Stumps, Day 3: Australia in command at Perth, leads by 175

Catch all the live action from the third day's play of the second Test from Optus Stadium in Perth of the India vs Australia Test series

Virat Kohli gestures after his century.   -  Reuters

Good Morning! Welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of the second Test of the India vs Australia Test series from Perth.

At stumps on Day 3, Australia leads by 175 runs in the second innings. Usman Khawaja (41 n.o.) and captain Tim Paine are at the crease as Australia ends the day on 132/4.

 

ICYMI, here's the ripper from Jasprit Bumrah to rattle Marcus Harris' stumps.

 

DEJA VU! WICKET! Travis Head slices the ball to third man for 19! Shami the bowler, Ishant the catcher this time. Roles reversed from the first innings.

Australia has edged ahead in this Test with its lead now over 160 and six (five?) wickets in hand. Aaron Finch is nursing an injury to his right index finger and we will have to wait to find out if he will bat again in the second innings. India requires its four-pronged pace attack to make some late inroads in the day for it to have a sniff in this game.

Nathan Lyon takes five wickets as India is bowled out for 283, handing Australia a 42-run lead.

Once Virat Kohli was dismissed, it was upto Rishabh Pant to bat with the tail, well, not to forget India is playing with four No. 11 batsmen, and Lyon wrapped up the innings with his variety.

What an intriguing first session on Day Three.

It all started with Australia's way when Nathan Lyon had Ajinkya Rahane caught behind in the first over but then it was a Virat Kohli show. He batted well for his 25th Test ton but a lapse of concentration saw him play the drive only to be caught out in the slip cordon, the third umpire intervention ruling in favour of Australia.

But before that, not to forget his 'bat doing the talking celebration' (picture)!!

With two wickets towards the end of the session, Australia has its tail up and will look to wrap up the Indian innings quick.

Here are some numbers:

 

India finished Day 2 on 172/3 in reply to Australia's 326. Here is the report of the second day's play.