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IN PICS: India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3

Pujara and Rahane were unbeaten on 40 and 1 respectively as India will look to drag that to an upwards of 250 on Day 4.

Updated: 2018-12-08 09:09:10 | Edited By: CricketCountry Staff
Cheers to Kohli-Pujara stand!
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Cheers to Kohli-Pujara stand!

India secured a 166-run lead over Australia on Day Three of a gripping opening Test thanks to a 71-run partnership between Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Virat Kohli at Adelaide on Saturday.

Starc dismissed
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Starc dismissed

After a rain delayed start, Australia were bowled out 235 after resuming Day 2 at 191/7 with Jasprit Bumrah getting the first wicket of the day in Mitchell Starc, who edged it behind to Rishabh Pant for 15.

Shami on a hat-trick
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Shami on a hat-trick

Mohammed Shami then wrapped up the innings with two wickets of the well-set batsman Travis Head (72) and Josh Hazlewood, out for a duck to end the innings short of a hat-trick.

KL clicks, finally!
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KL clicks, finally!

Batting in their second dig with a 15-run lead, India were off to a good start with openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay stitching 63 runs for the opening partnership.

Vijay falls to Starc
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Vijay falls to Starc

Murali Vijay added just 18 before he poked an away-going delivery off Mitchell Starc to give Peter Handscomb an easy catch at second slip.

Rahul throws his wicket
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Rahul throws his wicket

KL Rahul, who was looking good for his 44, threw his wicket, flashing outside the off stump, but ended up edging it behind to give Josh Hazlewood his first wicket.

Pujara rock solid
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Pujara rock solid

Centurion of the first innings, Cheteshwar Pujara, who survived two DRS reviews, was once again rock solid as he along with captain Virat Kohli stitched 71 runs for the third wicket.

Lyon picks Kohli
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Lyon picks Kohli

Just as stumps was approaching, Nathan Lyon saw the back of Kohli, who jabbed one to Aaron Finch at short-leg. Kohli walked back after scoring 34 off 104.

Pujara, the key on Day 4
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Pujara, the key on Day 4

Pujara and Rahane were unbeaten on 40 and 1 respectively as India will look to drag that to an upwards of 250 on Day 4.

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