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Sydney Test: India take upper hand against Australia on 2nd day

Sydney: The third match of the four-Test series between India and Australia is being played in Sydney. 

By the end of the second day of the third Test, Team India scored 96 runs for the loss of two wickets at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Cheteshwar Pujara is batting on 9 off 53 balls and Ajinkya Rahane is on 5 runs off 40 balls.

India were handed a steady start by opener Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. Rohit Sharma scored 26 before being dismissed while Shubman Gill posted a steady 50 before being out.

For Australia, pacers Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins took one wicket each.

Earlier, Australia were bowled out for 338 in their first innings of the third Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday.

A 100-run stand between Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith was the cornerstone of the Australia innings.

Steven Smith was the top scorer for Australia with 131 runs before being run out due to a superb fielding effort by Ravindra Jadeja.

Marnus Labuschagne was unlucky to have missed out on a century as he scored 91 before being dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja.

The rest of the Australia innings did not have much to write home about except for a superbly made 62 by debutant opener Will Pucovski.

Ravindra Jadeja was the most successful among the Indian bowlers with figures of 4/62. Fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Navdeep Saini picked up two wickets each while fellow pacer Mohammed Siraj got one scalp, albeit the important one of David Warner.

Brief scores: 

India: 96/2 (Shubman Gill 50, Rohit Sharma 26; Pat Cummins 1/19) Australia: 338 all out (Steve Smith 131, Marnus Labuschagne 91; Ravindra Jajeja 4/62)

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