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