Brisbane: Battling the Fitness woes, the Indian bowling line up put up a good show initially against mighty Aussies batting line up. However, as the day progressed the grip on the match was lost gradually due to lack of experience.
Earlier in the day Australian skipper Tim Paine again won the toss and decided to field first. David Warner who made a comeback again failed to impress and was the first wicket to went down. Marcus Harris who was the replacement of Will puckovski too managed only 5 runs.
The middle-order batsmen Steve Smith and Labuschagne took the score to 87 before the former was caught by Rohit Sharma and opened the account of W Sundar. Australia was 3 down before the total reached a triple-figure.
Wade and Labuschagne counter attacked the feeble Indian bowling line up with an experience of only 4 test matches. Adding to the woes pace bowler Saini was also injured and could bowl only 7.5 overs, Rohit's single delivery completed his over.
Meanwhile Labuschagne made the most of dropped chances and brought up his first century of the series. Natrajan at the other end had some other plans. He took both the set batsman to delight the indian contingint.
After this Aussie skipper tim paine and all rounder Cameroon green played cautiously and avoided any further casuality. Australia were 274 for 5 before umpire called it a day. (WD)