Canberra: Indian batting stuttered on a rain-marred opening day before Virat Kohli's half century took the visitors to 162 for four against Cricket Australia Chairman's XI in a three-day practice match, here on Monday.
Of the 50 overs possible amid rain and gloom at the Manuka Oval, the visitors, after electing to bat, had their last remaining pair of recognised batsmen - Kohli (55) and Rohit Sharma (38) - at the crease. (Related: India threatened to walk-out)
The 78-run fifth wicket stand between the two had redeemed the situation somewhat for the Indians after losing the top order rather cheaply.
This is India's second and final practice game before the Test series against Australia starting December 26.