India is smelling victory in Ranchi Test with Australia still trailing India with four key wickets already gone. Australia were 83-4 in their second innings at lunch on the fifth day of the third cricket Test against India at Ranchi on Monday.
Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets in quick succession to put the pressure firmly on Australia as the visitors posted 83/4 at lunch on the fifth day of the third Test here on Monday.
The visitors still trail India by 69 runs. It was a sedate first hour of play where overnight batsmen Matt Renshaw and skipper Steve Smith looked to dig in their bid to save the five-day affair. But Renshaw (15 off 84) finally fell to Sharma LBW and Smith (21 off 68) too departed, handing Jadeja (3/22) his third wicket of the innings. At the lunch break, Shaun Marsh (15 not out) and Peter Handscomb (4 not out) were at the crease.
Peter Handscomb (4) and Shaun Marsh (15) were at the crease at the break with Australia still trailing by 69 runs to avoid an innings defeat.
Australia 1st innings: 451
India 1st innings: 603/9d
Australia 2nd innings: 83/4 in 36 overs.