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India vs Australia: Opening woes continue to blight India Down Under

Opening stands made telling difference in Perth, where Australia prevailed by 146 runs to square the four-test series


Captain Virat Kohli has thrown his weight behind India's struggling openers but the tourists' defeat in Perth showed they have yet to find a solution to their top order woes. Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay have managed only one double-digit stand midway through the four-test series in Australia, hardly the starts that would help bring India a first test series win Down Under. Their struggles have intensified pressure on the middle order of a team with a lengthy tail, and number three Cheteshwar Pujara has had to walk out to bat inside four overs on three of the four ...

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First Published: Wed, December 19 2018. 15:00 IST