After being bowled out for 250 on the opening delivery of the morning India’s attack set about endorsing the clichés about a score never being worth judging until both teams have had an opportunity to bat.
All four men bowled with control and no little skill, taking wickets at regular intervals to keep Australia on the backfoot throughout another stiflingly hot Adelaide afternoon.
Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb all made starts but only Travis Head passed 30. He remains unbeaten on 61 with his side’s hopes of a first-innings lead on his shoulders.
The South Australian batted superbly on his home deck, like Che Pujara yesterday, respecting anything dangerous and accumulating more freely when the old ball was offering less penetration.
The pitch remains much slower than expected, making runs hard to come by, and there are some footmarks appearing that will begin to impede the right-handed batsmen.
It was an all too familiar tale as Australia’s batsmen failed to back up the work of its bowlers in Adelaide.
The Indians regained the upper hand with a disciplined display in the field to reduce the hosts to 7/191 — 59 runs behind the tourists on the first innings.
The Aussies were eventually knocked over 235 — still 15 runs short of India’s first innings total. India responded by reaching 2/86 heading into the third session of play.
Virat Kohli was booed by the Adelaide Oval crowd as he walked out to bat on day three.
The Indian captain’s wicket celebrations and his dancing moves had caught the attention of the Aussie team — and his over-the-top carrying on clearly wasn’t missed by the local fans.
On Day 3 there was a special moment which caught the attention of Audience and that was Virat Kohli’s dancing moves.
Yes Virat Kohli was spotted on field showing his dancing moves. Here’s the video:
Here’s how people reacts on it: