India v/s Australia 2nd Test Day 3, Brisbane: India hope to remain calm and cautious in a bid to post big total

12:46 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

18 overs- 61/1

Pujara- 10 off 19

Dhawan- 21 off 51

12:30 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

India trail by 44 runs

15 overs- 53/1

Dhawan- 17 off 32, Pujara- 6 off 13

12:15 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

10.3 overs- 41/1

Starc cleans up Vijay, OUT! Vijay was in two minds about whether to play or leave. It was too late by the time he chose the latter and raised his bat to leave, and the stumps had been castled.

M Vijay b Starc 28 off 39 balls

11:59 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

8 overs- 39/0

India trail by 59 runs.

Vijay 26 off 30, Dhawan- 12 off 19

11:42 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

4 overs- 13/0

Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan walk in to bat as they open India’s second innings

11:37 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

Australia all out for 505. Australia lead by 98. Given the kind of position India were in after the first hour, the lower-order has batted brilliantly, and India’s bowling has been dismal

109.4 overs- Ashwin tosses that up outside leg and he goes for the big slog again. He completely misses it and the turning ball hits leg stump.

MA Starc b Ashwin 52 off 59 balls.

10:21 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

103 overs- 476/9

Australia take 69-run lead.

India continue dismal bowling run as they remain unsuccessful in claiming tenth wicket.

10:07 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

99 overs- 462/9

Tail enders give India a hard time as bowlers struggle to finish them up. Oz take 54-run lead

9:56 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

OUT! Nathan Lyon has to go! Varun Aaron bowls straight at the middle stump to Lyon who lofts it straight into the hands of Rohit Sharma at mid-on

Lyon- 23 off 23 balls.

9:44 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

93 overs- 435/8

Oz take 27-run lead

Official drinks break

Lyon- 13 off 13, Starc- 27 off 19 balls

Just when India thought that took control of the game they have yet another hurdle to overcome i.e. break the Nathan Lyon- Mitchell Starc partnership.

9:15 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

Ishant takes two wickets in four balls to put India in the driver’s seat.

OUT! And that’s a double whammy! Late bloom for India as Ishant Sharma strikes again to clean up Smith for 133. SPD Smith b I Sharma 133 off 191 balls

OUT! Ishant bowls it slant across Johnson as he goes after it, looking to drive away from his body, and edges it to glovesman Dhoni. No-ball is being checked for, but Ishant’s foot is fine

MG Johnson c Dhoni b I Sharma 88 off 93 balls

9:06 IST Friday, 19 December 2014
87 overs- 395/6

A 148-run partnership for a record seventh wicket partnership.

8:46 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

83 overs- 379/6

The bowling attack that had hit top form seems to be faltering bowling all ovet the place allowing Johnson to go for some big hits as he nears his century (82 off 80 balls).

8:31 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

80 overs-367/6. New ball has been taken. Australia trail by 41

Johnson- 75 off 72 balls, Smith- 118 off 126 balls

The partnership between Johnson and Smith was the turning point in the first sessio. Johnson seems unstoppable right now.

7:39 IST Friday, 19 December 2014


Australia dragged this session towards themselves.

75 overs- 351/6

Steve Smith-110 off 155 balls, Johnson- 67 off 53 balls.

A crucial partnership off 102 off 83 balls has brought Oz back in the game.

7:31 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

73 overs- 340/6

Outstanding century by Steve Smith. He scored his 2nd 100 in this series. A brilliant 100 on debut as captain.

7:20 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

70.2 overs-319/6

Some really poor, short pitch bowling by India

Mitch Johnson smashes a 37-ball fifty.

7:16 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

69 overs- 309/6

The last 10 balls have just been a flurry of runs for Johnson.

Is India letting this slip away from their hands as the Johnson-Smith partnership grows stronger and Australia trail by 99 runs.

Ashwin being introduced into the attack.

7:04 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

We saw some disciplined bowling from India. Bowling full and outside the off stump. Ishant Sharma has been very impressive this morning.


67 overs- 291/6

Steve Smith anchoring Oz’s innings with support from Johnson. The duo now have a partnership of 44 runs off 38 balls.

Mitchell Johnson- 28 off 23 balls, Steven Smith- 90 off 136 balls.

6:49 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

65 overs- 276/6.

Umesh Yadav bowls another brilliant over as he was economical giving away only two runs.

6:33 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

61.1 overs- 247/6

Indian bowlers hit top form after pitch assists seamers.

OUT! Varun Aaron bowls a brilliant, unplayable bouncer that Haddin could only tried to evade until he was unaware what would be in store for him. Aaron bowls well to get him OUT on the first ball after the break. The India’s plan works, as Haddin got his hands in front of his face to shield himself and gifted a simple catch to Pujara at short leg. BJ Haddin c Pujara b Aaron 6 off 12 balls.

6:25 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

61 overs- 247/5. Oz trail by 161


6:24 IST Friday, 19 December 2014
59 overs- 243/5

Its a shaky and nervous start for Australia this morning, while India will be delighted with Ishant Sharma ‘s yet another brilliant spell after picking up a wicket in the first half hour. Ishant bowls a lot fuller and Haddin is struck low on the pad, seemingly drifted towards the leg side. Huge appeal, and Marais Erasmus seemed disinterested.

6:04 IST Friday, 19 December 2014

57 overs- 232/5

WICKET! What bowling by Ishant Sharma as he bowls an inswinger to Mitchell Marsh who gets fooled by the wonderful delivery! That is a super delivery! Marsh completely misjudged that one and left it only to repent after his off stump was castled by lovely bowling. They’re checking for no-ball but he’s fine. MR Marsh b I Sharma 11 off 34 balls.

Welcome to the coverage of the third day’s play in the 2nd Test match between India and Australia in Brisbane. On Thursday, Australia fought back into the game, taking the last six Indian wickets for 97 runs. At close of play, the Australians had managed 221/4, ending 187 runs behind India’s first innings score with six wickets in hand.

For Australia, captain Steve Smith is unbeaten on 65, and opener Chris Rogers finally managed to strike some form with 55 runs. Umesh Yadav was the stand out bowler for India, taking three wickets for 48. For the complete match report from Day 2, click here.

Ravichandran Ashwin, back into the side for the second Test, took one wicket. He believes India are ahead in this Test match at this point.

For the entire live coverage of Day 2, click here. And we also have a full coverage page on the India-Australia series which has photos, videos, slideshows, quotes, opinions etc.