India in driver's seat against Oz at end of day three of Hyderabad Test

Sydney, Mar 4 (ANI): Australia is facing the prospect of another big defeat against India after losing two quick wickets in the final session of day three of the third Test match in Hyderabad.

Australia reached 2-74 in their second innings at stumps on Monday's third day in the second Test, requiring another 192 runs to make the home side bat again in Hyderabad, News.com.au reports.

Batsman Phil Hughes was out for a ninth-ball duck, his second scoreless knock in four innings in the series, and has made just 25 runs at an average of 6.25.

Opener David Warner also departed to a sweep attempt, playing around a ball from Ashwin to lose his leg stump on 26. Ed Cowan is 26 not out with Shane Watson on nine, the paper reports.

Meanwhile, India had resumed on 1-311 on Monday morning and were bowled out for 503 at tea for a first-innings lead of 266, the paper said.

Debutant off spinner Glenn Maxwell claimed 4-127 and left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty removed three tailenders in his 3-131.

The 370-run partnership between Murali Vijay (167) and Cheteshwar Pujara (204) is the highest by an Indian pair for the second wicket in Test cricket, the paper added.

No.5 Virat Kohli made 34 and skipper MS Dhoni clubbed 44 off 43 balls but the innings fell away with the last six wickets tumbling for 43 runs. The Indians lead the four-match series one-nil. (ANI)

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