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Third Test: Australia Registers A Massive Total Against India:- India and Australia are balancing the race with 1-1 in the four-match test series in the Gavaskar-Border Trophy. The third test between India and Australia commenced yesterday. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. Australia registered a decent total of 338 in their first innings. Will Pucovski (62), Marnum Labuschagne (91), Steve Smith (131) are the top scorers for the side. Australia batted for 105.4 overs to score 338. Jasprit Bumrah (2/66), Navdeep Saini (2/65) and Ravindra Jadeja (4/62) took the wickets of the Australian batsmen.
Rohit Sharma returned back to the team and opened the batting order of India along with Shubman Gill. India lost two wickets for 96 runs by the end of the second day's stumps. Rohit Sharma departed for 26 and Shubman went out for 50. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are in the crease. Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins took one wicket each among the Australian bowlers. Day three is quite crucial for the Indian batsmen as they should withstand before the pace of Australian bowlers and score a massive total in their first innings to mount the pressure on the Australian side.