Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara were at the crease when India concluded the first day of the third Test against Australia on 215/2 at the MCG, Melbourne, on Wednesday.
Virat Kohli (47*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (68*) take India to 215/2 at the end of the first day in Melbourne. With 92 runs, the partnership-stand between Kohli and Pujara has been the highest so far in the four-match Test series.
The new opening pair of Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari established a 40-run opening-wicket partnership stand.
Pat Cummins looked the best out of all the bowlers used today and he has been rewarded with both the wickets that fell today. The rest of the bowlers haven't looked like picking wickets but have done well to stop runs. Surely, the injury to Nathan Lyon has affected them a bit and helped the visitors' cause a bit more. Mitchell Marsh was surely a good selection as bowling with just 4 bowlers on this wicket would have been really exhausting and considering the small turnover time between this Test and the next, there could have been some niggles to the faster bowlers had they been overused.