India Australia meet at Ranchi for the third test Details
After a win at Bangalore and making a comeback in the four match series, India is now facing Australia in the third test match at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium in Ranchi.
The series is leveled at 1-1 and this will be a crucial match for the outcome of the series.
The third test against India will be Australia's 800th contest.
India gets its 45th test venue FACT
The third test between India and Australia will be a first for the JSCA Stadium, making it the 45th test venue for India.
Australia calls Maxwell to replace Mitchell Starc Details
After Mitchell Starc was ruled out of the remaining series due to an injury, Glenn Maxwell has been called in as a replacement for the Australian bowler.
Maxwell will be playing his fourth test match, third against India. He was last seen in the whites when he was playing against Pakistan in 2014.
All four of his test matches have been played in Asia.
Smith, Maxwell stabilize Australia in third test match at Ranchi 16 Mar 2017
Captain Steve Smith scored 117 to take Australia to 299 runs on day one of the third test match against India.
Winning the toss, Australia lost three wickets in the first session at 89 runs; the fourth one at 140.
Smith, along with Glenn Maxwell then went on to put 159 runs together. Maxwell was batting at 82 when the day ended.
Another milestone for captain Smith FACT
On the way to his 19th test century, Steve Smith achieved another milestone as he completed 5000 test runs. He became the joint seventh fastest batsmen to reach the mark in 97 innings and third quickest in 53 tests after Bradman(36) and Sunil Gavaskar(52).