Twitter reacts to Day 3, Smith's Superman catch and Pujara-Rahane face-saver

Hazlewood bowled with persistence and was rewarded with three scalps in the sesson

"If the wicket keeps playing, or doesn't get any worse than today I think 200 is very chaseable".

Had the fielders been more supportive of the bowlers India would have been in a slightly better position, and perhaps given the determined Australia a tough fight for the first-innings lead. They had posted 189 runs in their first innings. This came after the hosts trailed the visitors for most part of the first two days and made some amends to their disappointing performance in the series, on the third day yesterday.

At stumps, Pujara (79 not out) and Ajinkya Rahane (40 not out) were at the crease, with an undefeated fifth wicket stand of 93 runs.

Steve O'Keefe was given a dressing down on day three by both umpires, having celebrated Australia captain Steve Smith's spectacular slips catch to dismiss opener Lokesh Rahul (51) with plenty of gusto. He was bowling straighter than usual. The off-spinner has his off-stump pegged back with an inswinger from Hazlewood. So overall we bowled really well but at the same time we got only six wickets. "Sometimes it's hard to change that little line and execute".

As KL Rahul said, the hosts will be hoping Pujara-Rahane to add 100 more runs in their partnership and give their side a fair chance to put the Aussies into pressure for the first time since the start of the series. He used up another review in the process although it was a marginal decision as to whether the ball hit the pad before the bat or the other way around.

Josh Hazlewood was the star performer for Australia to clinch their maiden day-night Test against New Zealand.

"I think there was enough help for Ashwin".

India then gambled by moving Jadeja up to bat at number five. "In a way, it was a [small] victory for us". Just, maybe, to upset the rhythm'.

A wicket was always round the corner - not for Australia, but for the Indians earlier. Nair went for a loose drive and thin inside edge rattled the stumps. Cheteshwar Pujara repelled everything that Australia could throw at him.

Pujara had suggested on Sunday that the team needed partnerships and he took the lead in forming them.

Although the Indians can be given some discount considering that they have had a long home season, comprising 13 Tests, eight One-day Internationals and three T20 Internationals, that argument cannot be extended for every poor day in the field.

"They showed a bit more intent", Hazlewood said.



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