Steve Smith scored his first century in Australia in over three years but India’s bowlers sparked another batting collapse for the home team before its batsmen made a solid start to reach 96 for 2 by the end of the second day of the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
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Smith’s 131, his first century since the 2019 Ashes and Australia’s first this series, helped lift the home team to 338 but Australia will be disappointed not to have scored more given its final eight wickets fell for 130 runs with India spinner Ravi Jadeja taking 4 for 62 and completing a spectacular run-out to dismiss Smith and end the innings.
India made a good start to its innings, reaching 70 without loss before Australia’s pace attack responded by removing both openers in the final session.
At stumps, captain Ajinkya Rahane was unbeaten on five with Cheteshwar Pujara…