Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
210 | 8 Runs | INDIA: 603/9

  • RA Jadeja54 (55b)
  • I Sharma0 (4b)
  • PJ Cummins39-10-106-4
  • SNJ O'Keefe77-17-199-3

4.01pm And India have declared. India will have eight overs at Australia tonight. These will be nervous eight overs for Australia. They could well be two or three down at stumps. This is a monumental effort with the bat. Built around the rock that is Cheteshwar Pujara. KL Rahul and M Vijay started the good work, but Pujara is the one who blunted the spirited Australian attack with the help of Saha. Jadeja then came out and took the lead beyond 150. There will be eight overs tonight, and if India smell it, they can bowl 105 tomorrow with spinners rushing through their overs. Just before we get into the third innings, a word of praise for Australia's bowlers who toiled hard without giving up. The run rate was kept under three on this quick outfield. Their batsmen need another big effort to get out of Ranchi with the series level

209.6
4
Cummins to Jadeja, FOUR runs, lead goes past 150. Short of a length, into the ribs, Jadeja gets inside the line and guides it fine for four

Kohli seems ready to declare after this ball

209.5
0
Cummins to Jadeja, no run, bouncer outside leg, left alone
209.4
0
Cummins to Jadeja, no run, slower ball, outside leg, defended to leg
209.3
0
Cummins to Jadeja, no run, yorker, on off, dug out

If India declare at the end of this over, Australia will have eight overs to survive tonight

209.2
4
Cummins to Jadeja, FOUR runs, there is fifty for Jadeja. The sword celebrations are out. He drives this wide of long-on and straight of midwicket

Are India waiting for Jadeja's fifty?

209.1
0
Cummins to Jadeja, no run, slower ball, full, pitched outside leg, hits him on the pad

Kunal: "If the plan wasn't to declare soon, why where Saha and Pujara trying to hit out or get out? Surely you would like them batting rather than Umesh? A bit strange?"

END OF OVER:
209 | (wicket maiden) | INDIA: 595/9

  • I Sharma0 (4b)
  • RA Jadeja46 (49b)
  • SNJ O'Keefe77-17-199-3
  • PJ Cummins38-10-98-4
208.6
0
O'Keefe to Sharma, no run, slower in the air, gets turn from outside off, beats the bat
208.5
0
O'Keefe to Sharma, no run, slight drift back in, solid front-foot defensive
208.4
0
O'Keefe to Sharma, no run, on a length, slight turn, Ishant well forward to defend
208.3
0
O'Keefe to Sharma, no run, full, on off, solid front-foot defensive

Fifth-wicket rescue

38

No. of consecutive inns without a century partnership for 5th wkt for Australia, before this match. In this Test, they have had 100+ stands in both inns for the wkt.

Jadeja again

3

No. of times Jadeja has dismissed Smith in this series. He has scored 105 off 320 balls at SR of 32.82. Against all others bowlers: 266 off 506, SR of 52.56 with 2 dismissals.

rely on smith

78.33

Smith's average in 3rd inns of Tests in his last 6 inns, before this. His scores: 138, 70*, 31, 63, 59, 109.

Pujara's second double

2

No. of double-centuries for Pujara against Australia, joint-most among Indian batsmen with Tendulkar and Laxman and joint third-most overall.

New record

495

Previous most number of balls faced by an Indian in a Test innings, by Rahul Dravid in his innings of 270 in Rawalpindi in 2004. Pujara has faced 500+ balls so far.

Pujara's top season

7

No. of centuries for Pujara in this first-class season, the joint 2nd-most in an Indian fc season. Laxman (8) made the most whereas Pataudi & Gavaskar also made 7.

Long ago

2010

Last time India's top-3 all scored 50+ in the same Test inns, vs NZ in Nagpur. India had 8 such instances between 2006 and 2010 but this inns is the first since then.

Vijay-Pujara stand tall

6

No. of century partnerships between Vijay and Pujara in this 2016-17 season - the 2nd-most by any pair in a season. Hayden-Ponting had 7 in 2005-06, the most.