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IND v AUS: India need mammoth 441 runs to win first Test


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Pune: India bowled out Australia for 285 runs at lunch on day 3 in the first Test match at Maharashtra Cricket association stadium in Pune. 

Visiting skipper Steve Smith led from the front to guide Australia to a mammoth lead of 440 runs. Smith smashed 109 runs to complete his 18th Test century.

After a brilliant half century in the first innings, Mitchell Starc quick fired 30 runs to help Australia march towards a big total.

R Ashwin was the stand out performer for India with 4 wickets for 119 While, Ravindra Jadeja became the first ever left-arm spinner to clinch 50 wickets in one season.

In the first innings, Australia scored 260 runs before bowling out the hosts for 105, taking 155-run lead.

Virat Kohli’s India now have 441 runs to chase in 2 and half days time.

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