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India vs Australia Highlights, 3rd Test, Day 2: Nathan Lyon Takes 8/64; IND Set AUS 76 to Win

IND vs AUS 3rd Test Day 2 Live: Here you can follow live score and updates of India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 2 from Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore.

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Last Updated: March 02, 2023, 17:03 IST

Indore, India

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Follow here India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 2 live score and updates. (AP Photo)

Highlights IND vs AUS 3rd Test: Cheteshwar Pujara peeled off a fine half-century even as wickets kept tumbling at the other end as India were bowled out for 163  in their second innings, setting Australia 76 runs to win. Nathan Lyon produced a spectacular show, finishing with an eight-wicket haul while for India, Pujara top-scored with 59. The third and final session though began with a flurry of boundaries as India took the lead. The hosts lost four wickets in the second session but Pujara dropped anchor and guided Indian innings. Shreyas Iyer then stepped up after tea putting India ahead with a six and then with successive fours, Read More

Mar 02, 2023 17:02 IST

STUMPS ON DAY 2: Another Three-day Finish

14 wickets fell on Day 1. 16 wickets fell on Day 2. And it’s certain that the third Test between India and Australia will finish inside three days. Why? Because Nathan Lyon took eight wickets in the second innings to bowl out India for 163 runs and limit their lead to 75 runs at the Holkar Stadium. It was yet another day when bowlers ruled the roos. The morning session had a quiet start with overnight batters Peter Handscomb and Cameron Green leading a steady progress. And then R Ashwin made the breakthrough with the scalp of Handscomb following which Australia suffered a spectacular collapse to be bowled out for 197. If it wasn’t for Cheteshwar Pujara, this contest could well have been over today itself. Pujara fought hard and scored a fighting half-century to keep India’s hopes alive for a three-figure target. However, once he departed on 59, those hopes quickly vanished.

Mar 02, 2023 16:57 IST

Ind vs Aus 3rd Test Live Cricket Score: India 163-all out; AUS Need 76 to Win

WICKET! Nathan Lyon takes his eighth wicket as India have been bowled out for 163 in 60.3 overs. Tossed up from the offie and Mohammed Siraj charges forward. He is beaten on the inside edge as the ball hits the stumps. He goes back for a seven-ball duck. India have a lead of 75 runs.

Mar 02, 2023 16:47 IST

India vs Australia Live: Axar Goes Big

Axar Patel had no idea where the ball went. He goes for a slog-sweep and immediately looks at Mohammed Siraj telling him he has no clue where the ball has gone. It went over midwicket boundary for a maximum. And then a single brought Mohammed Siraj on strike whose two defensive shots drew wide cheers from the Indore crowd. IND 163/9, lead by 75 runs.

Mar 02, 2023 16:40 IST

AUS vs IND Today Match Live: Australia on Top

Despite that batting collapse in the morning session, Australia have managed to keep control of this contest. They have reduced India to 156/9 in 58 overs and the lead is just 68 runs. Will Axar Patel go for the big shots now? Looks like the ideal choice.

Mar 02, 2023 16:32 IST

Australia vs India 2023 Live: Umesh Falls on 0

WICKET! So right after getting the LBW decision reversed, Umesh Yadav goes for a big shot but finds the tallest man in the Australian team patrolling the boundary at midwicket. A slog sweep and Green takes the catch. A two-ball duck for Umesh. A seventh wicket for Nathan Lyon. IND 155/9 in 56.4 overs, lead by 67 runs.

Mar 02, 2023 16:27 IST

Australia vs India 2023 Live: Pujara Falls on 59

WICKET! That’s a blinder. Steve Smith has produced a magnificent one-handed diving catch at leg-slip to bring an end to Cheteshwar Pujara’s spectacular innings on 59. Pujara wanted to guide it fine and got the connection right but Smith was quick to react as he stretched his right hand to complete an excellent catch. The wicket Australia wanted. Nathan Lyon has six-fer. IND 155/8, lead by 67 runs.

Mar 02, 2023 16:18 IST

3rd Test Day 2 Live Updates: Pujara Hits a Six

The message has been received. Cheteshwar Pujara steps out and muscles one over deep midwicket for a huge six. Rohit Sharma is smiling now. Superb use of feet from Pujara – a feature of his innings. With that India reach 151/7 in 54.3 overs, lead by 63 runs.

Mar 02, 2023 16:13 IST

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Mar 02, 2023 16:11 IST

Ind vs Aus 3rd Test Live Cricket Score: Rohit Looks Angry

Well, India captain Rohit Sharma has been seen making some gestures from the dressing room. He doesn’t look happy. Probably wants the two in the middle to go for  runs and not just block? Ishan Kishan now sprints to the middle with some message. India 145/7 in 53 overs, lead by 57 runs.

Mar 02, 2023 16:04 IST

India vs Australia Live: Testing Period

Still 14 overs remaining in the day and Australia will be aiming to wrap up this Indian innings as quickly as possible. India would want to delay that and at the same time, start scoring some runs. This pitch isn’t going to get easier for the batters. India lead by 56 runs with three wickets remaining. The pair of Cheteshwar Pujara and Nathan Lyon is the last hope of Indian team to get the lead to three figures. Can they make it?

Mar 02, 2023 15:50 IST

AUS vs IND Today Match Live: Ashwin Falls on 16

WICKET! Another successful review from Australia as Nathan Lyon completes yet another five-wicket haul in Test cricket. R Ashwin came forward for a defensive shot but this one from Lyon turned after pitching. Pad first. A loud appeal but the umpire turned it down. Australia quickly went upstairs and three reds. Ashwin scored 16. IND 140/7 in 48.1 overs, lead by 52 runs.

Mar 02, 2023 15:46 IST

Australia vs India 2023 Live: Pujara Dropped on 50

DROPPED! It was a difficult chance but Australia will feel they have let one slip. Cheteshwar Pujara goes for a cut shot but doesn’t get hold of it and as a result the ball goes towards extra cover region where a diving Marnus Labuschagne fails to hold onto the catch. Would have been a spectacular take had he pulled it off. IND 135/6 in 47.4 overs.

Mar 02, 2023 15:37 IST

3rd Test Day 2 Live Updates: Pujara Hits Fifty

FIFTY! With a single, Cheteshwar Pujara brings up a fighting half-century. 35th such knock of his Test career. He has been the reason why India are still dreaming of a sizeable lead that may put Australia under pressure.

Mar 02, 2023 15:34 IST

Ind vs Aus 3rd Test Live Cricket Score: Murphy Back in Action

Todd Murphy sort of has taken a backseat after his Nagpur exploits. However, he has been quite accurate in Indore as well. May have not taken a wicket in the second innings yet but has allowed just 13 runs in his nine overs so far. India are 132/6 in 45 overs, lead by 44 runs.

Mar 02, 2023 15:28 IST

India vs Australia Live: The Contest is Evenly Poised

India vs Australia Live: The Contest is Evenly Poised

Mar 02, 2023 15:25 IST

AUS vs IND Today Match Live: How Many Will be Enough

So what will be the ideal target? Well, right now it’s not enough. India are ahead by just 38 runs. They would want at least 110-120 run lead to put Australia in some kind of a pressure. This surface isn’t the easy to bat on. And India spinners will fancy their chances to limit Australia below 100 in the chase. Still a long way to go for India in this Test.

Mar 02, 2023 15:14 IST

Australia vs India 2023 Live: Bharat Bowled on 3

WICKET! India are now six down with a lead of just 30 runs. This one didn’t turn as Srikar Bharat came forward, hoping for it to turn. And it beats his outside edge to crash land on the stumps. Bharat wastes a golden chance to make it count. India 118/6 in 40.1 overs, lead by 30 runs.

Mar 02, 2023 15:06 IST

3rd Test Live: A Brief But Entertaining Innings

Mar 02, 2023 15:00 IST

Ind vs Aus 3rd Test Live Cricket Score: Shreyas Departs on 26

WICKET! With spinners taking some punishment, Steve Smith turns to pace in Michell Starc and he provides the breakthrough. Shreyas Iyer flicks one away but fails to keep it down. Usman Khawaja dives and completes a superb catch. End of a brief but entertaining innings from Shreyas who scored 26. IND 113/5 in 37.2 overs, lead by 26 runs.

Mar 02, 2023 14:51 IST

India vs Australia Live: Shreyas Takes Charge

Australia under the pump. Shreyas Iyer has switched gears. Plenty of dot balls in the previous session but this one has started with a flurry of boundaries. He goes on the backfoot and flicks the first delivery of the over from Matthew Kuhnemann to midwicket region for a four. And when under-pressure Kuhnemann drops it short, Iyer goes rocks back for a pull shot to send the ball flying over midwicket region for a four. IND 111/4 in 36 overs, lead by 23 runs.

took the score into three figures. This was after Australia  collapsed in the morning session to be bowled out for 197. Australia continued to steady with the bat for the first hour of play but right after the drinks break, the momentum shifted when Ravichandran Ashwin got rid of Peter Handscomb on 19. Umesh Yadav followed that with a double-blow when he trapped Cameron Green on 21 before cleaning up Mitchell Starc on 1. Australia didn’t recover from those twin strikes and folded for 197 runs in their first innings to finish with a lead of 88 runs. Australia had finished Day 1 with a 47-run lead. The Indian batters were completely outclassed by the Aussie spinners on a rank-turner in Indore as one match-old Matthew Kuhnemann claimed a fifer on the opening day of the clash as India were bowled out for just 109. Meanwhile, Australia finished Day 1 with 156/4 as Peter Handscomb and Cameron Green will resume their innings on Thursday. Ravindra Jadeja was the lone-wicket taker for the hosts on Day 1 as he claimed all four scalps while Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel failed to exploit the surface in Indore.

Usman Khawaja was the best batter on show on the opening day as he countered the Indian spinners well before getting caught at mid-wicket by Shubman Gill. He scored 60.

India will rely heavily on their spinners to spin their web around the Australian batters as the visitors have already taken a healthy lead and anything over 100 will start making things difficult for the Asian Giants.

Meanwhile, India’s desperation to get a wicket showed when they lost two reviews in a span of five overs, both against Khawaja. When Ashwin trapped him lbw, India were cautious in taking a review, which later turned out to be a great chance wasted.

Batting coach Vikram Rathour maintained that playing on turners at home remains the team’s strength.

“It is a challenging wicket for sure. More turn than what we expected. May be because of the moisture, the ball turned sharply in the morning. We could have made more runs for sure but I don’t think anyone played poor or rash cricket. We just had an off day as a batting unit,” Rathour said in a media interaction.

When asked about the risk of playing on turners, Rathour said they could be at the receiving end at times but remains the team’s strength.

“Of course you can get out as a batting unit at times but we do prefer to play on turning tracks. That is our strength, that is where we are really good as a unit. To be fair this is a one off wicket.

“I don’t think the earlier two wickets were bad wickets. It is may be drier than we expected and we saw that. It did a lot more on first day of the Test match than what we expected,” said the former India opener.

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