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Ton-up Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane impress outside sub-continent

New Delhi: Indian middle-order batsmen Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane once again proved their class while playing outside sub-continent as they scored crucial tons for the visitors on Day 3 of the third Test against Australia.

Both batsmen have been in prime form and their runs in overseas conditions are getting better day by day.

Rahane completed his ton in a mere 127 balls, studded with 13 boundaries. It's his first Test hundred in Australia. It's his third Test ton, and the interesting fact is that all of his tons have come outside the sub-continent. His first was in New Zealand earlier this year and his second came in England last summer.

Rahane got vital fifties in the first two Tests, but he broke the barrier this time.

Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli too completed his 9th Test ton in style.

Kohli, was a bit lucky as Shane Watson dropped a sitter at 1st slip off Mitchell Johnson, when the right-hander was on 88. In fact, he looked a bit shaky on 90's but eventually completed his ton with a boundary.

It's Kohli's fourth Test ton against the Aussies and sixth overseas century in 32 Tests.

Earlier, the Delhi lad got two successive tons in the first Test at Adelaide. After a rare summer failure in England, Kohli backed himself brilliantly and has been amongst the runs. What looks pleasing to the eye is that his approach Down Under has been brilliant and to get three tons here is a tremendous feat.  

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