India Vs Australia : India Lead 166 runs

 SMTV Desk 2018-12-08 14:12:22  India, Australia, Pujara
India Vs Australia : India Lead 166 runs

Adelaide, December 08: India lost both openers after a steady start to reach 151/3 and stretch their second innings to 166 runs over Australia on Day 3 of the opening Test at the Adelaide Oval here on Saturday.

At the breather, Cheteshwar Pujara (40 not out) and Vice captain Rahane (1 not out) went back undefeated after the fall of the opening duo of Murali Vijay (18) and Lokesh Rahul (44) and Virat Kohli (34).

After gaining a slender 15-run first innings lead, Vijay and Rahul gave the visitors a slow-but-steady 63-run start and more importantly denied the home pacers any early inroads on a rain-affected day.

Despite the initial run-rate going at just over 1 run per over, both Vijay and Rahul didn t attempt any silly shots and played the ball to its merit, until Rahul broke the shackles with a boundary by the 10th over.

The Bengaluru right-hander continued the onslaught by dispatching Pat Cummins for a massive six and a couple of boundaries even as Vijay struggled to find his feet properly.Vice Captain Rahane joined Pujara in the middle.