4. The Slippery Hands
Like every day, catches were dropped on day three also, but not from Indian players this time, rather it was from the Australian players. India could have landed themselves in the same situation as before had Matthew Wade or Steven Smith taken those catches. Cheteshwar Pujara, India’s mettle in this innings was dropped twice and made Aussies pay for it.
Not only this, he nicked few deliveries which fell short of fielders. He did leave one which for a moment of the second seemed to have hit stumps, but it didn’t, and left Smith to feel sorry. Ajinkya Rahane too escaped a scare as he was dropped by David Warner at the leg-slip off Nathan Lyon. Putting them down invited problems for the visitors as they now trail behind 126 runs with India having six wickets in hand and two days to decide the fate of the match.