Virat Kohli-Lokesh Rahul Show Lights Up Sydney on Day 3
Virat Kohli and Lokesh Rahul hit 100s and added a 141-run stand as India finished on 342/5, in reply to Australia's 572/7d.
The Virat Kohli and Lokesh Rahul Show was on full display as India put on a strong reply to Australia's 572/7d (All images AP and AFP)
Batting at a new position, in No. 3, Rohit Sharma brought up a much-needed, long-awaited half-century.
Rohit Sharma however, soon perished for 58 attempting an audacious sweep off a Nathan Lyon delivery from outside the off-stump.
Lokesh Rahul made the most of the opportunity and dug in for a long innings.
Virat Kohli walked out and upped the ante with some sensational strokes and was seen sharing some light moments with his batting partner.
Rahul was at his patient-best and shrugged off his poor start from the MCG Test in style.
Steve Smith dropped Rahul when he was in his 40s and appeared to be blaming the spidercam wire for the spill.
Kohli brought up a half-century and was looking set for a record fourth ton of the series, third in consecutive innings.
Rahul brought up his ton in style and was embraced by his skipper.
Rahul was caught and bowled by Starc for 110.
Watson struck twice to remove Suresh Raina and Ajinkya Rahane in successive deliveries.
Kohli (140 not out) and Wriddhiman Saha (14) took the team to 342/5 at stumps on Day 3, trailing Australia's total by 230 runs.