India had been 96 for 2 at stumps on day two, trailing Australia by 242 runs within the third Check right here on Friday. Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Ajinkya Rahane had been batting 9 and 5 respectively on the shut of play.
Australia rode on Steve Smith‘s gritty 131-run knock and half-centuries by debutant Will Pucovski (62) and Marnus Labuschagne (91) to give you their strongest batting efficiency of the continued sequence.
India 1st Innings: 96/2 in 45 overs (Shubman Gill 50; Cheteshwar Pujara batting 9, Ajinkya Rahane batting 5; Josh Hazlewood 1/23, Pat Cummins 1/19).
Australia 1st innings: 338 all out in 105.