Australia 326 (Marcus Harris 70, Aaron Finch 50, Travis Head 58; Ishant Sharma 4-41, Jasprit Bumrah 2-54, Hanuma Vihari 2-53, Umesh Yadav 2-78)
India - 172-3 (Virat Kohli 82*, Ajinkya Rahane 51*; Mitchell Starc 2-42 )
At the Close of Play - India trail Australia by 154 runs with 7 wickets remaining
In reply, India were in deep trouble at 8-2 with their openers Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay back in the pavilion. However, skipper Virat Kohli 82* and Ajinkya Rahane 51*have steadied the innings and at the close, India are 172-3. Mitchell Starc 2-42 was the pick of the Aussie bowlers.
It will be another intriguing days’ play, in Perth, tomorrow with both sides battling it out to take the advantage in this finely balanced contest.
Australia - Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine(c)(wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
India - KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(wk), Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
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