Indians will have to bowl out of their skin to get back in the contest IANS

Australia are 299 for 4 at end of Day One against India, in the third of the four-Test series at Ranchi. The live cricket streaming of the match will be available on Hotstar with 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. In Australia, the live streaming would be available on Foxtel GO and Foxtel Play, while the live telecast will be on Fox Sports. In New Zealand, the live streaming is available on Sky Go NZ, along with the live telecast on Sky Sport 4. In USA, the live streaming is available on Willow TV Online, along with live telecast on Willow TV. Full cricket scorecard: India vs Australia, 3rd Test

The series is levelled 1-1, and given the momentum of is with Australia in the third Test, they are well on course to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India, on the other hand, will have to play out of their skin on Day Two to regain the coveted trophy. However, the track is unlike we saw in the first two Tests. Neither the ball is taking off the surface nor is it turning square. If anything, it is a featherbed for the batsmen.

While Steven Smith is unbeaten on 117, Glenn Maxwell is 18 runs short of turning his maiden fifty into a three-figure mark. However, the task will only get tougher for the bowlers, as the pitch has very little to offer them.