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Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test: Hosts in driver's seat on Day 2 after Ravindra Jadeja's 5-fer, KL Rahul's fifty

Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test: Hosts in driver's seat on Day 2 after Ravindra Jadeja's 5-fer, KL Rahul's fifty

It was Rahul's fifth half-century in Test cricket. But just when he was looking good for a big score, Rahul frittered away the advantage edging one to Matthew Wade off comeback man Pat Cummins' delivery.

'Pitch' battle in Ranchi: Virat Kohli-Steve Smith feud continues with no end in sight

'Pitch' battle in Ranchi: Virat Kohli-Steve Smith feud continues with no end in sight

Kohli said external conditions would determine how the pitch would behave.

India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 1 — As it happened...

India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 1 — As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of Day 1 actions of the third Test between India and Australia, being played at Ranchi.

WATCH: Virat Kohli and co sweating it out hard in practice nets ahead of Ranchi Test

WATCH: Virat Kohli and co sweating it out hard in practice nets ahead of Ranchi Test

While Indians will be hoping to restart their winning campaign, Aussies will be hoping to take a revenge for the loss in 2nd Test at Benglauru. 

India vs Australia: Ranchi set to become India's 26th Test venue; misses favorite son MS Dhoni

India vs Australia: Ranchi set to become India's 26th Test venue; misses favorite son MS Dhoni

It's all because of Dhoni that we're able to host our first Test match here. His rise has put the city in international map -  Dhoni's childhood coach Keshav Banerjee 

India vs Australia: Matthew Wade feels Aussies need to beat India on skill

India vs Australia: Matthew Wade feels Aussies need to beat India on skill

Wade said he was shocked by a distinct change in India's approach between the first and second cricket Test in the ongoing series

India vs Australia: Sunil Gavaskar slams ICC's double standard, says Steve Smith deserves punishment

India vs Australia: Sunil Gavaskar slams ICC's double standard, says Steve Smith deserves punishment

During the post-match conference, Kohli said that the Aussies "crossed the line", and stopped short of calling Smith a cheat.

IND vs AUS, 2nd Test: Virat Kohli dismisses Steve Smith's pressure remark as mere mind games

IND vs AUS, 2nd Test: Virat Kohli dismisses Steve Smith's pressure remark as mere mind games

Kohli also reckoned that the series is still alive and in all likelihood, the outcome of the series will be known only after the fourth match.

Pune Test: Virender Sehwag could have saved India from embarrassment, says former Aussie stars

Pune Test: Virender Sehwag could have saved India from embarrassment, says former Aussie stars

After an eventful day for India on the 22 yards, Viru tried to cheer up the fans and in a very witty manner

Ind vs Aus: Harbhajan Singh in defensive mode as his predictions turn wrong

Ind vs Aus: Harbhajan Singh in defensive mode as his predictions turn wrong

The news of Australia beating India by 333 runs came to the offie as a shock, in his defense Bhajji praised Steve Smith and his men while slamming the pitch curator indirectly through his tweets

WATCH: Who is better – Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli? This debate has reached Australian dressing room

WATCH: Who is better – Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli? This debate has reached Australian dressing room

Some Australian players feel that Sachin Tendulkar is the best, while some believe that Virat Kohli is better.

Ind vs Aus 2017: Steve Smith rubbishes Harbhajan Singh's taunt, says Australia has enough skills and plans to face India

Ind vs Aus 2017: Steve Smith rubbishes Harbhajan Singh's taunt, says Australia has enough skills and plans to face India

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, I don't believe that's the case. I'm confident in the squad and we've got here to compete against India: Smith

India vs Australia 2017: Virat Kohli lauds coach Anil Kumble for his efforts on both personal and professional front

India vs Australia 2017: Virat Kohli lauds coach Anil Kumble for his efforts on both personal and professional front

I wanted to learn from my mistakes and evolve as a person. Anil Bhai coming into play channeled it much better in terms of his experience: Kohli

Ind vs Aus: Aussie pacer Josh Hazlewood rubishes curator's bounce predictions

Ind vs Aus: Aussie pacer Josh Hazlewood rubishes curator's bounce predictions

Pitch curator Pandurang Salgaoncar has said that the wicket will not have much lateral movement for the ball, but it has good bounce and the balls will fly

Ind vs Aus: Australia has a strong and confident squad, says Nathan Lyon

Ind vs Aus: Australia has a strong and confident squad, says Nathan Lyon

I have been watching a lot of footage of Ashwin, the way he goes about it, his different release points. He is a world-class spinner, the best at the moment in the world, there is a reason for it. 

India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane says the team has strategy for each Aussie player

India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane says the team has strategy for each Aussie player

Making a comeback after recovering from a finger injury, Rahane justified the faith shown in their abilities by the team management with a 133-ball 82 in the first innings against Bangladesh in the one-off Test

Umesh Yadav praises Virat Kohli's captaincy style, says he lets him take decisive strategic calls

Umesh Yadav praises Virat Kohli's captaincy style, says he lets him take decisive strategic calls

Virat is a bowler's captain. He is someone who would throw the ball at you and tell you to set your own field: Yadav