Highlights Australia vs India 1st Test, Day 3 Adelaide: The sun took a break but India shone to stay ahead of Australia in the opening Test after sporadic rain intrusions, K L Rahul’s enterprise and Cheteshwar Pujara’s obduracy culminated in a 166-run lead on Saturday. Virat Kohli was dismissed late in the final session as India reached 151 for three at stumps on day three at the Adelaide Oval.Also Read - IND vs SA 2nd T20I, Cricket Score: Miller's Scintillating Ton in Vain; Rohit & Co. Create History

The Indian skipper lunged forward to defend off Nathan Lyon (1-48) but was caught at short leg for an uncharacteristic knock of 34 (104 balls). At the close of play, Cheteshwar Pujara was unbeaten on 40 runs, while Ajinkya Rahane was batting on 1 not out. India led by 166 runs. Also Read - IND vs SA 2nd T20: Snake Crawls Onto The Field, Interrupts Play But Hogs Limelight

Post-tea, Kohli and Pujara took their third-wicket partnership to 71 runs, albeit it was low on strike-rate, coming off 197 balls. Pujara survived early in the last session, courtesy DRS again, as the ball seemed to miss the stumps on account of bounce in the 40th over by Lyon. Also Read - IND L vs SL L Final Highlights: India Legends Avoid Jayaratne's Scare To Win By 33 Runs

At the other end, Kohli became the fourth Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid to score 1000-plus runs in Test cricket against Australia. The hosts though cut off most of his scoring opportunities, and Kohli was happy to play for time as he didn’t dominate the bowling for once. Their third-wicket partnership crossed 50 off 149 balls.

India’s lead swelled past 150 shortly thereafter, and just when it appeared to be smooth sailing for the visitors, Lyon struck to remove Kohli before stumps and put the match in balance again.

Earlier, K L Rahul scored a quick-fire 44 off 67 balls as India reached 86 for two at tea. Rain had further caused delays post lunch and another 23 minutes were lost before play could finally get underway, with 61 overs remaining for the day.

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  • 2:19 PM IST

    Live Updates IND vs AUS, 1st Test Day 3: The lead now has swelled to 166 and they still have a lot of batting to come. Another decent stand and handy contribution from the rest will probably see them bat Australia out of the game. The hosts on the other hand, need a few quick wickets as that is the only way they can get back into the contest. Day 4 will probably give us a fair idea of who has a better chance to take a 1-0 lead. Do join us for the coverage, not to forget, we have a 30-minute early start.

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    India have their nose ahead at the moment!

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    Live Cricket Score, IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 3: Another session which belongs to the Indians and one can say even they are in the driver’s seat at the moment. This session began with Kohli and Pujara grinding it out there. The two just like the openers took their time and played themselves in. They stitched an excellent 71-run stand of 197 balls. However, just as the two looked to take the game away from the hosts. Lyon struck and provided some belief to Australia who would have loved another before stumps but Rahane and Pujara ensured there were no more wickets to fall.

    Earlier in the day, after quite a few delays, we saw the game evenly poised after Australia managed to fight back with the bat. They conceded only a 15-run lead to the Indians. However, the Indian batsmen stepped up when it was needed, the openers first gave them a good start. They then lost two in quick succession but Kohli and Pujara added another handy stand to put India on the front foot.
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    Live Updates IND vs AUS, 1st Test Day 3: Last ball of the day and Pujara keeps it out. Fuller length this time from Hazlewood and Pujara pushes it towards the point fielder. THAT IS STUMPS AT DAY 4. India 151/3 & 250, lead Australia (235) by 166 runs in Adelaide

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    Live Cricket Score, IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 3: OUT! Nathan Lyon removes Virat Kohli for 34. Lyon finally gets the breakthrough for the hosts. The ball finally takes an inside edge and goes to hand. The way the Australians celebrate tells you how relieved they are. Another Indian batsman can’t make most of the start. This is tossed up outside off, it turns back in sharply, takes the inside edge, hits the pad and lobs to short leg. Finch there takes an easy catch. The stand which was taking the game away from the Aussies has been broken. This is the 6th time Lyon has got Kohli out. Can Australia take a couple more and end the day on a high? India 147/3 & 250, lead Australia (235) by 162 runs

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    Live Updates IND vs AUS, 1st Test Day 3: Australia are now appealing for everything here! Pujara uses his feet and tries to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. The players around the batsman start appealing. Lyon, on the other hand, dives full stretch to catch the ball and then appeals for a caught and bowled. The umpire is no interested in both the appeals though. Desperate times bring desperate measures. IND 147/2 & 250, lead AUS (235) by 162 runs

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    Live Cricket Score, IND vs AUS 1st Test Day 3: FOUR! Another poor ball and it has been dispatched! India’s lead crosses 150-mark. Short and on middle, the batsman goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket and the ball races away. India 141/2 & 250, lead Australia (235) by 156 runs

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    Live Updates IND vs AUS, 1st Test Day 3: FOUR! Welcome into the attack Head, says Kohli. Short and on middle, the batsman rocks back and pulls it through square leg for a boundary. India 132/2 & 250, lead Australia (235) by 147 runs