomb looks to defend but it takes the inside edge and goes past the diving leg gully fielder. Single taken.
37.3: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Full and on the sticks, blocked.
37.2: R Ashwin to Handscomb, Tosses this one outside off, Handscomb dances down the track and defends.
37.1: R Ashwin to Handscomb, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack. Change of ends for him. A slip, leg gully and short leg.
End of over 37 (3 runs): Australia 86/4 ( S Marsh 15 (27b 2x4 0x6), P Handscomb 5 (23b 0x4 0x6), U Yadav 7-1-13-0)
36.6: U Yadav to Marsh, Sprays this down the leg side, Marsh looks to tickle it but it hits the thigh pad and rolls towards fine leg. They take two leg byes.
36.5: U Yadav to Marsh, Short delivery, way outside off, Marsh hops and pats it to point.
36.4: U Yadav to Handscomb, Back of a length delivery, outside off, guided down to third man for a single.
36.3: U Yadav to Handscomb, On a length and sixth stump line, Peter leaves it alone.
36.2: U Yadav to Handscomb, Very full and outside off, Handscomb lets it through. Saha gathers it in front of his face.
36.1: U Yadav to Handscomb, Starts with a good length delivery, which nips back in, Handscomb goes back to block.
Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb walk out in the middle. This pair came to India with good reputation against spin and the time wouldn't get any better than this. They have a chance to portray their credentials. But can they do so? Stay with us to find out.
...DAY 5, SESSION 2...
Ravindra Jadeja was being himself, very accurate! Steven Smith looked confident during his stay at the crease but a rare misjudgement from the Australian captain cost him his wicket and Jadeja's accuracy paid rich dividends. The Australians controlled the first hour but India roared back in the second. Shaun Marsh was very active and looked solid. Can he continue the same in the next session? Only time will tell. Join us in a bit for the post-lunch session.
In Test cricket, everything matters. A change of ball or even an altercation could change the game. That is what happened today. Matt Renshaw pulling out of a delivery when Ishant Sharma was in his bowling stride made the latter angry, and it was enough for the pacer. He steamed in on the fourth ball of that over, trapped his man LBW and exuberant celebrations followed.
End of over 36 (4 runs): Australia 83/4 ( P Handscomb 4 (19b 0x4 0x6), S Marsh 15 (25b 2x4 0x6), R Jadeja 18-9-22-3)
35.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Jadeja changes his line and goes very full on off, Handscomb squeezes it out through point and Umesh Yadav gives the chase. He pulls it back before the rope and saves a run for his side. That will be lunch on day 5!
35.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Loopy and landing on the rough outside leg, Peter takes a good stride forward and pads it away.
35.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Pitches it a touch short and down the leg side, Handscomb pads it away.
35.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Slow loopy full ball on off, it's driven confidently off the front foot to mid off.
35.2: R Jadeja to Marsh, Tossed up ball on middle, clipped in front of square leg for one.
35.1: R Jadeja to Marsh, Flighted full ball on off, defended off the front foot to the off side.
End of over 35 (1 run): Australia 79/4 ( S Marsh 14 (23b 2x4 0x6), P Handscomb 1 (15b 0x4 0x6), R Ashwin 5-0-18-0)
34.6: R Ashwin to Marsh, Flatter this time, skidding through from off and staying low, Marsh luckily manages to get his bat down in time and keeps it out to mid-wicket. It's in the gap and they cross for a run.
34.5: R Ashwin to Marsh, Charges down to the pitch of the delivery and pushes it to short extra cover.
34.4: R Ashwin to Marsh, Drifting in and spinning away outside off, Marsh leaves it alone.
34.3: R Ashwin to Marsh, Loopy on off, defended off the front foot.
34.2: Ashwin to Marsh, Huge shout for an lbw! Ashwin bowls a slider around off, Marsh gets forward to defend with his bat coming down late. He is hit on the front pad, they appeal but nothing from the umpire. The point of impact was the issue.
34.1: R Ashwin to Marsh, Starts his spell from around the wicket and bowls a tossed up off spinner outside off, Marsh shoulders arms.
Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack 4 minutes before lunch.
End of over 34 (5 runs): Australia 78/4 ( P Handscomb 1 (15b 0x4 0x6), S Marsh 13 (17b 2x4 0x6), R Jadeja 17-9-18-3)
33.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. No run.
33.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Brilliant delivery, an arm ball bowled on the shorter side around off, not rising much, Peter gets back and somehow keeps it out at the last moment.
33.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Comes from around the wicket and fires in a fuller ball on off, Handscomb gets forward with a big stretch and defends it down.
33.3: R Jadeja to Marsh, Spinning back in from around off, Marsh nudges it through backward square leg for one.
33.2: R Jadeja to Marsh, Marsh has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
Deep square leg goes to deep mid-wicket.
33.1: R Jadeja to Marsh, FOUR! Loose delivery and duly punished! Jadeja bowls it a bit short and gets it to spin back in, Marsh goes back hits it firmly through mid-wicket for a boundary.
End of over 33 (8 runs): Australia 73/4 ( S Marsh 8 (14b 1x4 0x6), P Handscomb 1 (12b 0x4 0x6), I Sharma 7-0-22-1)
32.6: I Sharma to Marsh, Full and angling in around off, Marsh gets squared up a bit before pushing it with an angled bat to backward point. A single taken.
32.5: I Sharma to Handscomb, Fuller and on middle, flicked to deep backward square leg for one.
32.4: I Sharma to Handscomb, Four byes! Sharma spears in a full ball but way down the leg side, Peter fails to flick and Saha has no chance of collecting it with a dive to his left. Bonus runs for Australia, they trail by 81 runs.
32.3: I Sharma to Handscomb, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
32.3: I Sharma to Marsh, No ball called for overstepping! Ishant bowls a full inswinging delivery on off, Marsh leans forward and across to flick it off the inside half of the bat to deep backward square leg. Jadeja makes a sliding stop in the deep and they take a single.
32.2: I Sharma to Marsh, Fullish and angling into the batsman from around off, Marsh presses ahead and defends it back.
32.1: I Sharma to Marsh, Zippy delivery, a touch short and outside off, Shaun stays back and leaves it. Ishant is looking in good rhythm now.
End of over 32 (1 run): Australia 65/4 ( P Handscomb 0 (9b 0x4 0x6), S Marsh 6 (10b 1x4 0x6), R Jadeja 16-9-13-3)
31.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Floated full ball on off, driven firmly off the front foot, with the spin but it came off the outside half of the bat. It hit the silly point fielder low on the left leg. No real chance to react.
31.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Pitching outside leg, Peter once again pads it away.
31.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Loopy full ball on middle, Handscomb defends it off his front foot.
31.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Fires a flatter full ball outside leg, Peter takes a big stride forward and pads it away.
Jadeja loses his grip on the ball and it falls from his hand. Rolls towards the keeper.
31.2: R Jadeja to Marsh, Tickles it off his pads to the leg side and takes a run.
31.1: R Jadeja to Marsh, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
End of over 31 (1 run): Australia 64/4 ( S Marsh 5 (8b 1x4 0x6), P Handscomb 0 (5b 0x4 0x6), I Sharma 6-0-18-1)
30.6: I Sharma to Marsh, On a length and angling back into the batsman, Marsh gets forward and defends it to the off side towards cover-point. One run added to the total.
30.5: I Sharma to Marsh, A touch short in length and outside off, straightening a bit off the seam, Marsh feels for it and gets beaten.
30.4: I Sharma to Marsh, Back of a length ball drifting down the leg side, once again Marsh shoulders arms and moves away from the line.
30.3: I Sharma to Marsh, Slips one down the leg side, Marsh moves away from the line and leaves it alone.
30.2: I Sharma to Marsh, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
30.1: I Sharma to Marsh, Hurls in a full length delivery in the channel outside off, Shaun shoulders arms.
End of over 30 (maiden): Australia 63/4 ( P Handscomb 0 (5b 0x4 0x6), S Marsh 4 (2b 1x4 0x6), R Jadeja 15-8-12-3)
29.6: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run.
29.5: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Another front foot defense by Peter.
29.4: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Fires it full on off, 90 kph, Handscomb defends it off his front foot.
29.3: R Jadeja to Handscomb, Gets on the front foot in defense.
29.2: R Jadeja to Handscomb, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
Peter Handscomb is the new man in.
29.1: R Jadeja to Smith, OUT! Sound of timber and the crowd erupts. Jadeja is up and running in celebration. He lands a full ball just around leg on the rough. Smith takes his front leg forward a bit and thinks he has covered the spin. But to his disappointment, the ball curls away and goes on to uproot the off stump. The Indian players know the importance of this wicket and are celebrating big time. Smith walks back dejected. The Ranchi crowd has gone bonkers. It's a massive blow to Australia.
End of over 29 (4 runs): Australia 63/3 ( S Marsh 4 (2b 1x4 0x6), S Smith 21 (67b 2x4 0x6), I Sharma 5-0-17-1)
28.6: I Sharma to Marsh, Sharp delivery, landing shortish on off and shooting up, Marsh gets across to defend but misses and is hit on the body.
28.5: I Sharma to S Marsh, FOUR! In the region outside off, Marsh has a nervous poke inside the line and gets a soft outside edge down to third man for a boundary,
Shaun Marsh has arrived at the crease.
28.4: I Sharma to Renshaw, OUT! Renshaw is trapped in front and Ishant is all pumped up. He has won this battle and is mobbed by his teammates. Finally a wicket this morning for India. Smart bowling by Sharma, bowled a couple of short ones and this time hurls in a full length ball on off. Angling in and staying low, Renshaw gets forward to defend but misses and is hit on the front pad. Ishant roars in appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Matt has a chat with his skipper and decides not to take the DRS. The umpire quickly checks for the no ball but Ishant is fine with his landing. The banter seems to have put Renshaw off. Australia trail by 93 runs.
Matt Renshaw is adjudged lbw and he walks back without taking the DRS. The umpire though is checking for the no ball.
28.3: I Sharma to Renshaw, Shortish and angling down the leg side, Matt tries flicking but misses.
28.2: I Sharma to Renshaw, Back of a length ball angling in, Renshaw fails to keep it out and is hit on the thigh pad. The ball pops out and gets stuck in the grille of the helmet. No harm done. In fact Matt has a smile on his face.
28.1: I Sharma to Renshaw, Good length ball angling in, Renshaw defends it from the back foot. Ishant sledges and Renshaw returns the compliment.
Ishant Sharma steams in but Matt Renshaw pulls out as there was some movement near the sightscreen. Sharma frustratingly throws the ball to the keeper. Words exchanged and things getting heated up in the middle. The umpires get involved and have a chat with Kohli and Renshaw.
End of over 28 (maiden): Australia 59/2 ( S Smith 21 (67b 2x4 0x6), M Renshaw 15 (80b 1x4 0x6), R Jadeja 14-7-12-2)
27.6: R Jadeja to Smith, Fuller and on off, defended back with a straight bat.
27.5: R Jadeja to Smith, Leans forward to a full ball and defends it down safely.
27.4: R Jadeja to Smith, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
27.3: R Jadeja to Smith, Peach of a delivery! Loopy again, landing full around off, Smith lunges to defend but it turns away with extra bounce to beat the outside edge.
27.2: R Jadeja to Smith, Loopy full ball on off, it's defended off the front foot.
27.1: R Jadeja to Smith, Flatter and full on off, Smith defends it watchfully.
End of over 27 (1 run): Australia 59/2 ( M Renshaw 15 (80b 1x4 0x6), S Smith 21 (61b 2x4 0x6), I Sharma 4-0-13-0)
26.6: I Sharma to Renshaw, Edged but safe! On a length and outside off, Renshaw pushes at it with an angled bat and gets it away off the outer half of the bat. It drops on one bounce to gully.
26.5: I Sharma to Renshaw, Very full and around off, Renshaw gets on the front foot and defends it.
26.4: I Sharma to Renshaw, Ishant persists with a full length ball outside off, Renshaw covers the line and allows it through to the keeper.
26.3: I Sharma to Renshaw, Goes very full this time, outside off, inviting the batsman to have a drive but Renshaw makes a watchful leave.
26.2: I Sharma to Renshaw, Length and angling into the batsman, around off and straightening a touch, Matt gets on the front foot in defense.
26.1: I Sharma to Smith, Too full in length on middle, Smith gets across the stumps and flicks it through backward square leg for a run.
End of over 26 (4 runs): Australia 58/2 ( M Renshaw 15 (75b 1x4 0x6), S Smith 20 (60b 2x4 0x6), R Jadeja 13-6-12-2)
25.6: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Quicker full ball on off, flicked firmly to mid-wicket where the fielder made a diving stop.
25.5: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Tossed up ball outside off, Matt lunges to defend, plays for the spin but it goes a bit straight and beats the outside edge.
25.4: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Gets on the front foot to a full ball and flicks it with the spin to short mid-wicket.
25.3: R Jadeja to Renshaw, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.
25.2: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Four byes! Spin and bounce from outside off, Renshaw gets across to defend but misses as it sneaks past him and the keeper to the fine leg fence.
25.1: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Floated full ball landing outside off, Matt lunges and defends it with his bat and pad together.
End of over 25 (6 runs): Australia 54/2 ( S Smith 20 (60b 2x4 0x6), M Renshaw 15 (69b 1x4 0x6), I Sharma 3-0-12-0)
24.6: I Sharma to Smith, On a length and in the channel outside off, SS shoulders arms.
24.5: I Sharma to Smith, FOUR! Typical Steven Smith wristy shot. Ishant angles in a fuller length ball on middle, the Aussie skipper moves across the stumps and clips it beautifully through mid-wicket for a boundary.
24.5: I Sharma to Smith, Full and wide outside off, shaping away, an easy leave for Smith. Ian Gould shouts no ball for overstepping.
24.4: I Sharma to Renshaw, A touch short and on middle, Renshaw gets back and helps it to square leg for one.
24.3: I Sharma to Renshaw, This time he goes full and around off, Renshaw gets forward and defends it with an angled bat to gully. Ishant runs straight in the danger area in his followthrough and umpire Ian Gould is quick to have a chat with him.
24.2: I Sharma to Renshaw, Good length and on off, Matt gets back and defends it to short mid-wicket.
24.1: I Sharma to Renshaw, Ishant steams in from around the wicket and angles in a back of a length ball on off, Renshaw gets behind the line solidly and defends.
Ishant Sharma to continue with a short third man in place.
Time for drinks. The pair of Steven Smith and Matt Renshaw has shown tremendous maturity and has been really solid so far. The plan from India was to dry up the runs from one end, as the pacers bowled way outside off to the Australian captain, and let Jadeja attack from the other end.
End of over 24 (maiden): Australia 48/2 ( S Smith 16 (57b 1x4 0x6), M Renshaw 14 (65b 1x4 0x6), R Jadeja 12-5-12-2)
23.6: R Jadeja to Smith, A bit of a negative line this. Landing in the rough outside leg, Smith just pads it away.
23.5: R Jadeja to S Smith, Loopy and just outside leg, Smith leans forward and defends it with his bat and pad together.
23.4: R Jadeja to Smith, Identical to the last delivery, once again Smith uses his pads to keep it out.
23.3: R Jadeja to Smith, Comes from over the wicket and lands it full outside leg, Smith pads it away.
23.2: R Jadeja to Smith, Flatter and on off, punched down to mid on.
23.1: R Jadeja to Smith, Flighted and full ball on middle, Smith brings down a straight bat in defense.
End of over 23 (3 runs): Australia 48/2 ( M Renshaw 14 (65b 1x4 0x6), S Smith 16 (51b 1x4 0x6), I Sharma 2-0-6-0)
22.6: I Sharma to Renshaw, Switches to around the wicket and angles in a full ball on off, Renshaw gets behind the line and blocks it safely.
A fine gully in place for Matt Renshaw.
22.5: I Sharma to Smith, Too full in length outside off, Smith drives it straight back and Ishant only manages to make a half stop in his followthrough. The mid off fielder does the mopping up job and they cross for a run.
22.4: I Sharma to Smith, Good length delivery in the channel outside off, Smith allows it through.
22.3: I Sharma to Smith, Full in length and wide outside off, staying low, Smith gets across the stumps and allows it through.
22.2: I Sharma to Smith, Fuller in length and outside off, Smith reaches out and strokes it through cover-point for a couple of runs.
22.1: I Sharma to Smith, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
Virat Kohli is back on the field. It seems he has gone to attend the nature's call.
End of over 22 (2 runs): Australia 45/2 ( M Renshaw 14 (64b 1x4 0x6), S Smith 13 (46b 1x4 0x6), R Jadeja 11-5-12-2)
21.6: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Flighted ball landing way outside off, Renshaw tries to defend but it goes underneath his bat. Saha fails to collect it cleanly.
21.5: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Loopy and landing outside off, breaking back in sharply from the rough, Renshaw tries to defend but misses. It hits him high on the pads.
21.4: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Flatter and shorter on off, spinning in, Matt goes back in defense.
21.3: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Gets forward to a full ball and blocks it safely.
21.2: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Full flighted ball outside off, Renshaw gets forward with a big stride and tries to defend it with soft hands. It comes off the outside edge and runs wide of first slip for a couple of runs.
21.1: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
Virat Kohli is going off the field. Hopefully nothing serious. Abhinav Mukund is the substitute fielder. Ravindra Jadeja to continue with two short leg fielders now.
End of over 21 (3 runs): Australia 43/2 ( S Smith 13 (46b 1x4 0x6), M Renshaw 12 (58b 1x4 0x6), I Sharma 1-0-3-0)
20.6: I Sharma to Smith, Pitches it up and just outside off, Smith plays a confident off drive but finds the fielder.
20.5: I Sharma to Smith, Great placement. Fuller in length and wide outside off, Smith reaches out for it and drives it through backward point. The third man fielder moves across to his right to stop the ball and they take a couple of runs.
20.5: I Sharma to Smith, Oversteps and bowls a no ball. The line and length, however, remains the same. Wide outside off. Smith has nothing to do with it.
20.4: I Sharma to Smith, Waste of a delivery and energy. Full and way wide outside off, the batsman is not troubled at all.
20.3: I Sharma to Smith, Drops it full and outside off, Smith shuffles across the stumps and pushes it square of the wicket on the off side. Straight towards the point fielder.
20.2: I Sharma to Smith, Another delivery served in the zone outside off, Smith shouldered arms.
20.1: I Sharma to Smith, A gentle loosener, wide outside off on a fuller length, Smith allows it through.
Ishant Sharma replaces Umesh Yadav.
End of over 20 (maiden): Australia 40/2 ( M Renshaw 12 (58b 1x4 0x6), S Smith 11 (39b 1x4 0x6), R Jadeja 10-4-10-2)
19.6: R Jadeja to M Renshaw, Spinning back in sharply from outside off, Matt lunges to defend but misses. It brushes his front pad, then takes the inside edge and pops out. But it falls wide of short leg.
19.5: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Tossed up ball on off, Renshaw is forward in defense. Confident!
19.4: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
19.3: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Turning back in from around off, Renshaw moves across the stumps and defends it to the leg side.
19.2: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Leans forward and pushes it with the spin towards mid on.
19.1: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Flighted ball landing outside off, Renshaw lunges to get away from the line of the stumps and tries to defend. Fails to do so and is hit on the pads. A stifled appeal for an lbw but nothing from the umpire.
End of over 19 (2 runs): Australia 40/2 ( S Smith 11 (39b 1x4 0x6), M Renshaw 12 (52b 1x4 0x6), U Yadav 6-1-12-0)
18.6: U Yadav to Smith, Action replay of the last delivery. Yadav has not made the batsman play enough deliveries and is culprit of bowling too wide outside off.
18.5: U Yadav to Smith, Full and outside off, Smith makes another leave.
18.4: U Yadav to Smith, On a length and outside off, another leave from Steven Smith.
18.3: U Yadav to Smith, Full and just outside off, staying low, Smith covers the line and allows it through to the keeper.
18.2: U Yadav to Smith, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
18.1: U Yadav to Smith, Fullish and outside off, Smith reaches out for it and opens the face of the bat. He guides it fine towards third man and returns for the second run.
End of over 18 (maiden): Australia 38/2 ( M Renshaw 12 (52b 1x4 0x6), S Smith 9 (33b 1x4 0x6), R Jadeja 9-3-10-2)
17.6: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Lunges to a full ball and blocks it safely to end a testing over.
17.5: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Flatter ball on off, defended of the back foot.
17.4: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
17.3: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Flatter and shorter landing outside off, spinning in, Renshaw takes his front leg away from the line of the stumps and pads it away.
17.2: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Once again turning back sharply into the batsman, Renshaw tries to defend by getting across the stumps but misses. It goes off his pads to first slip. Jadeja appeals for an lbw but the impact is outside off.
17.1: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Uppish but safe! Sharp bounce and spin from the rough outside off, Renshaw gets back to defend but it takes the inside half of the bat and drops in front of leg gully.
End of over 17 (1 run): Australia 38/2 ( M Renshaw 12 (46b 1x4 0x6), S Smith 9 (33b 1x4 0x6), U Yadav 5-1-10-0)
16.6: U Yadav to Renshaw, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
16.5: U Yadav to Renshaw, Angles in a length ball on off, Renshaw gets across a bit to come behind the line and defends it to the leg side.
16.4: U Yadav to Renshaw, On a length and in the region outside off, Renshaw shoulders arms.
16.3: U Yadav to Renshaw, Full and angled in from around off, Renshaw gets a shade squared up and pushes it with an angled bat to point.
16.2: U Yadav to Renshaw, Good length delivery in the region outside off, Matt allows it through.
16.1: U Yadav to Renshaw, Yadav switches to around the wicket for Renshaw and bowls a length ball wide outside off, an easy leave.
End of over 16 (maiden): Australia 37/2 ( S Smith 9 (33b 1x4 0x6), M Renshaw 11 (40b 1x4 0x6), R Jadeja 8-2-10-2)
15.6: R Jadeja to Smith, Again it's defended solidly by Smith to end the over. Looking unperturbed at the moment.
15.5: R Jadeja to Smith, Quicker and fuller on off, Smith defends it off his front foot.
15.4: R Jadeja to Smith, Loopy and on off, Smith lunges and defends it with his pad and bat together.
15.3: R Jadeja to Smith, Fullish and on off, easily defended off the front foot to the off side.
15.2: R Jadeja to Smith, Flatter arm ball on off, Smith goes back and keeps it out to short mid-wicket.
15.1: R Jadeja to Smith, Floated full ball on off, Smith strides forward and defends it to mid on.
End of over 15 (1 run): Australia 37/2 ( S Smith 9 (27b 1x4 0x6), M Renshaw 11 (40b 1x4 0x6), U Yadav 4-1-9-0)
14.6: U Yadav to Smith, Reaches out for a full ball outside off and pushes it square of the wicket on the off side for a run.
14.5: U Yadav to S Smith, Edged but safe! Yadav draws a false shot this time. He bowls it on a full length outside off, Smith gets across the stumps and has a needless poke at it. The ball hardly bounces and catches a little outside edge. Doesn't carry to the keeper.
14.4: U Yadav to Smith, Yadav seems to be playing on the patience of Smith. Hurls another full ball wide outside off, the Aussie skipper is content in leaving it.
14.3: U Yadav to Smith, Pitches it full this time but the line remains wide outside off, Smith has nothing to do with it.
14.2: U Yadav to Smith, Wayward bowling this by Yadav. Lets out another delivery wide outside off and it's an easy leave for Smith.
14.1: U Yadav to Smith, Way wide outside off, full in length and holding its line, Smith allows it through to the keeper.
End of over 14 (2 runs): Australia 36/2 ( M Renshaw 11 (40b 1x4 0x6), S Smith 8 (21b 1x4 0x6), R Jadeja 7-2-10-2)
13.6: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Loopy full ball on off, once again Renshaw uses his long reach and defends it confidently near his front pad.
13.5: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Bowls it in the flatter trajectory and gets it to break back into the batsman from outside off, Renshaw defends it off his back foot.
13.4: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Floated full ball on off, Renshaw gets forward with a big stride and drives it to mid off.
13.3: R Jadeja to M Renshaw, Leans forward to a full ball landing in the rough outside off and smothers it on the leg side.
13.2: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Quicker and flatter outside off, 90 kph, Matt goes on the back foot in defense. Solid, so far.
13.1: R Jadeja to M Renshaw, Tossed up ball landing outside off, Renshaw gets forward to defend but the ball doesn't spin back in enough and takes the outside edge. It runs wide of first slip and short third man and they take a brace.
End of over 13 (maiden): Australia 34/2 ( S Smith 8 (21b 1x4 0x6), M Renshaw 9 (34b 1x4 0x6), U Yadav 3-0-8-0)
12.6: U Yadav to Smith, Oohhh...this one stays low. Umesh lands it on a full length outside off, Smith makes a leave and it hardly bounces. Saha does well to collect it behind the stumps. Maybe, this one hits one of the cracks on the pitch.
12.5: U Yadav to Smith, Fullish and around off, shaping back in, Smith stays back and defends it to the bowler.
12.4: U Yadav to Smith, Good length delivery outside off, another leave by the Aussie skipper.
12.3: U Yadav to Smith, Full and wide outside off, Smith watches the line closely and lets it through to the keeper.
12.2: U Yadav to Smith, Hurls in another delivery in the channel outside off, holding its line, Smith allows it through.
12.1: U Yadav to Smith, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
End of over 12 (1 run): Australia 34/2 ( M Renshaw 9 (34b 1x4 0x6), S Smith 8 (15b 1x4 0x6), R Jadeja 6-2-8-2)
11.6: R Jadeja to M Renshaw, Edged but safe! Jadeja sends one quicker through the air, around off and Renshaw gets squared up in defense. It takes a little outside edge but doesn't carry to first slip.
11.5: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Slower through the air, full and on off, Renshaw presses forward and clips it with the spin to short mid-wicket.
11.4: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Flatter and shorter on off, defended off the back foot.
11.3: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Renshaw has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
11.2: R Jadeja to S Smith, Loopy and around leg, Smith walks down and forces it towards wide mid on for a run.
11.1: R Jadeja to Smith, Flighted full ball on off, driven to covers.
End of over 11 (2 runs): Australia 33/2 ( M Renshaw 9 (30b 1x4 0x6), S Smith 7 (13b 1x4 0x6), U Yadav 2-0-8-0)
10.6: U Yadav to Renshaw, Short ball again, Renshaw decides to leave it.
10.5: U Yadav to Smith, Digs in a short ball on off, Smith pulls it through square leg and takes a single.
10.4: U Yadav to Smith, Angles in a full ball on off, Smith gets behind the line again and defends it back safely.
10.3: U Yadav to Smith, Full in length and just outside off, Smith moves across the stumps and defends it from the middle of the bat.
10.2: U Yadav to Renshaw, Back of a length ball on middle, Renshaw goes back and turns it off his hips through backward square leg for a run.
10.1: U Yadav to Renshaw, Yadav steams in from around the wicket and angles in a length ball on off, Renshaw sticks back and defends it to the off side.
End of over 10 (1 run): Australia 31/2 ( S Smith 6 (10b 1x4 0x6), M Renshaw 8 (27b 1x4 0x6), R Jadeja 5-2-7-2)
9.6: R Jadeja to Smith, Fuller and on off, Smith gets forward to drive. It goes a bit uppishly but safely to mid off.
9.5: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Extra bounce from the rough outside off, Renshaw goes back and taps it down to short third man for a run.
9.4: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Leans forward to a full ball and pushes it back to the bowler.
9.3: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Full and on off, driven down to mid on.
9.2: R Jadeja to Renshaw, A touch flatter and landing outside off, not turning much, Renshaw gets back to defend but it whizzes past the outside edge.
9.1: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Flighted ball on off, Renshaw gets on the front foot and defends it.
End of over 9 (6 runs): Australia 30/2 ( S Smith 6 (9b 1x4 0x6), M Renshaw 7 (22b 1x4 0x6), U Yadav 1-0-6-0)
8.6: U Yadav to S Smith, FOUR! Beautiful shot! Yadav overpitches a shade and lands it around off, angling in, Smith leans forward and drives it crisply through covers for a cracking boundary. This shot shows that the pitch is still good enough for batting.
8.5: U Yadav to Smith, Length delivery around off, Smith covers the line and defends it safely.
8.4: U Yadav to S Smith, Goes very full this time on off, Smith gets across the stumps again, his natural trigger movement and drives it nicely to mid on.
8.3: U Yadav to Smith, On a length and around off, staying low, Smith gets across the stumps, does well to keep his eyes on the ball as he defends it back.
8.2: U Yadav to Smith, Pitches it full and outside off, Smith pushes it with good timing to the off side but finds the cover fielder.
8.1: U Yadav to Smith, Full and angling into the batsman, Smith picks it off his pads and flicks it past the square leg umpire. KL Rahul moves swiftly across to his left in the deep and makes the stop. Two runs added to the total.
Umesh Yadav will bowl from the other end. Two slips in place.
End of over 8 (1 run): Australia 24/2 ( M Renshaw 7 (22b 1x4 0x6), S Smith 0 (3b 0x4 0x6), R Jadeja 4-1-6-2)
7.6: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Floated ball landing full on off, Renshaw tries to drive through covers but it spins in and takes the inside edge. Rolls safely to mid-wicket.
7.5: R Jadeja to Smith, Arm ball on middle, fired in and skidding down, Smith gets back to flick but misses. The keeper fails to collect and they cross for a bye.
7.4: R Jadeja to S Smith, Flighted again but it's too full on off, Smith drives it firmly through the line but straight to mid off.
7.3: R Jadeja to Smith, Tossed up ball on middle, Smith gets forward and defends it back to the bowler.
Time to play the game! Matt Renshaw walks out to the centre with the new batsman Steven Smith. Ravindra Jadeja to continue with his over. Two slips and a silly point in place.
Pitch report - Australia look under pressure after losing two wickets. There's a lot of rough outside the off stump for left-handers, which will be a problem. Even right-handers might have issues given how Nathan Lyon got out. Jadeja and Ashwin both could exploit that region. The pacers should bowl stump to stump as the odd ball is keeping low.
The match is tilted in hosts' favour. It would take an extraordinary effort from the Aussies to survive the day. Steven Smith will need strong support from his batsmen as he alone cannot save the game for his side. The home side have almost been invincible on slow turners during the home season. Will that pattern continue or we are about to see something from the visitors? Stay with us to find out.
Hello and welcome to the coverage of the fifth day of the third Test between India and Australia. A fifth day pitch in India and all the talks are about Ravindra Jadeja and not Ravichandran Ashwin. Such is the rough outside the off stump that experts have declared the former as the danger man. The Australian southpaws would have to adjust very well to him, taking middle and off stump guard could be useful. Just how Indian right-handers (especially Ajinkya Rahane) changed their technique against Nathan Lyon in Bengaluru's second innings.
...DAY 5, SESSION 1...
With 8 overs to negotiate, Australia suffered an early blow when Ravindra Jadeja breached David Warner's defense and shattered his stumps. Their nightwatchman Nathan Lyon was also quickly sent back by Jadeja and a big task awaits the visitors tomorrow. They trail by 129 runs and with the pitch offering ample assistance to the spinners, it will require a monumental effort and plenty of application from the Aussies to come out of this Test unscathed. Promises to be an intriguing last day. Do join us at 0930 local (0400 GMT) for all the action. Cheers!
End of an entertaining day of Test cricket. Day 4 started with the match on a knife-edge and India seized the initiative on the back of a stupendous partnership between Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha. The pair batted for two sessions and kept the Australians at bay. Courtesy their contribution and a late quickfire knock by Ravindra Jadeja, the hosts managed to gain a 152-run lead.
7.2: Jadeja to N Lyon, OUT! Bowled 'em! The nightwatchman departs. Probably it was too much to ask of Lyon to face Jadeja on a track that is spitting venom. Jadeja pitches this around middle, Nathan goes forward to defend but gets beaten by the turn. Out comes the off stump and Jadeja has his finger on the lips again. Just the start India wanted. Smith and Lehmann have a worried look in the dressing room. And that is it on day 4. Stumps!
7.1: R Jadeja to Lyon, Lyon defends this flatter delivery on the off side.
End of over 7 (4 runs): Australia 23/1 ( M Renshaw 7 (21b 1x4 0x6), N Lyon 2 (5b 0x4 0x6), R Ashwin 4-0-17-0)
6.6: R Ashwin to Renshaw, Bowls it on the sticks, Renshaw dead-bats it.
6.5: R Ashwin to Renshaw, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
6.4: R Ashwin to Renshaw, Flatter delivery, Renshaw clips it towards the leg side.
6.3: R Ashwin to Renshaw, Bowls it slower through the air and on off, Matt blocks it.
6.2: R Ashwin to Renshaw, FOUR! Floats this one around off, Renshaw flicks it through mid-wicket. Pujara gives it a long chase and tries to pull it back just before the rope. But the replays show that his boots were in contact with the fence when he was in contact with the ball. First boundary for Matt Renshaw.
6.1: R Ashwin to Renshaw, Tosses this one around off, Renshaw blocks it.
End of over 6 (2 runs): Australia 19/1 ( N Lyon 2 (5b 0x4 0x6), M Renshaw 3 (15b 0x4 0x6), R Jadeja 3-1-6-1)
5.6: R Jadeja to Lyon, Lyon has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
5.5: R Jadeja to Lyon, Lyon looks to defend but it goes off his inside edge past short leg. Two runs added to the total.
5.4: R Jadeja to Lyon, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
5.3: R Jadeja to Lyon, LBW Appeal. Turned down. Tossed up around middle, Lyon looks to defend but it hits his pads. India go up but the umpire is not interested. It was going down the leg side.
5.2: R Jadeja to N Lyon, Lyon defends this tossed up delivery towards square leg.
Nathan Lyon is the nightwatchman.
5.1: R Jadeja to Warner, OUT! Cleaned him up. Quicker delivery which turns back in viciously after landing on the rough outside off and Warner is beaten all ends up. The ball doesn't disturb the bails but absolutely crashes the stumps as Warner looks to defend by crouching. The off stump is pegged back and the celebrations are ballistic. Kohli knows how the Australians mocked him and pats his shoulder to probably say who is the boss! Scenes all around. Steven Smith is flabbergasted in the dressing room and wants to look at the replays. David Warner walks off, yet another failure for him.
End of over 5 (1 run): Australia 17/0 ( M Renshaw 3 (15b 0x4 0x6), D Warner 14 (15b 3x4 0x6), R Ashwin 3-0-13-0)
4.6: R Ashwin to Renshaw, Shorter again and outside off, Renshaw rocks back to block.
4.5: R Ashwin to Renshaw, Loops this one around off, Renshaw dead-bats it.
4.4: R Ashwin to Renshaw, Short and on the sticks, Renshaw goes back to block.
4.3: R Ashwin to Renshaw, Fuller and on the stumps, whipped away to mid-wicket.
4.2: R Ashwin to D Warner, Tosses this one outside off, Warner drives it through mid off for a single.
4.1: R Ashwin to Warner, Warner lunges and blocks this floated delivery.
End of over 4 (maiden): Australia 16/0 ( M Renshaw 3 (11b 0x4 0x6), D Warner 13 (13b 3x4 0x6), R Jadeja 2-0-4-0)
3.6: R Jadeja to Renshaw, The batsman fails to put bat on ball as it skids past the outside edge.
3.5: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Bowls it outside off, Renshaw looks to poke but gets beaten.
3.4: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Renshaw looks to defend but it goes off his thigh pad towards the FSL.
3.3: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Tossed up delivery, around off, Matt has blocked it.
3.2: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Renshaw prods forward and defends this floated delivery on the front foot.
3.1: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Tosses this one around off, Renshaw looks to defend but it takes the inside edge and goes past towards the leg gully.
End of over 3 (4 runs): Australia 16/0 ( D Warner 13 (13b 3x4 0x6), M Renshaw 3 (5b 0x4 0x6), R Ashwin 2-0-12-0)
2.6: R Ashwin to Warner, Tosses this one outside off, Warner goes back and punches to covers.
2.5: R Ashwin to Warner, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
2.4: Ashwin to Warner, India go up for an LBW! But the umpire is unmoved. Fuller and on the sticks, Warner looks to block but misses and it hits the pad. Ashwin is ecstatic and appeals instantly. But the umpire turns it down. Replays showed that it was quite close.
2.3: R Ashwin to Warner, Warner drives this floated delivery towards mid off.
2.2: R Ashwin to Warner, FOUR! Warner is looking to attack. Tosses this one around middle, David charges down the track and chips it over mid off for a boundary. The shot wasn't convincing but he gets his reward nonetheless.
2.1: R Ashwin to D Warner, Full and on the sticks, David's front foot defense goes off the inside edge, hits his pads and lobs towards the off side.
End of over 2 (4 runs): Australia 12/0 ( M Renshaw 3 (5b 0x4 0x6), D Warner 9 (7b 2x4 0x6), R Jadeja 1-0-4-0)
1.6: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Short again, he is looking to bowl in the rough, Renshaw knocks it back towards the bowler.
1.5: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Short again, Renshaw rocks back and works it around in front of square for a brace.
1.4: R Jadeja to Warner, Shorter delivery, spins back in, David nudges it towards deep square leg. One run taken.
1.3: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Shortish and spinning in, Renshaw tucks it through square leg. Single taken.
1.2: R Jadeja to M Renshaw, Gives this a lot more flight, Renshaw looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge towards point.
1.1: R Jadeja to Renshaw, Faster and flatter, around off Renshaw blocks it.
Ravindra Jadeja will bowl from the other end.
End of over 1 (8 runs): Australia 8/0 ( D Warner 8 (6b 2x4 0x6), M Renshaw 0 (0b 0x4 0x6), R Ashwin 1-0-8-0)
0.6: R Ashwin to D Warner, FOUR! Poor bowling from Ash. Bowls it wide again, Warner camps back and cuts it through point for another boundary. Eight runs off the first over.
0.5: R Ashwin to Warner, Shortish again and outside off, dabbed away to point.
0.4: R Ashwin to Warner, FOUR! Short and wide, Warner gets on his back foot and slashes it through covers for a boundary. Gets off the mark with that shot.
0.3: R Ashwin to Warner, Appeal! Turned down. Ashwin tosses this one around off, David looks to defend but it goes off the inside edge onto the pads. The reason why the umpire turned it down.
0.2: R Ashwin to Warner, Gives this one a lot of flight and keeps it outside off, cut to point.
0.1: R Ashwin to Warner, Starts the over with a tossed up delivery on the sticks, Warner makes room and drives it to the cover fielder.