2017 Test Series: Australia vs India - 3rd Test

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    Australia vs India

    Dates: 16/3/2017 - 20/3/2017
    Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, India
    Umpires: Ian Gould and Chris Gaffaney
    3rd Umpire: Nigel Llong
    Match Referee: Richie Richardson
    Toss: TBD
    Series: 1-1

    Australia Squad

    Steve Smith (c)
    David Warner (vc)
    Ashton Agar
    Jackson Bird
    Pat Cummins
    Peter Handscomb
    Josh Hazlewood
    Usman Khawaja
    Nathan Lyon
    Shaun Marsh
    Glenn Maxwell
    Stephen O’Keefe
    Matthew Renshaw
    Marcus Stoinis
    Mitchell Swepson
    Matthew Wade

    India Squad

    Virat Kohli (c)
    Murali Vijay
    KL Rahul
    Cheteshwar Pujara
    Ajinkya Rahane
    Wriddhiman Saha
    Ravichandaran Ashwin
    Ravindra Jadeja
    Ishant Sharma
    Bhuvneshwar Kumar
    Umesh Yadav
    Karun Nair
    Jayant Yadav
    Kuldeep Yadav
    Abhinav Mukund
    Hardik Pandya

    ICC Test Rankings (Teams)

    1. India
    2. Australia
    3. South Africa
    4. England
    5. New Zealand
    6. Pakistan
    7. Sri Lanka
    8. West Indies
    9. Bangladesh
    10. Zimbabwe

    ICC Test Rankings (Batsmen)

    1. Steve Smith (AUS)
    2. Kane Williamson (NZ)
    3. Joe Root (ENG)
    4. Virat Kohli (IND)
    5. David Warner (AUS)
    6. Cheteshwar Pujara (IND)
    7. Azhar Ali (PAK)
    8. Younus Khan (PAK)
    9. Hashim Amla (SAF)
    10. AB de Villiers (SAF)

    ICC Test Rankings (Bowlers)

    1. Ravi Ashwin (IND)
    2. Ravindra Jadeja (IND)
    3. Josh Hazlewood (AUS)
    4. Rangana Herath (SL)
    5. Kagiso Rabada (SAF)
    6. Dale Steyn (SAF)
    7. James Anderson (ENG)
    8. Stuart Broad (ENG)
    9. Vernon Philander (SAF)
    10. Neil Wagner (NZ)

    ICC Test Rankings (All Rounders)

    1. Ravi Ashwin (IND)
    2. Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)
    3. Ravindra Jadeja (IND)
    4. Mitchell Starc (AUS)
    5. Ben Stokes (ENG)
    6. Moeen Ali (ENG)
    7. Vernon Philander (SAF)
    8. Rangana Herath (SL)
    9. Stuart Broad (ENG)
    10. Chris Woakes (ENG)




    ** Rankings correct as of 14/3/2017 and are subject to change**
     
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    New rankings are out, First post updated

    I also added the rankings for All-Rounders :)
     
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    I hope Kohli fails again with the bat, his behaviour in the last test match reflects badly upon himself and his country.

    The Indians keep preparing pitches that blatantly favour the home team, they have a win at all costs mentality which also reflects badly on them. They have spoiled what could have been another great test series.




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    Definately not in the spirit of the game and the Aussies are guilty of some pretty poor behaviour too but India seem to take it to a whole other level

    It's sad that Test matches are being decided on the toss of a coin and not the performance of the players and the teams overall

    In the first 2 tests the match referee Chris Broad reported to the ICC describing the pitches as "Below Average"

    Here is a pic of the pitch, I reckon this one will be all over in 3 days

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    Australia XI

    Matthew Renshaw
    David Warner
    Steve Smith (c)
    Shaun Marsh
    Peter Handscomb
    Glenn Maxwell
    Matthew Wade
    Patt Cummins
    Stephen O’Keefe
    Josh Hazlewood
    Nathan Lyon

    Changes:

    Glenn Maxwell - IN
    Pat Cummins - IN
    Mitchell Starc - OUT
    Mitch Marsh -OUT

    India XI

    KL Rahul
    Murali Vijay
    Cheteshwar Pujara
    Virat Kohli (c)
    Ajinkya Rahane
    Karun Nair
    Wriddhiman Saha
    Ravichandaran Ashwin
    Ravindra Jadeja
    Umesh Yadav
    Ishant Sharma

    Changes:

    Murali Vijay - IN
    Abhinav Mukund - OUT


    Australia won the toss and elected to bat
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Maxwell could win us this game with one big innings.
     
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    Well I would have to give the first session to India with Australia at 3/109

    Warner struggled again and made just 19 but Renshaw looked great again with his 44

    Marsh was out for 2 and really struggled against Umesh but fell victim to Ashwin

    Big partnership this one of Smith (34*) and Handscomb (6*)
     
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    He could, but he could also have a shocker. He is like a licorice allsort: you never know what you'll get.

    In his last test match he got out going for a big hit, when he should of been looking to build an innings.

    Hopefully he will be better this time.


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    Second session was great for the Aussies who lost just the 1 wicket for 85 runs for a total of 4/194

    Kohli has been off injured after hurting his shoulder diving in the outfield

    Maxwell has looked good and is 19 Not Out at Tea off 50 balls

    Him and Smith have now put on 54 runs together

    Speaking of Smith, He is demonstrating why he is the best Batsman in the world with 80* not out

    He also brought up 5,000 test runs in his 97th innings which makes him the 7th fastest

    The legends in front of him are Bradman, Hobbs, Sobers, Gavaskar, Richards and Hayden

    In terms of matches though he is 3rd fastest and only behind Bradman and Hobbs

    Smiths Test Career

    Matches - 53
    Innings - 97
    Runs - 5,004
    50s - 21
    100s - 18
    Average - 60.28
     
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    Maxwell is playing well and has brought up his first test fifty.


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    Woo hoo, Smith is 103 not out. 19 hundreds in 97 test innings, fourth quickest to 19 test centuries. He now has 11 test centuries as captain.


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    Winning the toss was crucial I think.
    They showed the pitch on the news and it looked worse than a 5th day Sydney pitch before a ball was bowled. It should be unplayable in the 4th innings.
     
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    Complete domination by Australia in the final session, They scored 105 runs without loss to be 4/299

    Maxwell (82*) and Smith (117*) are still there and have put on a 159 run partnership

    Must admit Maxi surprised me and he has had his critics (including me) but what a way to answer them !!

    450 is on the cards and at this stage Australia are in the box seat

    Smith got his 19th test century, At this rate Ponting's Aussie record of 41 test centuries is under real threat considering Smith is only 27

    Not sure anyone will touch Tendulkar's all-time record of 51 test centuries though

    Smiths Test Career

    Matches - 53
    Innings - 97
    Runs - 5,041
    50s - 21
    100s - 19
    Highest Score - 215
    Average - 60.73
     
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    We will need to a big total in this innings because the pitch is playing well and it will be hard to bowl India out cheaply in the first innings.

    It is great to see Maxi playing so well.

    I would love to see Pat Cummins run through the Indians.


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