The good starts by Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill appear to have cost Australia the game.
After India lost their openers after a dominant start, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli maintained a good partnership.
Before leaving, KL Rahul could be seen smacking a six to pacer Starc. After captain Smith observed Rahul changing gears, he brought in Adam Zampa.
KL Rahul was easily dismissed at long-on, which aided Australia.
Zampa to Rahul, out Caught by Abbott!! Zampa breaks the partnership. Rahul had started to be aggressive but picks out the fielder in the deep. Googly and it is a tad too full, Rahul does not get fully under it and hence can’t get the elevation, goes flat towards long-on and Abbott takes a well-judged catch in front of the rope. Australia desperately needed that and Zampa has provided the breakthrough. Rahul c Abbott b Zampa 32(50) [4s-2 6s-1] (cricbuzz).