The end of the Third day of the second Test between India and Australia on 6 March 2017 at Bangalore saw the hosts in some semblance of their former self, and Chateswar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane playing solidly, contributing 93 runs to the fifth wicket and India cruised to 213 for four at stumps. Pujara and Rahane were at the crease with individual scores of 79 and 40 respectively.

Live updates day 4, India lead by 126 runs with 6 wickets remaining

India 189 and 213/4 (72.0 overs)

Australia 276 all-out

The Monday seemed to be a repeat of the previous test, but then Pujara and Rahane had other ideas.

The two dug in, and finally, Indian batting had something to cheer about. The duo was flawless against both spin and pace and left many wondering what had happened to the batting in the previous test. The feeling started taking root that this test will bring some good tidings to Indian fans that had almost forgotten the pain of a home side loss for some time now.

After bowling the home side for 189, the visitors resumed their batting on day three at 237 for 6 and were able to add 87 runs more than the first inning Indian score and were out for 276.Ravindra Jadeja returned with best figures of six wickets for 63.

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Cricket fans in the US can enjoy the game on Willow TV.

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Fans in India can watch on Star Sports and the online stream can be watched on Hotstar.

Pujara and Rahane steadied the boat

The Indians stumbled at the start and slumped at 120 for 4 with Josh Hazlewood with the figures of three wickets for 37 runs.

However, there was no more damage, and both Pujara and Rahane were able to weather the storm and safely took the Indian innings to the end of the day with 213 for four on the board.

The journey was painfully slow, and first India crossed the 150 mark in the 49th over.

Pujara completed his 50 after facing 125 balls. He had faced 173 balls and hit six fours. The pair rotated the strike making it difficult for the bowlers to choke the batsmen.

The Pitch Report

The pitch is deteriorating, and it will be quite an effort for the team batting first. Of the hosts can put a total of 250 + on the board as the lead, we could be seeing another nail-biting finish on the last day.

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