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India vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 2: Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma give advantage to India

After Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's heroics, Rohit Sharma scored a half century to take India's total to 443/6 before the innings were declared by the captain.

India tour of Australia 2018

India captain Virat Kohli came out with Cheteshwar Pujara to start the play on Day 2 of the 3rd Test against Australia at MCG. India were 215/2 and needed the two to continue building on their partnership to take the visitors to a comfortable position. It is precisely what the two did. (Source: AP)

India tour of Australia 2018

Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara gave India a solid start in the middle with the latter scoring his 17th ton. Pujara and Kohli batted throughout the first session and then continued to frustrate Aussie bowlers after Lunch. (Source: AP)

India tour of Australia 2018

Australia finally found a breakthrough in the day when Virat Kohli, looking to accelerate the innings, struck a wide short pitch delivery to Aaron Finch at third man position. Mitchell Starc got the dismissal, breaking the 170-run stand between Pujara and Kohli. (Reuters)

India tour of Australia 2018

After Kohli's fall, Pat Cummins dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara soon after, thus bringing two new batsman - Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane - in the middle. (Source: AP)

India tour of Australia 2018

Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane did not allow the Australia to bounce back and started building a partnership between themselves to take India over 350. The duo added 62 runs among themselves before Rahane was dismissed by another low kept delivery from Nathan Lyon. (Source: AP)

India tour of Australia 2018

Rohit Sharma joined hands with Rishabh Pant and continued to frustrated Aussie bowlers. He went on to score his half century. (Source: AP)

India tour of Australia 2018

Rishabh Pant eventually fell in trying to accelerate the innings. Ravindra Jadeja, followed soon after, prompting Virat Kohli to declare India's innings for 443/6. (Source: AP)

India tour of Australia 2018

Coming on to face Indian pacers for the final few overs of the day, Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris ensured that Australia do not lose any wickets, and took their side to 8/0 at Stumps on Day 2. (Source: BCCI/Twitter)