IndvsAus, Day 3: Pujara hits 11th ton, India 303/4 at tea


Ranchi: Indian Cricket team has continued its disciplined batting in the third of the four Test match series at JSCA International Stadium Complex here on Saturday. India is dominating on Day 3 at a score of 303/4 at tea.

Classy Pujara has hit his 11th Test ton and has registered his name as the only batsman to hit century in the maiden Test of four venues- Indore, Rajkot, Vizag and Ranchi. Apart from the Saurashtra cricketer, Headley, Hendren, Steve Waugh, Tendulkar, Kallis, Chanderpaul and Katich are the other who have done the same on three venues.

Pujara is playing some intelligent Cricket at 109 along with Karun Nair (13). Pujara has hit 14 fours so far.

Resuming the score of 120/1, India added 73 runs in its total before losing its first wicket in the form of well-settled Murali Vijay, who was looking comfortable at 82. Australia’s O’Keefe provided the major breakthrough to their side.Vijay’s knock was laced with 10 fours and a single six.

Virat Kohli (6) and Ajiinkya Rahane (14) were shown the doors of dressing room by Cummins. Indian skipper’s flop show with the bat is still on in this series.

Earlier, Kangaroos posted 451 runs in the lights of Steven Smith (178) and Glenn Maxwell’s (107) brilliance.

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