#INDvAUS | WATCH: Aussies take control at Tea on Day 1 as Kohli suffers another bizarre dismissal – What was Virat thinking!
Opener Lokesh Rahul hit an unbeaten half-century but Australian spinners Nathan Lyon and Steve O’Keefe again troubled India’s middle-order to reduce the hosts to 168 for 5 at tea on the opening day of the second cricket Test in Bengaluru on Saturday.
Lyon, who had dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara at the stroke of lunch, snapped two more wickets — Virat Kohli (12) and Ajinkya Rahane (17) — and O’ Keefe accounted for Karun Nair (26) as Australia dominated the second session. At the break, Rahul and Ravichandran Ashwin (5) were batting on 79 and 4, respectively.
The Indian opener, who was dropped at 30 and 61, hit nine boundaries in his 175-ball innings. In the post-lunch session, Lyon grabbed his second wicket by trapping the Kohli infront of the wicket. The Indian captain did not offer a shot and the ball rapped on the pads, prompting umpire Nigel Long to raise his fingers. This is the fifth time Lyon has removed Kohli in Tests.