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IN PICTURES: Smith century guides Australia to 299/4

See the best images from day one of the third Test between India and Australia at Ranchi.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
16th March 2017

article:16th March 2017

Steve Smith registered his 19th Test century as Australia had a good day with the bat after electing to bat first in the third Test against India on Thursday.

At one point, Australia seemed to be in a bit of a bother, having lost four wickets with just 140 runs on the board. That was when Glenn Maxwell joined Smith in the middle and the duo have put on 159 unbeaten runs for the fifth wicket so far.


Maxwell brought up his first Test half-century and is batting on 82 at the end of play on day one. On the other hand, Smith is unbeaten on 117 and looks good for a really big score.

Earlier in the day, fast bowler Umesh Yadav picked up two wickets with some superb reverse swing.

For Australia, Matt Renshaw once again showed why he is rated so highly as he looked fluent during his knock of 44.

Apart from the scorecard, there was another worry for the Indian team as captain Virat Kohli was forced off the park after an injury to his right shoulder during the second session. He sat out the rest of the day.

BRIEF SCORES

Australia 299/4 [Smith 117*, Maxwell 82*, Umesh 2/63] vs India.


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IN PICTURES: Steve Smith century guides Australia to 299/4 on day one of Ranchi Test

See the best images from day one of the third Test between India and Australia at Ranchi.

Captains Kohli and Smith at the toss.

Captains Kohli and Smith at the toss.

The two teams during the national anthems.

The two teams during the national anthems.

Jadeja gets the wicket of Warner.

Jadeja gets the wicket of Warner.

Renshaw is caught by Kohli in the slips.

Renshaw is caught by Kohli in the slips.

Kohli goes off after hurting his right shoulder.

Kohli goes off after hurting his right shoulder.

Rahane led the Indian team in Kohli's absence.

Rahane led the Indian team in Kohli's absence.

Umesh was India's most impressive bowler, picking up two wickets.

Umesh was India's most impressive bowler, picking up two wickets.

Saha unsuccessfully appeals against Smith.

Saha unsuccessfully appeals against Smith.

Maxwell brings up his half-century.

Maxwell brings up his half-century.

Smith after scoring yet another hundred.

Smith after scoring yet another hundred.