IND vs Aus third test, day 2: India strong in reply to Australia's 451 | Memsaab.com

After Ravindra Jadeja picked up 5/124 to help dismiss Australia for 451, India responded well with KL Rahul's 67 and finished Day 2 at 120/1.

But India made a solid start and ended Day 2 at 120/1 after Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell powered Australia to 451 in the first innings.

But India made a solid start and ended Day 2 at 120/1 after Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell powered Australia to 451 in the first innings.
In This Image: Virat Kohli
Earlier in the day, Ravindra Jadeja’s five-wicket haul (5/124) and KL Rahul’s 67 made sure India put up a fight against Steve Smith-led Australian side in the third Test in Ranchi.
 

The day began with India still missing their regular skipper Virat Kohli who stayed off the field after suffering a shoulder injury on Day 1.

The day began with India still missing their regular skipper Virat Kohli who stayed off the field after suffering a shoulder injury on Day 1.
In This Image: Glenn Maxwell
There is no official update on his status yet, if he will bat in his original position at No.4, india might be looking at a changed batting order here.

Rahul fell for 67 but India finished well after Smith's 178 helped Australia to a big total

Rahul fell for 67 but India finished well after Smith's 178 helped Australia to a big total
In This Image: K L Rahul
Earlier, with Australia resuming the day on 299-4, Smith and Maxwell put on a 191-run partnership to help the tourists post the biggest innings total so far in the four-match series.

Vijay and Pujara at stump, Vijay remains unbeaten on 42.

Vijay and Pujara at stump, Vijay remains unbeaten on 42.
In This Image: Steve Smith
The game stands quite evenly poised at the end of the day but india will be slightly buoyed after an improved showing through the day.