Jadeja shines as Australia dismissed for 451

Indo Asian News Service

Ranchi, March 17 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja claimed a five-wicket haul as Australia were dismissed for 451 in their first innings on the second day of the third cricket Test against India here on Friday.

Jadeja returned figures of 5/124, the eighth five-wicket haul of Jadeja's Test career and the fourth this season.

Fast bowler Umesh Yadav also bowled well for figures of 3/106 while star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also bagged a wicket.

Skipper Steven Smith played a captain's innings for Australia and remained unbeaten on 178. He hit 17 boundaries during the 361 balls he faced.

Glenn Maxwell, who returned to the Australian Test side after a lengthy period, scored his maiden century in the longest format of the game and put on a 191-run stand with Smith to help the visitors to a strong position after losing early wickets on the opening day.

Brief scores:

Australia (First Innings): 451 (Steven Smith 178 not out, Glenn Maxwell 104; Ravindra Jadeja 5/124, Umesh Yadav 3/106).

--IANS

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