Australia were 401-7 at lunch on the second day of the third cricket Test against India at the JSCA International stadium in Ranchi today.
Steve Smith (153) and Steve O’Keefe (1) were at the crease at the break.
Australian skipper Steve Smith held one end up with a score of 153-plus which help Australia to cross the 400 runs mark.
Earlier, Glenn Maxwell scored his maiden Test hundred to straighten his team’s grip on the match.The Aussies did well to conquer the pitch demons in their mind and it seems that the toss can play a key role in this Test.
Ravindra Jadeja added three wickets to his kitty today to lead the fightback for India against Australia.
Brief score: Australia 1st innings: 401 for 7 in 118 overs (Steve Smith 153; Umesh Yadav 2/94)