Team India was bundled out for 163 in their second innings on Thursday. After dominating the game on Day 1, Australia produced a similar show on Day 2 in the third Test in Indore. The Aussies, who are trailing 2-0 in the four-match series, now need just 76 runs on Day 3 to win the contest. Australian Nathan Lyon ruled the bowling charts, picking up eight wickets. Matthew Kuhnemann and Mitchell Starc scalped a wicket each.
Earlier on Day 2, Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav picked up three wickets each as India bounced back to bowl out the visitors for 197. However, Australia had a healthy lead of 88 runs. Umesh breathed fire in the opening session and cleaned up Starc to grab his 100th Test wicket at home.
Rohit Sharma-led men, who looked to get a good start in the second innings, were stunned as Lyon bowled out Shubman Gill for just 5. The Aussie spinner then trapped Rohit (12) LBW to put the hosts on the back foot. Kuhnemann then dismissed Virat Kohli (13) to add more pressure on the opponent batters.
Usman Khawaja grabbed a blinder at short mid-wicket to dismiss Shreyas Iyer for 26. Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara emerged as the standout batter from the Indian camp, scoring a resilient 59 before Steve Smith plucked a blinder at leg slips to bring an end to his stay in the middle. Lyon ran through the tail-enders and finished the proceedings quickly. Anything can happen on Day 3 as the pitch is offering plenty of turn and uneven bounce. Indian bowlers have to give out their best and bowl tight lines to claim a memorable win.