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2nd Test, Perth

Kohli to the rescue as Perth Test sits on a knife-edge

A superb unbeaten knock of 82 by Virat Kohli has left the second Test against Australia in Perth delicately poised at stumps on day two.


WATCH: Kohli punishes Hazlewood

Virat Kohli sends Josh Hazlewood to the boundary four times in nine balls


WATCH: Rahane puts Starc short balls away

Ajinkya Rahane punished Mitchell Starc's short deliveries in style on day 2 in Perth


WATCH: Big Lyon offbreak nearly bowls Kohli

Virat Kohli shoulders arms, and a ripper from Nathan Lyon comes agonisingly close to shaving his off bail


WATCH: Cummins repeatedly beats Kohli's edge

Getting just enough movement in the corridor outside off stump, Pat Cummins sends the ball past Virat Kohli's edge three times


Australia v India

2nd Test, Perth

Kohli and Rahane fifties repel Australia

They had to face Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon in top form, but there was hardly a mistake in a stand that fetched 90 unbroken runs

Brettig: Brief lapse undoes hours of Australian work

Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins found the right balance between skill and emotion for most of day two. For one key sequence, however, they did not

'Rahane's counterattack changed Australia's plans' - Ishant

The fast bowler also says he hasn't been affected by criticism of his tendency to bowl no-balls

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'We could have been more disciplined' - Khawaja

Khawaja believes Australia are still ahead in the game after the second day


Laxman: 'Rahane played according to the plan'

VVS Laxman believes that Ajinkya Rahane always benefits from being allowed to bat freely


A thrilling Jet Boat ride coming up!


Laxman: At least one India batsmen will need to score hundred

VVS Laxman, Murali Kartik and Damien Martyn discuss the first session of the second day


Kohli's innings, on a scale of 1 to 10?

VVS Laxman, Murali Kartik, and Damien Martyn rate five key passages of day two


Four players to watch out for on day three

VVS Laxman, Murali Kartik, and Damien Martyn pick four players who are likely to impress on Day 3


Breaking down a Virat Kohli masterclass

VVS Laxman, Damien Martyn and Murali Kartik believe the India captain's assessment of length and shot selection was top class against Australia in Perth


Laxman - 'Didn't look like a tough wicket when Pujara and Kohli batted'

VVS Laxman, Murali Kartik and Damien Martyn offer their expert thoughts on the second session on day two at Perth


Australia v India

2nd Test, Perth

Monga: Kohli's method and Rahane's madness

The India captain took no risks on a pitch with pace and bounce but the vice-captain was more than happy for the ball to come onto his bat and then fly away to the boundary

Breaking down a Virat Kohli masterclass

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Social Story - Rahul's weak zone

All the action from Day 2 in Perth, as chronicled by Twitter

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Top Headlines

A gruelling tour begins

Pakistan in South Africa 2018-19

'We now bat better outside UAE than in UAE' - Arthur

Pakistan's coach has struck a bullish note upon his team's arrival in South Africa for three Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is

India Domestic

Comebacks and Records

Hardik takes five, Gill one short of double

Puducherry and Bihar completed victory inside two days, and Shahbaz Nadeem got a maiden first-class 100

A rare perfect ten for Rex Singh and Sidak Singh

Putting a spotlight on two young left-arm bowlers who took all 10 wickets in an innings

Pakistan in South Africa 2018-19

Pre-match buzz

SA coach Gibson not worried about Amla's dip in form

Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram weren't particularly productive in their last Test series in Sri Lanka, but home comforts should remedy that

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