Smith, Maxwell drive Australia in Ranchi test

  • Focus back on cricket after tempestuous Bengaluru test
  • Smith crosses 5000 test runs
  • Ranchi debuts as test venue

Maxwell surpassed in his very first innings of the series the 48 runs that Mitchell Marsh had totalled in his four during the first two tests and the all-rounder is not done yet.

Australia also brought in paceman Pat Cummins, who is playing his second test after more than five years in the wilderness, to replace the injured Mitchell Starc.

India welcomed back opener Murali Vijay, who missed the tempestuous Bengaluru test with a shoulder injury.