Ranchi, March 16 (IANS) Australia posted 109/3 at lunch on the opening day of their third cricket Test against India at the JSCA International Stadium here on Thursday.

For Australia, skipper Steven Smith was batting on 34 with Peter Handscomb on six at the other end when the teams when in at the break.

Fast bowlers Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up a wicket each for India.

Brief scores:

Australia (First Innings): 109/3 (Matt Renshaw 44, Steven Smith 34 batting) vs India.