That brings us to close of day's play. Two of India's best batsmen are back among runs. For Kohli, it was a matter of time his bat started to do the talking. He missed to convert good starts in Adelaide into big runs. It is Rahane who after a very long time looks like finally getting a big one tomorrow. It is also not about the runs he is scoring but the way he is doing that. Looks free of all negativity and relaxed in the middle. The Indian fans have their fingers crossed.
Australia were punished for inconsistent spell of bowling, especially after Rahane came in. He started to attack and then there was no answer from Paine and Co. They are still 154 runs ahead in the game and as Michael Clarke said at the start of the day , for India to attain stranglehold in the match, they need to score 100 more than Australia's. Paine needs to stop them from getting there.
We will be back tomorrow at 6.50 am sharp. Till then, take care and bye-bye.