RESULT
3rd Test, Ranchi, March 16 - 20, 2017, Australia tour of India
451 & 204/6
603/9d

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
202
cheteshwar-pujara
Australia 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Details
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Matt Renshaw c Kohli b Yadav4469897063.76
David Warner c & b Jadeja1926452073.07
Steven Smith (c)not out 17836151217049.30
Shaun Marsh c Pujara b Ashwin28130025.00
Peter Handscomb lbw b Yadav1947672040.42
Glenn Maxwell c †Saha b Jadeja1041852459256.21
Matthew Wade c †Saha b Jadeja3750586074.00
Pat Cummins  b Jadeja022000.00
Steve O'Keefe c Vijay b Yadav2571595035.21
Nathan Lyon c Nair b Jadeja1670016.66
Josh Hazlewood run out (Jadeja/Rahul)0210000.00
Extras(b 9, lb 11, nb 2)22
TOTAL137.3 Ov (RR: 3.28, 558 Mts)451
Fall of wickets: 1-50 (David Warner, 9.4 ov), 2-80 (Matt Renshaw, 22.3 ov), 3-89 (Shaun Marsh, 25.1 ov), 4-140 (Peter Handscomb, 42.2 ov), 5-331 (Glenn Maxwell, 101.2 ov), 6-395 (Matthew Wade, 115.4 ov), 7-395 (Pat Cummins, 115.6 ov), 8-446 (Steve O'Keefe, 134.3 ov), 9-449 (Nathan Lyon, 135.6 ov), 10-451 (Josh Hazlewood, 137.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ishant Sharma2027003.509011002
Umesh Yadav31310633.4112914000
22.3 to MT Renshaw, as in Pune, Umesh produces a breakthrough after a good start from Australia. Renshaw has played a poor shot twice in a row. Almost slips catching practice here. Length ball outside off, holds its line with the shine, which is away from Renshaw. He just opens the face, and Kohli hangs on to one at first slip. 80/2
42.2 to PSP Handscomb, Umesh produces a wicket. Full late-swinging yorker. Handscomb is hit on the toe, and he walks off once given. The bat of Handscomb is coming down the right line, but he fails to get the front foot out of the line in time. This is unlike Smith who doesn't get his front foot in the way to avoid these lbws. Once again, after looking good, Handscomb fails to make another innings count. Top bowling from Umesh. 140/4
134.3 to SNJ O'Keefe, he has helped it along to fine leg. O'Keefe is crossed with himself because he has middled this pull. Short, into the ribs, and he pulls it up and over. Straight to fine leg. 446/8
Ravichandran Ashwin34211413.3513412000
25.1 to SE Marsh, big big shout for bat-pad, not given and India have reviewed it immediately. Good drift on this, making Marsh play around his front pad. The ball pitches middle and leg, the drift making him play not under his eye. The ball turns but only a touch, and straightens to take the inside edge. It flies off the bad, and Pujara dives to his left to take a sharp catch. Really good offspin bowling, really good catch, and a really good review. 89/3
Ravindra Jadeja49.3812452.502209200
9.4 to DA Warner, what a catch from Jadeja. This is such a weird wicket. The little bit of luck India needed. A full toss from Jadeja, Warner should be hitting this for four, but ends up slicing this back at good pace. The thing about this catch is, after you bowl such a fullie you are looking at which part of the ground is this being dispatched to. Jadeja, though, is alert and pouches this. 50/1
101.2 to GJ Maxwell, and Maxwell falls soon after getting to a hundred. And it's that man Jadeja again. Jadeja this morning: 20 balls, no runs, and now a wicket of the centurion. This is short of a length, Maxwell shapes up for the punch, but there is a puff of dust where it pitches before it turns away to take the edge. Good catch by Saha. 331/5
115.4 to MS Wade, Jadeja has another wicket. He is keeping India alive single-handedly. Jadeja keeps hitting the rough on a length, and this one explodes from the pitch to go straight on as opposed to turning as expected. Wade edges this to be caught by Saha. 395/6
115.6 to PJ Cummins, what a beauty from Jadeja. This is sensational bowling. A left-arm bowler's dream ball, but this will worry India too. This is on a length, on middle and leg, drawing a forward-defensive from Cummins. The ball then turns away to beat the outside edge and hit the top of off. No puff of dust here. 395/7
135.6 to NM Lyon, Jadeja has a five-for. Lovely catch by silly point. Jadeja bowls slow in the air, Lyon defends off the front foot, the ball bounces extra and hits his bat high. Nair is alert to this catch off the middle of the bat. 449/9
Murali Vijay301705.6692000
India 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
KL Rahul c †Wade b Cummins671021259065.68
Murali Vijay st †Wade b O'Keefe8218328410144.80
Cheteshwar Pujara c Maxwell b Lyon20252567221038.47
Virat Kohli (c)c Smith b Cummins623380026.08
Ajinkya Rahane c †Wade b Cummins1433522042.42
Karun Nair  b Hazlewood2347662048.93
Ravichandran Ashwin c †Wade b Cummins322370013.63
Wriddhiman Saha c Maxwell b O'Keefe1172333298150.21
Ravindra Jadeja not out 5455705298.18
Umesh Yadav c Warner b O'Keefe1633502048.48
Ishant Sharma not out 047000.00
Extras(b 14, lb 5)19
TOTAL210 Ov (RR: 2.87, 869 Mts)603/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-91 (KL Rahul, 31.2 ov), 2-193 (Murali Vijay, 70.4 ov), 3-225 (Virat Kohli, 80.4 ov), 4-276 (Ajinkya Rahane, 91.2 ov), 5-320 (Karun Nair, 107.4 ov), 6-328 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 115.4 ov), 7-527 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 193.2 ov), 8-541 (Wriddhiman Saha, 196.1 ov), 9-595 (Umesh Yadav, 208.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Josh Hazlewood441010312.3420411000
107.4 to KK Nair, bowled him. That is a beauty from Hazlewood. They needed something special to get a wicket, and Hazlewood has produced it. Sharp reverse swing back in from a length outside off, goes past the inside edge, grazes the pad, and knocks over the off stump. Australia needed a breakthrough there. The fact that this is the first ball that has gone in a while means Nair is caught by surprise by that movement. 320/5
Pat Cummins391010642.7118215000
31.2 to KL Rahul, what a beauty from Cummins. He has worked inch by inch for this dismissal, and finally got the edge. Slower bouncer. Rahul sees the line and tries of sway out of its line, but the ball cuts back in to follow his hands, and lobs off the glove for an easy catch for Wade. This is exceptional quick bowling on a flat pitch. For someone playing only his second first-class match in five years, this is really remarkable. 91/1
80.4 to V Kohli, Kohli is gone. Sharp catch at second slip. Pin-drop silence in Ranchi. He is walking slowly. They are checking for a no-ball. He is well in. A loose shot. Wide half-volley, no feet, he drives at it, and the edge flies to second slip, who has crept up because of the low bounce. This one flies at him, giving him little reaction time. He leans back, absorbs the momentum of it, and takes it clean as a whistle. How about that Maxwell chase that brought Kohli on strike? Kohli in the field tried to do the same, and injured himself. 225/3
91.2 to AM Rahane, bouncer it is, and Cummins gets him. Rahane looks to ramp it. This is too high, but the loopy bounce means it is still in Rahane's sight and he looks to ramp it almost as an afterthought. Too high to reach it. Would have been called wide had he not nicked this, but he nicks it. Off his feet as he connects. 276/4
115.4 to R Ashwin, they are appealing for a glove, and they review it after it has not been given. Brute of a bouncer. Right at his head, Ashwin looks to sway out of its line and throws his hands in front of his face. And it takes the glove as it passes the hand. What amazing bowling this is. This has to be reversed. A nasty bouncer. Ashwin is not happy, but if he watches the replays in the dressing room, he will see the evidence. 328/6
Steve O'Keefe771719932.5834620200
70.4 to M Vijay, oh what has Vijay done here? He jumps out of his crease, in this, the last over before lunch, and misses it. The ball sneaks between his pad and bat. The expected turn doesn't arrive. Wade does well with the collection down the leg side. And he is stumped. He has thrown it away at the stroke of lunch. 193/2
196.1 to WP Saha, and another wicket falls, and again it does so because India are looking to manufacture runs. Makes room to go for chip over cover but can't get the height required. Just can't make enough room. Another special innings. Appreciated by the crowd. 541/8
208.2 to UT Yadav, Ishant will come out to bat now. Umesh jumps out of the crease, looking to clear mid-off, but gets too close to the ball and slices it low to mid-off. O'Keefe has a third wicket for one short of 200 runs. 595/9
Nathan Lyon46216313.5417313200
193.2 to CA Pujara, and Lyon finally gets a wicket after the first day of Bangalore Test. And that has come because Pujara has finally agreed to play a loose shot, looking for quick runs. Looking to punch a short ball away, but the ball stops on him and is chipped to short midwicket. What a great innings. Everybody applauds him. All the Aussies too. Great great display of discipline and mental strength. 527/7
Glenn Maxwell401303.25130000
Australia 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
David Warner  b Jadeja1416163087.50
Matt Renshaw lbw b Sharma15841111017.85
Nathan Lyon  b Jadeja2770028.57
Steven Smith (c) b Jadeja2168982030.88
Shaun Marsh c Vijay b Jadeja531972367026.90
Peter Handscomb not out 722002617036.00
Glenn Maxwell c Vijay b Ashwin215110013.33
Matthew Wade not out 916162056.25
Extras(b 9, lb 4, nb 3)16
TOTAL100 Ov (RR: 2.04, 377 Mts)204/6
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (David Warner, 5.1 ov), 2-23 (Nathan Lyon, 7.2 ov), 3-59 (Matt Renshaw, 28.4 ov), 4-63 (Steven Smith, 29.1 ov), 5-187 (Shaun Marsh, 91.2 ov), 6-190 (Glenn Maxwell, 94.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ravichandran Ashwin30107112.3614811000
94.4 to GJ Maxwell, and India have got Maxwell. He quietly walks off. The carrom ball gets him. Again it's not because he hasn't picked it, but because it hasn't turned as much as expected. Maxwell bat-pads it to silly point. 190/6
Ravindra Jadeja44185441.222304000
5.1 to DA Warner, wide on the crease, and Jadeja produces a beauty. Uses the angle, pitches this smack in the rough, Warner plays back when he should be forward. Perhaps it is the flat trajectory. There is an explosion in the rough, the ball turns past the inside edge, stays a touch low too. Cleans him up. 17/1
7.2 to NM Lyon, Jadeja ends the day with a sign of things to come. The pitch is turning, so bowl a line and length that hits the stumps. Some drift, pitches middle and off, Lyon defends the line, the ball takes a piece of the pitch and turns past the edge to knock back the off stump. 23/2
29.1 to SPD Smith, Smith pads up to one outside leg, but it spins past the pad to flatten the off stump. This is an inverted replay of what Jadeja did to Smith four years ago in Delhi. Bowled when shouldering alone. So what has Smith done wrong here? This is outside leg, so it is okay to pad it away, but it is slightly half-committed padding. Doesn't cover the line enough, leaving the ball a chance to spin past the pad. Pujara used to stride forward when padding up. Smith has only half a forward movement. And Jadeja rips it from the rough. This could be over for Australia. 63/4
91.2 to SE Marsh, finally India get a wicket. Sixty-two overs after India last struck. And it is Jadeja yet again. On a length, slightly casual defence from Marsh, the ball bounces, hits him high on the bat, and easy catch is taken at forward short leg. A great innings from the much-maligned Marsh. 187/5
Umesh Yadav1523602.40704000
Ishant Sharma1103012.72513003
28.4 to MT Renshaw, A fired-up Ishant has produced the wicket. Clever bowling. He has set him up for the bouncer but has given him the full ball. On a length, just outside off, Renshaw caught back, the ball seams back in, stays a touch low, and traps him right in front. Renshaw is filthy with himself, but this has been good bowling. 59/3
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MATCH DETAILS
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
India
Cheteshwar Pujara
Series result4-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2256
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days16,17,18,19,20 March 2017 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
England
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
England
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
India
Nandan
Match Referee
West Indies
Richie Richardson
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 16 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 299/4 (Steven Smith 117*, Glenn Maxwell 82*, 90 ov)
Fri, 17 Mar - day 2 - India 1st innings 120/1 (Murali Vijay 42*, Cheteshwar Pujara 10*, 40 ov)
Sat, 18 Mar - day 3 - India 1st innings 360/6 (Cheteshwar Pujara 130*, Wriddhiman Saha 18*, 130 ov)
Sun, 19 Mar - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 23/2 (Matt Renshaw 7*, 7.2 ov)
Mon, 20 Mar - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 204/6 (100 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Drinks: Australia - 48/2 in 24.0 overs (MT Renshaw 14, SPD Smith 16)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 24.4 overs (150 balls), Extras 3
  • Lunch: Australia - 83/4 in 36.0 overs (SE Marsh 15, PSP Handscomb 4)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 43.3 overs (264 balls), Extras 14
  • Over 46.3: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - SE Marsh (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Australia - 108/4 in 53.0 overs (SE Marsh 28, PSP Handscomb 13)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 156 balls (SE Marsh 26, PSP Handscomb 16, Ex 8)
  • Tea: Australia - 149/4 in 69.0 overs (SE Marsh 38, PSP Handscomb 44)
  • Over 70.1: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - PSP Handscomb (Struck down)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 70.3 overs (426 balls), Extras 15
  • PSP Handscomb: 50 off 126 balls (4 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 273 balls (SE Marsh 41, PSP Handscomb 50, Ex 9)
  • Reviews used before 80th over: Australia 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); India 0 (0 successful, 2 unsuccessful)
  • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
  • Over 82.4: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - SE Marsh (Struck down)
  • SE Marsh: 50 off 190 balls (7 x 4)
  • Drinks: Australia - 180/4 in 87.0 overs (SE Marsh 52, PSP Handscomb 60)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 98.4 overs (595 balls), Extras 16
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