India vs Australia day 3 Dharamsala Test lunch report: Jadeja, Saha wipe out trail, lead by 32 runs

India folded out for 332 just at the stroke of lunch and lead by 32 runs

At the outset of Day 3, India needed Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja  to bat, bat and bat. They did exactly that and took India past the Australian score. But if you missed it, Jadeja was ruled out of the very first ball of the day by Pat Cummins. Jadeja soon opted for the DRS and he was proved right. India had a sigh of relief. Jadeja lost his wicket at the stroke of lunch, Cummins got him. Cummins set him up really well, before sliding in the double bluff wide outside the off stump to get him. Keefe then got rid of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. That left Saha stranded at one end, with no one providing substantial support. India folded out for 332 just at the stroke of lunch and lead by 32 runs. Jadeja fell for 65 and Saha was out for 31.

It seems India will be out there on the field soon with the bowlers having the responsibility of knocking off the visitors. But it is certain that the hosts will be compelled to bat last. Finally, Saha also lost his wicket at the stroke of lunch for 31, thanks to a brilliant catch by Steven Smith.

Australia will look to bat and set India a target of nothing less than 200-250. That is going to be a hard ask for India who will be batting fourth. This means toss has again played a pivotal role in deciding the fate of the match. Cummins who had hard luck yesterday picked up the crucial wicket of Ravindra Jadeja who was looking ominous. At the start of the day, the hosts must have been hoping for a lead in excess of 100 or 150 but that was not to be. Kuldeep Yadav will have to play a big role in the second innings.