Ranchi Test, Day 1: Ton-Up Steve Smith Puts Australia In Command
Riding on Steve Smith's century and Glenn Maxwell's half-century, Australia ended the first day's play on 299 for 4.
India captain Virat Kohli and Australia captain Steve Smith get ready for the toss in the third Test match played at Ranchi. (All Pictures Courtesy: BCCI)
The Indian cricket team lined up for the national anthem ahead of the third Test match at Ranchi.
Ishant Sharma started the proceedings for India with the new ball in the third Test match played at Ranchi.
Ravindra Jadeja drew first blood for India as he got rid of David Warner in the first session of the third Test match at Ranchi.
Umesh Yadav got the second breakthrough for India as he dismissed Matt Renshaw in the third Test match played at Ranchi.
The Indian captain Virat Kohli got off the field after getting injured in trying to stop a boundary in the second session of play in the third Test played at Ranchi.
Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for India as he returned with figures of 2 for 63 at the end of first day's play in the third Test at Ranchi.
Glenn Maxwell brought up his first Test fifty as India struggled to break the partnership between Maxwell and Steve Smith.
Steve Smith got to his 19th Test century in style as the visitors found themselves in a commanding position at the end of the first day's play in the third Test played at Ranchi.
Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell added 159 runs for the fifth wicket as India ran out of ideas to break the unbeaten partnership.