Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane added 93 runs for 5th wicket stand on Day 3 of the Test    IANS
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane added 93 runs for 5th wicket stand on Day 3 of the Test IANS

India will resume their batting on Day four of the second Test against Australia at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. India ended Day Three’s play at 213 for 4, taking lead by 126 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane remaining unbeaten on 79 and 40 respectively. The live cricket streaming of the match will be available on Hotstar in both English and Hindi commentary, while the live telecast will be available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD 1, along with the Hindi commentary on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD 3. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Bengaluru

Having ended the morning session at 38 with no loss of wickets after Australia were bowled out for 276 runs in their first innings with a first-innings lead of 87 runs, India struggled to put up a strong partnership and lost four quick wickets. India struggled to reach 122 for 4 in their second innings till the tea session on a pitch where the ball had good bounce and assistance for the spinners. Seamer Josh Hazlewood was the tormentor for India as he accounted for opener Abhinav Mukund, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja.

Left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe too got the big wicket of local boy KL Rahul. Captain Steve Smith, at first slip, pulled off a blinder with a superb diving catch to the right. Jadeja was promoted ahead of Rahane, Karun Nair and Wriddhiman Saha but could only survive for 12 deliveries, with Hazlewood dismantling his stumps. However, Jadeja emerged the hero in the morning session, returning with figures of 6 for 63 to help India bundle the visitors for 276 on Day 3.