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Ind Vs Aus 3rd Test: India 26/0 At Tea After Australia All Out For 338

Sydney:  India made 26 for no loss in their first innings at tea after dismissing Australia for 338 on the second day of the ongoing third and penultimate Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

Prolific Australia batsman Steve Smith struck a gritty 131-run knock to ensure that the team had a fighting score on the board.

Apart from Smith who scored 131 who got run out to bring an end to Australia’s first innings, Marnus Labuschagne made a significant contribution of 91 before falling short of his fifth Test ton. Debutant opener Will Pucovski had also scored 62 on the rain-hit first day of the match.

For India, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers as he returned with figures of 4/62 in his 18 overs.

Pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Navdeep Saini picked two wickets each while Mohammed Siraj scalped one. Ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, however, went wicket-less in the 24 overs he bowled and conceded 74 runs.

The four-match series is currently tied at 1-1 with Australia winning the first Test in Adelaide while India registering a win in the second in Melbourne.

Brief scores:

Australia 1st innings: 338 all out in 105.4 overs (Will Pucovski 62, Marnus Labuschagne 91, Steve Smith 131, Ravindra Jadeja 4/62, Jasprit Bumrah 2/66).

India 1st Innings: 26 for no loss in 9 overs (Rohit Sharma 11 batting, Shubman Gil 14 batting).

(With Agency Inputs)

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