India and Australia battle hard on Day 3 in Perth after Kohli heroics

Virat Kohli 123 for India today
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Australia's Nathan Lyon shows the ball after taking 5 wickets
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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.

 

Match Summary

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) and 132-4 (

India - 283 (Virat Kohli 123, Ajinkya Rahane 51; Mitchell Starc 2-79,  Nathan Lyon 5-68)

At the Close of Play - Australia lead India by 175 runs with 6 wickets remaining

Scorecard

Series Stats

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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