Pujara, Rahane push India lead to 275 runs in Adelaide


He walked off to a standing ovation from the Sunday crowd, having faced 450 balls in this match, the second-most for an Indian batsman in a Test on Australian soil after Sachin Tendulkar (525 at Sydney, 2004). The youngster, in only his fifth Test, matched an old record of MS Dhoni with six catches in the innings. "They have to earn it".

On a hard batting track, Josh Hazlewood bowled four straight maidens to keep them contained before they began finding their range. "He gave us those 25-30 quick runs", said Bangar.

"I can't rate whether it was one of the best but the team mates who were appreciating said that this is one of the best".

India refused to play under the DRS for nearly a decade after its 2008 introduction to Test cricket - after a series against Sri Lanka, they deemed DRS to be unreliable.

Their highest opening partnership outside India ended when the latter was removed for 18 by Mitchell Starc in similar fashion to day one.

"You want to come out and blast them everywhere and be going great guns, but sometimes it's not that way". Odds were stacked against them.

"Whereas we've got a team at the moment who are very inexperienced in Test match cricket, particularly our batting side".

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The right-hander brought up 50 - his 20th in Tests - with a three off Lyon and hardly looked troubled until the spinner's off-break fooled him half an hour before lunch.

But Bhogle also flipped the blame on Cricket Australia for not standing by their guns.

"I wouldn't say I was as cool as ice but you try not to show it [emotions]".

However a continued run of poor form would put selectors under enormous pressure to replace Marsh later in the series from a list of candidates at Shield level including Joe Burns, Matthew Renshaw and Glenn Maxwell. You've nearly got to accept it as acknowledgement for what you've done in the game.

"You can't question those four guys' commitment they have a red-hot crack every ball".

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Assessing the pitch prepared by the curator Damian Hough, Lyon argued that it had quickened up slightly over the course of four days, offering better value for shots even if spinners and pace bowlers could still find some assistance. Follow our live coverage below. It's now available on Apple and Telstra TV, for Apple and Google Android smartphones, on web browsers and via Google Chromecast Ultra devices.