Virat Kohli booed by Australian fans; Head, Ponting critical of crowd behaviour

Virat Kohli leads his team out. More

Virat Kohli leads his team out. More

In reply, Australia also troubled with the bat to score.

Langer's comments showed the level of scrutiny that surrounds Australia on two distinct levels: their style of play and their on-field behaviour. When Fox Sports replayed Kohli's celebration after Ishant Sharma bowled Aaron Finch, Langer's answer suggested the team is still trying to find the right balance. "All these things always help you - do your research, do your homework, keep an eye on the lengths of the different grounds and different players, what they do", said Bumrah.

"It's a fine line, isn't it?" That's the truth of it. The start of proceedings on day 3 delayed due to some rain interruption which pushed a 45 minutes late start to the day's play.

The wily spinner extracted enough turn and bounce from the Adelaide pitch to create doubts in the Australian camp, and thanks to poor shot selection by some of the home batsmen that the second session yielded just 60 runs at around 2 runs per over.

"I saw the tweet from Sachin saying he's never seen an Australian side bat so defensively", Langer told SEN.

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After Firmino won the ball back, Salah ran at the Bournemouth defence and finished into the bottom corner. After a relatively slow start to the campaign, Salah is now scoring at a similar rate to last season.

"(They were) guys that had great Test match experience and they knew their game, were comfortable in their own skin and they knew what to expect. "But it's a very different team this batting order than what we've seen in past Australian teams".

"I remember 25 years ago Allan Border telling me "there's a lot of time in Test cricket", Langer said. I was bowling and there were a lot of overs under my belt. Watching good spells of old bowlers, what they have done over here, how to get wickets. "That's what we have always asked from the bowling unit and we have been doing it on a consistent basis now", he said at the post-match press conference. "I think particularly our lefties we need to have methods of scoring on both sides of the wicket".

Next up Travis Head and Handscomb joined forces and survived a few early scares before heading for the breather undefeated.

"A good thing with this wicket is it gets better as this match goes on, so I think that should hold us in good stead", he signed off. In Test cricket we've probably gone a bit away from it actually over a bit of time, but the great players are patient, they bat for a long time and that's what we can do.

India got a healthy 166-run lead over Australia on the third day of the opening Test in Adelaide on Saturday with first-innings centurion Cheteshwar Pujara not out on 40.

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