Australia were 103 for two at stumps against India on the third day of the third Test, extending its overall lead to 197 runs at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday. Full Scorecard

Pat Cummins led a fantastic bowling performance by the hosts as India were bowled out for 244.

India resuming at 96/2 with both Rahane and Pujara were up and running as Nathan Lyon began proceedings.

Australia’s bowlers, however, appeared determined to seize the initiative in the morning session, testing both Rahane and Pujara with a barrage of short balls.

Pat Cummins gets the first breakthrough Australia wanted by dismissing Rahane for 22 runs.

India lost their 4th wicket Hanuma Vihari to a brilliant fielding from Josh Hazlewood, India scored read at this point 142/4 in 68th Overs.

Pujara and Pant at the crease, with Pujara showed signs that he is set to play a long innings with Rishabh Pant at the other end playing a counter-attacking innings.

India scored 84 runs with the lost of two wickets in 34 overs at lunch with Pujara and Pant determined to build a big partnership.

Pujara and Pant put on a fifty run stand between both of them. Pujara brings up his maiden fifty of this series off 174 balls.

Two wickets in succession for Australia as Pujara and Pant were dismissed back to back, Hazlewood gets Pant at first slip Pat Cummins gets the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara. India were 195/6 after 89 overs.

R Ashwin was the next to fall, run out for 10, after a spot of slightly lazy running. Australia had little trouble cleaning the tail up even as Ravindra Jadeja scored an attacking 26* at the other end.

India suffered three run-outs in their innings of 244 all out. Australia managed to purchase a cushion of 94 runs, which is massive.

Injury concerns for India as Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja have been taken to a hospital for scans.

Australia looking to pile up on more runs against India after pocketing a huge 94-run lead.

An early wicket for India as debutant Will Pucovski but was dismissed for 10 by Mohammed Siraj.

Ashwin strikes in his very first over picks up a huge wicket of David Warner. Australia lost both their openers with 35/2 on the board.

With Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne at the crease, Australia were 103/2 at the end of the day extend their lead to 197 runs.

Australia will fancy their chances of going up 2-1 in the series, while India will mull over growing injury concerns as the teams head into day four.


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