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Australia 23/2 At Stumps, India 1st Innings 603/9 Declare

Australia were 23 for two at stumps on day four, trailing India by 129 runs in their second innings of the Third Cricket Test in Ranchi.

Opener Matt Renshaw was batting on seven before India's Ravindra Jadeja got the Wickets of David Warner and Nathan Lyon in an absorbing final session of play.

Earlier India declared their first innings on 603 for 9, taking 152 runs lead against Australia.

Resuming their innings on the overnight score of 360 for six, Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha added 199 runs for the seventh wicket.

Pujara remained the top scorer with 202 runs knock. He hit 21 boundaries in his 525-ball knock.

Saha made 117 runs with the help of 8 boundaries and one six.

Jadeja made 54 while Murli Vijay scored 82 runs.

For Australia, Pat Cummins bagged four while Steve o Keefe took three wickets.