India off to steady start in first innings

Indo Asian News Service

Bengaluru, March 6 (IANS) India posted 38/0 in their second innings at lunch on the third day of their second cricket Test against Australia at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Monday.

At the break, Lokesh Rahul was batting on 20 with Abhinav Mukund on 16 at the other end.

India now trail the visitors by 49 runs. They had posted 189 runs in their first innings.

Earier, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja clinched a six-wicket haul as Australia were dismissed for 276 runs in their first innings.

Jadeja registered figures of 6/63 while off-spinner Ravichandra Ashwin got two wickets. Fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma got one wicket each.

Shaun Marsh top scored for Australia with 66 while 20-year-old opener Matt Renshaw got 60.

Brief scores:

India: 38/0 (Lokesh Rahul 20) & 189 vs Australia (First Innings): 276 (Shaun Marsh 66, Matt Renshaw 60; Ravindra Jadeja 6/63).