LIVE: India-Australia second Test: Third day's action

LIVE: India-Australia second Test: Third day's action

By: || Updated: 19 Dec 2014 12:05 AM
New Delhi: After conceding a first innings lead, India put up a brave fight in the second innings as they put up 71-1 to end the third day of the second Test against Australia in Brisbane on Friday.

After losing Murali Vijay for 28, the partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteswar Pujara helped India steady the ship. They are trailing by 26 runs.




1:00pm: It's stumps at the Gabba. India finish the day at  71-1


12:45 pm: Still a few overs left, and Shikhar Dhawan trying his best to stick around!


12:20pm: 50 up for India!


12:16PM: Short ball by Shane Watson leaves Shikhar Dhawan in a spot of bother. Aussies appeal but umpire Erasmus not convinced.


12:03AM: Cheteswar Pujara is the next man in.


12:02AM: Murali Vijay is bowled!

Mitchell Starc dismisses the Indian opener for 28. Cleaned him up really. It was the line that betrayed Vijay. India 41-1.

M Vijay 28 (39ball; 4x4)


11:35AM: 5 overs gone, India 27-0


11:32AM: India 13-0 after 4 overs.


11:10AM: India start their innings. Mitchell Johnson bowls the first over. Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan open for India.


11:05AM: Australia are all out for 505. Mitchell Starc is bowled by Ashwin for 52. The lead is of 97 runs.

10:59AM: And, we are back. Ashwin continuing.


10:44AM: It's tea at the Gabba.

Australia are at 503-9, with Mitchell Starc batting on 51, Hazlewood on 31. Lead is on 95 runs.


10:32AM: 500 comes up for Australia!


10:28am: Mitchell Starc scores a half-century. Now, Hazlewood too hits out


10:12 AM: If you are an Indian fan, there's nothing to cheer about. The much talked about Indian bowling attack fail to break the last pair. Australia extend lead to 68 runs.


9:55AM: Varun Aaron to Mitchell Starc. Didn't carry. Ashwin dives but in vain.


9:45AM: Nathan Lyon is out. Rohit Sharma  catches him off Varun Aaron. Australia 454-9. Lead is now of 45 runs.

N Lyon 23 (23 balls; 3x4)


9:29 AM: The Indian bowlers are unable to show the exit way to the Aussie tail-enders. Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon picking up some quick runs. Australia take 27-run lead as they reach 435-8.


9:12AM: So, this is it. Australia take first innings lead. With Mitchell Starc's consecutive boundaries, the Aussies have now reached 409-8, thus taking a 1 run lead over India. In their first innings, India were bundled out for 408.


9:03AM: Steven Smith is OUT too!

That's a real big blow for Australia. Just when they were closing in on a first innings lead, the captain departs for 133.  He judged it wrong, and the Ishant Sharma delivery rattles the stumps. Australia 398-8.

S Smith 133 (191 balls; 13X4, 2X6)


8:58AM: That's a big wicket. Mitchell Johnson is gone!

Trying to play away from his body, Johnson offers an edge behind the stumps to Dhoni. A wicket for Ishant Sharma. Johnson falls for 88 as Australia reach 395-7

M Johnson 88 (93 balls; 13X4; 1X6)


8:50AM: After 86 overs, Australia reach 387-6. It's time for drinks now!


8:40AM: It looks like Smith and Johnson have made up their mind. They are looking rock solid, and surpassing India may well be a matter of time. They are at 381-6 now.


8:05AM: Second session begins. Very important session for both the teams. Australia looking for a lead, India need four wickets!


7:30AM: It's lunch at the Gabba. It's lunch at the Gabba. Australia 351-6. Steven Smith unbeaten on 110, Mitchell Johnson on 67. They trail by 57 runs.


This is the fourth successive Test at the Gabba when an Australian captain has scored a century. Clarke had scored the last three.

It's a second hundred in the series for Smith, fifth hundred in his last 10 Tests.


7:19AM: A century for Steven Smith. His sixth in Test career. What a match it has been for the young Australian captain. In Adelaide, stand-in captain Virat Kohli had scored centuries in both the innings, on Test captaincy debut. It's Smith's moment of glory now!


7:15AM: Johnson is on fire! He hits a sixer off Ashwin. What a comeback by the Aussies


7:10am: Another boundary, and it's a half-century for Mitchell Johnson. What an innings. He took just 37 balls to reach the half-century. Well, he has hit another one to the fence... Indian pacers looking hapless


7:02AM: Slowly, Australia are staging a comeback. 300 up for them!


7:01AM: Steven Smith inching closer to his century.


7:00AM: This Test has seen 23 no balls being bowled so far. Out of 23, Ishant Sharma alone has bowled 20! Record that!


6:50AM: Steven Smith inching closer to century. A ton on Test captaincy debut? Time will tell...


6:45AM: Another boundary for Mitchell Johnson. He's playing a quick-fire innings.


  • Even though, Australia are struggling, it's the birthday of their most successful captain Ricky Ponting. Happy Birthday, Punter!

6:40AM: Australia 276-6 after 65 overs


6:22AM: 250 up for the Aussies!


6:19AM: And, that's out! Brad Haddin has to walk back to the pavilion. Varun Aaron's bouncer actually does the trick.

Trying to shield himself from being hit on the face, Haddin pops up a simple catch to Cheteswar Pujara at short leg. Australia 247-6

B Haddin 6 (12 balls; 1X4)


6: 12AM: Drinks break. Australia 247-5


6:08AM: 80 overs gone, Australia 247-5.


6:07AM: A boundary by Haddin off Aaron. That should make him feel relieved.


6:05AM: Brad Haddin looking shaky. Australia can't afford to lose another wicket here...


5:59am: Smith on strike....Ishant appeals for an LBW, umpire Gould not convinced.... Oh man! Another appeal, and another turned down!


5:57AM: Australia 237-5 after 58 overs


5:54AM: Steven Smith hits a boundary, Australia 237-5.


5:51am: First wicket of the day! Mitchell Marsh is cleaned bowled by Ishant Sharma. Australia 232-5

That was a brilliant delivery by Sharma and that cleaned up Marsh for 11. First success for India.

M Marsh 11 (32 balls; 1x4)


5:44AM: 56 overs gone, Australia 232-4


5:37 AM: A good over by Varun Aaron. Australia 225-4


5:32 AM: Ishant Sharma's first over the day, Steven Smith on strike. Australia 224-3.



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