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Australia vs India- First Test Day 3: Virat Kohli leads India to a strong Position


  • Indian skipper Virat Kohli led his side from the front with a scintillating century in the day 3 of the first test against Australia at Adelaide. When the stumps were drawn, India ended the day on 369-5 as they trail the hosts by 148 runs in the first innings. It was a collective team effort from the Indian batsmen led by the skipper Kohli, who backed the contributions of Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane and scored his seventh test 100. In process, he also became the fourth Indian to score a hundred in his captaincy debut.

    Virat Kohli got out in the last 10 minutes of the day’s play for a well-made 115 as he pulled Mitchell Johnson to the hands of Ryan Harris at deep square leg. Kohli shared 74 run partnership with Rohit Sharma who is unbeaten on 33. Earlier in the third session, Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane put the Aussies on the back foot by stiching together a partnership of 101 for the fourth wicket. Rahane reached his fifty and was done in by the bounce Nathan Lyon generated from the wicket and spooned a catch to David Warner at short-leg for 62.

    India will look to strike off the deficit early on day 4 and go for the kill with the pitch assisting the spinners. 

    Read the Lunch and Tea report here.

    Scorecard:

    Australian Bowling (Ist Innings): 517-7 decl in 120 decl.

    Indian Batting (Ist Innings):

      

    Batsmen

    Dismissal

    Runs

    Balls

    4s

    6s

    Murali Vijay

    c Haddin b Johnson

    53

    88

    3

    2

    Shikhar Dhawan

    b Harris

    25

    24

    5

    0

    Cheteshwar Pujara

    b Lyon

    73

    135

    9

    0

    Virat Kohli

    c Harris b Johnson

    115

    184

    12

    0

    Ajinkya Rahane

    c Warner b Lyon

    62

    76

    10

    0

    Rohit Sharma

    batting

     33

    61 

    Wriddhiman Saha

    batting

     1

    16 

     0

    Extras

    (lb 4, wd 1, nb 2)

    7

     

     

     

    Total

    97 overs

    369-5

     Still to bat: Karn Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron, Mohammad Shami. 


     Australian Bowling (Ist Innings):

     

     

    Bowlers

    Overs

    Maidens

    Runs

    Wickets

    Economy

    Mitchell Johnson

    18

    5

    90

    2

    5.00

    Ryan Harris

    17

    5

    49

    1

    2.88

    Nathan Lyon

    30

    3

    103

    2

    3.43

    Peter Siddle

    13

    2

    62

    0

    4.76

    Mitchell Marsh

    11

    4

    29

    0

    2.63

    Shane Watson

    5

    1

    13

    0

    2.60

    Steve Smith

    3

    0

    19

     0

    6.33 

     

    Verdict: The day belongs to India.

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