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India vs Australia: Handscomb, Marsh help Aussies draw third Test vs India

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Indian team players shake hands with each other after the fifth day of the third cricket Test match between India and Australia at the JSCA Stadium complex in Ranchi on March 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN / ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE----- / GETTYOUTIndian team players shake hands with each other after the fifth day of the third cricket Test match between India and Australia at the JSCA Stadium complex in Ranchi on March 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN / ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE----- / GETTYOUT

Ranchi: The middle order duo of Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb helped Australia salvage a draw against India in the third cricket Test at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium here on Monday.

Handscomb (72 not out) and Marsh (53) forged a brilliant 124-run fifth-wicket stand as Australia ended at 204/6 and denied the hosts any chances of gaining a 2-1 lead in the series.

For India, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/54 while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and pacer Ishant Sharma picked a wicket each.


Following is the final scoreboard at the end of the third cricket Test match between India and Australia here on Monday.

Australia 1st innings 451/10
India first innings 603/9 Declared

Australia 2nd innings
David Warner b Ravindra Jadeja 14
Matt Renshaw lbw b Ishant Sharma 15
Nathan Lyon b Jadeja 2
Steve Smith b Jadeja 21
Shaun Marsh c Murali Vijay b Jadeja 53
Peter Handscomb not out 72
Glen Maxwell c Vijay b Ravichandran Ashwin 2
Mathew Wade not out 9

Extras (b 9, lb 4, nb 3) 16
Total (in 100 overs) 204/6

Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Warner, 5.1 ov), 2-23 (Lyon, 7.2 ov), 3-59 (Renshaw, 28.4 ov), 4-63 (Smith, 29.1 ov), 5-187 (Marsh, 91.2 ov), 6-190 (Maxwell, 94.4 ov).

Bowling:
Ravichandran Ashwin 30-10-71-1
Ravindra Jadeja 44-18-54-4
Umesh Yadav 15-2-36 -0
Ishant Sharma 11-0-30-1