Xtra Time Web Desk: All three results are possible on Day 3 of the third test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. India will need 10 wickets, while Australia require 76 runs. A tie cannot be ruled out either.
The second day belonged to Australia’s spin spearhead Nathan Lyon as he took 8/64 to rattle the Indian batting. India were bowled out for 163, setting a target of 76 runs. Australia will begin their chase on third day of the Test.
Low bounce and turn became the nemesis for India’s top and middle-order batters, as Rohit Sharma (12), Shubman Gill (5) and Virat Kohli (13) failed to get going in the second innings as well.
For India, Pujara stood tall at one end to help India put up an improved show. He scored 59 from 142, and looked all set to extend India’s lead further before an exceptional take from Steve Smith off Nathan Lyon at leg slip ended his stay.
Earlier in the day, Australia were bowled out for 197 runs. At one point the visitors were cruising at 186/4 in 71 overs. In less than six overs, Ashwin and Umesh Yadav ran through the Australia line-up, taking three wickets each. Australia lost their last six wickets for 11 runs. Umesh ended with 3/12, and crossed 100 Test wickets in India. He became the 13th bowler to reach this landmark.