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.
Australia cleaned up India’s lower order through a barrage of hostile bowling before lunch on the fifth day to secure a series-leveling 146-run victory in the second test.
Virat Kohli has proved time and again he can be pretty vocal but on Sunday the Indian captain let his bat do the talking with a sublime century on day three of the second test against Australia.
Captain Virat Kohli and in-form Cheteshwar Pujara resisted an Australian bowling onslaught in the middle session on day two, digging India out of a shaky start in the second test on Saturday.
Australia were all out for 326 in their first innings Saturday in the second Test against India in Perth, adding just 49 runs to their overnight total.
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