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  • 8:38 AM IST

    Follow the live updates of the final day on your Day 5 blog.

  • 6:16 PM IST

  • 4:47 PM IST

    Another good day’s play. All the three sessions were won by India. Saurashtra boys — Jadeja and Pujara are winning it for India. Saha says the way Pujara batted he felt sorry for the opposition. He hopes the wicket turns more.

  • 4:37 PM IST

    BOWLED! Jadeja gets another wicket. This is a Man of the Match performance. Lyon is cleaned up with a beauty. Sharp turn, beats the edge and bowled.

    OUT! Nathan Lyon b Ravindra Jadeja 2 (7)
  • 4:33 PM IST
    Here it is:

  • 4:33 PM IST
    That wasn’t required, really!

  • 4:29 PM IST

    BOWLED! Jadeja cleans-up Warner. The ball implodes off the rough. Comes in and uproots the stump. His poor run continues. Kohli points to his shoulder to give him a send-off. Not needed, really.

    OUT! David Warner b Ravindra Jadeja 14 (16)
  • 4:26 PM IST

  • 4:24 PM IST

    Renshaw is living there dangerously. Jadeja is getting sharp turn off the surface. A maiden over from Jadeja. The ball is shooting off the patch for Jadeja.

  • 4:21 PM IST

    A bat-pad for Warner and it lobs to a safe zone. Ashwin beats Warner with the flight but he has played it over mid-off for a boundary. An interesting battle going on. Now huge appeal for a LBW. Would have gone on to miss the leg-stump. An interesting over end. Five overs to go.

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Hello, good morning and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates of Day Four’s play of the third Test between India and Australia for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. This is Suvajit Mustafi, and just like the previous three days, I will be bringing you the live cricket scores and updates from the match. This has been an evenly contested Test. While Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins have aided Australia come back strong after the glitch at Bengaluru, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay and KL Rahul have been the stars from the Indian camp. Full cricket scorecard: India vs Australia, 3rd Test at Ranchi

At stumps of Day Three, India were 360 for 6, still trailing Australia by 91 runs. Pujara defied a disciplined bowling effort from the Australians to remain unbeaten on 130, and with him at the crease is the gritty Wriddhiman Saha. Batting conditions remained good on Day Three as well, as Pujara and Vijay stitched another hundred-run stand, their sixth this season. Virat Kohli ended speculations by walking out to bat at No. 4. Cummins had the better of him for 6. Even the Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane flopped, letting Cummins dismiss him for 14.

Barring Pujara, the Indian middle-order fumbled again and now the onus lies on Saha, Jadeja, and him to help India gain a lead. If not, then at least get them close to the Australian total. With India batting fourth, every run they get from hereon will be crucial.

A sizeable crowd is expected in Ranchi on Sunday. Icing on the cake could be the presence of MS Dhoni in the stands. The Dhoni-led Jharkhand side were defeated by Bengal in the Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-final on Saturday. The former Indian captain may well visit the ground. All in all, an exciting day awaits us.

Teams:

India: Virat Kohli (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma

Australia: Steven Smith (c), Matthew Wade (wk), David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Steve O’Keefe, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Glenn Maxwell