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  • 5:02 PM IST
    Hope you enjoyed out coverage. The next Test begins on March 25.

  • 4:59 PM IST
    Jadeja could have got the award as well. Pujara’s knock was important as India could have lost the game. Could have been nice if it was shared.

  • 4:56 PM IST

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  • 4:51 PM IST
    Smith is making some good comments.

  • 4:50 PM IST

    Man of the Match: Cheteshwar Pujara

  • 4:39 PM IST

    Jadeja this Test: 5/124 & 4/54 | 54*. Missed out on a well-deserved Man of the Match award.

  • 4:34 PM IST

    ‘Magnificent fight by Australia! Love ya, Peter Handscomb’ – KP

  • 4:28 PM IST
    Jadeja ends with 9 wickets but he has done enough to go to the top spot in Tests.

  • 4:24 PM IST

    End of the Test. Handshakes all around. Brilliant batting from Handscomb. It’s a draw. The series stays 1-1. This was a good Test, no doubt.

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Hello everyone. Welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates from the final day’s play of the third Test between India and Australia at Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. This is Suvajit Mustafi, and I will be bringing you the live cricket scores and updates from the match. The gripping fourth day’s play was dominated by India. Heroics from Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja placed India in commanding position. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs Australia, 3rd Test at Ranchi

Pujara and Saha added 199 runs and recorded highest seventh-wicket stand for India against Australia, breaking the 69-year-old record of Hemu Adhikari and Vijay Hazare. Pujara registered his third double hundred and became the first Indian cricketer to play 500 balls in Test cricket. Saha meanwhile slammed his third century. Such was their dominance that no wicket fell in the first two sessions of the day’s play.

Pujara batted seven sessions for his marathon knock and he was eventually dismissed by Nathan Lyon, who claimed his first wicket after his eight-for on Day One at Bengaluru; to be precise, after two weeks and 75.2 overs.

The icing on the cake was Jadeja’s show. He got a brisk 54 not out as India declared at 603 for 9, with a lead of 152. Jadeja inflicted further blows in the Australian camp by dismissing David Warner and Nathan Lyon. Australia will start Day Five at 23 for 2, still trailing India by 129 runs.

Odds are heavily in favour of India. Australia will be pleased if they can play out a draw but to do that they will have to counter the Day Five threat of Ashwin and Jadeja.

Teams:

India: ViratKohli (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, Glenn Maxwell, Steve O’Keefe, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood