1st Test Adelaide: It was a 71-run-stand between Cheteshwar Pujara and India skipper and Virat Kohli for the 3rd wicket and that could make the difference in the match in the first Test. The ball was fairly new and with overcast skies, it had something for the bowlers. A wicket at 76 could have meant exposing Rahane, Rohit and Pant, who has not been among the runs and that could have tilted things in favour of the hosts after Indian bowlers staged a great comeback to restrict Australia to 235 in the first innings, taking a lead of 15 runs. Also Read - Anushka Sharma Shares Funny Video of Virat Kohli, Captions it as, ''Measured Eating''
Runs were not easy to come by, but the two champions Indian batsman stuck it out there, left balls, did not look to dominate things as Nathan Lyon was making the most of the rough. Kohli scored a 34 off 104 balls, very unusual and Pujara, as usual, was carrying his good form from the first innings into the second. He looked seamless as ever, with a water-tight defense and loads of patience to back it. Also Read - Virat Kohli is Being Dragged Into Absurd Allegations: Cornerstone CEO on Conflict of Interest Claims
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Meanwhile, India ended Day 3 in the box seat, having taken their lead to 166, courtesy gritty knocks from Rahul, Pujara and Kohli. India will look to consolidate on the lead and pile the agony for the hosts on Day 4.