Perth Test: India 112/5, Australia in command

Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant were the overnight batsmen for India, which needs 175 runs to win the India vs Australia 2nd Test and go 2-0 up in the four-match series.

Nathan Lyon was struck on the helmet by a Mohammed Shami delivery.   -  AFP

Australia has set India 287 to win the second Test and go 2-0 up in the four-match series. Mohammed Shami's six-for and Jasprit Bumrah's three-for helped India bowl Australia out for 243 in its second innings. Having been 190 for four at lunch, Australia lost its last six wickets for 53 runs, the last-wicket pair of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood alone adding 36 precious runs. Usman Khawaja top-scored for the host with 72 and was involved in a crucial fifth-wicket partnership with captain Tim Paine, adding 72 runs.

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On the third day, Virat Kohli made his 25th Test century and was dismissed in controversial fashion. His dismissal enabled Australia to take a sizeable lead, with the New Perth Stadium pitch starting to deteriorate and making life difficult for batsmen. Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Khawaja, and Paine copped blows to their bodies while batting on the third afternoon. On the fourth afternoon, Paine and Khawaja were dismissed off deliveries that reared from short of good length, giving them no chance to either sway or duck.

Speaking after the third day's play, Jasprit Bumrah sounded confident of India being able to chase down any total it is set by Australia.