At the end of third day of the ongoing second Test cricket match in Perth, Australia built up a 175-run lead, as India added 111 to their overnight 172-3, with captain Virat Kohli scoring 123.
India were bowled out for 283 earlier in the day.
This was Kohli’s sixth century in Australia, equaling the tally of legend Sachin Tendulkar, and scoring his first 100 at the new Perth Stadium. Hanuma Vihari (20) and Rishabh Pant (36) helped Kohli in this latest century.
Australia got to 59 before Marcus Harris was bowled, while Aaron Finch retired hurt after a blow to the hand. The hosts lost regular wickets but Usman Khawaja made 41 not out to help his side to 132-4 by close of play, BBC reported.
The third day had started with Australia spinner Nathan Lyon, who took 5-67, quickly removing Ajinkya Rahane, who had failed to add to his 51.
Kohli eventually went when he was adjudged to have been caught by Peter Handscomb off Pat Cummins. The decision was given out by the on-field umpires and not changed by the third umpire, with television replays prompting doubts over whether the ball was cleanly gathered.
Match Summary: Second Test, Perth Stadium (day three):
Australia: 326 & 132-4: Khawaja 41*, Shami 2-23
India 283: Kohli 123, Lyon 5-67
Australia lead by 175 runs