Batsmen lacked application, says India captain Kohli


India’s abject first-innings batting against Australia cost them the opening test in the four-match series, home captain Virat Kohli said after his side’s 333-run defeat on Saturday. “I think the way we batted in the first innings, I think we put ourselves under a lot of pressure to be honest,” Kohli told reporters. World number one side India were previously unbeaten in 19 tests and few would have fancied a win for Australia, who had lost their last nine tests in Asia. The hosts’ batsmen capitulated twice in the match, however, getting shot out for 105 in the first innings…

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