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Post by Binoo John and Ankit Pal in Test

Good Morning awesome people, This is Ankit Pal and day 3 of the match is about to start and India is holding the grip of the match. From here, team India will be looking to give a lead of 250-300 runs and then restrict team Australia below the target.


Let's see how the day develops itself and yes i'll be updating you about all the latest and some interesting facts of the match.

Teams arrive on the field. India will start from 311/1 with 9 wickets remaining. Australia will be trying their best to stop India from scoring a big lead.

Doherty bowls the first ball of Day 3 to Vijay.

Murali Vijay is playing on 130 runs and Pujara is on 162 runs. After 94 overs, India 313/1.

James Pattinson takes the other end to bowl on Day 3.

India is currently leading with 76 runs and 9 wickets in hand. The only wicket to fall for India was the opener Virendra Sehwag.

Oz body language at nets this morning suggested they are seeing stars in daylight...

After 96 overs, India looking strong at 315/1.

Australian's are bowling with the second new ball which is 17 overs old now. 

Without taking much chances India is on 316/1 after 97 overs.

Pujara seems to be facing trouble while running. And the partnership crosses 300 mark. It is the 12th triple century stand for India in Tests and 5th against Australia. 

On Twitter: Richie Benaud ‏@RichieBenaud: 8 or 9 quick wickets to Australia in the first hour this morning could reduce India's grasp on this match #IndvAus

Well, Australia still continues to miss catches... and their is a sayind the one who miss catches miss matches...

India 322/1 after 99 overs. 

Here comes the first boundry of the day from Pujara's bat.

After Pujara, now Pujara hits second boundry of the day.  

With 10 runs from the over India 332/1 after 101 overs.

Murli vijay is playing at 140 and would be looking to convert it into 150 in next 15-20 minutes. On the other hand Pujara is on 172 and would be looking to beat his own best score of 206 runs. 

India is now leading with 95 runs after 103 overs.

It is the best second wicket partnership for India.

Murali Vijay hits another boundry and lift his score to 144 runs in 323 balls.

Indian lead to Australia crosses 100 runs. A very good successful effort by Aussies to stop the boundry.

A loud appeal by Australia but umpire Dharamsena disapproves it.

India 340/1 after 106 overs.

Murali Vijay is now 1 run away from 150 runs.

Murali Vijay completes 150 runs. This is the first time he has scored 150 runs in international Test cricket.

A well placed shot by Pujara for FOUR runs.

On Twitter: Tom Moody ‏@TomMoodyCricket: With Watson declaring he's fit to bowl Australia will go into 2nd test with Lyon & Doherty, one quick to miss, who? #Starc #AusvInd.

India playing a sensible cricket, not taking much chances but also not missing a loose delivery to get runs. India 351/1 after 108.3 overs.

The teams go for Drinks break. Now my colleague Binoo John will update you about all the latest from the ground.

 India 362-1 vijay 156 Pujara 186  Parntership getting too daunting for Australia. Now worth 345 runs for the second wicket. 

Maxwell has bowled 11 overs now giving away 6 per over. Now vijay takes him for another boundary.

Pujaras Test career runs cross 1000. India lead extends to  139 runs

Pujara closing in on a double. he has Fevicol qualities. he sticks in there for long.  190 for Pujara.

 Clarke seems to h ave run out of options. Should he bring himself in to bowl?

IND 380/1. No respite for thet Aussies.

 Pujara is relentless and untiring. Always been a long innings player.  had made a habit of double and triple centuries in domestic cricket. HYD pitch is made for him. 

Murli Vijay falls finally caught Cowan B mawell who has been toiling hard . 387/2.

Tendulkar arrives to a huge roar. No pressure on him.  Ideal situation.  India lead by 150.

Bring your hands together for Pujara. On 199. 

Pujara brings in his 200 with a boundary to mid wicket.  Tendulkar walks down to offer his appreciation. Secont Test double hundred in such a short career.  fastest 1000 in tests.

India 392/2 

Pujara out at 204, caught at leg trying to hook a short one. C Doherty B Pattinson. End of a great innings. Pujara is clearly a more than enough replacement for Dravid. Wall replaced by a run scoring Wall.  393/3.

Kohli in.  Clarke surely will be relieved to see the back of Vijay and now Pujara. Incredible partnership. India 400/3 after 123 overs at LUNCH.

 XAVIER dOHERTY BOWLING HIS 36th over.  what will he do to get Tendulkar or Kohli out on this pitch? 

Tendulkar goes c Wade b Pattinson for 7. 409/4.

Tendulkar low score in this pitch is cause for worry again. He will obviously want to say bye after a flurry of centuries. 

Dhoni 4,4,4,


Dhoni will be looking at a lead of 300 -350 .  He has everything going  for him at the moment.


Dhoni on the rampage. 444/4. 34 in 29 balls.

Looks like a declaration will come after tea. Dhoni has been reaching out for balls to smack. 

Dhoni sets out to hit one to cover. CAUGHT. FIVE WICKETS DOWN. 

460/5. DHONI  C DOHERTY B Maxwell. a quickfire 44. 

Kohli has scored  only 14 off 60 balls. is he planning a Murli Vijay like innings? 

 Jadeja needs to show some batting here.  474/5.

Flopped again Jadeja C & B 484/6.  Mawell the bowler

Ashwin follows Jadeja to the pavillion 485/7 c hughes b Doherty

Kohli did not have a good time at all. out for 34. 

494/9. India all out for 503. lead of 266. faily comforatble considering that the ball is spinning. TEA

Aus not facing many problems despite a a couple of LBW appeals and two dropped catches. Ashwin into the attack quite early. 25/0.

Warner 18, Cowan 1

Kumar 5 overs 4 maiden. Quite impressive that.  Aus 29/0. , 

No problems confront the aussies in their second outing. Cruising along at 53/0.

Sanjay Manjrekar : Brilliant to see 2 young modern day batsmen ( Pujara,Vijay ) show old fashioned virtues of test batsmanship.

 Warner on 26 Cowan on 18. 

Harbhajan bowling. 

Warner bowled Ashwin Aus 56/1

Hughes follows Warner  2 wickets down

 Watson relieves pressure with a six 63/2. down the wicket for a neat hoik, Idea is to prevent Ashwin from flighting the ball.

Harbhajan and Ashwin pinning down the Aus batting. Two great off spinners on a helpful track. 

 jadeja into the attack. Left arm spinner turning the ball well. After two overs,  2-2-0-0


END OF PLAY ON DAY THREE. aUS 74/2. BRISK  scoring. but they would have prefered to go in today with all wickets in tact. tough day for the Aussies tomorrow with the pitch expected to crack further.  Trail Indian by 192 runs with eight wickets in hand. 

See you tomorrow. 

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