1st Test, Day 2: Kohli Ton Leads Strong Indian Response
Virat Kohli became the third Indian to score a hundred on captaincy debut as the visitors replied stronly to Australia's first innings 517/7 declared. (All images AP and AFP)
Shikhar Dhawan prepares to walk out to bat in India's first innings on Thursday morning.
After Australia declared on their overnight score, Shikhar Dhawan played some cracking shots to show India's aggressive intent.
However, Dhawan could not make use of a good start and he was bowled by Ryan Harris for a quickfire 25.
Murali Vijay looked solid and assured at the top, scoring a compact half-century to lay a solid platform for India.
Virat Kohli was hit on the head by a bouncer from Mitchell Johnson. The Australians looked very concerned.
Kohli did not look too rattled and led from the front as India started launching a strong reply vs Australia.
Kohli shared three solid partnerships and was the anchor around which the Indian response was based.
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon snared two wickets on a pitch that afforded some turn on Day 3.
Kohli overcame the hit on the head off the first ball he faced to score his seventh ton in 30 Tests.
Kohli became only the third Indian to score a hundred on captaincy debut.