India all out for 283, trail Australia by 43 runs

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India all out for 283, trail Australia by 43 runs

Perth, Australia: Australia held a 43-run first innings lead after bowling India out for 283 on the third day of the second Test in Perth on Sunday.

In reply to Australia's 326, the Indians lost their last five wickets for 35 runs after captain Virat Kohli made his 25th Test century to provide the backbone of their reply.

Nathan Lyon was the best of the Australian bowlers, taking 5-67. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood both grabbed two wickets each.

Kohli became the second-fastest player to reach 25 Test centuries in terms of innings, behind only Don Bradman, in making 123.

He also joined Sachin Tendulkar as the only Indian batsmen to have scored six Test centuries in Australia.

His innings came to a controversial end when he was caught at second slip by a diving Peter Handscomb from the bowling of Pat Cummins.

Kohli was given out by the on-field umpires but believed it had not carried. However the decision stood after it was reviewed by third umpire Nigel Llong.

His dismissal triggered a late collapse, despite some aggressive blows by Rishabh Pant, who made 36.

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