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Ranchi Test: India force advantage on 4th day

India declare first innings at 603/9 against Australia
Indian batsman C Pujara raises his bat and helmet to celebrate a double century during 4th day of 3rd Test against Australia in Ranchi on Sunday. Pic/PTI

Ranchi: Superb batting by Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha coupled with excellent bowling by Ravindra Jadeja put India in a strong position on the fourth day of the third cricket Test against Australia in Ranchi on Sunday.

Pujara scored a double-century and Saha notched up a ton as the duo produced a partnership of 199 runs to enable India declare their first innings at 603/9 for a lead of 152 runs.

 India declare first innings at 603/9 against Australia
Indian batsman C Pujara celebrates his double century during the 4th day of the 3rd test match against Australia in Ranchi on Sunday. Pic/PTI

Australia had scored 451 in their first innings.

Jadeja then claimed the wickets of David and Nathan Lyon as Australia struggled to 23/2 in their second innings at the end of the day's play.

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