Mumbai, Jan. 15 -- Virat Kohli's decision to move one step down the order to accommodate KL Rahul dominated the talk about the Indian innings, triggered by Kohli's cheap dismissal and the misfiring Indian middle order. The hosts ended on 255, a total which looked inadequate in the face of a strong Australian line-up.

At one point India were under the threat of not even crossing the 250-mark, but some gutsy batting by the tail helped the hosts add some extra runs after a middle-order collapse. The only decent partnership of the innings was between Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul, who put on 121 runs for the second wicket. In the final analysis, it didn't help the team's cause much as the two failed to build on the platform they set up so painst...