India's captain Virat Kohli, right, shakes hands with Australia's Matthew Wade at the end of their third test cricket match that ended in a draw in Ranchi, India, Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

At the end of the India vs Australia 3rd Test Match Day 4, superb batting by Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha along with excellent bowling by Ravindra Jadeja put India in a strong position. While Australia had scored 451 in their first innings, India declared their first innings at 603/9 for a lead of 152 runs.

Here are highlights:

Man of the Match – Cheteshwara Pujara

Australia Second Innings – 204/6 

Matthew Wade – 5*

Peter Handscomb -72*

Glenn Maxwell 2 (Out)

Shaun Marsh – 53 (Out)



Jadeja strikes again, this time takes Australian captain Steve Smith.

OUT! First wicket for India and it’s Ishant who does it for the hosts. Matt Renshaw is lbw for 15 off 84 balls

Jadeja bowls the 28th over, which is a maiden. Australia 59/2 after 28 overs

After 25 overs,Australia 54/2 ( Matt Renshaw 15 , Steven Smith (C) 20)

Ishant bowls the 23rd over. Australia 48/2 after 23 overs. Steve Smith is batting on 16 and Matt Renshaw is on 14.

Ishant replaces Umesh for the 21st over. Australia 43/2 after 21 overs. Steve Smith is batting on 13 and Matt Renshaw is on 12.


Umesh bowls the 13th over which is a maiden. Australia 34/2 after 13 overs

Jadeja bowls the 10th over. Australia 31/2 after 10 overs

Umesh Yadav is bowling from the other side. It seems that Kohli is saving Ashwin for later and not starting with an all-spin policy. AUS 31/2

Umesh bowls the 9th over. Australia 30/2 after 9 overs.

After 8 overs, Australia 24/2 ( Steve Smith (C) 0 , Matt Renshaw 7)


The fifth day’s play starts. Steve Smith faces Jadeja for the first ball