'Toughest session of my career'
As an opener India's Lokesh Rahul is used to facing hostile spells from new-ball bowlers. But the Australian attack Sunday, he admitted, was the toughest of his career so far.
After bowling out the visitors for 300 in their first innings, the Indians were hoping to build a big total. But they were impeded by some lethal fast bowling from Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins.
And just as the hosts thought they had seen off the worst, off-spinner Nathan Lyon scripted a turnaround in the final session to finish the day with four wickets for 67.
"The way Josh and Cummins bowled in the first session, I can say it has been the toughest session that I have faced in Test cricket so far," said Rahul who has scored 1,149 runs in 17 Tests.