India Vs Australia 3rd Test Day 1: Virat Kohli Taken Off The Field After Getting Injured

Steve Smith registers his 19th Test century.

India Vs Australia 3rd Test Day 1: Virat Kohli Taken Off The Field After Getting Injured

After a great match in Pune, the series is levelled with both teams winning one game each, and the third test match between India and Australia is being played in Ranchi.

Australia won the toss for the second time in the series and decided to bat first. The first session was filled with runs as well as wickets. Both the teams were on fire after Smith's controversy on Decision Review System (DRS) in the last match.

But in the end cricket finally did the talking at the Jharkhand States Cricket Association (JSCA) International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi.

So let us take a look at the major throwback of first day's play.

Australia fumbles after a solid start from Renshaw.


After winning the toss Australia got a fantastic start. They were scoring at a rate of five runs per over and just after the introduction of spinners, they lost David Warner. Renshaw was also sent back by Umesh Yadav, and after that, Ashwin trapped Shaun Marsh. Australia lost three wickets at the stroke of lunch.

Smith registers yet another half century.


Australian captain Steve Smith completed his 21st half-century at the start of the second session. Umesh Yadav sent Peter Handscomb back to the pavilion. Maxwell joined Smith, and they both are looking solid in the middle. Virat Kohli was taken off the field after his awkward landing while chasing the ball. Ajinkya Rahane is currently fielding in place of Indian captain.

Score at Tea: Australia 194/4

Smith and Maxwell lead Australia's fightback.


The visitors were all over the hosts in the third session. Australian captain Smith registered his 19th Test century. After that, Glenn Maxwell also joined the party with his maiden Test fifty. Indian bowlers looked helpless in the whole session.

Kohli was also not seen during the last session because of the shoulder injury. Day 2 of the match will be crucial for both the teams and especially India.

Score at Stumps Day 1: Australia 299/4