Cheteshwar Pujara (79*) and Ajinkya Rahane (40*) shared a 93-run stand as India reached 213/4 on Day 3 of the second Test against Australia in Bangalore. India lead Australia by 126 runs going into the fourth day
93* The partnership between Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane at the end of the third day, the highest of this series. It was India’s third 50-plus stand in the series.
91 for 0 India’s score in the final session of the third day, the first session of the series without a wicket. India were 122 for 4 at tea and ended the day with 213 for 4, leading by 126.
0 Wickets for Nathan Lyon in 27 overs in the second innings. He had taken 8 for 50 in 22.2 overs in the first innings. The control % of Indian batsmen against Lyon in both the innings, however, was similar – 77.61% in the first and 77.16% in the second.
8 Innings without a 50-plus score for Pujara against Australia, before his 79 not out in Bengaluru. His last fifty against them was 73, in Adelaide 2014-15. In his first 10 innings against Australia, Pujara had made five 50-plus scores. He also completed 1000 Test runs in the 2016-17 season, second after Virat Kohli.
6-63 Ravindra Jadeja’s figures in the first innings, the second best of his career. His best – 7 for 48 – had come three Tests earlier, against England in Chennai.
10 Kohli’s average after four innings in this series, presently his worst series average.