India suffer early blow on second day

Indo Asian News Service

Dharamsala, March 26 (IANS) India posted 64/1 in their first innings at lunch on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia here on Sunday.

Opener Lokesh Rahul was batting on 31 while the in-form Cheteshwar Pujara was unbeaten on 22 at the other end.

The hosts are now trailing Australia's first innings total of 300 by 236 runs.

Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood dismissed opener Murali Vijay for the figures of 1/16.

Brief scores:

India (First Innings): 64/1 (Lokesh Rahul 31 batting, Cheteshwar Pujara 22 batting, Josh Hazlewood 1/16) vs Australia (First Innings): 300.

--IANS

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