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India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3 highlights: Steve O’Keefe 6/35, AUS thrash IND by 333 runs

Steve O’Keefe picked up six wickets in the second innings which took his tally in the Pune Test to 12 wickets as Australia thrashed India by 333 runs to take a lead in four-match series. Relive all highlights of India vs Australia here.

cricket Updated: Feb 25, 2017 17:17 IST
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Hindustan Times
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Steve O’Keefe (6/35) and Nathan Lyon (4/53) helped Australia to a 333-run win over India in the first Test at Pune on Saturday. Australia take the lead in the four-Test series.(REUTERS)

Steve O’Keefe snapped up his 6/35 to take his tally of wickets to 12 in the Pune Test as Australia thrashed India by 333 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. This has ended their seven-match losing streak in India as well as a nine-match losing streak in Asia. Get live cricket score of India vs Australia day 3 here. (SCORECARD | WHERE TO SEE LIVE STREAMING)

Steve O'Keefe was named the Man of the Match for picking up 6/35 in both innings to end with a match haul of 12/70. (BCCI)

15:26 hrs IST: That is all from us here. Join us in a week’s time for the second Test between India and Australia from Bangalore.

15:17 hrs IST: Steve O’Keefe is understandably the Man of the Match. “First innings was a bit of blur. The ball tended to skid on more than spin so it exposed the stumps and the lbw. My first six wickets was ordinary, I had to change it up quickly. I’ll remember the Hill End forever now. It was great to have the belief of the captain who backed me after my first six overs.

15:15 hrs IST: Steven Smith is glad to break this jinx. “Winning the toss was a bonus, there were good plans in place. O’Keefe was outstanding. We’ve got some good players of spin and good spinners. It’s been 4502 days since Australia won a Test in India, I know it to the day. Mitchell Starc’s batting in the first innings was important. To have a lead of 155 is massive on this wicket.”

Nathan Lyon celebrates as Australia ended India’s undefeated streak of 20 Tests. (BCCI)

15:12 hrs IST: Virat Kohli sums up the fact that India were totally outplayed. “It’s been a good run. We got to take it on the chin, accept that they outplayed us. It was our worst batting display in the last two years. We need to see what we did wrong. Australia put us under pressure throughout and deserved to win this game. We had two bad sessions and to pull it back against a quality side is very difficult. No excuses. Sometimes, you have to take your hat off and tell the opposition well done.”

15:06 hrs IST: What a way for Virat Kohli to suffer his first defeat at home. What a way for India’s 20-match undefeated streak to end. The match aggregate of 212 runs for India is the least in a home Test, the previous lowest being 247 vs England in 1977.

15:01 hrs IST: Nathan Lyon says, “Our plan was to compete hard, we did. We saw a lot of Ashwin, and we tried to replicate what he does in these conditions. I’ll take this pitch everywhere.”

Nathan Lyon picked up 4/53 as Australia thrashed India by 333 runs. (BCCI)

14:52 hrs IST: WICKET! Lyon takes his fourth and Jayant goes. Australia have completed a sensational 333-run win with Stephen O’Keefe the chief destroyer with 6/35 in both innings. Who would have thought that Australia would pull off such a win? All pre-series predictions out of the window.

14:47 hrs IST: Jayant launches Lyon down the ground. Only a matter of time before Australia seal a memorable win

14:40 hrs IST: GONE! Ishant goes for 0

India 102/9 as Ishant is caught at leg gully off Lyon.

Steve O'Keefe picked up 6/35 in both innings as Australia wrapped up a 333-run win over India in Pune. (BCCI)

14:37 hrs IST: India staring at massive defeat here.

14:33 hrs IST:Pujara (31) gone!

Just the second ball of the final session and O’ Keefe has again struck. He traps Pujara plumb in front of the wicket. The ball skidded and hit Pujara’s front leg as O’Keefe picks six wickets in this .

14:13 hrs IST: Stephen O’Keefe! Remember the name. For all his criticism, he has put Australia on the cusp of breaking a massive jinx. Will Australia wrap it up after Tea?

14:11 hrs IST: WICKET! O’Keefe gets his fifth wicket and his tally goes to 11. He pings Saha on the backfoot with the slider and the umpire gives it out LBW. That was probably missing leg stump but India have no reviews. That will be tea.

14:05 hrs IST: Dropped! Pujara looks to work an offspinner from Lyon to fine leg but David Warner drops it at leg gully. These chances stick or they don’t but knowing Warner’s class, that should have been taken.

Steve O’Keefe picked up his fourth wicket as India crumbled in Pune. Catch live cricket score of India vs Australia, day 3, here. (BCCI)

14:02 hrs IST: Wriddhiman Saha gets going with a boundary. How much more time before O’Keefe gets his second five-wicket haul?

14:00 hrs IST: WICKET! O’Keefe gets his fourth wicket and his maiden 10-wicket haul in Tests. He traps Ashwin in front after the umpire did not give him out. Australia review and it is pad first. Brilliant review by Smith.

13:52 hrs IST: Ashwin employs the reverse sweep and he is aiming to be confident. Next ball, he chips a drive uppishly past mid off for three runs.

13:48 hrs IST: WICKET! Tame dismissal and O’Keefe gets his third wicket. Rahane goes for the drive and he chips it to cover. India 77/4. Catch live cricket score here.

13:44 hrs IST: Rahane and Pujara are finding the boundaries well here. However, the task ahead is enormous for India.

13:39 hrs IST: Edged but safe! This ball spits up from a short of length, Rahane goes for the cut and gets a top edge over the slips. In the same over, Rahane finds the boundary again but this time it is more controlled.

Steve O’Keefe got the massive wicket of Virat Kohli as Australia dominated against India. Catch live cricket score of India vs Australia, 3rd day, here. (BCCI)

13:37 hrs IST: Plenty of turn and bounce on this pitch which is starting to be unplayable. Every ounce of Pujara’s compact technique being tested.

13:33 hrs IST: All hopes on Cheteshwar Pujara now. However, his dedication is unparallelled as you will see in this video. All the best, Che!

13:26 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive moment! Virat Kohli is gone! He leaves a straight ball and it hits off stump. Rare failure for Kohli in this match. That ball did not turn.

13:22 hrs IST: Hazlewood gets a delivery to rise up and strike Pujara on the fingers but next ball, he finds a boundary to third man. Catch live cricket score here.

13:19 hrs IST: Josh Hazlewood is into the attack now. Will he get some reverse swing? He will hit the right channels though.

Steve O'Keefe got the big wicket of Murali Vijay as Australia struck at regular intervals. Catch live cricket score of India vs Australia, day 3, here. (BCCI)

13:11 hrs IST: Stephen O’Keefe has an appeal for an LBW against Kohli but it is turned down. The impact was probably outside off stump. Nope, impact was in line and it was out had Smith reviewed. Big let off for Kohli.l

13:09 hrs IST: News from Wellington is that South Africa have thrashed New Zealand by 159 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

13:02 hrs IST: That is ripping turn. Lyon is spinning the ball at almost 45 degrees here. Pujara is cut in half but Wade cannot get it and four byes is the result.

12:58 hrs IST: O’Keefe and Lyon are hitting the right areas and the Indian batsmen are having to employ all their technical skills to stay alive. Catch live cricket score here.

Nathan Lyon and Steve O’Keefe struck to remove the openers. Catch live cricket score of India vs Australia, day 3, here. (BCCI)

12:52 hrs IST: WICKET! Lyon removes Rahul as he is trapped LBW. He was on the back foot but he opts for the review. It is hitting middle stump. Kohli gets off the pair.

12:46 hrs IST: WICKET! Stephen O’Keefe strikes in his first over and Murali Vijay is trapped in front. He opts for the review but it is clipping leg stump. India 10/1, chasing 441 for a win. Catch live cricket score here.

12:39 hrs IST: Just short! Lyon causing all kinds of problems. He gets this delivery to explode off the deck and Rahul fends at it awkwardly, luckily it just lands in front of short leg. India 9/0, need 432 more for a win.

12:37 hrs IST: Starc is bowling in the low 90 mph but he is hitting the right target.

12:31 hrs IST: Dropped! Vicious and sharp turn from Lyon. Vijay stabs at an off-spinner but Handscomb at short leg drops it. That was too quick for him but for that position, it should have been taken.

12:30 hrs IST: Nathan Lyon from the other end. Not surprising really. Will be interesting to see the purchase he will get even more from this deck.

12:28 hrs IST: Hostile over from Mitchell Starc has come to an end. It was pacy and he hit the right length.

Ravindra Jadeja ended the Australian innings as they were bowled out for 285. Catch live cricket score of India vs Australia, day 3, here. (BCCI)

12:24 hrs IST: Welcome back for the second session. All set for this vital session. Mitchell Starc will open the bowling with two slips in place. Murali Vijay on strike.

11:46 hrs IST: India have a huge task on their hands. They will be aiming to emulate Steven Smith’s example as he continued to enjoy batting against India.

11:43 hrs IST: WICKET! Jadeja wraps things up as O’Keefe departs. Australia have been bowled out for 285 and the target for India will be 441 runs.

Umesh Yadav picked up the wicket of Nathan Lyon as Australia’s lead neared 450. Catch live cricket score of India vs Australia, day 3, here. (BCCI)

11:39 hrs IST: O’Keefe’s turn now to hurt India, this time with the bat. Umesh strays onto the pads and he whips it to deep mid wicket for a boundary. The lead is nearing 450.

11:37 hrs IST: Play can go on for another 30 minutes as there is only one wicket left. Moment the final wicket falls, lunch will be taken.

11:32 hrs IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav traps Lyon plumb in front with a delivery that reverses back in. Another good hand as Australia reach 279/9, lead by 434 runs.

11:27 hrs IST: Lyon mows Ashwin to deep mid wicket where Umesh Yadav runs around to take the catch but the momentum takes him over the ropes. The runs continue to flow for Australia.

Ravindra Jadeja got the wicket of Steven Smith for 109 but Australia’s lead went past 400. Catch live cricket score of India vs Australia, day 3 here. (BCCI)

11:23 hrs IST: Lyon is having some fun as he sweeps Jadeja and finds the boundary. Every run contibuted will make it that much more harder for India to survive.

11:21 hrs IST: Extras contribute as Australia take the lead to 419. India will have to achieve the highest chase in Test history if they have to pull it off. Catch live cricket scores here.

11:16 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin deceives Starc with the carrom ball and he miscues the slog to deep mid wicket. Australia 258/8, lead by 413.

11:14 hrs IST: Third six for Starc. In the arc and on leg stump, he winds up and clouts R Ashwin over deep mid wicket. He really hits them clean.

Steven Smith departed for 109 as Australia’s lead went past 400. Catch live cricket score of India vs Australia, day 3, here. (BCCI)

11:09 hrs IST: BOOM! Another massive hit from Starc. Ashwin tosses this delivery up and the left-hander mauls it into the stands at deep mid wicket. The connection was superb.

11:07 hrs IST: WICKET! Jadeja gets the big wicket of Smith for 109. End of a brilliant knock. Smith missed the pull and he was hit on the back leg. Even a review could not save him. Australia 246/7, lead by 401. Catch live cricket score here

11:03 hrs IST: The highest chase in the fourth innings of a Test match in India is 387. India did it against England in 2008. They will have to achieve history if they are to pull it off.

11:00 hrs IST: Starc is in the mood here. He cuts Jadeja for a boundary and next ball he launches him over wide long on for a big six. Australia close in on 400.

10:57 hrs IST: 18th Test ton for Smith and fifth versus India. What a knock from Steven Smith. On a difficult wicket, he has led from the front. He did survive three dropped chances yesterday but he has ridden his luck. Simply sublime from Smith.

10:52 hrs IST: Steven Smith comes closer to his 100 with a late cut off Jadeja. This has been a special knock from him.

Umesh Yadav got the wicket of Matthew Wade but Steven Smith neared a century. Catch live cricket score of India vs Australia, day 3, here. (BCCI)

10:44 hrs IST: Good battle between Starc and Umesh. The bowler beats him twice with leg-cutters close to 90 mph but Starc holds his nerve as he drills a drive past mid-off for a boundary.

10:42 hrs IST: Smith and Starc will be hoping to add some quick runs and bat on. India will have to earn these wickets.

10:38 hrs IST: Smith enters the 90s with a boundary to deep extra cover. Mitchell Starc, who played a game-changing knock in the first innings, has come out. Will we see him go for his stokes?

10:34 hrs IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav gets the wicket of Matthew Wade as the batsman edges a full ball to the keeper. Australia are 204/6, lead by 359 with Smith on 85*. Catch live cricket score here.

Ravindra Jadeja and the India bowlers tried hard to take quick wickets. Catch live cricket score of India vs Australia, 3rd Test, here. (BCCI)

10:25 hrs IST: Good battle between Umesh Yadav and Wade. The batsman is tested with the bouncer but he holds his nerve and caresses a cover drive to the deep cover fence. The lead is past 350.

10:23 hrs IST: For all Mahi fans, MS Dhoni is back as captain. This is how!

10:20 hrs IST: KL Rahul is still troubled by that right shoulder. This may not look good as the series progresses

10:18 hrs IST: Smith and Wade are ensuring that the scorecard is moving. The lead is nearing 350. Catch live cricket score here.

10:14 hrs IST: Great delivery from Jayant Yadav as he beats Matthew Wade with a delivery that spins away sharply. However, the left-hander has the last laugh as he square-cuts a short and wide ball to deep point for a boundary.

Steven Smith eyed a ton as Australia continued to march on against India in Pune. Catch live cricket score of India vs Australia, 3rd day, here. (BCCI)

10:11 hrs IST: While Australia make smooth progress in Pune, over in Wellington, AB de Villiers has created a special record and South Africa have ended on 271/8 against New Zealand.

10:08 hrs IST: Jayant Yadav is into the attack but Wade plays him out well. So far, not much alarms for Australia. Umesh Yadav is into the attack now. Australia 182/5, lead by 337 runs. Catch live cricket score here.

10:05 hrs IST: In the over in which Jadeja appealed for an LBW, a serious Virat Kohli was involved in a discussion with umpire Richard Kettleborough. Meanwhile, Matthew Wade is employing the sweep shot well against Jadeja.

10:00 hrs IST: In the previous over, there was an appeal for an LBW. The ball had hit pad first and then bat. Would have been out but the umpire thought that there was bat. India have no reviews so you cannot blame the umpire.

Ravindra Jadeja broke a stubborn stand as he got rid of Mitchell Marsh for 31. Catch live cricket score of India vs Australia, day 3, here. (BCCI)

09:59 hrs IST: Smith breaks the shackles in style as he dances down the track and whips it to deep mid wicket for a boundary. The lead is nearing 350.

09:53 hrs IST: WICKET! Jadeja gets a wicket finally. A sharp spinning delivery and Marsh gets a faint edge to the keeper. He departs for 31 as Australia are 171/5, lead by 326.

09:48 hrs IST: Another missed chance! Add another in the list. Smith goes for the leg glance and gets a glove on it, Rahane at leg slip dives to his right but he cannot get to it. For international standards, that should have been taken.

09:46 hrs IST: Smith continues to bat with ease. The composure that he has shown has been remarkable. Mitchell Marsh has been edgy but he has hung in there.

Mitchell Marsh struck a couple of boundaries to give Steven Smith good company. Catch live cricket score of India vs Australia, 3rd day, here. (BCCI)

09:42 hrs IST: Another loose ball from Ashwin! He drops it short and Marsh punches it hard to the deep point boundary. He is growing in confidence.

09:40 hrs IST: Superb bowling by Jadeja. He gets turn and Marsh gets an edge twice off successive deliveries, luckily he played it with soft hands.

09:37 hrs IST: Superbly played by Marsh. Ashwin errs in his length and the batsman goes on the back foot to punch the short ball to deep cover for a boundary.

09:35 hrs IST: Loud appeal for an LBW but not given! Mitchell Marsh plays slightly inside the line of the delivery and gets hit on the pad, but the ball was probably going down the leg side. Australia 147/4, lead by 302. Catch live cricket score here.

09:32 hrs IST: Ravichandran Ashwin is opening the bowling and Steven Smith survives a run-out. He was comfortably in but he had to put in the dive to get in. Australia’s lead has gone past 300.

Steven Smith continued to hold firm as Australia stretched their lead past 300. Catch live cricket score of India vs Australia, day 3 here. (BCCI)

09:28 hrs IST: What will Australia’s approach be heading into this session? Will they attack? On this pitch, which is offering prodigious turn, it might be too difficult

09:15 hrs IST: A warm welcome to day 3 of the Pune Test between India vs Australia. Steven Smith’s knock has ensured that Australia’s lead goes past 300. For Virat Kohli, it was his first bad day in office as his batsmen collapsed to Stephen O’Keefe and the fielders dropped catches, including Smith three times.

Australia took a first innings lead of 155, a significant advantage on a spin-friendly track at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, which is making its debut as a Test centre.

The touring side, who have lost their last nine Tests in Asia and were considered underdogs before the start of the four-match series, reached 143 for four at stumps in their second innings, an overall lead of 298 runs.

Captain Steve Smith is unbeaten after a chance-filled 59, during which he was dropped three times, with all-rounder Mitchell Marsh on 21 not out.

India will still back themselves having successfully chased 387 set by England in the first Test in 2008 in Chennai.

That famous win was set up by Virender Sehwag’s 68-ball 83 before Sachin Tendulkar (103 not out) and Yuvraj Singh (85 not out) raised an unbroken 163-run stand for the fifth wicket to take India home.

First Published: Feb 25, 2017 08:32 IST