Join us for updates, analysis and colour on the third day in Melbourne
Welcome to our live report of the third day of the Australia-India Test from Melbourne. Join us for updates, analysis and colour. You can find our traditional ball-by-ball commentary here
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10.00am: Building on Rahane’s brilliance
A magnificent century from India’s captain has put them in control of this Test. Now it’s a question of how far they can extend their advantage. Anything upwards of 150 would make it very difficult for Australia and even where it stands now, at 82, is very handy. There will be huge pressure on the home side’s batting when it comes to their second innings. The pitch continues to offer assistance, especially with the new ball, and there are signs of increasing turn for the spinners.
Here’s Dan Brettig on a position Australia only have themselves to blame for
“This is Test batting against a quality attack in testing conditions. Errors are bound to happen, but his control percentage of 88 was remarkable”
Sid Monga writes on Ajinkya Rahane#AUSvIND
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Andrew McGlashan is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo