INDvsAUS, 1st Test, Day 4: Pujara, Rahane resume game

A photo of Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 09, 2018, 05.17 AM (IST)

With Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane at the crease, the fourth day of opening Test against Australia has begun in Adelaide. P

Pujara, who rescued India's first innings with a sparkling 123, resumed the fourth day's game, with number five Ajinkya Rahane on one run.

The temperature is 22-degree Celsius and the sun is out, it is expected that there will not be any delay due to rain.

Earlier in the game, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli thwarted Australia in a diligent partnership to push India to a position of strength and a 166-run lead at the close of day three.

Brought together before tea with India vulnerable at 76 for two, the pair stood firm through the best part of a session before spinner Nathan Lyon snared Kohli for 34 to end their 71-run stand at Adelaide Oval.

Lyon was denied Pujara's wicket twice by the Decision Review System, so his Kohli breakthrough was a relief after a long afternoon's toil.

Deceiving the Indian talisman with flight and dip, he caught Kohli's inside edge and the nick popped up to Aaron Finch at short leg.

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Mitchell Starc lead today's bowling attack.