Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane defy red-hot Australia attack to guide India to safety on Day 2 at Perth

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane forged an unbroken 90-run third-wicket stand on Day 2 to guide India to 172/3 at stumps in response to Australia's first innings score of 326.

FirstCricket Staff December 15, 2018 17:35:00 IST
Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane defy red-hot Australia attack to guide India to safety on Day 2 at Perth
Virat Kohli Ajinkya Rahane defy redhot Australia attack to guide India to safety on Day 2 at Perth

Virat Kohli raises his bat after bringing up his 20th Test half-century. AP

Virat Kohli Ajinkya Rahane defy redhot Australia attack to guide India to safety on Day 2 at Perth

Ishant Sharma dismissed Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood off successive deliveries to end with figures of 4/41. AP

Virat Kohli Ajinkya Rahane defy redhot Australia attack to guide India to safety on Day 2 at Perth

KL Rahul is castled by Josh Hazlewood for a 17-ball 2. AP

Virat Kohli Ajinkya Rahane defy redhot Australia attack to guide India to safety on Day 2 at Perth

Cheteshwar Pujara ducks to a bouncer from Josh Hazlewood. AP

Virat Kohli Ajinkya Rahane defy redhot Australia attack to guide India to safety on Day 2 at Perth

Ajinkya Rahane brought up his 17th Test half-century and was unbeaten on 51 at stumps. AP

Virat Kohli Ajinkya Rahane defy redhot Australia attack to guide India to safety on Day 2 at Perth

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane forged an unbroken 90-run stand for the third wicket. AP

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