India and Australia battle hard on Day 3 in Perth after Kohli heroics
India added a further 111 runs to their overnight score and were all out for 283, Virat Kohli hitting 123, his 25th Test century.
Kohli needed 127 innings to reach that landmark, only the great Don Bradman (68 innings) took fewer. That gave Australia a lead of 43 runs to take into their 2nd innings.
Another fascinating day of Test cricket! Australia close day three in Perth on 132/4 in their second innings, with a lead of 175 runs over India after the visitors were dismissed for 283. #AUSvIND scorecard ?? https://t.co/viG01Bpvlc pic.twitter.com/F3zt6p9jXV— ICC (@ICC) December 16, 2018
Nathan Lyon had picked 5-68 for Australia, with Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood taking 2 wickets apiece.
In their 2nd innings, Australia lost 4 wickets before the end of day 3 and were 132-4, at the close, leading India by 175 runs with 6 wickets remaining. Usman Khawaja 41* is at the crease, with Australian captain Tim Paine - these two will have to bat well tomorrow to keep them in the game.
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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