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Ranchi, March 17:

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja claimed a five-wicket haul as Australia were dismissed for 451 in their first innings on the second day of the third cricket Test against India here on Friday.

Ravindra Jadeja

Jadeja returned figures of 5/124, the eighth five-wicket haul of Jadeja’s Test career and the fourth this season.

Fast bowler Umesh Yadav also bowled well for figures of 3/106 while star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also bagged a wicket.

Skipper Steven Smith played a captain’s innings for Australia and remained unbeaten on 178. He hit 17 boundaries during the 361 balls he faced.

Glenn Maxwell, who returned to the Australian Test side after a lengthy period, scored his maiden century in the longest format of the game and put on a 191-run stand with Smith to help the visitors to a strong position after losing early wickets on the opening day.

Brief scores:

Australia (First Innings): 451 (Steven Smith 178 not out, Glenn Maxwell 104; Ravindra Jadeja 5/124, Umesh Yadav 3/106).

(IANS)