Good day everybody and welcome to the coverage of the second day’s play in the third Test at Ranchi. Hard work ahead for India, with Smith having reached his century and Maxwell not far from his maiden century.
BALL 1, Day 2: Maxwell’s bat is split in half would you believe it! And that too after playing a harmless forward defense. Quite a sight that. Umesh Yadav the bowler, bowling at just under 140 kmh. What is it with bats these days? They are like tree trunks but yet so fragile. We have seen a few instances of late of bats breaking so this isn’t new. Should we go back to more durable bats from the 1990s and earlier?