India v Australia: third Test, day one

Maxwell went on to score his first Test century, becoming just the second Australian to score a century in all three formats of the game.

The loss stung the top-ranked India, and they reacted with a heightened level of aggression in the second Test, which they came back to win by 79 runs on a tense fourth day despite giving up a first-innings lead. "I went through about 300 to 400 different scenarios that could've happened the next day, majority weren't good", he said. I didn't want to make it my last Test, that's for sure.

So far, the wicket has neither crumbled nor shown any specific signs of deterioration, which would make Australia's job a lot more hard since they will be keen to obtain a healthy lead at the end of the Indian innings.

Maxwell was axed after Australia were blanked 0-2 in the two match series in 2014.

Jadeja scalped Nathan Lyon to complete his eighth five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

2 Australian players to score centuries in all three worldwide formats.

"Think it might take more spin as the game goes on". His replacement Pat Cummins, if selected to play, will have a lot riding on him as he is returning to Test cricket after five years.

"I'm not surprised he was able to get that (bounce) out there". So much emotion came out as soon as I got that hundred.

According to the ICC rules, if a player sustains an internal injury, such as a pulled hamstring, the player must wait the same amount of time they have spent off the field before they can bat - up to a maximum of two hours or when the fifth wicket falls.

Umesh has taken 12 wickets so far in the ongoing Test series against Australia.

No pressure: The sniping has continued since Bangalore with Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin accusing Australia of resorting to tactics reminiscent of an under-10 team.

India and Australia resume their series with the third Test in Ranchi, live on Sky Sports 2 from 3.50am on Thursday, after a week in which the rivalry between the two teams has intensified. "So yeah, I hadn't really thought about coming over at all", he said.

Maxwell said they could have prolonged their partnership.

"For him to come back and get that first wicket for us, it just gave us something in that last session. nearly a little bit like what Starcy was doing for us".

The opening duo of Rahul and Vijay gave India a steady start in their first innings with a 91-run stand. Vijay scored 67 runs with nine hits to the fence before being caught behind by wicketkeeper Matthew Wade off fast bowler Pat Cummins.

"He's a guy who can get that variable bounce with the way he digs the ball into the wicket", he said of his team mate.

"With a bit of a freshen up tonight. hopefully he's extremely effective for us tomorrow".

  • Julie Sanders