#AUSvIND: Virat Kohli leads India with ton as Nathan Lyon starts to roar

India are 5-369 after day three of Adelaide Test, trailing Australia by 148 runs. Playing his first Test as captain, Virat Kohli made his seventh hundred to spearhead India’s fightback.

It is also the ground where Kohli scored his maiden Test century. His 115 was four runs short of his highest Test score and saw him dismissed by a short ball from Mitchell Johnson with only four overs left in the day.

M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane all made fifties, but failed to push on

Nathan Lyon picked up two wickets for 118 runs in his 30 overs, a spell descrivbed by former Aussie spinner Stuart MacGill as his best in his 36 Test appearances. The 27-year-old dismissed Pujara and Rahane.

“I’m enjoying it (the pitch) now and it’s only day three and I expect there’s going to be a fair amount of deterioration, especially if guys are coming over and around the wicket,” said Lyon. “That’s a good sign and means the game is going to move forward and there’s something in there for everyone so it’s pretty exciting.

“I felt pretty good actually and it was coming out of the hand quite nicely, but we’re only halfway through the job,” said Lyon. “We’ve still got five wickets to come out and get tomorrow morning, then we’ll have a bat and see how we go.

“India are a team full of superstars. Credit to Virat Kohli, he’s led his team very well, but the game’s still in the balance.

“If we’re able to take these five wickets and get a good lead then the pressure is going to be on.”

James Buttler

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