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Adelaide Test: India lead by 166 runs with 7 wickets remaining

ANI  |  Adelaide [Australia] 

In a rain-hit first session on day three of the ongoing first Test, added 44 runs before being dismissed for 235 runs here at Oval on Saturday.

Travis Head, who held the fort for on day two, couldn't repeat his heroics as set the tone for the match and sent him back after the latter added 11 runs to his overnight 61 runs.

An on-fire Shami dismissed for a duck. Jasprit Bumrah scalped for 15 runs, while fought the lone battle for as he scored 24 runs.

Australian first innings ended for 235 runs, in reply to India's 250 runs.

With a slender lead of 15 runs, began their second innings. The opening pair of KL and frustrated the Australian bowling unit. As the duo maintained themselves on the pitch, the openers brought up their first 50-run stand outside

However, to provide a breakthrough to the home team, Starc dismissed Vijay, who went for a drive but edged it straight to Handscomb at second slip for 18 runs.

Following Vijay's dismissal, Hazlewood picked up his first and Australia's second wicket of the day as departed for 44 runs. Now as the Indian came out to bat, he along with Pujara kept the Indian scoreboard ticking and stitched a 32-run partnership.

However, just before the stumps were drawn, Kohli departed for 34 runs. As Lyon hit the rough pitch, Kohli gave a simple catch to Finch at short leg.

Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane remained unbeaten on 40 and one respectively. ended the day after scoring 151 with the loss of three wickets.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 16:00 IST