INDvsAUS, 1st Test, Day 4: India at 210-3 after 80 overs (lead of 225 runs)

Cheteshwar Pujara in action. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 09, 2018, 06.27 AM (IST)

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have extended India's lead on the fourth day of opening test against Australia in Adelaide.

India were at a score of 210 for a loss of three wickets with a lead of 225 runs.

Australia have taken the second new ball which was available to them.

Pujara, who rescued India's first innings with a sparkling 123, was playing at a score of 66, with number five Rahane on 32.

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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.