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Fearless Rahane can tame Aussies: Kohli

MSN New Zealand – India skipper Virat Kohli says partners in crime Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are good enough to bury Australia in a session, backing the top-order pair to drive home the tourists’ advantage when the series shifts to Perth.

Summary

  • India skipper Virat Kohli says partners in crime Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are good enough to bury Australia in a session, backing the top-order pair to drive home the tourists’ advantage when the series shifts to Perth.
  • Kohli believes his side has the momentum to claim an unprecedented Test series victory in Australia after prevailing by 31 runs in the Adelaide Oval series-opener.
  • Much of the focus prior to the series had been on Kohli, who scored four centuries last time India toured Australia, the key to India’s success.
  • But Kohli’s below-par performance in Adelaide, where he made three and 34, proved no impediment for India as stoic No.3 Pujara and attacking No.5 Rahane scored crucial runs to emphasise the gulf in batting experience between the two sides.
  • Man of the match Pujara turned the game with a determined 123 in India’s first innings and added 71 in the second dig.


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